By Todd Ceisner
BassFan Editor


When Stephen Browning won the Bassmaster Central Open at the Red River last year, he caught several key fish in a backwater that he went to as part of a final-day search for "new water." Those fish helped fuel his 12th-to-1st comeback charge.

This year, when the Red River showed up again on the Central Open schedule, Browning made it a point to go back to that same area and learn more about it and try to discover why better quality fish tend to hang out there.

What he found helped make him a winner again.

The noted river angler from Hot Springs, Ark., spent the whole event in Pool 5, focusing on pad stems and wood. He was in the Top 5 throughout and closed out the win with a 15-11 stringer on day 3 to finish with 44-03, nearly 3 1/2 pounds better than runner-up and day-2 leader Gerald Sporher.

"It's tough to repeat anywhere, I don't care where you are, local or not," Browning said. "It's extremely tough to repeat in these events. It means a lot to me to repeat, without a doubt. Not only are you up against great fishermen in the Opens, you then throw in the best locals on top of that, it's a real chore. It's a great sense of accomplishment to win again there."

The win pushed Browning to the top of the Central Open points standings with one event remaining and clinched him a berth in next year's Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell.

One of the keys was not spreading himself too thin and focusing on certain areas of the river, where fish were making their post-spawn transition.

"Over the years of having fished (the Red) a bunch, I've just eliminated a lot of water that just doesn't fit me. When I go down there and practice, I'm not trying to cover the whole river," he said. "That's one of the biggest keys. When you look at it on Google Earth and try to pick out areas to fish, you can literally spend all day in one backwater and only cover half of it.

"One advantage I seem to have is post-spawn fits me better and I have a decent grasp on where they're going back to. I feel like that played a role in my win."

Here's how he did it.

Practice

The backwater pond Browning fished on the final day last year was an area he "just stumbled upon by chance."

He hadn't practiced there and didn't have a complete understanding of its makeup. This year, he opted to go down the Thursday before Easter and spent all day in that area to learn it more.

"I wanted to go back because I knew it had the potential of winning again," he said. "I figured going down early, there wouldn't be near the competitors in there practicing.

"I didn't fish a whole lot, but fished enough to catch some. I maybe had 14 pounds and that gave me confidence and pumped me up. I left Friday and went home for Easter, but I had my mind made up that’s where it would happen for me."

Upon returning to the Red on Monday, he checked out the areas he fished during the first 2 days of last year's event and caught about 13 pounds, which gave him another option. On Tuesday, he ran up the river to see if the water level and clarity were right, but he called it "a flop" and eliminated it from his game plan.

The final day of practice he spent in other backwaters in Pool 5, again checking water clarity.

"I got a few bites, but didn't set the hook," he said. "I had enough bites, though, that I knew if I needed to scramble around I had places I could stop at."

Competition

> Day 1: 5, 14-15
> Day 2: 5, 13-09
> Day 3: 5, 15-11
> Total = 15, 44-03

More than 120 boats left the dock before Browning did on day 1, and cloudy and breezy conditions that were part of a mini cold front had him thinking he needed to get off to a strong start.

"I felt like that was going to be the day to catch as much as I could," he said. "I knew with the clouds and wind that was going to be the best day to catch a really good weight of the 2 days before the final cut."

He didn't run to his best stuff right away. Instead, he threw a spinnerbait around some lily-pad stems and caught two kicker-quality fish to take the edge off.

"When I was leaving takeoff, there was an area I'd found in practice the week before and I was like, 'I can't believe nobody's over there,'" he said. "I ran down a stretch of pad stems with mixed timber in it and caught my first fish there.

"I got off to a good start and I really felt good after my first keeper on Thursday, which was a 4 1/2-pounder. I knew I needed to have a good bite to have a good day and two of my first four keepers were that 4 1/2 and a 4-pounder. After that, honestly I just got real relaxed. I didn't let off anything. I just got stuck with 2-pounders as my cull fish and I couldn't get rid of them."

He twice looped through a milk run in the area before making a short run to another backwater, but settled for 14-15, which put him in 5th place.

"For those who know my track record, I'm known as a comeback kid so it felt good to know I'd be up around the Top 10 before I weighed in," he said.

He started day 2 in the same place, but noticed some water had dropped out and it hampered his ability to move around.

"I was seeing stumps and stick-ups I hadn't seen all week," he said. "That told me that I needed to start backing out and look for those little subtle drops. That's what I keyed in on."

He honed in on small depth variations and wood in 2 to 3 feet of water and picked them apart by flipping a Z-Man ZinkerZ soft stick bait.

