Hornbuckle Lands Big Bag At Grand Lake
GROVE, Okla. – Shea Hornbuckle won the Boater Division in the American Bass Anglers Open Series, Presented by Caymas Boats, Oklahoma Division 14 tournament, held June 25, 2022, at Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees, also called simply Grand Lake.
Launching at the Wolf Creek Park and Boating Facility in Grove, Okla., the angler from Wagoner brought in a 5-bass tournament limit for 20.65 pounds. That gave him a 4.13-pound average. Hornbuckle anchored that bag with a 4.75-pound sowbelly. He beat his nearest competitor by less than three ounces.
In second among the boaters, Crawford Brantley of the hosting town of Grove scored the only other sack exceeding 20 pounds. With a 5-bass limit, he racked up 20.51 pounds, topped by a 4.84-pounder.
Toby Hartsell from Afton found a limit for 19.12 pounds and third place. He anchored that bag with a 4.60-pounder.
In fourth place for the boaters, Josh M. Teply of Harrah brought in five good keepers for 19.08 pounds. Bryan Jackson landed in fifth place with five bass weighing 18.03 pounds. One of them tallied a “triple nickel,” a weight of 5.55 pounds, and netted tournament lunker status.
In the Co-Angler Division, Phillip W. DeLong of Stillwater landed a 3-bass division limit for 10.77 pounds, the only co-angler to score a double-digit sack. That gave him a 3.59-pound average. DeLong anchored that bag with a 3.75-pound bass.
Just a little more than three-quarters of a pound out of the lead, Shane W. Cashman from Henryetta secured the number two spot for the co-anglers. He brought in three keepers for 9.91 pounds. One of them weighed 3.96 pounds and won the division big bass competition. .
Less than four ounces behind, Melvin D. Camp of Talihina placed third for the co-anglers with a 3-bass limit going 9.71 pounds. Camp capped that catch with a 3.19-pounder.
Johnathan H. Harrison from Henryetta landed in the fourth spot with three bass and 8.25 pounds, including a 3.34-pounder. Stephen D. Stewart from Fort Gibson followed in fifth for the co-anglers with three keepers going 6.83 pounds.
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This story was written by ABA staff writer John N. Felsher. To submit articles of interest email email@example.com.
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