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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Hoosier

    Ohio River/Tanners Creek (July 16, 2011)


    Shaffer snares title at BFL event on Ohio River

    Boater Dick Shaffer of Rockford, Ohio, used a 9-pound, 8-ounce catch to win the BFL Hoosier Division event on the Ohio River. For his efforts, Shaffer walked away with over $4,000 in winnings.
    Lynch wins co-angler title

    Boater Dick Shaffer of Rockford, Ohio, caught a five-bass limit weighing 9 pounds, 8 ounces July 16 to win $4,037 in the Walmart BFL Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River at Tanners Creek. Shaffer used shad color crankbaits in shallow creeks approximately 1 to 6 feet deep.

    The top-10 finishers in the Boater Division included:

    2nd: Larry Sisk, Evansville, Ind., five bass, 7-10, $2,019

    3rd: Raymond Brunner, Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 7-8, $1,143

    3rd: Sean Wieda, Florence, Ky., five bass, 7-8, $1,143

    5th: Steve Floyd, Leesburg, Ohio, five bass, 6-13, $807

    6th: Frank McClain, Scottsburg, Ind., five bass, 6-11, $740

    7th: Brad Hostetler, Muncie, Ind., five bass, 6-7, $673

    8th: Mike Quinlin, Mooresville, Ind., five bass, 6-6, $606

    9th: Tom Forrester, Bloomington, Ind., five bass, 6-5, $477

    9th: Mikeal Payne Jr., Hatfield, Ind., five bass, 6-5, $477

    9th: Eric Snow, Clarksville, Ind., five bass, 6-5, $477

    Lynch wins co-angler title

    Jacob Lynch of Centerpoint, Ind., recorded a 6-pound, 9-ounce catch to win the tournament title in the Co-angler Division at the BFL Hoosier Division event on the Ohio River. Lynch ultimately won over $2,000 in prize money.Jacob Lynch of Centerpoint, Ind., caught a five-bass limit weighing 6 pounds, 9 ounces July 16 to win $2,019 in the Co-angler Division. Lynch fished slowly using spinnerbaits and jigs in the main river at depths ranging from 12 to 20 feet.

    The top-10 co-angler finishers included:

    2nd: Derek Stafford, Morehead, Ky., three bass, 6-6, $1,009

    3rd: Trent Norman, Cincinnati, Ohio, four bass, 6-0, $675

    4th: Joey Von Hoene, Erlanger, Ky., two bass, 5-7, $471

    5th: Michael Fairgrief, Indianapolis, Ind., two bass, 5-1, $404

    6th: Justin Clift, Indianapolis, Ind., three bass,4-14, $370

    7th: Kevin Dees, Hamilton, Ohio, four bass, 4-10, $336

    8th: Brian Zelinskas, Beaver Creek, Ohio, three bass, 4-9, $303

    9th: Kenny Botts, Bowling Green, Ky., three bass, 4-5, $269

    10th: Mike McPherson, Highland Heights, Ky., three bass, 4-1, $235

    The next BFL Hoosier Division tournament is scheduled for August 27 on the Ohio River at Rocky Point in Cannelton, 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 October 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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