Gillfillan wins Ohio River

FLW Bass Fishing League

Jay Gillfillan of Ridgeway, Ohio, caught four bass weighing 5 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday, July 24, 2010 to win $5,505 in the FLW BFL Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River. On a hot and sunny day Gillfillan was using beavers and brush hogs at the mouth of the creek to catch his winning sack.

The remaining top 10 anglers were:

2nd: BJ Baxter, Delphos, Ohio, three bass, 5-7, $1,753
3rd: Kyle Weisenburger, Findlay, Ohio, three bass, 5-4, $1,169
4th: Robert Otto, Dayton, Ohio, three bass, 4-9, $818
5th: Mike Combs, Frenchburg, Ky., two bass, 4-4, $701
6th: James Richardson Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio, one bass, 4-1, $643
7th: Forrest Smith, Pickerington, Ohio, two bass, 3-15, $584
8th: John Miller, Washington, Pa., two bass, 3-7, $526
9th: Dwight Benjamin, Felicity, Ohio, two bass, 3-6, $467
10th: Pete Caudill, West Liberty, Ky., two bass, 3-5, $409

Gary Hoffman of Stoutsville, Ohio, caught two bass weighing 4 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday, July 24, 2010 to win $1,753 in the FLW BFL Buckeye Co-angler Division on the Ohio River. He was using frogs and senkos at the Crooked Creek to catch his bass.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Brent Jones, Okeana, Ohio, two bass, 4-2, $876
3rd: Hans Schreyer, Williamstown, Ky., one bass, 3-9, $585
4th: Mike Geisler, Oxford, Ohio, one bass, 3-2, $409
5th: Greg Zawatski, Canonsburg, Pa., two bass, 2-14, $351
6th: Brandon Good, Fort Jennings, Ohio, two bass, 2-13, $321
7th: Keith Humble, West Liberty, Ky., two bass, 2-12, $292
8th: Robert Fulton, Ray, Ohio, two bass, 2-11, $263
9th: Matt Randles, Gallipolis, Ohio, one bass, 2-10, $234
10th: Aaron Stahley, Milford, Ohio, two bass, 2-9, $204

The next BFL Buckeye Division tournament is scheduled for Aug. 21, at the Ohio River in Carrollton, Ky. After the fifth Buckeye Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Regional Championship at Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky., on Oct. 21-23, for a chance to win a 198VX Ranger boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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