Walmart Bass Fishing League - Buckeye
Ohio River/Maysville (July 24, 2010)
Boater Jay Gillfillan of Ridgeway, Ohio, caught four bass weighing 5 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win $3,505 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the BFL Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River. On a hot and sunny day, Gillfillan was using Reaction Innovations Beavers and Zoom Brush Hogs at the mouth of the creek to catch his winning sack.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: B.J. Baxter, Delphos, Ohio, three bass, 5-7, $1,753
3rd: Kyle Weisenburger, Findlay, Ohio, three bass, 5-4, $1,169
4th: Robert Otto, Dayton, Ohio, three bass, 4-9, $818
5th: Mike Combs, Frenchburg, Ky., two bass, 4-4, $701
6th: James Richardson Jr., Cincinnati, one bass, 4-1, $643
7th: Forrest Smith, Pickerington, Ohio, two bass, 3-15, $584
8th: John Miller, Washington, Pa., two bass, 3-7, $526
9th: Dwight Benjamin, Felicity, Ohio, two bass, 3-6, $467
10th: Pete Caudill, West Liberty, Ky., two bass, 3-5, $409
Gary Hoffman of Stoutsville, Ohio, caught two bass weighing 4 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win $1,753 in the Co-angler Division on the Ohio River. He was using frogs and Senkos at Crooked Creek to catch his bass.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Brent Jones, Okeana, Ohio, two bass, 4-2, $876
3rd: Hans Schreyer, Williamstown, Ky., one bass, 3-9, $585
4th: Mike Geisler, Oxford, Ohio, one bass, 3-2, $409
5th: Greg Zawatski, Canonsburg, Pa., two bass, 2-14, $351
6th: Brandon Good, Fort Jennings, Ohio, two bass, 2-13, $321
7th: Keith Humble, West Liberty, Ky., two bass, 2-12, $292
8th: Robert Fulton, Ray, Ohio, two bass, 2-11, $263
9th: Matt Randles, Gallipolis, Ohio, one bass, 2-10, $234
10th: Aaron Stahley, Milford, Ohio, two bass, 2-9, $204
The next BFL Buckeye Division tournament is scheduled for Aug. 21 at the Ohio River in Carrollton, Ky. After the fifth Buckeye Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 21-23 Regional Championship at Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky., where boaters will compete for a top prize of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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