John Melton of Corydon, Indiana, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Rough River Lake Saturday after catching five bass weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces. Melton netted $4,838 for his win.
According to post-tournament reports, Melton caught his limit near the dam, throwing a topwater lure and soft plastics.
The top 10 boaters:
1st: John Melton, Corydon, Ind., five bass, 13-12, $2,838 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus
2nd: Brody Campbell, Oxford, Ohio, five bass, 13-9, $1,734
3rd: Todd Hensley, New Albany, Ind., four bass, 9-10, $1,255
4th: Mike Quinlin, Mooresville, Ind., five bass, 9-10, $805
5th: Rob Flowers, Lawrenceburg, Ind., four bass, 9-2, $718
6th: Jake Morris, McKee, Ky., four bass, 8-6, $520
7th: Jay Ellis, Celina, Ohio, five bass, 7-10, $573
8th: Richard Ison, New Washington, Ind., three bass, 7-6, $426
9th: Scott Bateman, Jasper, Ind., three bass, 7-5, $378
10th: Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., four bass, 6-13, $331
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
Campbell caught a bass weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $315.
Pruitt wins co-angler title
Michael Pruitt of Martinsville, Indiana, won the Co-angler Division and $1,374 Saturday after catching four bass weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces.
The top 10 co-anglers:
1st: Michael Pruitt, Martinsville, Ind., four bass, 8-9, $1,374
2nd: Roger Seitzinger, Lawrenceville, Ill., three bass, 7-12, $989
3rd: Talmadge Marcum, McKee, Ky., three bass, 6-12, $459
4th: Mike Hamaker, Cicero, Ind., three bass, 6-4, $321
5th: Jordan Loveless, Indianapolis, Ind., two bass, 5-15, $275
6th: Ronnie Gill, Indianapolis, Ind., two bass, 5-4, $252
7th: Leroy Miller, Napoleon, Ohio, three bass, 4-8, $229
8th: William Kissinger, Knoxville, Tenn., two bass, 4-7, $206
9th: James McWhorter, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 4-6, $183
10th: Tim McCue, New Whiteland, Ind., three bass, 4-3, $160
The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 17-19 BFL Regional Championship presented by Evinrude on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tennessee. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard