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Oklahoma Angler Takes Lead In Central Divisional – Bassmaster

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Oklahoma’s Billy Lemon caught 18 pounds, 11 ounces to lead Day 1 of the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional on Ross Barnett Reservoir held out of Ridgeland, Miss.

Photo Craig Lamb/B.A.S.S.

June 10, 2015

Oklahoma Angler Takes Lead In Central Divisional

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RIDGELAND, Miss. — Going back to catch what he left behind sums up the day for Billy Lemon, the Day 1 leader of the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional on Ross Barnett Reservoir.

“In practice I found an early bite, and this morning I lost a good fish there, so I went back,” said Lemon, of the North Oklahoma City Bassmasters. “I didn’t expect to catch that kind of weight.”

The lost fish stayed on his mind all morning. Returning at midday to check the spot proved to be a good idea. Lemon filled his limit of five bass weighing 18 pounds, 11 ounces from the same area. The day’s heaviest largemouth weighing 6-1 anchored the catch.

In second place with 17-3 is fellow Oklahoman Preston Frazell. He scored with a deliberate morning and midday bite at different depth ranges from the same location.

It’s too early to tell, but having a solid area that can produce all day long is a plus on this impoundment.

“It’s all about the timing for me,” Frazell said. “I have two separate techniques, first shallow and then deep later in the day.”

“There’s a reset kind of timing with it because the action slows down some between the early and mid-morning bite,” Frazell added.

The scenario is predictable during summer on the lowland, sprawling reservoir in central Mississippi. The lake offers an abundance of shallow water cover such as fields of lily pads that provide shade and cover for the bass. Here they feed early in the morning and then move nearby to cooler, deeper water for the remainder of the day.

“The morning bite is much better for me,” Frazell said.

He said adding balance to the bite by catching bass all day is a goal for Thursday.

Lemon and Frazell made a big contribution to Oklahoma’s overall lead in the state team standings. The team’s cumulative weight is 113-2. Louisiana is second with 93-9, and Kansas has 92-7 for third place.

The winning state team is awarded a Skeeter/Yamaha boat, motor, trailer and accessories package valued at $33,340.

The contenders from eight states qualified from local bass clubs and then advanced to state championships. Each team has 14 members. Two of those anglers are part of another competition underway here.

State championship high school teams are competing alongside the adults to hone their skills at the higher level. Their cumulative weight is added to the overall score of the state team.

Each adult angler who wins his state here advances to the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Championship in November on the Ouachita River in Louisiana.

Stay tuned to Bassmaster.com during the 2015 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional.

2015 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional 6/10-6/12
Ross Barnett Reservoir, Ridgeland  MS.
(ANGLER) Standings Day 1

