BLOOMINGTON, IND. (Sept. 25, 2006) – Boater Larry Sisk of Evansville, Ind., earned 300 points and $5,329 Sunday as the winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division Super Tournament on Lake Monroe.
Sisk's two-day winning catch of eight bass weighed 14 pounds, 10 ounces. Sisk caught his fish on a War Eagle Spinnerbait in the Paynetown area in water ranging from one to five feet deep.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Don Spillane Jr., of Liberty Township, Ohio (five bass, 12 pounds, 3 ounces, $2,664); Ryan Deal of Haubstadt, Ind. (four bass, 12 pounds, 3 ounces, $1,777); Kenneth Bortlein of West Harrison, Ind. (four bass, 11 pounds, 7 ounces, $1,243) and Tom Forrester of Bloomington, Ind. (four bass, 10 pounds, 14 ounces, $1,066).
Deal also took home $500 for being the highest placing Ranger Cup participant.
Tim Barkley of Indianapolis won the Boater Division Snickers Big Bass award with a 5-pound, 12-ounce bass that earned him $682.
Rick Hoskins of Linden, Ind., earned $2,664 as the co-angler winner thanks to three bass weighing 9 pounds, 13 ounces that he caught on a spinnerbait made by Abbott's Outdoors.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Danny Robinson of Fairland, Ind. (three bass, 9 pounds, 7 ounces, $1,332); George osha of Steger, Ill. (four bass, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, $889); Elvin Shinolt of Columbus, Ind. (three bass, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, $622); and Rob Campbell of Martinsville, Ind. (two bass, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, $533).
Nick Cummins of Lawrenceburg, Ind., earned $341 as the co-angler Snickers Big Bass winner with a 7-pound, 7-ounce bass.
The top 40 Hoosier Division boaters and co-anglers based on year-end points standings will now advance to the no-entry-fee Kentucky Lake Regional Championship near Gilbertsville, Ky., Oct. 19-21, where they will compete against Bama, Buckeye and Mountain Division anglers for a new Ranger boat and a Chevy truck in the Boater Division plus six slots in the no-entry-fee 2007 Wal-Mart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. With a total purse of $1 million and a potential $140,000 cash going to the winning boater and $70,000 going to the winning co-angler, the All-American is one of the most prestigious and lucrative events in bass fishing.
The Boater Division points champion who advances the farthest at the All-American will earn $10,000 as the Yamaha "Be the Best" points champion. The co-angler points champion who advances the farthest will earn $5,000 as the Yamaha "Be the Best" points champion in the Co-angler Division.
For complete Hoosier Division standings, visit FLWOutdoors.com.
The $8.8 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League features 28 divisions nationwide. In BFL competition, boaters and co-anglers are randomly paired, with boaters supplying the boat and fishing against other boaters and co-anglers fishing from the back deck against other co-anglers.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail presented by Abu Garcia, Stratos Owners' Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits offer combined purses exceeding $37.9 million through 249 events in 2006.
For more information or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or visit FLWOutdoors.com.
Wal-Mart and many of America's largest and most-respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world's leading supporter of tournament fishing. For more information about Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.