"We didn't have much wind that second day and it really put them tight on the cover," he said. "I just tried to pick over every little piece of cover. The average size of my fish went up, but I don't think I had a 3-pounder that day. The 2 1/2-pounders were fairly common on day 2.

"Having fished there over the years, I knew that was going to be a good day. I felt good when I weighed in. It wasn't one of those nail-biters where I had to sit back and hope I made the Top 12. I felt pretty comfortable I had enough."

His 13-09 stringer pushed him to 2nd, less than a pound behind Sporher.

He boated a limit pretty quickly on day 3, continuing to key on wood. The water had come back up and he sensed the shallow fish would be in a feeding mood.

"With the sun out, every little piece of wood I came to, I either flipped it or cranked a square-bill by it," he said. "The water had cleaned up a bit and that bait was the exact one I caught them on last year. I just have a lot of confidence in it.

"On a river system, post-spawn fish are real lethargic, especially those better fish, and it just seemed like they'd rather eat a big bait than something smaller."

While he had a limit fairly early, his co-angler on the final day seemed to be catching the quality fish.

"I think he had about 9 pounds with three fish and I barely had that with five," he said. "I fished over a lot of fish, but I was fishing slow how I like to fish and wasn't getting in a hurry. I just told myself to be patient and believe and once the sun got up they'd have to find something to lean against."

Around 10:30 a.m., he stuck a 3-pounder on the ZinkerZ and then culled a couple more times with the crankbait. By noon, he'd moved to the area he caught them last year and culled up several more times to push his weight to 15-11.

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Photo: Z-Man Fishing Products

Browning's go-to flipping bait was the Z-Man ZinkerZ soft stick bait.

"I was the guy that was there at the right time," he said. "The fish got tight to the cover. I made one pass and it was over in 30 minutes. I had all the right ones. That stretch from 12 to 12:30 was definitely the high-noon magic."

He'd averaged about 15 keepers the first 2 days, but without additional competitors on the water on the final day, he boated nearly 20 keepers.

"It was typical river fishing," he added. "You have to run through those kinds of numbers to get up around 15 pounds. To me, I can't go out and hope to get five bites and them be the right ones. I knew I needed that many bites."

Winning Gear Notes

> Flipping gear: 7'6" medium-heavy St. Croix Legend Extreme casting rod, Team Lew's Gold casting reel (7.1:1 ratio), 20-pound Gamma Edge fluorocarbon line, 5/16-oz. Strike King Tour Grade tungsten worm weight, 5/0 Mustad KVD Grip Pin soft plastic hook, 5" Z-Man ZinkerZ (black blue laminate).

> Browning said he's done real well with the ZinkerZ in the past. "It's just a confidence bait for me," he added. "It's a finesse-style of flipping."

> Cranking gear: 6'10" medium-heavy St. Croix Mojo glass cranking rod, Lew's BB-1 Pro casting reel (6.4:1 ratio), same line, unnamed 3.5" square-bill crankbait (sexy shad).

> Spinnerbait gear: 7' medium-heavy St. Croix Legend Extreme casting rod, same reel as cranking, same line, 1/2-oz. War Eagle Screaming Eagle double-willow spinnerbait (hot white/chartreuse).

The Bottom Line

> Main factor in his success – "Just being patient and being confident and believing and having hope. With the exception of the first morning, things didn't click until about noon each day and that helped me stay focused."

> Performance edge – "It's no secret the Red River is brutal on equipment. My Mercury pushed that Triton over stumps to where I needed to go and my MotorGuide trolling motor was a key because you have to be stealthy at that place. Also, more and more (Kevin) VanDam and (Jeff) Kriet have made me a believer in that HydroWave. I know I caught fish behind guys I knew didn't have one on their boat. I have a lot of faith in that little machine."

Notable

> Browning said after last year's Open win, he fished the balance of the Elite Series season much differently knowing he had a Classic ticket in his pocket. This year, he won't follow the same path. "I spent some time thinking about it and I felt like I was fishing out of my comfort zone," he said. "Winning again around the same time this year with five Elite events left, I'm going to fish my strength. I'm not going to get crazy. I'll beat around the shallows and fish how I'm comfortable."

