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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., earned $3,926 as winner of the June 25 BFL Hoosier Division event on Lake Patoka.
    Yoder winning co-angler

    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., earned $1,963 as co-angler winner of the June 25 BFL Hoosier event.

    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

    Coming up

    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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