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FLW Tour field released

FLW Tour field released

The field for the six FLW Tour events this year will be 175 anglers, according to a list provided to BassFan today by FLW.

Some notable facets are the presence of seven Bassmaster Elite Series pros who will fish both pro-level circuits. It’s the first time since 2010 that the FLW Tour and Elite Series schedules haven’t overlapped at some point during the season. Pulling double duty this year will be: Tommy Biffle, Steve Kennedy, Bobby Lane, Chris Lane, Ish Monroe, Fred Roumbanis and Zell Rowland. Jason Christie and Kelley Jaye will also fish the Elites after qualifying through the Opens a year ago.

Clifford Pirch isn’t listed and had said he would fish the Elites over the FLW Tour if he couldn’t secure enough sponsorship support to do both. Kevin Hawk also jumped to the Elite Series. Russell Parrish opted to fish FLW this year, forgoing his invite to return to the Elite Series.

Among the notables who aren’t fishing the Tour in 2013 are David Wolak, Marty Stone, Tom Mann, Jr., Craig Dowling, JT Palmore and Thanh Le.

Legends Roland Martin and Jimmy Houston are both back for another season as is Shirley Crain, who last fished the Tour in 2006.

Pro anglers will compete for up to $125,000 and co-anglers will vie for up to $25,000 in each tournament, including Ranger Cup bonuses. With the full field, the paybacks will be $4,000 through 60th place on the pro side and $700 on the co-angler side.

The Tour will have anglers representing 26 states and Canada. Following is a state-by-state breakdown of the field:

Alabama
Robert Behrle – Hoover, Al
Scott Canterbury – Springville, Al
Rick Cotten – Guntersville, Al
Alex Davis – Albertville, Al
Clent Davis – Montevallo, Al
Allan Glasgow – Ashville, Al
Ryan Ingram – Phenix City, Al
Kelley Jaye – Dadeville, Al
Steve Kennedy – Auburn, Al
Christopher Lane – Guntersville, Al
Justin Lucas – Guntersville, Al
Casey Martin – New Market, Al
Harry E. Moore – Valley, Al
Jonathan Newton – Rogersville, Al
Blake Nick – Adger, Al
Randall Tharp – Gardendale, Al
Scott Wiley – Bay Minette, Al
Barry Wilson – Birmingham, Al

Arkansas
Stetson Blaylock – Benton, Ar
Greg Bohannan – Rogers, Ar
Shirley Crain – Fort Smith, Ar
Robbie Dodson – Harrison, Ar
Travis Fox – Rogers, Ar
Rob Kilby – Hot Springs, Ar
Larry Nixon – Bee Branch, Ar
Matt Pennington – Springdale, Ar
Mark Rose – West Memphis, Ar
Ray Scheide – Dover, Ar
Ron D. Shuffield – Bismarck, Ar
Spencer Shuffield – Bismarck, Ar
Scott Suggs – Bryant, Ar
Rodney Thomason – Maumelle, Ar
Michael Williamson – Fort Smith, Ar

Arizona
Brett Hite – Phoenix, Az
Bobby Lanham – Cave Creek, Az

California
Brent Ehrler – Redlands, Ca
Cody Meyer – Auburn, Ca
Ishama Monroe – Hughson, Ca
Kevin Stewart – Elk Grove, Ca
Charlie Weyer – West Hills, Ca

Florida
Drew Benton – Panama City, Fl
Glenn Browne – Ocala, Fl
John Cox – Debary, Fl
Darrell Davis – Dover, Fl
Bob Eagleston – Newberry, Fl
Jerry Gore – St. Cloud, Fl
George Kapiton – Inverness, Fl
JT Kenney – Palm Bay, Fl
Koby Kreiger – Okeechobee, Fl
Bobby Lane – Lakeland, Fl
Roland Martin – Naples, Fl
Scott R. Martin – Clewiston, Fl
Stephen Mckinnie – Umatila, Fl
Brandon Mcmillan – Clewiston, Fl
Jared Mcmillan – Belle Glade, Fl
Brandon Medlock – Lake Placid, Fl
Chad Prough – Chipley, Fl
Jeremy Prouty – Vero Beach, Fl
Terry Segraves – Kissimmee, Fl
Kevin K. Spooner – Vero Beach, Fl
Mike Surman – Boca Raton, Fl
Pete Thliveros – Saint Augustine, Fl

Georgia
Glenn Chappelear – Acworth, Ga
Tony Dumitras – Winston, Ga
Micah Frazier – Newnan, Ga
Wil Hardy – Harlem, Ga
Rodney Jones – Athens, Ga
Jason P. Meninger – Gainesville, Ga
Troy Morrow – Eastanollee, Ga
Rusty Trancygier – Hahira, Ga
Derek Yasinski – Senoia, Ga

