Edwin Evers’ weekend perhaps eased his disappointment of not qualifying for the 2010 Bassmaster Classic.
The pro bass angler from Talala and former Southeastern Oklahoma State University football player won the season-ending Bassmaster Central Open tournament Sunday on Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin in a one-day fish off against Mark Smith of Louisiana.
Evers boated 14 pounds, 7 ounces on Sunday while Smith had 10-8.
The two anglers were tied with 35 pounds, 9-ounces after three days of fishing on Saturday and were forced to return Sunday for the one-day showdown.
Evers won $32,400. It was his fifth BASS tournament win. ”You just need to cherish each one,” he said. “They’re so hard to come by.”