Jake Ormond of Sterlington caught 42 pounds, nine ounces of bass to place 12th in his first tournament as a rookie on the FLW tourthispastweekend on Sam Rayburn in Texas. He pocketed $11,000 for the catch!
That’s not all. Monroe’s Hunter Freeman landed 41-12 to finish 16th and also won $11,000. And our other local entrant, Tyler Stewart of West Monroe, finished 26th with 32-10 in the tournament, winning $10,500.
John Cox of DeBary, Fla, won the event with a four-day total of 65-15 was enough to get the win by a 2-pound, 7-ounce margin and earn his fifth career victory in FLW pro-level competition. Each of those five victories have come from a different fishery and a different state.
“This was the best win I’ve ever had,” said Cox, who moved into a tie with David Dudley at No. 6 all-time with five career wins. “I usually start off the year pretty slow and get better through the season. To start the season with a win, I don’t even know what to say. I’m so thankful – this is just incredible.”
You can get all the results and keep up with these pro fishermen representing our area on the FLW tour here: https://www.flwfishing.com/.