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Texas’ Albert Collins Takes Lead At Central Divisional

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Albert Collins of Nacogdoches, Texas, takes the Day 2 lead with 27 pounds, 3 ounces, during the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional on the Ross Barnett Reservoir held out of Ridgeland, Miss.

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

June 11, 2015

Texas’ Albert Collins Takes Lead At Central Divisional

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RIDGELAND, Miss. — Albert Collins is winning a numbers game he’d rather not play at the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional on Ross Barnett Reservoir.

Collins, of the Nacogdoches Bass Club, has a slim lead going into the final day with 27 pounds, 3 ounces. Less than one pound behind the Texan is Louisiana’s Jamie Laiche, with 26-6. Behind them is Wednesday’s leader Billy Lemon of Oklahoma with 24-5.

Friday, an overall winner will be determined, and the top angler from each of the eight competing states will advance to the premier event, the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.

“I’m catching a lot of numbers, but not the consistent quality bite that I need to be the leader,” said Collins, a veteran bass club angler and a 2013 Bassmaster Classic competitor.

To shake the numbers game, Collins admits he needs at least one or more bigger bass. That’s not a stretch. Each of the past two days has produced 5-pound class largemouth.

“On this lake and in this tournament, one big bass like that can make the difference,” he added. “I have an all-day area, so spending time running between a shallow morning spot and deeper midday place isn’t an issue for me.”

Collins described his key area as a main-lake dropoff that sharply tapers from 5 to 20 feet deep. That likely means the bass are feeding and biting early on the shallow side. As the water warms, the fish move deeper in search of cooler water.

Finding an all-in-one area means more fishing time and a better chance at catching quality bass.

“I have a shallow and deep bite, and fortunately it’s out in the main lake,” Laiche said. “I don’t need to run anywhere.”

To fill his limit Laiche is using a crankbait, Carolina rig and plastic worm, all of the lures proven fish-catchers in shallow and deep water.

By leading the tournament, Collins also goes home with a contingency prize as the Livingston Lures Day 2 Leader. The prize is valued at $250.

Oklahoma continues its dominance in the state standings with a cumulative weight of 188 pounds, 10 ounces. Louisiana is second with 177-10 and Mississippi is in third place with 155-15.

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.

2015 Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional 6/10-6/12
Ross Barnett Reservoir, Ridgeland  MS.
(ANGLER) Standings Day 2

