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Baldwin Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Finale on Ohio River
Weisenburger wins co-angler title
Brad Baldwin of Waynesville, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 8 pounds even Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Super Tournament on the Ohio River with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce. For his victory, Baldwin earned $5,690.According to tournament reports, Baldwin caught his winning weights by fishing shallow wood in creeks with a spinnerbait and buzzbait.
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Brad Baldwin, Waynesville, Ohio, 10 bass, 18-1, $5,690
2nd: John Bitter, Maitland, Fla., nine bass, 15-5, $2,845
3rd: Clyde McNaron, Trenton, Ohio, eight bass, 14-6, $1,897
4th: Matt McCoy, Indianapolis, Ind., eight bass, 13-14, $1,328
5th: Brandon Houston, Burlington, Ky., nine bass, 13-13, $1,138
6th: Ken Garbe, Loveland, Ohio, 10 bass, 13-13, $1,043
7th: Sean Gillenwater, Bloomington, Ind., nine bass, 12-15, $948
8th: Eric Moore, Hamilton, Ohio, 10 bass, 12-5, $853
9th: Tilford Head, Hamilton, Ohio, seven bass, 12-4, $759
10th: Kyle Weisenburger, Ottawa, Ohio, nine bass, 12-1, $664
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
McNaron caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 14 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $742.
Ron Weisenburger of Continental, Ohio, won the co-angler division and $2,845 with a two-day total of eight bass weighing 11 pounds, 5 ounces.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Ron Weisenburger, Continental, Ohio, eight bass, 11-5, $2,845
2nd: Joey Von Hoene, Erlanger, Ky., five bass 9-4, $1,422
3rd: William Spivey, Hamilton, Ohio, eight bass, 8-10, $948
4th: Derek Buchanan, Madison, Ind., seven bass, 8-5, $664
5th: Ray Yocum, Waynesville, Ohio, four bass, 8-5, $569
6th: Brody Campbell, Oxford, Ohio, six bass, 8-4, $522
7th: J.R. Selke, Waynesville, Ohio, four bass, 7-12, $474
8th: Dan Whitley, Mooresville, Ind., five bass, 7-11, $427
9th: Rodney Roe, Morehead, Ky., four bass, 6-11, $379
10th: Kenny Mitchell, Franklin, Ohio, five bass, 6-0, $332
Von Hoene caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $371.
The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings now qualify for the Oct. 15-17 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C 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 50 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW 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 2015 over the course of 240 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
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