Freeburg’s Dickneite wins Costa FLW Series tournament presented by Evinrude on Lake of the Ozarks
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Oct 16th, 2017 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Oct 16th, 2017 at 12:00 AM
Boater Andre Dickneite of Freeburg, Missouri, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds even to win the Costa FLW Series Central Division event on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Evinrude. Dickneite’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 48 pounds, 4 ounces, was enough to earn him the win by a 2-pound, 8-ounce margin and the first place prize of $40,000.
“I am on top of the world right now,” said Dickneite, who after two previous wins at the T-H Marine Bass Fishing League level earned his first win in the Costa FLW Series. “I did not think that I had enough to win today. I started the day in fourth place, and I thought that my weight would likely maintain my standing. But the other guys struggled, and now here I am.”
Dickneite said that he caught his fish throughout the week flipping a jig to docks. His main bait was a ½-ounce black and blue-colored V&M jig, trailered with a Strike King Rage Craw.
“The key for me was fishing the conditions that I was given,” Dickneite said. “I had one magic dock that I caught 2 keepers on each day, but other than that I was fishing different areas. I fished from the Hurricane Deck Bridge to up as far as Mossy Creek.”
Dickneite mentioned that every fish that he caught came flipping with the jig, except for today when he managed to catch three on a Texas-rigged red bug-colored Zoom Magnum Trick Worm.
“I caught 10 keepers on Thursday, then seven on Friday and seven more today. I didn’t throw the worm at all earlier this week, but it felt right to throw it today. I was fortunate to make the right decisions this week and I couldn’t be happier with how I ended up.”
The top 10 pros on Lake of the Ozarks were:
1st: Andre Dickneite, Freeburg, Mo., 15 bass, 48-4, $40,000
2nd: Roger Fitzpatrick, Eldon, Mo., 15 bass, 45-12, $15,700
3rd: James Dill, Sunrise Beach, Mo., 15 bass, 45-12, $12,000
4th: Costa pro Dylan Hays, Sheridan, Ark., 15 bass, 45-7, $10,100
5th: Dennis Berhorst, Holts Summit, Mo., 15 bass, 44-4, $9,000
6th: Shane Long, Willard, Mo., 15 bass, 44-3, $8,000
7th: Casey Scanlon, Lake Ozark, Mo., 15 bass, 43-3, $7,000
8th: Jeremy Lawyer, Sarcoxie, Mo., 15 bass, 42-14, $6,000
9th: Old Spice pro Greg Bohannan, Bentonville, Ark., 15 bass, 40-11, $5,000
10th: James Watson, Lampe, Mo., 11 bass, 34-15, $4,000
A complete list of results can be found at FLWFishing.com.