Bolduc Wins $2500 Co-angler Prize at Toho
David Bolduc of Deltona, FL was the co-angler champion of the inaugural Ram Truck Open Series event held on January 16, 2016 at Lake Toho. Bolduc’s 9.81 pound limit was worth $2500. “I had fun today. My boater took me to fish and I caught fish. I actually caught 12 fish today. It was fun. All I did today was have fun today. I was throwing a trick worm in the grass,” said Bolduc.
Jeffrey Herndon of Plant City, FL finished in second place on the co-angler side with 9.13 pounds to win $775. “We went down to Cypress and I, basically, just played follow the leader. He put me on the fish and I caught them. That’s about it. I was just throwing a Rat-L-Trap,” said Herndon.
Falling into the third place spot was Tom Reeves of Land O’ Lakes, FL. Reeves brought in 9.00 pounds, which included the 7.15 pound co-angler Big Bass of the event. His efforts were worth $517 for third place and $375 from the Big Bass Pot. “We were in Cypress and I caught the Big Bass on a swim jig and my other fish on a Zoom Ultravibe worm,” said Reeves.
Top Five Co-anglers:
1. DavidBolduc 9.81 $2500
2. Jeffrey Herndon 9.13 $775
3. Tom Reeves 9.00 $892
4. Guy Scott Jr. 8.86 $362
5. Robbie Robinson 8.41 $310
There were 78 co-angler entries for this Ram Truck Open Series event.
Complete results can be found at this link.
For more info on the Florida Central division of the Ram Truck Open Series call ABA tournament manager, Billy Benedetti, at (256) 230-5632.
Ram Truck Open Series anglers can take advantage of the “no boat on boat draw” format along with huge payouts for the 2016 season. First place boaters can win a guaranteed $5000 first place, regardless of number of entries. Payouts will increase to $6000 for the first place boater with a 100 boat field. Over the course of four divisional events and the area championship, anglers will be competing for a spot in the 2017 Ray Scott Championship.
Lots of contingency money is up for grabs during the 2016 Ram Trucks Open Series Series season. Anglers participating in the Triton Gold program can earn up to $7,000 at 2016 divisional events and up to $50,000 at the 2017 Ray Scott Championship. Anglers can also take advantage of other programs such as T-H Marine Atlas Rewards, Power Pole Captain's Cash, Garmin Grand Giveaway, Livingston Lures Cash for Big Bass, Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus, Maui Jim Bonus, and Mercury/Motorguide bonus money.
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