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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Buckeye
Ohio River/Tanners Creek (July 23, 2011)
Combess outfishes BFL field on Ohio River
Boater Chris Combess of Cleves, Ohio, caught a five-bass limit weighing 10 pounds, 9 ounces July 23 to win $3,377 in the Walmart BFL Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River at Tanners Creek. Combess used a black worm while flipping on Tanners Creek.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: James Jacobus, Johnstown, Ohio, three bass, 9-2, $1,689
3rd: Chris Martinkovic, Liberty Township, Ohio, five bass, 9-0, $1,128
4th: Jay Gillfillan, Ridgeway, Ohio, five bass, 7-12, $788
5th: Steven Hengehold, Cincinnati, five bass, 7-4, $675
6th: Rickey Robertson Jr., Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 7-2, $619
7th: Michael, Powell Jr., Cincinnati, five bass, 7-0, $563
8th: Steve Floyd, Leesburg, Ohio, four bass, 6-11, $507
9th: Tim Adams, Burlington, Ky., four bass, 6-1, $450
10th: Phil Hunt, Connersville, Ind., four bass, 5-11, $394
Daniels winning co-angler
Nick Daniels of Columbus, Ohio, caught a five-bass limit weighing 7 pounds to win $1,689 in the Co-angler Division. Daniels was flipping and pitching brown Bitsy Bugs on Grand Creek.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Bill Spivey, Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 6-11, $844
3rd: Gary Vanover, Cincinnati, five bass, 5-7, $564
4th: Dominic Bogolo, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 4-13, $394
5th: Billy French, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 4-12, $338
6th: Greg Bierman, Cincinnati, three bass, 4-7, $310
7th: Cody Wayne Hall, Xenia, Ohio, two bass, 4-6, $281
8th: John Fillmore Jr., Waynesville, Ohio, three bass, 4-2, $253
9th: Joey Von Hoene, Erlanger, Ky., three bass, 4-0, $225
10th: Kenny Mitchell, Franklin, Ohio, four bass, 3-15, $197
The next BFL Buckeye Division tournament is scheduled for Aug. 20 on 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. 13-15 Regional Championship on Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston, Va. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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