The 2022 D5 NSF was held on Lake of the Pines at Bullfrog Marina. The field consisted of 23 boaters and co- anglers from the states of Texas and Louisiana. The cooler weather had everyone fired up with anticipation of a big bag of bass at the pre-tournament meeting.
Day one was a beautiful clear morning with temps in the upper 40’s. The low air temperatures and mid 70-degree water temps spawned a thick layer of fog that led to an hour-long fog delay. Pines did not fail to produce some solid strings of fish. Louisiana boater Ryan Latch sacked up a 5 fish limit good for 17.27 and Texas boater James Biggs came in with a 5 fish limit that weighed 14.35 lbs. Texas co angler John Walker came in with 15.51lbs and a 5.77 lb big bass and Louisiana co angler Nick Teel Louisiana had 15.02 lbs. The co- anglers gave the boaters a run for their money on day one.
Day two started with bluebird skies and temps in the low 50’s. This once again stirred up a thick layer of fog that led to an hour-long delay. The day one weights had everyone chomping at the bit to get started. In the end, Texas boater James Biggs hustled up a 5 bass limit for 20.13 lbs and a 7.66 lb big bass for a two-day total of 34.48lbs. Louisiana boater Ryan Latch was on Biggs’s heels with a 5 bass limit for 16.28 lbs and a 7.77 lb big bass for a two-day total of 33.55 lbs. Texas co angler John Walker would not be denied and brought in a 5 fish limit for 9.30lbs for a two-day total of 24.81lbs. Louisiana co angler Brentyn Wheat rounded up the day 2 big bag for the co-anglers with 10.76 lbs. Louisiana co angler Nick Teel brought 1 fish for 1.69 lbs, which was enough to grab the lead for the co anglers.
Texas Boater James Biggs took first place with 34.48 and Louisiana boater Ryan Latch was second with 33.55. Louisiana boater Ryan Kemp was third with 22.97 and Louisiana boater Eric Gilcrest was fourth with 22.43.
Texas co angler John Walker was first place with 24.81 and Louisiana co angler Nick Teel was second with 16.71. Louisiana co angler Brentyn Wheat was third with 13.53 and Texas co angler Jason Geesey was forth with 12.06.
Elton Brock was the Ranger Cup Qualifier.