Walmart Bass Fishing League - Buckeye
Ohio River/Maysville (Aug. 20, 2011)
Boater Kevin Spears of New Boston, Ohio, caught four bass weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces Aug. 20 to win $2,934 in the Walmart BFL Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River in Maysville, Ky. Spears was using the Zara Spook Bone on the main river.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Steve Keller Jr., Bethel, Ohio, three bass, 4-14, $1,467 + $1,000 Evinrude bonus
3rd: Bob Cunningham, Trenton, Ohio, three bass, 4-7, $977
4th: Ken Kieffer, Sardinia, Ohio, three bass, 4-5, $684
5th: Craig Burwell, Findlay, Ohio, two bass, 4-3, $562
5th: Chris Martinkovic, Liberty Township, Ohio, three bass, 4-3, $562
7th: Mike Spicer, Bellbrook, Ohio, two bass, 3-11, $489
8th: Butch Dobransky, Canton, Ohio, two bass, 3-8, $440
9th: Dave Lauer, McConnelsville, Ohio, three bass, 3-3, $391
10th: Gary Dees, Hamilton, Ohio, one bass, 2-15, $342
Sorrell winning co-angler
Steve Sorrell of Beavercreek, Ohio, caught three bass weighing 4 pounds, 2 ounces to win $1,423 in the Co-angler Division. Sorrell used white spinnerbaits around the dam on the main river.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Dominic Bogolo, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 3-5, $711
3rd: Brian Parrett, Kettering, Ohio, two bass, 2-15, $475
4th: Robert Jordan, Hamilton, Ohio, two bass, 2-12, $332
5th: Gary Hoffman, Stoutsville, Ohio, two bass, 2-8, $285
6th: Mike Jones, Okeana, Ohio, two bass, 2-4, $261
7th: Brian Ickes, Canton, Ohio, two bass, 2-3, $237
8th: Eugene Newman, Erlanger, Ky., two bass, 2-2, $213
9th: Robert Fulton, Ray, Ohio, one bass, 1-15, $190
10th: Luther Cotton III, Cincinnati, Ohio, one bass, 1-11, $157
10th: Kevin Dees, Hamilton, Ohio, one bass, 1-11, $157
The next BFL Buckeye Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 17-18 and will return to the Ohio River in Maysville, 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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