Brad Lankford of Wagoner, Okla., bagged 18 pounds and 1 ounce on Day 1 to take home a $250 Bass Pro Shops gift certificate, courtesy of Luck “E” Strike, in last week’s Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open. Lankford had the largest sack of bass within the pro division over three days of competition. His 18-1 put him in the lead after one day. He ended in fourth place.
In the co-angler division, another Oklahoma angler was the bonus winner. Brent Haggard of Gans, Okla., brought in 8 pounds, 12 ounces on Day 2 to wrap up the Luck “E” Strike Heavyweight Award worth a $250 gift certificate. He placed third overall in the co-angler competition.