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Final Standings

1. Stephen Browning -- Hot Springs, AR -- 15, 44-03 -- 200 -- $48,265
Day 1: 5, 14-15 -- Day 2: 5, 13-09 -- Day 3: 5, 15-11

2. Gerald Spohrer -- Gonzales, LA -- 15, 40-12 -- 199 -- $18,693
Day 1: 5, 13-05 -- Day 2: 5, 15-09 -- Day 3: 5, 11-14

3. Aaron Johnson -- Shreveport, LA -- 14, 40-02 -- 198 -- $14,332
Day 1: 5, 20-08 -- Day 2: 4, 06-15 -- Day 3: 5, 12-11

4. Keith Combs -- Huntington, TX -- 15, 37-11 -- 197 -- $12,376
Day 1: 5, 12-06 -- Day 2: 5, 10-03 -- Day 3: 5, 15-02

5. Chad Wiley -- Pineville, LA -- 15, 34-14 -- 196 -- $10,799
Day 1: 5, 14-03 -- Day 2: 5, 08-07 -- Day 3: 5, 12-04

6. Colby Hand -- Shreveport, LA -- 15, 34-07 -- 195 -- $9,221
Day 1: 5, 16-02 -- Day 2: 5, 09-04 -- Day 3: 5, 09-01

7. Jeff Kriet -- Ardmore, OK -- 14, 33-06 -- 194 -- $7,765
Day 1: 5, 12-12 -- Day 2: 5, 14-12 -- Day 3: 4, 05-14

8. Kylie Sparks -- Denham Spgs, LA -- 13, 32-11 -- 193 -- $6,188
Day 1: 5, 10-00 -- Day 2: 5, 15-06 -- Day 3: 3, 07-05

9. Marvin Ettredge -- Shreveport, LA -- 15, 31-14 -- 192 -- $4,611
Day 1: 5, 14-00 -- Day 2: 5, 11-02 -- Day 3: 5, 06-12

10. Caleb Boudreaux -- Doyline, LA -- 15, 31-10 -- 191 -- $4,247
Day 1: 5, 12-08 -- Day 2: 5, 10-09 -- Day 3: 5, 08-09

11. Tommy Murray -- Bedford, TX -- 12, 31-01 -- 190 -- $3,883
Day 1: 5, 15-06 -- Day 2: 5, 10-10 -- Day 3: 2, 05-01

12. John Frye -- Haughton, LA -- 11, 25-02 -- 189 -- $3,640
Day 1: 5, 14-03 -- Day 2: 5, 09-10 -- Day 3: 1, 01-05

The following anglers did not make the cut and did not fish on day 3.

13. Ken Iyobe -- Tokoname -- Aichi JAPAN -- 10, 22-09 -- 188 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 11-06 -- Day 2: 5, 11-03

14. Darold Gleason -- Leesville, LA -- 10, 22-05 -- 187 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 09-02 -- Day 2: 5, 13-03

15. Rick Clunn -- Ava, MO -- 10, 22-04 -- 186 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 08-03 -- Day 2: 5, 14-01

16. Justin Kerr -- Lk Havasu Cty, AZ -- 10, 21-13 -- 185 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 11-00 -- Day 2: 5, 10-13

17. Ray Hanselman Jr -- Del Rio, TX -- 9, 21-11 -- 184 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 14-13 -- Day 2: 4, 06-14

18. Jarred Fitch -- West Monroe, LA -- 10, 21-10 -- 183 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 11-01 -- Day 2: 5, 10-09

19. James Stricklin -- Hot Springs, TX -- 10, 21-07 -- 182 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 09-13 -- Day 2: 5, 11-10

20. Buz Craft -- Vidalia, LA -- 10, 21-06 -- 181 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 12-03 -- Day 2: 5, 09-03

21. Dale Hightower -- Mannford, OK -- 10, 21-05 -- 180 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 12-07 -- Day 2: 5, 08-14

22. Eric Poindexter -- Eufaula, OK -- 10, 21-04 -- 179 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 09-04 -- Day 2: 5, 12-00

23. Carl Jocumsen -- Queensland AUSTRALIA -- 10, 21-00 -- 178 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 09-08 -- Day 2: 5, 11-08

24. James Biggerstaff -- Odessa, TX -- 10, 21-00 -- 177 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 10-09 -- Day 2: 5, 10-07

