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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Buckeye
Ohio River-Tanner's Creek (Aug. 24, 2013)
Weisenburger nets title on Ohio River
LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – Kyle Weisenburger of Ottawa, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 9 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division event on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek. For his victory, Weisenburger earned $3,418.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Kaoru O’Bryan, Crestwood, Ky., five bass, 8-6, $1,709
3rd: Larry Sisk, Evansville, Ind., five bass, 7-10, $968
3rd: David Spivey, Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 7-10, $968 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
5th: Phil Wiggins, Goshen, Ohio, five bass, 7-2, $684
6th: Frank McClain, Scottsburg, Ind., five bass, 7-1, $627
7th: Chris Wilkinson, Farmersburg, Ind., five bass, 6-13, $570
8th: Wes Campbell, Brookville, Ohio, five bass, 6-7, $513
9th: Dick Shaffer, Rockford, Ohio, four bass, 6-3, $456
10th: Michael Koetting, Melbourne, Ky., four bass, 5-14, $399
Complete results can be found here.
Lyon claims co-angler title
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Brody Campbell, Oxford, Ohio, five bass, 7-4, $855
3rd: Trent Norman, Cincinnati, Ohio, five bass, 6-10, $570
4th: Brent Jones, Okeana, Ohio, five bass, 5-12, $399
5th: Jason Skipworth, Rising Sun, Ind., four bass, 4-11, $342
6th: David Palmer, Sandusky, Ohio, four bass, 4-4, $313
7th: Greg Marshall, Paris, Ky., one bass, 4-0, $270
7th: Benjamin Runyan, Goshen, Ohio, three bass, 4-0, $270
9th: Darrell Carroll, Independence, Ky., three bass, 3-14, $213
9th: Doug Ruster, New Palestine, Ind., three bass, 3-14, $213
Complete co-angler results can be found here.
The final BFL Buckeye Division tournament of 2013 is scheduled for Sept. 7-8 on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek in Lawrenceburg, Ind. After the last divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 3-5 Regional Championship at Chesapeake Bay in North East, Md. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.
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