Walmart Bass Fishing League - Hoosier
Ohio River/Tanners Creek (July 16, 2011)
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., 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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