25. Mike McClelland -- Bella Vista, AR -- 10, 20-15 -- 176 -- $3,033
Day 1: 5, 08-09 -- Day 2: 5, 12-06

26. Kevin Short -- Mayflower, AR -- 10, 20-13 -- 175 -- $2,669
Day 1: 5, 09-03 -- Day 2: 5, 11-10

27. Logan Sherrer -- Karnack, TX -- 10, 20-08 -- 174 -- $2,669
Day 1: 5, 08-02 -- Day 2: 5, 12-06

28. Steve Sennikoff -- Forney, TX -- 10, 20-08 -- 173 -- $2,669
Day 1: 5, 09-08 -- Day 2: 5, 11-00

29. Eddie Norris -- Mannford, OK -- 10, 20-06 -- 172 -- $2,669
Day 1: 5, 10-13 -- Day 2: 5, 09-09

30. Cody Martin -- Goldonna, LA -- 9, 20-05 -- 171 -- $2,669
Day 1: 5, 11-14 -- Day 2: 4, 08-07

31. Kenta Kimura -- Livingston, TX -- 9, 20-04 -- 170 -- $2,305
Day 1: 5, 11-13 -- Day 2: 4, 08-07

32. Jeff Avery -- El Dorado, AR -- 9, 20-01 -- 169 -- $2,305
Day 1: 4, 07-11 -- Day 2: 5, 12-06

33. Blake Betz -- Baton Rouge, LA -- 10, 20-01 -- 168 -- $2,305
Day 1: 5, 11-02 -- Day 2: 5, 08-15

34. Cliff Crochet -- Pierre Part, LA -- 10, 20-01 -- 167 -- $2,305
Day 1: 5, 09-04 -- Day 2: 5, 10-13

35. Lucas Ragusa -- Gonzales, LA -- 10, 20-01 -- 166 -- $2,305
Day 1: 5, 10-11 -- Day 2: 5, 09-06

36. Joel Baker -- Talala, OK -- 10, 19-15 -- 165 -- $1,941
Day 1: 5, 09-01 -- Day 2: 5, 10-14

37. Brian Clark -- Haltom City, TX -- 10, 19-15 -- 164 -- $1,941
Day 1: 5, 09-09 -- Day 2: 5, 10-06

38. Larry Puckett -- Decatur, TX -- 8, 19-13 -- 163 -- $1,941
Day 1: 5, 15-04 -- Day 2: 3, 04-09

39. Jordan Lee -- Vinemont, AL -- 10, 19-13 -- 162 -- $1,941
Day 1: 5, 09-02 -- Day 2: 5, 10-11

40. Matt Lee -- Auburn , AL -- 10, 19-11 -- 161 -- $1,941
Day 1: 5, 08-07 -- Day 2: 5, 11-04

41. Mike Pedroza -- Sibley, LA -- 10, 19-10 -- 160
Day 1: 5, 07-12 -- Day 2: 5, 11-14

42. Eddy May -- Valley Center, KS -- 9, 19-08 -- 159
Day 1: 4, 06-08 -- Day 2: 5, 13-00

43. Randy Allen -- Shreveport, LA -- 10, 19-06 -- 158
Day 1: 5, 10-02 -- Day 2: 5, 09-04

44. Dustin Reneau -- Mckinney, TX -- 10, 19-06 -- 157
Day 1: 5, 09-09 -- Day 2: 5, 09-13

45. Jerry Hester -- Coushatta, LA -- 9, 19-01 -- 156
Day 1: 5, 13-03 -- Day 2: 4, 05-14

46. Brent Chapman -- Lake Quivira, KS -- 8, 19-00 -- 155
Day 1: 3, 05-04 -- Day 2: 5, 13-12

47. Timmy Reneau -- Del Rio, TX -- 10, 18-09 -- 154
Day 1: 5, 12-08 -- Day 2: 5, 06-01

48. Shane Williams -- Keithville, LA -- 10, 18-08 -- 153
Day 1: 5, 08-14 -- Day 2: 5, 09-10

49. Chip Gennaro Jr -- Wesson, MS -- 10, 18-02 -- 152
Day 1: 5, 10-11 -- Day 2: 5, 07-07

50. Troy Broussard -- Beaumont, TX -- 10, 17-15 -- 151
Day 1: 5, 08-13 -- Day 2: 5, 09-02

51. Bill Lee -- Harker Hts, TX -- 10, 17-13 -- 150
Day 1: 5, 10-14 -- Day 2: 5, 06-15

52. Gary Clouse -- La Vergne, TN -- 7, 17-11 -- 149 -- $250
Day 1: 2, 03-05 -- Day 2: 5, 14-06

53. Josh Douglas -- Shakopee, MN -- 10, 17-09 -- 148
Day 1: 5, 09-11 -- Day 2: 5, 07-14

54. Brock Mosley -- Collinsville, MS -- 10, 17-08 -- 147
Day 1: 5, 10-14 -- Day 2: 5, 06-10

55. Jeff Reynolds -- Calera, OK -- 10, 17-08 -- 146
