David Lauer of McConnelsville, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River and a check for $6,289. (FLW)
LAUER WINS WALMART BASS FISHING LEAGUE BUCKEYE DIVISION EVENT ON OHIO RIVER
Sickle wins co-angler title
MAYSVILLE, Ky. (June 28, 2015) – David Lauer of McConnelsville, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division tournament of 2015 on the Ohio River. For his victory, Lauer earned $6,289.
According to tournament reports, Lauer caught his fish by targeting shallow areas in creeks using a swimbait and a jig.
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Dave Lauer, McConnelsville, Ohio, five bass, 12- 5, $3,289 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus + $1,000 Mercury Bonus
2nd: Ronald Nutter, Newark, Ohio, five bass, 6-12, $1,644
3rd: Tom Uber, Columbus, Ohio, five bass, 5-7, $1,097
4th: Neal Ramsey, Harrison, Ohio, three bass, 5-2, $767
5th: Dick Shaffer, Rockford, Ohio, three bass, 4-13, $658
6th: Bob Otto, Beavercreek, Ohio, two bass, 4-2, $603
7th: Bret Languell, Indianapolis, Ind., two bass, 3-15, $520
7th: Clyde McNaron, Trenton, Ohio, three bass, 3-15, $520
9th: Mike Arnold, Batavia, Ohio, three bass, 3-9, $438
10th: Chris Martinkovic, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 3-4, $364
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
Lauer also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 15 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $395.
Jeff Sickles of Hamilton, Ohio, weighed in two bass totaling 6 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win $1,644 in the co-angler division.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Jeff Sickles, Hamilton, Ohio, two bass, 6-3, $1,644
2nd: Brent Jones, Okeana, Ohio, five bass, 5-9, $822
3rd: Brock Spencer, Waynesfield, Ohio, two bass, 4-6, $549
4th: James Mayle, Newark, Ohio, two bass, 4-1, $356
4th: Logan Willoughby, New Philadelphia, Ohio, three bass, 4-1, $356
6th: Ryan Sykes, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 3-10, $301
7th: Nicole Foor, Hagerstown, Ind., one bass, 3-4, $274
8th: Seth Fricke, Hamilton, Ohio, two bass, 3-3, $233
8th: Gerald Shaw, Pendleton, Ind., two bass, 3-3, $233
10th: Daniel Hurst, Troy, Ohio, two bass, 3-2, $192
Sickles also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $197.
The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will 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.