James Richardson Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, weighed in three bass totaling 11 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division event on Lake Monroe. For his victory, Richardson earned $4,199.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Ronnie Smith, Walton, Ky., three bass, 11-2, $2,100 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
3rd: Ryan Deal, Haubstadt, Ind., four bass, 10-9, $1,398
4th: Jeff Hebert, Greenwood, Ind., four bass, 9-15, $980
5th: Jerry Arnett, Mexico, Ind., three bass, 9-13, $805
5th: Rich Fye, Galveston, Ind., three bass, 9-13, $805
7th: Frank McClain, Scottsburg, Ind., two bass, 9-2, $700
8th: Keenan Blair, McCordsville, Ind., two bass, 9-1, $630
9th: Nick Teeters, Martinsville, Ind., three bass, 8-14, $560
10th: David Spivey, Hamilton, Ohio, two bass, 8-9, $490 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
Bryan Caudill of Taylorsville, Ind., and Benjamin Wood of Hebron, Ky., both weighed in two bass totaling 6 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday in the co-angler division. Caudill and Wood both earned $1,575.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
3rd: Ronald Akin, Indianapolis, Ind., one bass, 6-10, $701
4th: Lucas McDaniel, Carmel, Ind., one bass, 6-6, $490
5th: Matt Orschell, Lawrenceburg, Ind., two bass, 5-9, $420
6th: Russell Deakins, Louisville, Ky., two bass, 5-5, $385
7th: Darren New, New Castle, Ind., one bass, 5-1, $350
8th: Dennis Sharrett, Avon, Ind., two bass, 4-8, $315
9th: Jim Ashcraft, Milan, Ind., two bass, 3-14, $280
10th: Jason Thornton, Corydon, Ind., one bass, 3-10, $245
The next BFL Hoosier Division tournament is scheduled for June 8 on Lake Patoka in Birdseye, 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. 10-12 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky. 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. The 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27–29 on the Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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