Angler                   Hometown              No./lbs-oz  Pts   Total $$$

1.  Billy Lemon            Sand Springs, OK (OK)   5  18-11  0
2.  Preston Frazell        Cleveland, OK (KS)      5  17-03  0
3.  Jamie Laiche           Gonzales, LA (LA)       5  14-15  0
4.  Albert Collins         Nacogdoches, TX (TX)    5  14-03  0
5.  Kris Bosley            Amarillo, TX (TX)       5  14-00  0
6.  Kevin Vaughan          Nowata, OK (OK)         5  13-09  0
7.  Frank Morton           Purvis, MS (MS)         5  13-07  0
8.  Trevor Yates           Norman, OK (OK)         5  12-06  0
9.  David Cavell           Prairieville, LA (LA)   5  12-04  0
10. Samuel Anthony         Independence, LA (LA)   5  12-03  0
11. Wyatt Smith            Stroud, OK (OK)         5  12-01  0
12. Ryan Lavigne           Gonzales, LA (LA)       5  11-10  0
13. Benjamin King          Garnett, KS (KS)        5  11-03  0
14. Jared Knuth            Wahoo, NE (NE)          5  10-14  0
15. Will Major             Port Allen, LA (LA)     5  10-08  0
16. Jason Citta            Hershey, NE (NE)        5  10-07  0
17. John Soukup Jr         Agra, OK (OK)           5  10-04  0
18. Chris Johnson          Enid, OK (OK)           5  10-03  0
19. Chuck Halbert Jr       West Helena, AR (MS)    5  09-14  0
20. Chris Torkleson        Sand Springs, OK (KS)   5  09-11  0
21. Brandon Pedigo         Durant, OK (OK)         5  09-08  0
22. Jason Buchanan         Burnet, TX (TX)         5  09-02  0
23. Brandon Lee            Ratcliff, AR (AR)       5  09-01  0
24. Blake Betz             Baton Rouge, LA (LA)    5  08-12  0
25. Doug Thompson          Mabelvale, AR (AR)      4  08-09  0
26. Creighton Sawyer       Houston, AR (AR)        5  08-07  0
27. Josh Wray              Omaha, AR (AR)          5  08-01  0
28. Brian Penning          Wichita, KS (KS)        5  07-15  0
29. Bo Middleton           Lawton, OK (OK)         5  07-13  0
30. Donald Adcock          Richland, MS (MS)       5  07-11  0
30. Jim Simpson            Canyon, TX (TX)         5  07-11  0
32. Paul Huse              Omaha, NE (NE)          5  07-11  0
33. Trevor Rogge           San Antonio, TX (TX)    5  07-07  0
34. Michael Valentine      Laurel , MS (MS)        5  07-05  0
35. Matt Roberts           Pulaski, IA (MO)        5  07-04  0
36. Mark Floyd             Blue Mountain, MS (MS)  5  07-03  0
37. Johnny Starks          Wellington, KS (KS)     5  07-02  0
38. Ken Caldwell           Wylie, TX (TX)          4  07-02  0
39. Larry Brumley          Topeka, KS (KS)         5  07-01  0
39. Kris Lee               Coweta, OK (OK)         5  07-01  0
41. Troy Morrison          North Little Rock, AR ( 5  07-00  0
41. Chad Warren            Sand Springs, OK (OK)   5  07-00  0
43. Jay Rogers             Arlington, TN (MS)      5  06-14  0
44. Craig Torkleson        Sand Springs, OK (KS)   5  06-13  0
45. Larry Fralick          Wichita, KS (KS)        5  06-11  0
46. Josh Stapleton         Arlington, TX (TX)      5  06-10  0
47. Jody Herring           Meadville, MS (MS)      5  06-10  0
48. Ron Snyder             Georgetown, AR (AR)     5  06-09  0
49. Brad VanRiette         Iola, KS (KS)           5  06-08  0
50. Jerry Pape             Milford, IA (NE)        5  06-05  0
51. Ralph Leonard          Tekamah, NE (NE)        4  06-03  0
52. James McKee            Springdale, AR (AR)     5  06-02  0
53. Danny Carter           Hernando, MS (MS)       5  06-01  0
54. Cary Beard             Gonzalez, LA (LA)       5  05-14  0
55. Beau Branine           Haysville, KS (KS)      5  05-13  0
56. Jeffery Lemoine        Des Allemands, LA (LA)  5  05-09  0
57. Doug Guins             Lake Charles, LA (LA)   5  05-04  0
57. Paul Kremers           Clarksville, AR (AR)    5  05-04  0
59. Kyle Dragulski         Mansfield, TX (TX)      4  05-04  0
60. Troy Montgomery        Granbury, TX (TX)       3  04-15  0
61. Duane Crenshaw         Irving, TX (TX)         2  04-15  0
62. Scotty Smith           Taylor, AR (AR)         1  04-02  0
63. Robbie Latuso          Gonzales, LA (LA)       4  04-00  0
63. Sam Leintz             Linwood, KS (KS)        4  04-00  0
65. Faron Morris           Clarksburg, MO (MO)     2  04-00  0
65. Richard Risewick       Norton, KS (NE)         2  04-00  0
67. Larry Stoafer          Leavenworth, KS (MO)    2  03-10  0
68. Mark Boggs             Beggs, OK (OK)          2  03-09  0
69. Dan Chickering         Bloomfield, IA (MO)     3  03-05  0
70. Jeremy Tibben          Stanton, IA (NE)        2  03-05  0
71. Cody Graff             Glenvil, NE (NE)        3  03-04  0
72. Mike Ford              Peculiar , MO (MO)      2  03-04  0
73. Jeff Hamilton          Blue Springs, MO (MO)   3  03-03  0
73. Aaron Olsen            Lenexa, KS (NE)         3  03-03  0
75. Justin Foster          Bude, MS (MS)           2  03-00  0
75. Kevin Parker           Sumrall, MS (MS)        2  03-00  0
77. Felix Appelt           Goliad, TX (TX)         1  02-15  0
78. Chuck Wisdom Jr        Beebe, AR (AR)          3  02-14  0
79. John Blankenbeker      Camdenton, MO (MO)      1  02-13  0
80. Terry Reed             Willils, TX (TX)        3  02-10  0
80. Kyle Robertson         Austin, AR (AR)         3  02-10  0
82. Chris Brokman          Council Bluffs, IA (NE) 2  02-08  0
83. James Parsons          Topeka, KS (KS)         3  02-07  0
84. Donald Switzer         Clarinda, IA (NE)       2  02-01  0
84. Greg Voss              Jefferson City, MO (MO) 2  02-01  0
86. Joshua Alleman         Gramercy, LA (LA)       2  01-12  0
87. Charlie Harrington     New Cambria, MO (MO)    2  01-11  0
88. Darrin Herndon         Soso, MS (MS)           1  01-11  0
88. Heath Willard          Brookhaven, MS (MS)     1  01-11  0
90. Harold Stark           Eldon, MO (MO)          1  01-10  0
91. Jeff Saunders          Kearney , MO (MO)       1  01-07  0
92. Robert Degraffenreid   Oklahoma Cty, OK (OK)   1  01-01  0
93. Rob Werner             Denham Springs, LA (LA) 1  00-14  0
94. Jason Boswell          Corning, IA (NE)        0  00-00  0
94. Mike Jackson           Cuba, MO (MO)           0  00-00  0
94. Dusty Scott            Rector, AR (AR)         0  00-00  0
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Totals
Day   #Limits    #Fish      Weight
1       55       363       623-03
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55       363       623-03

