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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Hoosier
Lake Patoka (June 25, 2011)
Wilkinson winning BFL boater on Lake Patoka
Boater Chris Wilkinson of Farmersburg, Ind., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 13 ounces June 25 to win $3,923 in the Walmart BFL Hoosier Division tournament on Lake Patoka. Wilkinson was fishing in the river using spinnerbaits with a black-and-blue jig to catch his limit.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Tee Watkins, East Point, Ky., five bass, 16-0, $1,963
3rd: Jerry Reagan, Byrdstown, Tenn., five bass, 14-7, $1,309
4th: Todd Hensley, New Albany, Ind., five bass, 14-2, $916
5th: Scott Bateman, Washington, Ind., four bass, 13-9, $785
6th: John Voyles, Petersburg, Ind., five bass, 11-7, $720 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus
7th: Doug Back, Florence, Ky., five bass, 10-13, $654
8th: Kenneth French, Brookville, Ind., three bass, 10-12, $589
9th: Jeff Hebert, Greenwood, Ind., three bass, 8-11, $523
10th: Joshua Brown, New Salisbury, Ind., three bass, 8-2, $458
Yoder winning co-angler
Rod Yoder of West Lafayette, Ind., caught three bass weighing 10 pounds, 13 ounces to win $1,963 in the Co-angler Division. Yoder was dead-sticking watermelon-gold Senkos in deep grass to catch his bass.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Shelby Creech, Carmel, Ind., three bass, 8-5, $981
3rd: Keith Rietman, Hebron, Ky., two bass, 7-11, $655
4th: Ethan Hill, Columbus, Ind., two bass, 6-8, $458
5th: Steve Jones, Indianapolis, Ind., two bass, 6-5, $393
6th: Mario Mills, Valparaiso, Ind., two bass, 5-8, $360
7th: William Dillon, North Vernon, Ind., two bass, 5-1, $310
7th: Jill Knies, Celestine, Ind., one bass, 5-1, $310
9th: Douglas Lyon, Oxford, Ohio, two bass, 5-0, $245
9th: Gary Melson, Louisville, Ky., two bass, 5-0, $245
The next BFL Hoosier Division tournament is scheduled for July 16 on the Ohio River in Lawrenceburg, Ind. After the fifth Hoosier Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 20-22 Regional Championship on the Barren River in Scottsville, Ky. 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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