February 2019

Gleason wins Central Open on Toledo Bend

Darold Gleason holds 1st trophy for 2019 BassMaster BassPro.Com Central Open on Toledo Bend Lake

MANY, La. —A big shift in weather conditions and the kindness of a fellow competitor opened the door for local favorite Darold Gleason to show off his home lake’s potential with a 25-pound, 3-ounce catch that yielded a tournament total of 40-2 and delivered a long-awaited win at the Basspro.com Bassmaster Central Open on Toledo Bend Reservoir. After fierce thunderstorms cancelled Thursday’s scheduled second day of competition, the full field competed in today’s final round.