TEAM STANDINGS Day 1
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State                Lbs-Oz
1 OKLAHOMA             113-02
2 LOUISIANA             93-09
3 KANSAS                92-07
4 TEXAS                 86-14
5 MISSISSIPPI           74-07
6 ARKANSAS              68-11
7 NEBRASKA              59-13
8 MISSOURI              34-04

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS Day 1
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KANSAS
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Preston Frazell      Cleveland, OK               5   17-03  0
2 Benjamin King        Garnett, KS                 5   11-03  0
3 Chris Torkleson      Sand Springs, OK            5   09-11  0
4 Brian Penning        Wichita, KS                 5   07-15  0
5 Johnny Starks        Wellington, KS              5   07-02  0
6 Larry Brumley        Topeka, KS                  5   07-01  0
7 Craig Torkleson      Sand Springs, OK            5   06-13  0
8 Larry Fralick        Wichita, KS                 5   06-11  0
9 Brad VanRiette       Iola, KS                    5   06-08  0
10 Beau Branine         Haysville, KS               5   05-13  0
11 Sam Leintz           Linwood, KS                 4   04-00  0
12 James Parsons        Topeka, KS                  3   02-07  0

OKLAHOMA
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Billy Lemon          Sand Springs, OK            5   18-11  0
2 Kevin Vaughan        Nowata, OK                  5   13-09  0
3 Trevor Yates         Norman, OK                  5   12-06  0
4 Wyatt Smith          Stroud, OK                  5   12-01  0
5 John Soukup Jr       Agra, OK                    5   10-04  0
6 Chris Johnson        Enid, OK                    5   10-03  0
7 Brandon Pedigo       Durant, OK                  5   09-08  0
8 Bo Middleton         Lawton, OK                  5   07-13  0
9 Kris Lee             Coweta, OK                  5   07-01  0
10 Chad Warren          Sand Springs, OK            5   07-00  0
11 Mark Boggs           Beggs, OK                   2   03-09  0
12 Robert Degraffenreid Oklahoma Cty, OK            1   01-01  0

LOUISIANA
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Jamie Laiche         Gonzales, LA                5   14-15  0
2 David Cavell         Prairieville, LA            5   12-04  0
3 Samuel Anthony       Independence, LA            5   12-03  0
4 Ryan Lavigne         Gonzales, LA                5   11-10  0
5 Will Major           Port Allen, LA              5   10-08  0
6 Blake Betz           Baton Rouge, LA             5   08-12  0
7 Cary Beard           Gonzalez, LA                5   05-14  0
8 Jeffery Lemoine      Des Allemands, LA           5   05-09  0
9 Doug Guins           Lake Charles, LA            5   05-04  0
10 Robbie Latuso        Gonzales, LA                4   04-00  0
11 Joshua Alleman       Gramercy, LA                2   01-12  0
12 Rob Werner           Denham Springs, LA          1   00-14  0

