Evans wins Ohio River


Bill Evans of Friendship, Ohio, caught two bass weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces Aug. 21 to win $3,418 in the BFL Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River.

The remaining top 10 anglers:

2nd: Dan Fry, Marysville, Ohio, five bass, 6-2, $1,709
3rd: Patrick Mertens, Charlestown, Ind., four bass, 5-13, $1,138
4th: Whitney Stephens, Waverly, Ohio, three bass, 5-11, $798
5th: Rickey Robertson Jr., Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 5-8, $684
6th: Jay Gillfillan, Ridgeway, Ohio, five bass, 5-7, $627
7th: David Smith, Dayton, Ohio, four bass, 5-4, $570
8th: James Vitaro, Wooster, Ohio, four bass, 4-6, $513
9th: Tom Hill, Lexington, Ky., three bass, 3-14, $404
9th: Gary Neeley, Middletown, Ohio, two bass, 3-14, $404
9th: Matt Stasiak, Pittsburgh, Pa., two bass, 3-14, $404

Ray Yocum of Dayton, Ohio, caught two bass weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces Aug. 21 to win $1,623 in the Co-angler Division.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Matthew Brawner, Carrollton, Ky., three bass, 5-9, $812
3rd: Donald Blankenship, Woodlawn, Ky., three bass, 5-1, $541
4th: Eric Herbert, Madison, Ind., two bass, 4-7, $379
5th: Joe Carr, New Albany, Ohio, three bass, 3-14, $325
6th: Bruce Ray, London, Ohio, two bass, 3-5, $298
7th: Robert Jordan, Hamilton, Ohio, two bass, 3-2, $271
8th: Brent Jones, Okeana, Ohio, one bass, 3-1, $244
9th: Steve Sorrell, Beavercreek, Ohio, two bass, 2-15, $216
10th: Gary Melson, Louisville, Ky., two bass, 2-13, $189

The next BFL Buckeye Division tournament, a two-day Super Tournament, is scheduled for Sept. 25-26 on the Ohio River/Tanners Creek in Lawrenceburg, Ind. After the fifth Buckeye Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 21-23 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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