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

1.  Albert Collins         Nacogdoches, TX (TX)    10  27-03  0
2.  Jamie Laiche           Gonzales, LA (LA)       10  26-06  0
3.  Billy Lemon            Sand Springs, OK (OK)   10  24-05  0
4.  Preston Frazell        Cleveland, OK (KS)      10  23-06  0
5.  Kris Bosley            Amarillo, TX (TX)       10  22-12  0
6.  Brandon Lee            Ratcliff, AR (AR)       10  21-02  0
7.  Donald Adcock          Richland, MS (MS)       9  20-06  0
8.  Frank Morton           Purvis, MS (MS)         8  20-05  0
9.  Chad Warren            Sand Springs, OK (OK)   10  20-04  0
10. Ryan Lavigne           Gonzales, LA (LA)       10  19-10  0
11. David Cavell           Prairieville, LA (LA)   10  19-09  0
12. Doug Thompson          Mabelvale, AR (AR)      9  19-09  0
13. Benjamin King          Garnett, KS (KS)        9  18-15  0
14. Blake Betz             Baton Rouge, LA (LA)    10  18-10  0
15. Wyatt Smith            Stroud, OK (OK)         10  18-05  0
16. Samuel Anthony         Independence, LA (LA)   10  18-03  0
17. Michael Valentine      Laurel , MS (MS)        10  18-00  0
18. John Soukup Jr         Agra, OK (OK)           10  18-00  0
19. Chris Johnson          Enid, OK (OK)           10  17-11  0
20. Jason Citta            Hershey, NE (NE)        10  17-09  0
21. Chris Torkleson        Sand Springs, OK (KS)   10  17-06  0
22. Kevin Vaughan          Nowata, OK (OK)         8  16-15  0
23. Jared Knuth            Wahoo, NE (NE)          10  16-12  0
24. Creighton Sawyer       Houston, AR (AR)        10  16-04  0
25. Troy Morrison          North Little Rock, AR ( 10  16-01  0
26. Doug Guins             Lake Charles, LA (LA)   10  15-14  0
27. Jody Herring           Meadville, MS (MS)      10  15-06  0
28. Josh Wray              Omaha, AR (AR)          10  15-05  0
29. Trevor Yates           Norman, OK (OK)         7  14-10  0
30. Jason Buchanan         Burnet, TX (TX)         8  14-09  0
31. Brandon Pedigo         Durant, OK (OK)         10  14-07  0
32. Craig Torkleson        Sand Springs, OK (KS)   10  14-03  0
33. Danny Carter           Hernando, MS (MS)       10  13-12  0
34. Jim Simpson            Canyon, TX (TX)         9  13-07  0
35. Kris Lee               Coweta, OK (OK)         10  13-03  0
36. Matt Roberts           Pulaski, IA (MO)        10  13-00  0
37. Paul Kremers           Clarksville, AR (AR)    10  12-13  0
38. James McKee            Springdale, AR (AR)     9  12-11  0
39. Will Major             Port Allen, LA (LA)     7  12-10  0
40. Bo Middleton           Lawton, OK (OK)         9  12-08  0
41. Sam Leintz             Linwood, KS (KS)        9  12-02  0
42. Mark Floyd             Blue Mountain, MS (MS)  10  12-01  0
43. Richard Risewick       Norton, KS (NE)         5  11-15  0
44. Jeffery Lemoine        Des Allemands, LA (LA)  10  11-15  0
45. Chuck Halbert Jr       West Helena, AR (MS)    6  11-10  0
46. Trevor Rogge           San Antonio, TX (TX)    9  11-10  0
47. Jerry Pape             Milford, IA (NE)        10  11-10  0
48. Jay Rogers             Arlington, TN (MS)      9  11-08  0
49. Aaron Olsen            Lenexa, KS (NE)         8  11-05  0
50. Robbie Latuso          Gonzales, LA (LA)       8  11-04  0
51. Justin Foster          Bude, MS (MS)           7  10-11  0
52. HS-Caleb Parker/Nathan Walley LAUREL, MS (MS)         5  10-08  0
53. Brian Penning          Wichita, KS (KS)        7  10-08  0
54. Jeremy Tibben          Stanton, IA (NE)        7  10-07  0
55. Larry Brumley          Topeka, KS (KS)         7  10-06  0
56. Chuck Wisdom Jr        Beebe, AR (AR)          6  10-02  0
57. HS-Cade Fortenberry/Braden Blanchard St Amant, LA (LA)       5  10-01  0
58. Beau Branine           Haysville, KS (KS)      8  09-15  0
59. Josh Stapleton         Arlington, TX (TX)      7  09-04  0
60. Kyle Dragulski         Mansfield, TX (TX)      8  09-04  0
61. Brad VanRiette         Iola, KS (KS)           8  09-02  0
62. Mark Boggs             Beggs, OK (OK)          7  09-02  0
63. Charlie Harrington     New Cambria, MO (MO)    7  08-08  0
64. Terry Reed             Willils, TX (TX)        8  08-08  0
65. HS-Cameron Pappen/Jesse Heflin Topeka, KS (KS)         5  08-04  0
66. Ralph Leonard          Tekamah, NE (NE)        5  08-01  0
67. Paul Huse              Omaha, NE (NE)          5  07-11  0
68. Mike Ford              Peculiar , MO (MO)      4  07-06  0
69. Johnny Starks          Wellington, KS (KS)     5  07-02  0
70. Ken Caldwell           Wylie, TX (TX)          4  07-02  0
71. Larry Stoafer          Leavenworth, KS (MO)    5  07-02  0
72. Scotty Smith           Taylor, AR (AR)         3  06-14  0
73. Cary Beard             Gonzalez, LA (LA)       6  06-13  0
74. Larry Fralick          Wichita, KS (KS)        5  06-11  0
75. HS-Tyler Eagan/Jason Thompson Lees Summit, MO (MO)    5  06-11  0
76. Ron Snyder             Georgetown, AR (AR)     5  06-09  0
77. Cody Graff             Glenvil, NE (NE)        5  05-14  0
78. Nick Carroccio         Plano, TX (TX)          5  05-13  0
79. Jeff Hamilton          Blue Springs, MO (MO)   6  05-12  0
80. James Parsons          Topeka, KS (KS)         6  05-07  0
81. Kyle Robertson         Austin, AR (AR)         5  05-04  0
82. Felix Appelt           Goliad, TX (TX)         3  05-03  0
83. Darrin Herndon         Soso, MS (MS)           4  05-01  0
84. Troy Montgomery        Granbury, TX (TX)       3  04-15  0
85. Duane Crenshaw         Irving, TX (TX)         2  04-15  0
86. Jason Boswell          Corning, IA (NE)        5  04-14  0
87. Donald Switzer         Clarinda, IA (NE)       3  04-12  0
88. HS-Trevor Owens/Matthew Hasenfratz Ponca City, OK (OK)     4  04-11  0
89. Robert Degraffenreid   Oklahoma Cty, OK (OK)   4  04-09  0
90. Dusty Scott            Rector, AR (AR)         4  04-06  0
91. HS-Joseph Bruener/Jack Garner Nacodgoches, TX (TX)    3  04-05  0
92. Harold Stark           Eldon, MO (MO)          3  04-05  0
93. Faron Morris           Clarksburg, MO (MO)     2  04-00  0
94. Heath Willard          Brookhaven, MS (MS)     2  03-11  0
95. Joshua Alleman         Gramercy, LA (LA)       3  03-07  0
96. Dan Chickering         Bloomfield, IA (MO)     3  03-05  0
97. Rob Werner             Denham Springs, LA (LA) 4  03-04  0
98. Kevin Parker           Sumrall, MS (MS)        2  03-00  0
99. HS-Drake Vines/Brett Avery El Dorado, AR (AR)      3  02-14  0
100. John Blankenbeker      Camdenton, MO (MO)      1  02-13  0
101. Jeff Saunders          Kearney , MO (MO)       2  02-09  0
102. Chris Brokman          Council Bluffs, IA (NE) 2  02-08  0
103. Mike Jackson           Cuba, MO (MO)           2  02-04  0
104. HS-Cole Luetkenhaus/Nathan Kmiecik Progue, NE (NE)         2  02-03  0
105. Greg Voss              Jefferson City, MO (MO) 2  02-01  0
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Totals
Day   #Limits    #Fish      Weight
1       55       363       623-03
2       46       352       536-08
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101       715      1159-11

