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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, earned $3,377 as winner of the July 23 BFL Buckeye Division event on the Ohio River at Tanners Creek.
    Daniels winning co-angler

    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, earned $1,689 as co-angler winner of the July 23 BFL Buckeye event.

    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

    Coming up

    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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