Bell, Patton win first 2013 LeFlore County Bass Club tournament of season

The LeFlore County Bass Club had its first tournament of the 2013 circuit Saturday at Grasshopper Landing on Broken Bow Lake. There were 30 boats of anglers who caught 94 fish with a combined weight of 205.08 pounds. The average fish caught weighed 2.18 pounds. There were 13 limits brought to the weigh-in scales.Kevin Bell and Jesse Patton won the tournament with a total of 13.96 pounds, including Patton’s big bass winner of four pounds even. The duo pocketed $430, and Patton earned an additional $285 for his big bass winner.Rodney Faulkenberry and Andy Nance were second (13.12 pounds, $430), while Chuck Restine and Steve Core came in third (13.06, $285).Rounding out the top five were Jason Wickware and Russ Warner in fourth (12.8 pounds) and Keith Griffith and Gary Steelman in fifth (12.19).The next tournament will take place Feb. 17 at Chicken Creek Landing on Lake Tenkiller. For more information, call “The Jody Ray Fishing Hotline” at (918) 649-7387.