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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Buckeye

    Ohio River/Maysville (Aug. 20, 2011)


    Spears wins Walmart BFL event on Ohio River

    Boater Kevin Spears of New Boston, Ohio, earned $2,934 as the winner of the Aug. 20 BFL Buckeye Division event on the Ohio River.
    Sorrell winning co-angler

    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, earned $1,423 as the co-angler winner of the Aug. 20 BFL Buckeye event.

    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

    Coming up

    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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