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Scott David wins Texas Tournament Trail
By Stephanie Wilkerson

Lake Texoma Event with 17.07 lbs. POTTSBORO, TEXAS-

Pro angler Scott David of Goodrich, TX won $10,000 cash and a new Ranger 518 DVX bass boat Saturday on Lake Texoma in the third event of the $1 million 2002 Texas Tournament Trail season. David topped 200 professional anglers and claimed his $45,000 prize package with a one day, five bass limit weighing 17 pounds and 7 ounces. Scott explained that he hoped to do well on Texoma because he enjoys fishing the lake and has done very well fishing here in the past, but he knew that he had to work hard today to catch a limit . Scott went on to tell that the winds were very gusty that day, up to 25-35 mile and hour wind and the water conditions were very muddy throughout most parts of the lake. For this tournament, Scott positioned his Bass Cat/Mercury 200 mainly up in Washata Arms which is up in the north end of the lake in the back of pockets as far as he could go. Scott explained that he uses Kistler Rods and Phuelger Reels spooled with 20 lb test P-line working June bug Zoom 5 inch lizards. Most of the fish that he caught today were in 2 foot or less of water and had caught all of his fish by 1:15 that afternoon. Tha Lakecaster and it staff would like to congradulate Scott for this and past wins of this year which have earned him a spot in the Texas Tournament Trail Championship in October. Pro Timothy Cline of Sherman, TX took second and $8,000 with five bass weighing 14 pounds and 3 ounces. Mark Martin of Vidor, Texas finished third with five bass weighing 13 pounds. He earned $6,000 plus $9,000 in cash bonuses from Ranger Boats since he is the original owner of a Ranger and was the highest finishing participant in the Ranger Cup incentive program. Spencer McAlester of Denison, TX finished fourth with five bass weighing 12 pounds and 3 ounces earning $4,300. Jeff Reynolds of Platter, OK rounded out the top five pros with a five bass, 12 pounds and 1 ounce catch worth $3,200. Dean Alexander of Florence, TX took top honors and $4,000 in the 200 competitor Co-angler division with five bass weighing 9 pounds and 2 ounces. Patricia Gold of Spicewood, TX took second place in the division earning herself $3,000 with five bass weighing 9 pounds and 1 ounce. Jake Goodrum of Clevland, TX finished third and collected $2,000 plus a $1,200 Ranger bonus with four bass weighing 8 pounds and 3 ounces. Overall, there were 17 five-bass limits that were caught during the tournament. The Texas Tournament Trail will host four one-day qualifying events and a two-day, no entry championship in 2002. Each qualifying event features a maximum field size of 200 pros and 200 co-anglers plus a potential purse of $205,000 in cash and prizes. The Texas Tournament Trail Championship presented by Pepsi and Frito-Lay will feature the trail's top 50 pros and co- anglers in a shoot out for up to $195,000 in cash and prizes. The Texas Tournament Trail's pro and co-anlger format is designed to accommodate anglers of various skill levels. Pros supply the boats and control boat movement throughout each tournament while co-anglers fish from the back deck. Each person is fishing independently and competing against anglers in his or her own division. Entry Fees are $350 for pros and $100 for co-anglers. To enter the Texas Tournament Trail, you can register online or contact FLW Outdoors at (270)362-4880.

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