Day 1: 5, 07-12 -- Day 2: 5, 09-12

56. Jeff Cloud -- Lubbock, TX -- 8, 17-07 -- 145
Day 1: 3, 04-11 -- Day 2: 5, 12-12

57. Scott Mcgehee -- Madison, MS -- 10, 17-06 -- 144
Day 1: 5, 07-09 -- Day 2: 5, 09-13

58. Scott Barnett -- Mansfield, TX -- 10, 17-03 -- 143
Day 1: 5, 09-05 -- Day 2: 5, 07-14

59. Josh Tidenberg -- Clovis, NM -- 10, 17-01 -- 142
Day 1: 5, 06-15 -- Day 2: 5, 10-02

60. Brandon Mosley -- Choctaw, OK -- 10, 16-14 -- 141
Day 1: 5, 09-07 -- Day 2: 5, 07-07

61. Sam George -- Athens, AL -- 10, 16-13 -- 140
Day 1: 5, 07-02 -- Day 2: 5, 09-11

62. Edwin Evers -- Talala, OK -- 10, 16-12 -- 139
Day 1: 5, 08-07 -- Day 2: 5, 08-05

63. Rick Mabile -- Pierre Part, LA -- 10, 16-09 -- 138
Day 1: 5, 08-13 -- Day 2: 5, 07-12

64. Albert Collins -- Nacogdoches, TX -- 8, 16-07 -- 137
Day 1: 5, 11-05 -- Day 2: 3, 05-02

65. Tommy Loving -- Cypress, TX -- 6, 16-07 -- 136
Day 1: 3, 08-15 -- Day 2: 3, 07-08

66. Robbie Latuso -- Gonzales, LA -- 10, 16-04 -- 135
Day 1: 5, 06-15 -- Day 2: 5, 09-05

67. James Niggemeyer -- Van, TX -- 10, 16-00 -- 134
Day 1: 5, 08-14 -- Day 2: 5, 07-02

68. Vu Au -- Tucson, AZ -- 7, 15-15 -- 133
Day 1: 5, 13-00 -- Day 2: 2, 02-15

69. Denny Brauer -- Del Rio, MO -- 9, 15-15 -- 132
Day 1: 4, 05-13 -- Day 2: 5, 10-02

70. Brian Potter -- Claremore, OK -- 10, 15-14 -- 131
Day 1: 5, 06-07 -- Day 2: 5, 09-07

71. Terry Peacock -- Royse City, TX -- 8, 15-11 -- 130
Day 1: 5, 07-12 -- Day 2: 3, 07-15

72. Billy Smith -- Tomball, TX -- 8, 15-10 -- 129
Day 1: 3, 03-13 -- Day 2: 5, 11-13

73. Jeffery Lemoine -- Des Allemands, LA -- 10, 15-10 -- 128
Day 1: 5, 08-08 -- Day 2: 5, 07-02

74. Gary Klein -- Weatherford, TX -- 9, 15-09 -- 127
Day 1: 5, 10-12 -- Day 2: 4, 04-13

75. Tommy Dickerson -- Orange, TX -- 10, 15-08 -- 126
Day 1: 5, 08-05 -- Day 2: 5, 07-03

76. Stephen Mitchell -- Jonesville, LA -- 8, 15-07 -- 125
Day 1: 5, 08-07 -- Day 2: 3, 07-00

77. Jim Dillard -- West Monroe, LA -- 9, 15-06 -- 124
Day 1: 5, 08-03 -- Day 2: 4, 07-03

78. Grant Goldbeck -- Boerne, TX -- 9, 15-04 -- 123
Day 1: 5, 10-01 -- Day 2: 4, 05-03

79. Doug Anderson -- Saint Louis, MO -- 10, 15-04 -- 122
Day 1: 5, 08-07 -- Day 2: 5, 06-13

80. C-Note Cnota -- Tucson, AZ -- 10, 15-03 -- 121
Day 1: 5, 08-06 -- Day 2: 5, 06-13

81. David Gillham -- Heath, TX -- 10, 15-02 -- 120
Day 1: 5, 06-05 -- Day 2: 5, 08-13

82. Kevin Lasyone -- Dry Prong, LA -- 10, 15-02 -- 119
Day 1: 5, 06-13 -- Day 2: 5, 08-05

83. James Biggs -- Richland Hills, TX -- 8, 15-01 -- 118
Day 1: 3, 03-05 -- Day 2: 5, 11-12

84. Gene Eisenmann -- Frisco, TX -- 9, 15-01 -- 117
Day 1: 4, 07-14 -- Day 2: 5, 07-03

85. Bradley Jameson -- Lovington, NM -- 9, 14-14 -- 116
Day 1: 5, 07-02 -- Day 2: 4, 07-12

86. Blaine Covington -- Fort Worth, TX -- 10, 14-12 -- 115
Day 1: 5, 08-06 -- Day 2: 5, 06-06

87. Patrick Pierce -- Jacksonville, FL -- 10, 14-09 -- 114
Day 1: 5, 07-11 -- Day 2: 5, 06-14