TEAM STANDINGS Day 2
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State                Lbs-Oz
1 OKLAHOMA             188-10
2 LOUISIANA            177-10
3 MISSISSIPPI          155-15
4 KANSAS               153-07
5 ARKANSAS             149-14
6 TEXAS                148-14
7 NEBRASKA             115-09
8 MISSOURI              69-12

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS Day 2
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KANSAS
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Preston Frazell      Cleveland, OK               10   23-06  0
2 Benjamin King        Garnett, KS                 9   18-15  0
3 Chris Torkleson      Sand Springs, OK            10   17-06  0
4 Craig Torkleson      Sand Springs, OK            10   14-03  0
5 Sam Leintz           Linwood, KS                 9   12-02  0
6 Brian Penning        Wichita, KS                 7   10-08  0
7 Larry Brumley        Topeka, KS                  7   10-06  0
8 Beau Branine         Haysville, KS               8   09-15  0
9 Brad VanRiette       Iola, KS                    8   09-02  0
10 HS-Cameron Pappen/Jesse Heflin Topeka, KS                  5   08-04  0
11 Johnny Starks        Wellington, KS              5   07-02  0
12 Larry Fralick        Wichita, KS                 5   06-11  0
13 James Parsons        Topeka, KS                  6   05-07  0

OKLAHOMA
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Billy Lemon          Sand Springs, OK            10   24-05  0
2 Chad Warren          Sand Springs, OK            10   20-04  0
3 Wyatt Smith          Stroud, OK                  10   18-05  0
4 John Soukup Jr       Agra, OK                    10   18-00  0
5 Chris Johnson        Enid, OK                    10   17-11  0
6 Kevin Vaughan        Nowata, OK                  8   16-15  0
7 Trevor Yates         Norman, OK                  7   14-10  0
8 Brandon Pedigo       Durant, OK                  10   14-07  0
9 Kris Lee             Coweta, OK                  10   13-03  0
10 Bo Middleton         Lawton, OK                  9   12-08  0
11 Mark Boggs           Beggs, OK                   7   09-02  0
12 HS-Trevor Owens/Matthew Hasenfratz Ponca City, OK              4   04-11  0
13 Robert Degraffenreid Oklahoma Cty, OK            4   04-09  0

LOUISIANA
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Jamie Laiche         Gonzales, LA                10   26-06  0
2 Ryan Lavigne         Gonzales, LA                10   19-10  0
3 David Cavell         Prairieville, LA            10   19-09  0
4 Blake Betz           Baton Rouge, LA             10   18-10  0
5 Samuel Anthony       Independence, LA            10   18-03  0
6 Doug Guins           Lake Charles, LA            10   15-14  0
7 Will Major           Port Allen, LA              7   12-10  0
8 Jeffery Lemoine      Des Allemands, LA           10   11-15  0
9 Robbie Latuso        Gonzales, LA                8   11-04  0
10 HS-Cade Fortenberry/Braden Blanchard St Amant, LA                5   10-01  0
11 Cary Beard           Gonzalez, LA                6   06-13  0
12 Joshua Alleman       Gramercy, LA                3   03-07  0
13 Rob Werner           Denham Springs, LA          4   03-04  0

