Sylvester/Rushing Win at Toledo Bend

PHOTOS: Sylvester, Rushing moving to Nation Nationals/Rushing wins Nonboater title on Toledo Bend. Photo courtesy BASS

Connor Rushing went into Friday only three ounces from the lead and said he caught all his first-day (Wednesday) fish in the first 15 minutes, then caught two 3-pounders on a June bug-colored Shongaloo 10-inch worm. He said he used a Missile Baits’ D-Bomb to catch his two heaviest bass on the final day.

The tournament qualified the top Boater and Nonboater anglers from each of the eight Central Region states.

Missouri angler Jay Beffa rallied from 16th place on Friday’s final round of the Central Regional with a Toledo Bend-like five-bass catch weighing just shy of 20 pounds to take home the $5,000 first-place prize money in the Boater Division and earn the right to represent his home state in the Nation Championship coming up in November. Beffa’s three-day total was 35-12.

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Sunday Night

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Monday Night

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Fishing Report from TPWD (Jun. 12)

GOOD. Water slightly stained; 80 degrees; 0.77 feet above pool. The lake level is over full and flood gates are back open. They have five gates open at 1 foot each. It is flooding north of the lake now, so lots of water is still to come. Bass fishing has been fair, lots of fish being caught in the flooded bushes and hay grass from 1-4 feet with topwaters, frogs and spinnerbaits been best. There are still lots of fish out in 10-18 feet, but with water back on rise, they have got harder to catch. Crankbaits and Texas rigs will catch these. We just need some sunshine for a week or so to get it back to normal. Crappie fishing has been hard. Most reports are 12-18 fish per boat. Deeper docks and brush piles are the best with jigs and live bait. Report by Stephen Johnston, Johnston Fishing.

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