WHAT: Boater Kevin Spears of New Boston, Ohio, caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 21 pounds, 5 ounces Sept. 17-18 to win $3,677 in the Walmart BFL Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River. Spears fished in Brush Creek and used a spinnerbait to catch his bass.
WHO: The remaining top 10 anglers:
2nd: Steve Keller Jr., Bethel, Ohio, seven bass, 12-14, $1,839 + $1,000 Evinrude bonus
3rd: Dan Fry, Marysville, Ohio, 10 bass, 12-9, $1,226
4th: Chris Martinkovic, Liberty Township, Ohio, eight bass, 10-10, $858
5th: Phil Wiggins, Goshen, Ohio, seven bass, 10-0, $735
6th: J.R. Bess, Germantown, Ky., seven bass, 9-3, $674
7th: Bob Logan, Waynesfield, Ohio, six bass, 8-3, $613
8th: Clint Bissonett, Beavercreek, Ohio, six bass, 8-1, $552
9th: Jeremie Barker, Middletown, Ohio, six bass, 7-13, $490
10th: Kyle Weisenburger, Findlay, Ohio, three bass, 6-7, $429
WHAT: David Palmer of Sandusky, Ohio, caught a two-day total of six bass weighing 10 pounds, 13 ounces Sept. 17-18 to win $1,839 in the Co-angler Division. Palmer utilized a crankbait to catch his bass.
WHO: The remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Robert Jordan, Hamilton, Ohio, six bass, 8-13, $919
3rd: Jordan Duke, Goshen, Ohio, six bass, 7-13, $613
4th: Mark Miller, Baltic, Ohio, five bass, 7-5, $429
5th: Dan Schlegel, Cincinnati, Ohio, five bass, 6-8, $368
6th: Kenny Mitchell, Franklin, Ohio, six bass, 5-11, $337
7th: Luke Asher, Germantown, Ohio, four bass, 5-5, $306
8th: Dave Davenport, Milford, Ohio, three bass, 3-0, $276
9th: Mike Jones, Okeana, Ohio, two bass, 2-10, $245
10th: Billy French, Hamilton, Ohio, two bass, 2-5, $215
NOTES: The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 13-15 Regional Championship on Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston, Va. 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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