NEBRASKA
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Jason Citta          Hershey, NE                 10   17-09  0
2 Jared Knuth          Wahoo, NE                   10   16-12  0
3 Richard Risewick     Norton, KS                  5   11-15  0
4 Jerry Pape           Milford, IA                 10   11-10  0
5 Aaron Olsen          Lenexa, KS                  8   11-05  0
6 Jeremy Tibben        Stanton, IA                 7   10-07  0
7 Ralph Leonard        Tekamah, NE                 5   08-01  0
8 Paul Huse            Omaha, NE                   5   07-11  0
9 Cody Graff           Glenvil, NE                 5   05-14  0
10 Jason Boswell        Corning, IA                 5   04-14  0
11 Donald Switzer       Clarinda, IA                3   04-12  0
12 Chris Brokman        Council Bluffs, IA          2   02-08  0
13 HS-Cole Luetkenhaus/Nathan Kmiecik Progue, NE                  2   02-03  0

MISSOURI
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Matt Roberts         Pulaski, IA                 10   13-00  0
2 Charlie Harrington   New Cambria, MO             7   08-08  0
3 Mike Ford            Peculiar , MO               4   07-06  0
4 Larry Stoafer        Leavenworth, KS             5   07-02  0
5 HS-Tyler Eagan/Jason Thompson Lees Summit, MO             5   06-11  0
6 Jeff Hamilton        Blue Springs, MO            6   05-12  0
7 Harold Stark         Eldon, MO                   3   04-05  0
8 Faron Morris         Clarksburg, MO              2   04-00  0
9 Dan Chickering       Bloomfield, IA              3   03-05  0
10 John Blankenbeker    Camdenton, MO               1   02-13  0
11 Jeff Saunders        Kearney , MO                2   02-09  0
12 Mike Jackson         Cuba, MO                    2   02-04  0
13 Greg Voss            Jefferson City, MO          2   02-01  0

ARKANSAS
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Brandon Lee          Ratcliff, AR                10   21-02  0
2 Doug Thompson        Mabelvale, AR               9   19-09  0
3 Creighton Sawyer     Houston, AR                 10   16-04  0
4 Troy Morrison        North Little Rock, AR       10   16-01  0
5 Josh Wray            Omaha, AR                   10   15-05  0
6 Paul Kremers         Clarksville, AR             10   12-13  0
7 James McKee          Springdale, AR              9   12-11  0
8 Chuck Wisdom Jr      Beebe, AR                   6   10-02  0
9 Scotty Smith         Taylor, AR                  3   06-14  0
10 Ron Snyder           Georgetown, AR              5   06-09  0
11 Kyle Robertson       Austin, AR                  5   05-04  0
12 Dusty Scott          Rector, AR                  4   04-06  0
13 HS-Drake Vines/Brett Avery El Dorado, AR               3   02-14  0

MISSISSIPPI
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Donald Adcock        Richland, MS                9   20-06  0
2 Frank Morton         Purvis, MS                  8   20-05  0
3 Michael Valentine    Laurel , MS                 10   18-00  0
4 Jody Herring         Meadville, MS               10   15-06  0
5 Danny Carter         Hernando, MS                10   13-12  0
6 Mark Floyd           Blue Mountain, MS           10   12-01  0
7 Chuck Halbert Jr     West Helena, AR             6   11-10  0
8 Jay Rogers           Arlington, TN               9   11-08  0
9 Justin Foster        Bude, MS                    7   10-11  0
10 HS-Caleb Parker/Nathan Walley LAUREL, MS                  5   10-08  0
11 Darrin Herndon       Soso, MS                    4   05-01  0
12 Heath Willard        Brookhaven, MS              2   03-11  0
13 Kevin Parker         Sumrall, MS                 2   03-00  0

TEXAS
Angler               Hometown                   No./lbs-oz Total $$$
1 Albert Collins       Nacogdoches, TX             10   27-03  0
2 Kris Bosley          Amarillo, TX                10   22-12  0
3 Jason Buchanan       Burnet, TX                  8   14-09  0
4 Jim Simpson          Canyon, TX                  9   13-07  0
5 Trevor Rogge         San Antonio, TX             9   11-10  0
6 Josh Stapleton       Arlington, TX               7   09-04  0
7 Kyle Dragulski       Mansfield, TX               8   09-04  0
8 Terry Reed           Willils, TX                 8   08-08  0
9 Ken Caldwell         Wylie, TX                   4   07-02  0
10 Nick Carroccio       Plano, TX                   5   05-13  0
11 Felix Appelt         Goliad, TX                  3   05-03  0
12 Troy Montgomery      Granbury, TX                3   04-15  0
13 Duane Crenshaw       Irving, TX                  2   04-15  0
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