Gilder Takes Toledo Bend Co-angler Win
Eddy Gilder of Sulphur, LA was the co-angler champion of the Ram Truck Open Series event held on March 26, 2016 at Toledo Bend. Gilder’s 11.16 pound limit, which included the 6.83 pound co-angler Big Bass, was worth a total of $2235. “These were the only three fish I caught today. They mainly came early. I had my three fish at 11:30. We were up north a bit, flipping cypress trees in about four feet of water," said Gilder.
Ronnie Hedrick of Houston, TX finished in second place on the co-angler side with 10.91 pounds to win $640. “I was able to catch all of my fish in about 30 minutes this morning, between 8:00 and 8:30. We were fishing the hay grass in about 3-4 feet of water. I only had the three bites all day,” said Hedrick.
William Walker of Jena, LA brought in 10.74 pounds to finish in third place and win $427. “We were actually right across from here, fishing hay grass in three feet of water all day,” said Walker.
Top Five Co-anglers:
1. Eddy Gilder 11.16 $2235
2. Ronnie Hedrick 10.91 $640
3. William Walker 10.74 $427
4. Chad Taylor 9.50 $299
5. Elton Brock 9.39 $256
There were 58 co-angler entries for this Ram Truck Open Series event.
Complete results can be found at this link.
For more info on the Texas Southeast division of the Ram Truck Open Series visit www.ramopenseries.com call ABA tournament manager, Chris Wayand, at (256) 230-5627. The next Texas Southeast event is on June 18, 2016 at Sam Rayburn.
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.
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