88. Jody Herring -- Meadville, MS -- 7, 14-08 -- 113
Day 1: 5, 12-04 -- Day 2: 2, 02-04

89. Andy Young -- Mound, MN -- 10, 14-07 -- 112
Day 1: 5, 08-04 -- Day 2: 5, 06-03

90. Jonathan Simon -- Orange, TX -- 8, 14-05 -- 111
Day 1: 5, 09-09 -- Day 2: 3, 04-12

91. Brian Mathis -- Fort Collins, CO -- 10, 14-05 -- 110
Day 1: 5, 05-15 -- Day 2: 5, 08-06

92. Keith Surber -- Longview, TX -- 9, 14-05 -- 109
Day 1: 5, 07-15 -- Day 2: 4, 06-06

93. Tucker Owings -- Haslet, TX -- 10, 14-01 -- 108
Day 1: 5, 06-04 -- Day 2: 5, 07-13

94. Zack Fogle -- White Oak, TX -- 7, 13-15 -- 107
Day 1: 5, 10-12 -- Day 2: 2, 03-03

95. Jeromy Francis -- Magnolia, TX -- 10, 13-15 -- 106
Day 1: 5, 05-15 -- Day 2: 5, 08-00

96. Randy Despino -- Colfax, LA -- 10, 13-14 -- 105
Day 1: 5, 06-08 -- Day 2: 5, 07-06

97. Gary Riffle -- Paris, TX -- 8, 13-13 -- 104
Day 1: 5, 09-08 -- Day 2: 3, 04-05

98. David Padgett -- Republican City, NE -- 8, 13-09 -- 103
Day 1: 3, 03-14 -- Day 2: 5, 09-11

99. Chris Jones -- Bokoshe, OK -- 10, 13-06 -- 102
Day 1: 5, 07-04 -- Day 2: 5, 06-02

100. Albert Earl White -- Crosby, TX -- 7, 13-06 -- 101
Day 1: 5, 07-03 -- Day 2: 2, 06-03

101. Homer Humphreys Jr. Minden, LA -- 7, 13-06 -- 100
Day 1: 4, 06-12 -- Day 2: 3, 06-10

102. Chase Brooks -- Rankin, TX -- 7, 13-01 -- 99
Day 1: 5, 09-05 -- Day 2: 2, 03-12

103. Doug Vahrenberg -- Higginsville, MO -- 8, 13-00 -- 98
Day 1: 3, 04-13 -- Day 2: 5, 08-03

104. Mike Pharr -- Shreveport, LA -- 8, 12-15 -- 97
Day 1: 3, 05-06 -- Day 2: 5, 07-09

105. Terrell Foster -- Natchez, MS -- 8, 12-14 -- 96
Day 1: 5, 08-01 -- Day 2: 3, 04-13

106. Gary Vining -- Morgan City, LA -- 10, 12-14 -- 95
Day 1: 5, 07-10 -- Day 2: 5, 05-04

107. Trait Crist -- Fort Worth, TX -- 7, 12-12 -- 94
Day 1: 3, 06-03 -- Day 2: 4, 06-09

108. Mark Child -- Mansfield, TX -- 6, 12-08 -- 93
Day 1: 5, 08-14 -- Day 2: 1, 03-10

109. Christoper Mitchell -- Bossier City, LA -- 6, 12-07 -- 92
Day 1: 2, 03-07 -- Day 2: 4, 09-00

110. Ryan Williams -- Tyler, TX -- 6, 12-04 -- 91
Day 1: 5, 10-14 -- Day 2: 1, 01-06

111. Chris Berry -- Houston, TX -- 8, 12-04 -- 90
Day 1: 3, 04-05 -- Day 2: 5, 07-15

112. Ron Wells -- Claremore, OK -- 9, 12-04 -- 89
Day 1: 5, 07-04 -- Day 2: 4, 05-00

113. Craig Workman -- Fort Worth, TX -- 9, 11-15 -- 88
Day 1: 5, 06-08 -- Day 2: 4, 05-07

114. Don Stringer -- Huntsville, TX -- 8, 11-14 -- 87
Day 1: 5, 07-07 -- Day 2: 3, 04-07

115. Carl Cavalier -- Avondale, LA -- 8, 11-13 -- 86
Day 1: 3, 04-09 -- Day 2: 5, 07-04

116. Greg Yates -- Sunnyvale, TX -- 5, 11-10 -- 85
Day 1: 4, 10-05 -- Day 2: 1, 01-05

117. Dannie Barlow -- Madison, MS -- 7, 11-09 -- 84
Day 1: 5, 09-08 -- Day 2: 2, 02-01

118. Jerod Hawkes -- Eagle Pass, TX -- 8, 11-06 -- 83
Day 1: 5, 06-12 -- Day 2: 3, 04-10

119. Keith Poche -- Pike Road, AL -- 5, 11-05 -- 82
Day 1: 5, 11-05 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