NEBRASKA
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Jared Knuth          Wahoo, NE                   5   10-14  0
2 Jason Citta          Hershey, NE                 5   10-07  0
3 Paul Huse            Omaha, NE                   5   07-11  0
4 Jerry Pape           Milford, IA                 5   06-05  0
5 Ralph Leonard        Tekamah, NE                 4   06-03  0
6 Richard Risewick     Norton, KS                  2   04-00  0
7 Jeremy Tibben        Stanton, IA                 2   03-05  0
8 Cody Graff           Glenvil, NE                 3   03-04  0
9 Aaron Olsen          Lenexa, KS                  3   03-03  0
10 Chris Brokman        Council Bluffs, IA          2   02-08  0
11 Donald Switzer       Clarinda, IA                2   02-01  0
12 Jason Boswell        Corning, IA                 0   00-00  0

MISSOURI
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Matt Roberts         Pulaski, IA                 5   07-04  0
2 Faron Morris         Clarksburg, MO              2   04-00  0
3 Larry Stoafer        Leavenworth, KS             2   03-10  0
4 Dan Chickering       Bloomfield, IA              3   03-05  0
5 Mike Ford            Peculiar , MO               2   03-04  0
6 Jeff Hamilton        Blue Springs, MO            3   03-03  0
7 John Blankenbeker    Camdenton, MO               1   02-13  0
8 Greg Voss            Jefferson City, MO          2   02-01  0
9 Charlie Harrington   New Cambria, MO             2   01-11  0
10 Harold Stark         Eldon, MO                   1   01-10  0
11 Jeff Saunders        Kearney , MO                1   01-07  0
12 Mike Jackson         Cuba, MO                    0   00-00  0

ARKANSAS
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Brandon Lee          Ratcliff, AR                5   09-01  0
2 Doug Thompson        Mabelvale, AR               4   08-09  0
3 Creighton Sawyer     Houston, AR                 5   08-07  0
4 Josh Wray            Omaha, AR                   5   08-01  0
5 Troy Morrison        North Little Rock, AR       5   07-00  0
6 Ron Snyder           Georgetown, AR              5   06-09  0
7 James McKee          Springdale, AR              5   06-02  0
8 Paul Kremers         Clarksville, AR             5   05-04  0
9 Scotty Smith         Taylor, AR                  1   04-02  0
10 Chuck Wisdom Jr      Beebe, AR                   3   02-14  0
11 Kyle Robertson       Austin, AR                  3   02-10  0
12 Dusty Scott          Rector, AR                  0   00-00  0

MISSISSIPPI
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Frank Morton         Purvis, MS                  5   13-07  0
2 Chuck Halbert Jr     West Helena, AR             5   09-14  0
3 Donald Adcock        Richland, MS                5   07-11  0
4 Michael Valentine    Laurel , MS                 5   07-05  0
5 Mark Floyd           Blue Mountain, MS           5   07-03  0
6 Jay Rogers           Arlington, TN               5   06-14  0
7 Jody Herring         Meadville, MS               5   06-10  0
8 Danny Carter         Hernando, MS                5   06-01  0
9 Justin Foster        Bude, MS                    2   03-00  0
9 Kevin Parker         Sumrall, MS                 2   03-00  0
11 Darrin Herndon       Soso, MS                    1   01-11  0
11 Heath Willard        Brookhaven, MS              1   01-11  0

TEXAS
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Albert Collins       Nacogdoches, TX             5   14-03  0
2 Kris Bosley          Amarillo, TX                5   14-00  0
3 Jason Buchanan       Burnet, TX                  5   09-02  0
4 Jim Simpson          Canyon, TX                  5   07-11  0
5 Trevor Rogge         San Antonio, TX             5   07-07  0
6 Ken Caldwell         Wylie, TX                   4   07-02  0
7 Josh Stapleton       Arlington, TX               5   06-10  0
8 Kyle Dragulski       Mansfield, TX               4   05-04  0
9 Troy Montgomery      Granbury, TX                3   04-15  0
10 Duane Crenshaw       Irving, TX                  2   04-15  0
11 Felix Appelt         Goliad, TX                  1   02-15  0
12 Terry Reed           Willils, TX                 3   02-10  0

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