Tutt Wins 2011 Everstart on Texoma

Photo by David A. Brown, FLWOutdoors.com Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treats pro Jim Tutt of Longview, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart Series Texas Division event on Lake Texoma with a three-day total of 13 bass weighing 44 pounds even. For his victory, Tutt earned $26,722 and ...







Photo by David A. Brown, FLWOutdoors.com





Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Treats pro Jim Tutt of Longview, Texas, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday

to win the EverStart Series Texas Division event on Lake Texoma with a

three-day total of 13 bass weighing 44 pounds even. For his victory,

Tutt earned $26,722 and a 198VX Ranger boat with a 200-horsepower

Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor.




 




“I tried to catch them on a spinnerbait all week

but just couldn’t do it,” said Tutt. “I threw a Gambler Giggy Head and

got a lot of bites. On day two, the wind blew into my area and I had

four bites and caught three and thought I had blown it.




 




“And today I went to a little area that I had

fished and caught one small keeper,” continued Tutt. “I told myself I

was already in the top 10 and that is the hard part and I got a chance

to win, so I picked up the shaky head and went to brand new water. I

pulled into a little pocket and all four of my fish were within 20 feet

of the area and I fortunately caught them all.




 




“The money is awfully nice, of course, but the win

is cool,” added Tutt, who won his first event since 2002. “It is so

hard to win one of these things with so many good fishermen out there.

It is really cool because my wife and my dad came up to see me weigh-in

and it means a lot. I am very fortunate.”




 




Rounding out the top 10 pros are:




 




            2nd:   Gary Vining, Morgan City, La., 15 bass, 40-2, $9,162




            3rd:   Todd Castledine, Nacogdoches, Texas, 12 bass, 40-0, $7,635




            4th:    Don McFarlin, Gordonville, Texas, 15 bass, 33-11, $6,871




            5th:    Jerrel Pringle, Hemphill, Texas, 14 bass, 32-4, $6,108




            6th:    Charles Bebber, Willis, Texas, 13 bass, 31-7, $5,344




            7th:    Ryan Lovelace, Denison, Texas, 13 bass, 29-6, $4,581




            8th:    Todd Thomas, Fouke, Ark., 12 bass, 26-10, $3,817




            9th:    David Mauldin, Round Rock, Texas, 13 bass, 26-2, $3,054




          10th: Landan Ware, Jewett, Texas, nine bass, 25-6, $2,290




 




Jeremy Guidry of Opelousas, La., caught the

biggest bass of the tournament in the Pro Division Thursday – a 6-pound,

3-ounce bass – that earned him the day’s EverStart Series Big Bass

award of $200.               




 




Daren Scott of Fort Worth, Texas, won the

Co-angler Division and a Ranger boat with an Evinrude or Mercury

outboard motor with a three-day total of 11 bass weighing 21 pound, 15

ounces.




 




Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers are:




 




            2nd:   Gregg Swindle, Katy, Texas, eight bass, 18-14, $3,652




            3rd:   Brett Rachal, Monroe, La., 10 bass, 18-11, $3,246




            4th:    Russell Lohman, Pineville, La., seven bass, 16-10, $2,841




            5th:    Kenny Moser, Alba, Texas, six bass, 15-6, $2,435




            6th:    Bill Fussell, Thibdaux, La., six bass, 15-6, $2,029




            7th:    Stephen Francis, Brookeland, Texas, seven bass, 15-3, $1,623




            8th:    Lat Nichols, Deport, Texas, seven bass, 14-7, $1,217




            9th:    Trevor Rogge, San Antonio, Texas, six bass, 14-6, $812




          10th: Aaron Towner, Anna, Texas, seven bass, 13-8, $649




 




Johnny Manning caught the biggest bass of the

tournament in the Co-angler Division Thursday – a 6-pound, 1-ounce bass –

that earned him the day’s EverStart Series Big Bass award of $133.





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