120. Tyler Wilson -- Carlsbad, NM -- 7, 11-05 -- 81
Day 1: 5, 08-02 -- Day 2: 2, 03-03

121. Greg Ingram -- Owasso, OK -- 4, 11-00 -- 80
Day 1: 3, 08-06 -- Day 2: 1, 02-10

122. Matthew Delaney -- Pollock, LA -- 9, 11-00 -- 79
Day 1: 5, 07-00 -- Day 2: 4, 04-00

123. Ralph Laster -- Camdenton, MO -- 8, 11-00 -- 78
Day 1: 5, 06-09 -- Day 2: 3, 04-07

124. Frank Ramsey -- Cary, IL -- 8, 10-15 -- 77
Day 1: 5, 07-00 -- Day 2: 3, 03-15

125. James Caldemeyer -- Gilmer, TX -- 7, 10-12 -- 76
Day 1: 4, 05-15 -- Day 2: 3, 04-13

126. Bo Keith -- Haughton, LA -- 5, 10-11 -- 75
Day 1: 5, 10-11 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

127. Tyler Carriere -- Youngsville, LA -- 6, 10-11 -- 74
Day 1: 5, 09-05 -- Day 2: 1, 01-06

128. David Gregg -- Palestine, TX -- 6, 10-08 -- 73
Day 1: 4, 06-09 -- Day 2: 2, 03-15

129. Shane Powell -- Midland City, AL -- 6, 10-07 -- 72
Day 1: 5, 08-02 -- Day 2: 1, 02-05

130. Tandy Harlan -- Shreveport, LA -- 6, 10-06 -- 71
Day 1: 5, 09-01 -- Day 2: 1, 01-05

131. Randall Sitz -- Prosper, TX -- 8, 10-06 -- 70
Day 1: 3, 03-04 -- Day 2: 5, 07-02

132. Tyler Stewart -- West Monroe, LA -- 8, 10-06 -- 69
Day 1: 5, 06-06 -- Day 2: 3, 04-00

133. Mac McDaniel -- Roxie, MS -- 7, 10-05 -- 68
Day 1: 4, 04-14 -- Day 2: 3, 05-07

134. Steven Schmidt -- Madison, NE -- 6, 10-04 -- 67
Day 1: 3, 06-06 -- Day 2: 3, 03-14

135. Derek Fulps -- Broken Arrow, OK -- 5, 10-02 -- 66
Day 1: 4, 09-02 -- Day 2: 1, 01-00

136. Daniel Rodriquez -- New Braunfels, TX -- 7, 10-02 -- 65
Day 1: 3, 04-15 -- Day 2: 4, 05-03

137. TR Andreas -- Kerrville, TX -- 8, 10-01 -- 64
Day 1: 4, 04-14 -- Day 2: 4, 05-03

138. Thomas McMillan -- Choudrant, LA -- 8, 09-15 -- 63
Day 1: 5, 06-05 -- Day 2: 3, 03-10

139. Rick Gillespie -- Vidalia, LA -- 8, 09-14 -- 62
Day 1: 3, 04-08 -- Day 2: 5, 05-06

140. Stephen Johnston -- Hemphill, TX -- 7, 09-06 -- 61
Day 1: 4, 05-09 -- Day 2: 3, 03-13

141. Brian Ankrum -- Uvalde, TX -- 6, 08-14 -- 60
Day 1: 2, 02-05 -- Day 2: 4, 06-09

142. Roy Sanford -- Brookeland, TX -- 5, 08-10 -- 59
Day 1: 5, 08-10 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

143. David Sherrer -- Elm Grove, LA -- 5, 08-08 -- 58
Day 1: 5, 08-08 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

144. Greg Mansfield -- Burnsville, MN -- 7, 08-08 -- 57
Day 1: 4, 03-15 -- Day 2: 3, 04-09

145. Rick Dusek -- Wylie, TX -- 7, 08-03 -- 56
Day 1: 5, 06-00 -- Day 2: 2, 02-03

146. William Oshinn -- Granite Bay, CA -- 5, 08-02 -- 55
Day 1: 5, 08-02 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

147. Cole Garrett -- Winnfield, LA -- 4, 08-01 -- 54
Day 1: 4, 08-01 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

