Checotah Angler Wins Walmart Bass Tournament Held On Skiatook Lake

Monday, June 8th 2015, 4:45 pm
By: Dee Duren

A Checotah man won the Walmart Bass Fishing League Okie Division Event on Skiatook Lake. The tournament was moved to Skiatook after high lake levels at Eufaula and Grand forced the change.

Sean McAllister weighed four bass totaling 16 pounds, 13 ounces to win the $4,618.

He said each of the four keepers came from the same 150-yard stretch, in some timber flats near Cedar Creek. One was a 6-pound, 15-ounce fish that tied for the biggest bass of the tournament.

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Other top Oklahoma finishers in the pro division were Dane Coale of Norman, third place; Seth Canaday of Skiatook, fifth place; Jeff Booth of Collinsville, sixth place; Mark Johnson of Weleetka, eighth place and Owasso's David Youngblood in 10th.

Oklahomans also did well in the co-angler division. Pryor resident Nathan Colwell was third. Luke Frazier of Skiatook, fourth, and Meeker's Jacob Keenom, sixth. Don Benson of Eufaula finished in seventh place.

Three Oklahomans tied for eighth place in the co-anglers: Brenda Curnutte of Grove, Sean Fullerton of Bixby and Tyler Ramsey of Sand Springs.

The next Okie Division Tournament will be on Grand Lake in September.