Illinois
Frank Clark – Benton, Ill
Tim Gaskill – Edwardsville, Ill
Richard Lowitzki – St Charles, Ill
Travis Loyd – Kinmundy, Ill
Chad Morgenthaler – Coulterville, Ill
Colby Schrumpf – Highland, Ill
Matthew Stefan – Park Ridge, Ill

Indiana
Ryan Chandler – Valparaiso, In
Todd Hollowell – Fishers, In
Bill Mcdonald – Greenwood, In
Shad Schenck – Waynetown, In
Todd Schmitz – Goshen, In
John Voyles – Petersburg, In
Jacob Wheeler – Indianapolis, In

Kentucky
Terry Bolton – Paducah, Ky
Ramie Colson Jr. – Cadiz, Ky
Bill Day – Frankfort, Ky
John G. Devere – Berea, Ky
Charlie Evans – Gilbertsville, Ky
Rex Huff – Corbin, Ky
Tim Mcdonald – Prestonsburg, Ky
Ray Meredith – Smiths Grove, Ky
Dan Morehead – Paducah, Ky
Shawn Murphy – Nicholasville, Ky
Kenneth (Boo) Woods – Hazard, Ky

Louisiana
Chad Billiot – Raceland, La
Zach Caudle – Shreveport, La
Jim Dillard – West Monroe, La
Wade Leblanc – Gonzales, La
Chris Neau – New Orleans, La

Michigan
Tommy Robinson – Westland, Mi

Minnesota
Chad Grigsby – Maple Grove, Mn
Jim Moynagh – Carver, Mn

Missouri
Randy Blaukat – Joplin, Mo
Sammy Burks – Joplin, Mo
Dion Hibdon – Sunrise Beach, Mo
Guido Hibdon – Sunrise Beach, Mo
Payden Hibdon – Sunrise Beach, Mo
Stacey King – Reeds Spring, Mo
Shane Long – Willard, Mo
James Watson – Waynesville, Mo
Kyle White – Tightwad, Mo

North Carolina
Matt Arey – Shelby, NC
Chris Baumgardner – Gastonia, NC
David Fritts – Lexington, NC
Wayne Hauser – Mooresville, NC
Brent Long – Cornelius, NC
Bryan Thrift – Shelby, NC

New Jersey
Adrian Avena – Vineland, NJ

New York
Ken Golub – Pittsford, NY

Ohio
Robert Collins – Morrow, Oh
Vic Vatalaro – Kent, Oh

Oklahoma
Tommy Biffle – Wagoner, Ok
Gerald Brown – Chickasha, Ok
Jason Christie – Park Hill, Ok
Dale Hightower – Mannford, Ok
Jimmy Houston – Cookson, Ok
Douglas Jones – Fort Gibson, Ok
Darrel Robertson – Jay, Ok
Fred Roumbanis – Bixby, Ok
Alton Wilhoit – Harrah, Ok

Ontario, Canada
Jeff Gustafson – Keewatin, On
Mike Neilson – Markham, On

Oregon
Jay Yelas – Corvallis, Or

Pennsylvania
Dave Lefebre – Erie, Pa
Brad Rightnour – Mingoville, Pa

South Carolina
Todd L. Auten – Lake Wylie, SC
Anthony Gagliardi – Prosperity, SC

Tennessee
Brandon Coulter – Knoxville, Tn
Wade Hendricks – Thompsons Station, Tn
Charlie Ingram – Santa Fe, Tn
Brad Knight – Wartburg, Tn
Tim Malone – Gatlinburg, Tn
Andy Morgan – Dayton, Tn
Robert Morin – Seymour, Tn
Michael Neal – Dayton, Tn
Brandon Rummel – Knoxville, Tn
Wesley Strader – Spring City, Tn
Jack L. Wade – Knoxville, Tn

Texas
James Biggs – Richland Hills, Tx
Cody Bird – Granbury, Tx
Christopher Brasher – Hallsville, Tx
Rich Dalbey – Greenville, Tx
Shinichi Fukae – Palestine, Tx
Lamonte Loyd – Gilmer, Tx
Tommy Martin – Hemphill, Tx
Lendell Martin Jr. – Nacogdoches, Tx
Russell Parrish – Riesel, Tx
Tom Redington – Royse City, Tx
Jason Reyes – Huffman, Tx
Zell Rowland – Montgomery, Tx
Joe Don Setina – Pittsburg, Tx
John Tanner – Quitman, Tx
Austin Terry – San Angelo, Tx
Jim Tutt – Longview, Tx
Andrew Upshaw – Hemphill, Tx
Clark Wendlandt – Leander, Tx
Gary Y. Yamamoto – Palestine, Tx

Virginia
David P. Dudley – Lynchburg, Va
Philip Jarabeck – Lynchburg, Va
Robert H. Pearson – Herndon, Va
Jacob Powroznik – Prince George, Va

Washington
Luke Clausen – Spokane, Wa

Wisconsin
Tom Monsoor – La Crosse, Wi

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