Adams and Ramzinsky Win Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series Championship
Adams and Ramzinsky, who have been fishing together competitively for two years, led the field after day one with a two-redfish limit weighing 13 pounds, 11 ounces. They slipped to third on day two with a limit weighing 11 pounds, 5 ounces. On day three, however, they rebounded with the second largest limit of the tournament “13 pounds, 15 ounces ” to win the event by 15 ounces.
Rounding out the top 10 teams were Peter Young and Matthew Morel, both from New Orleans (six redfish, 38 pounds, $21,000); Scott Ritter of Dauphin Island, Ala., and Robert Abruscato of Mobile, Ala. (six redfish, 35 pounds, 15 ounces, $16,000); Pat Motal and Chad Motal, both from Kyle, Texas (six redfish, 35 pounds, 6 ounces, $13,000); Chris Chapman of Winter Park, Fla., and Dan McGatlin of Lake Mary, Fla. (six redfish, 33 pounds, 6 ounces, $10,000); Troy Mell of Islamorada, Fla., and Jason Swensson of Key Largo, Fla. (six redfish, 32 pounds, 1 ounce, $6,500); Steven Auld Jr. of Baytown, Texas, and Jeff Larson of Friendswood, Texas (six redfish, 31 pounds, 5 ounces, $5,500); Sean Middleton and Brandon Buckner, both from Fort Meyers, Fla. (four redfish, 23 pounds, 9 ounces, $4,500); Danny Coppin and John Guerra, both from Belton, Texas (four redfish, 23 pounds, 6 ounces, $5,000); and David Nesloney Sr. and David Nesloney Jr., both from Rockport, Texas (four redfish, 23 pounds, 1 ounce, $4,500).
Adams and Ramzinsky pulled off a major win on the final day of the tournament, the previous day was lead by the father and son team Motal and Motal.
Niggemeyer Wins Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Niggemeyer’s winning three-day catch of 15 bass weighed 50 pounds, 4 ounces. In addition to the new truck and boat, Niggemeyer earned a ticket to the 2006 $1 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League All-American, one of the most prestigious tournaments in bass fishing, where the winning boater will earn up to $140,000 and the winning co-angler will earn $70,000. Niggemeyer flipped a 1-ounce jig around matted hydrilla in the main-lake basin of Lake Ouachita to catch his bass. With a 3-week-old son at home, Niggemeyer called his win a “blessing from the Lord.”
By a “blessing from the Lord”, he probably means that he can give the new truck to his wife so she won’t throw him out of the house. Not that he’d have problem sleeping in that new boat.
The top six boaters and the top six co-anglers fishing the event also earned a berth into the All-American. Rounding out the top six boaters were Dicky Newberry of Houston, Texas (15 bass, 39 pounds, 11 ounces, $6,000); Jeremy Lawyer of Sarcoxie, Mo. (15 bass, 38 pounds, 11 ounces, $3,000); Dennis Berhorst of Holts Summit, Mo. (13 bass, 29 pounds, 14 ounces, $2,500); Glen Freeman of Converse, La. (13 bass, 25 pounds, 15 ounces, $2,000); and James Carper of Wright City, Okla. (nine bass, 24 pounds, 15 ounces, $1,800).
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