BASSMASTER CLASSIC REPORT

HOUSTON — Friday’s first-day results from the 47th Bassmaster Classic held on Lake Conroe with anglers, their hometowns, number of bass weighed in parentheses (five-bass limit) and catch weight in pounds and ounces, and angler with the heaviest bass of the day. Louisiana anglers are bold:

1, Brent Ehrler, Newport Beach, California (5) 23-3. 2, Bradley Roy, Lancaster, Kentucky (5) 22-1. 3, Cliff Crochet, Pierre Part (5) 21-8. 4, Michael Iaconelli, Pittsgrove, New Jersey (5) 21-2. 5, Clifford Pirch, Payson, Arizona (5) 20-11.

6, Dave Lefebre, Erie, Pennsylvania (5) 20-6. 7, James Elam, Tulsa, Oklahoma (4) 20-1. 8, Alton Jones Sr., Lorena, Texas (5) 19-13. 9, Wesley Strader, Spring City, Tennessee (5) 19-9. 10, Matt Herren, Ashville, Alabama (5) 19-7.

11, Ish Monroe, Hughson, California (5) 19-4.12, Kevin VanDam, Kalamazoo, Michigan (5) 18-6. 13, Edwin Evers, Talala, Oklahoma (5) 18-3. 14, Justin Lucas, Guntersville, Alabama (5) 17-12. 15, Steve Kennedy, Auburn, Alabama (5) 17-7.

16, Jason Williamson, Wagener, South Carolina (4) 17-1. 17, Ryan Lavigne, Gonzales (5) 16-10. 18, Bobby Lane Jr., Lakeland, Florida (5) 16-8. 19, Randall Tharp, Port St. Joe, Florida (5) 16-0. 20, Chris Zaldain, San Jose, California (5) 15-15.

21, Skeet Reese, Auburn, California (5) 15-13. 22, Jason Christie, Park Hill, Oklahoma (5) 15-3. 23, Jared Lintner, Arroyo Grande, California (5) 14-10. 24, Jacob Powroznik, Port Haywood, Virginia (5) 14-9. 25, Ott DeFoe, Knoxville, Tennessee (5) 13-13.

26, Greg Hackney, Gonzales (5) 13-6. 27, Drew Benton, Panama City, Florida (5) 13-0. 28, Boyd Duckett, Guntersville, Alabama (3) 12-14. 29, Alton Jones Jr., Lorena, Texas (4) 12-13. 30, Bill Lowen, Brookville, Indiana (4) 12-3.

31, Todd Faircloth, Jasper, Texas (5) 11-0. 32, Aaron Martens, Leeds, Alabama (4) 10-10. 33, Jesse Wiggins, Cullman, Alabama (4) 10-8. 34, Timothy Klinger, Boulder City, Nevada (4) 10-6. 35, Darrell Oramica, Fruitland, Idaho (3) 9-3.

36, Brett Hite, Phoenix, Arizona (3) 8-11. 37, Jordan Lee, Vinemont, Alabama (3) 8-6. 38, Andy Montgomery, Blacksburg, South Carolina (2) 8-3. 39, Hank Cherry, Maiden, North Carolina (3) 7-15. 40, (tie) Casey Ashley, Donalds, South Carolina (3) & Keith Combs, Huntington, Texas (3) 7-11.

42, John Garrett, Union City, Tennessee (3) 7-8. 43, Charlie Hartley, Grove City, Ohio (2) 7-1. 44,Takahiro Omori, Emory, Texas (2) 6-3. 45,Skylar Hamilton, Dandridge, Tennessee (2) 5-2. 46, Shaw Grigsby, Gainesville, Florida (2) 5-1.

47, (tie) Brandon Palaniuk, Hayden, Idaho (2) & Dean Rojas, Lake Havasu City, Arizona (2) 4-10. 49, Randy Howell, Guntersville, Alabama (2) 4-8. 50, (tie) Wil Hardy, Harlem, Georgia (1) & Gerald Swindle, Guntersville, Alabama (1) 2-8. 52, Scott Clift, Dadeville, Missouri (0).

Berkley Big Bass: Ehrler, 9-12.