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WEISENBURGER WINS WALMART BASS FISHING LEAGUE BUCKEYE DIVISION FINALE ON INDIAN LAKE

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Kyle Weisenburger of Ottawa, Ohio, weighed four bass totaling 6 pounds, 5 ounces Sunday to win the Buckeye Division Super Tournament on Indian Lake with a two-day total of eight bass weighing 12 pounds, 11 ounces. Weisenburger earned a $3,971 check for his win. (FLW)
WEISENBURGER WINS WALMART BASS FISHING LEAGUE BUCKEYE DIVISION FINALE ON INDIAN LAKE
                                                                                          
Willoughby wins co-angler title
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BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (Sept. 21, 2015) – Kyle Weisenburger of Ottawa, Ohio, weighed four bass totaling 6 pounds, 5 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division Super Tournament on Indian Lake with a two-day total of eight bass weighing 12 pounds, 11 ounces. For his victory, Weisenburger earned $3,971.
“I started off the tournament by targeting channels and pockets, especially ones where there were baitfish crammed into the backs,” said Weisenburger of his third win in FLW competition. “I used a black spinnerbait and also flipped  the grass with a green-pumpkin-colored Bass Shack Baits Boss Hog.”
Weisenburger said he was able to catch one fish before a storm moved through the area and then three more after it passed.
On Sunday I focused on the pocket where I had caught my final three fish the day before,” said Weisenburger. “The wind had repositioned the grass so I needed to adjust my approach a bit. I found out how the baitfish were relating to the grass and brought in my first fish at 9 a.m. – a 3-pound kicker.”
After boating a couple of more keepers, Weisenburger said he casted a buzzbait to a grass edge and caught his final keeper around 2 p.m. before heading in to the scale.
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st:          Kyle Weisenburger, Ottawa, Ohio, eight bass, 12-11, $3,971
2nd:         Jeremie Barker, Middletown, Ohio, five bass, 10-2, $1,985
3rd:          Bob Logan, Waynesfield, Ohio, four bass, 8-7, $1,324
4th:          Jeremy Tenwalde , Fort Jennings, Ohio, seven bass, 8-7, $927
5th:          Dick Shaffer, Rockford, Ohio, five bass, 7-8, $794
6th:          Ronald Nutter, Newark, Ohio, three bass, 6-9, $728
7th:          David Scales, Marysville, Ohio, three bass, 6-5, $662
8th:          Jay Ellis, Celina, Ohio, three bass, 5-8, $596
9th:          Charlie Smith, Union, Ky., three bass, 5-3, $529
10th:        Levi Northup, Tipp City, Ohio, two bass, 4-8, $463
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
Northup caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 3 pounds, 4 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $427.
Logan Willoughby of New Philadelphia, Ohio, won the co-angler division and $1,986 with a two-day total of four bass weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st:          Logan Willoughby, New Philadelphia, Ohio, four bass, 7-3, $1,986
2nd:         Bill Turvey, Oak Hill, Ohio, two bass, 3-15, $993
3rd:          Daniel Shuga, Botkins, Ohio, two bass, 3-10, $660
4th:          Kirk Mannon, Scottown, Ohio, two bass, 2-13, $463
5th:          William Fieler, Cincinnati, Ohio, one bass, 2-9, $397
6th:          Doyle Donnett, Minster, Ohio, two bass, 2-5, $364
7th:          Gary Hoffman, Stoutsville, Ohio, one bass, 2-3, $331
8th:          Rob Plummer, Waynesville, Ohio, one bass, 1-12, $298
9th:          Dustin Bowers, Englewood, Ohio, one bass, 1-9, $265
10th:        Brian Zelinskas, Beavercreek, Ohio, one bass, 1-5, $232
Willoughby also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $214.
The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings now qualify for the Oct. 8-10 Regional Championship on the Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland. 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.

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