148. Tommy Durham -- Whitney, TX -- 7, 08-01 -- 53
Day 1: 5, 05-11 -- Day 2: 2, 02-06

149. Jeff Acker -- Duncanville, TX -- 6, 08-01 -- 52
Day 1: 3, 04-05 -- Day 2: 3, 03-12

150. Bob Fair -- Oologah, OK -- 6, 07-15 -- 51
Day 1: 2, 01-13 -- Day 2: 4, 06-02

151. Ryan Heavener -- Tulsa, OK -- 5, 07-13 -- 50
Day 1: 2, 02-14 -- Day 2: 3, 04-15

152. Rick Hanna -- Hereford, TX -- 5, 07-12 -- 49
Day 1: 4, 06-12 -- Day 2: 1, 01-00

153. Scott Maness -- Minden, LA -- 7, 07-06 -- 48
Day 1: 2, 02-00 -- Day 2: 5, 05-06

154. Cody Ryan Greaney -- Manchaca, TX -- 5, 07-00 -- 47
Day 1: 3, 04-04 -- Day 2: 2, 02-12

155. Todd Risinger -- West Monroe, LA -- 4, 06-15 -- 46
Day 1: 1, 01-09 -- Day 2: 3, 05-06

156. Jeff Jerome -- Mcpherson, KS -- 5, 06-14 -- 45
Day 1: 1, 01-10 -- Day 2: 4, 05-04

157. Lisa Sternard -- Clarksville, TN -- 5, 06-02 -- 44
Day 1: 5, 06-02 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

158. Jay Grave -- Linn Creek, MO -- 3, 05-10 -- 43
Day 1: 1, 01-13 -- Day 2: 2, 03-13

159. Ed Whaley -- Montgomery, TX -- 3, 05-08 -- 42
Day 1: 1, 01-06 -- Day 2: 2, 04-02

160. Darrell Newman -- Bruceville, TX -- 4, 05-07 -- 41
Day 1: 0, 00-00 -- Day 2: 4, 05-07

161. Cody Brazzel -- Shreveport, LA -- 3, 05-06 -- 40
Day 1: 3, 05-06 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

162. Teb Jones -- Hattiesburg, MS -- 5, 05-06 -- 39
Day 1: 3, 03-06 -- Day 2: 2, 02-00

163. Larry Byrd -- Lake Charles, LA -- 3, 05-04 -- 38
Day 1: 3, 05-04 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

164. Craig Duvall -- Denham Springs, LA -- 3, 05-03 -- 37
Day 1: 3, 05-03 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

165. Dave Mansue -- Hemphill, TX -- 4, 05-00 -- 36
Day 1: 0, 00-00 -- Day 2: 4, 05-00

166. Debra Hengst -- San Antonio, TX -- 3, 04-15 -- 35
Day 1: 1, 01-07 -- Day 2: 2, 03-08

167. Michael Murphrey -- Jonesboro, LA -- 4, 04-14 -- 34
Day 1: 4, 04-14 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

168. Johnny Johnson -- Destin, FL -- 1, 04-11 -- 33
Day 1: 1, 04-11 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

169. Jason Lieblong -- Conway, AR -- 3, 04-06 -- 32
Day 1: 3, 04-06 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

170. Sammy Burks -- Joplin, MO -- 2, 03-14 -- 31
Day 1: 2, 03-14 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

171. Roger Richter -- Muskogee, OK -- 3, 03-13 -- 30
Day 1: 3, 03-13 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

172. Jan Heavener -- Sherwood, AR -- 3, 03-11 -- 29
Day 1: 3, 03-11 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

173. Dewayne Lewis -- Arlington, TX -- 3, 03-10 -- 28
Day 1: 1, 01-13 -- Day 2: 2, 01-13

174. Kendall Newson -- Decatur, GA -- 3, 03-09 -- 27
Day 1: 2, 02-04 -- Day 2: 1, 01-05

175. Jon Englund -- Farwell, MN -- 3, 03-06 -- 26
Day 1: 0, 00-00 -- Day 2: 3, 03-06

176. Jason Lawson -- Corrigan, TX -- 2, 02-14 -- 25
Day 1: 2, 02-14 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

177. Bert Worrell -- Hallsville, TX -- 2, 02-11 -- 24
Day 1: 2, 02-11 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

178. Brent Bonadona -- Port Allen, LA -- 2, 02-08 -- 23
Day 1: 2, 02-08 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

179. Derick Kuyrkendall -- Bergheim, TX -- 1, 01-13 -- 22
Day 1: 1, 01-13 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

180. Justin Russell -- El Dorado, KS -- 1, 01-08 -- 21
Day 1: 1, 01-08 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

181. Adrian Yeo -- Colorado Springs, CO -- 1, 01-01 -- 20
Day 1: 1, 01-01 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00

182. Jason Baggett -- Mansfield, AR -- 0, 00-00 -- 0
Day 1: 0, 00-00 -- Day 2: 0, 00-00