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Ginter Gets W on Mosquito Lake

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Gary Ginter
Craner wins Buckeye Division Super Tournament co-angler title
September 23, 2019 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Gary Ginter of Lakeview, Ohio, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 26 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the two-day T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division super-tournament on Mosquito Lake Sunday. Ginter earned $4,534 for his efforts.

“I was fishing at the north end of the lake,” says Ginter, who earned his fourth career victory in BFL competition. “I started out day one throwing a buzzbait shallow up in the grass. I caught a limit, but there were a bunch of boats crowded around me so I worked my way outside into the deeper grass and that seemed to be where the bigger ones were.

“I culled out four fish in my limit in the deep grass throwing a Texas-rigged, Tequila Sunrise-colored YUM worm,” Ginter continues.

“On day two, I started with a buzzbait on the same spot as the first day and caught two keepers, then the bite shut off. I went back out deep and threw the worm, but it was much slower. I missed two, then the wind really picked up. I found my way into the back of a pocket on the north end – out of the wind – and ended up filling out my limit flipping an Okeechobee Craw-colored Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver.”


The top 10 boaters:

 1st: Gary Ginter, Lakeview, Ohio, 10 bass, 26-2, $4,534

 2nd: Charles Willis, Dayton, Ohio, 10 bass, 24-15, $2,517

 3rd: Sean Wieda, Florence, Ky., nine bass, 24-14, $1,691

 4th: Butch Dobransky, North Canton, Ohio, 10 bass, 24-5, $1,011

 5th: Chris Martinkovic, Hamilton, Ohio, 10 bass, 22-15, $1,017

 6th: Bob Robinson, Lebanon, Ohio, nine bass, 22-5, $795

 7th: Scott Manson, Covington, Ohio, 10 bass, 20-12, $722

 8th: Michael Murphy, Troy, Ohio, 10 bass, 20-4, $650

 9th: Clint Bissonett, Beavercreek, Ohio, nine bass, 20-3, $825

 10th: Richard Knoll, Pittsburgh, Pa., 10 bass, 19-13, $506

Complete results can be found at

Wieda caught a 4-pound, 8-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the event’s Boater Big Bass award of $247.


Co-angler Bailey Craner

Craner wins co-angler title

Lexington, Ohio’s Bailey Craner won the Co-angler Division and $2,167 Sunday after catching a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce.


The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Bailey Craner, Lexington, Ohio, 10 bass, 22-1, $2,167

 2nd: Brian Short, Oxford, Ohio, eight bass, 20-8, $1,433

 3rd: Jeff Turner, Plainfield, Ill., 10 bass, 19-6, $724

 4th: Kenny Smith, Austin, Ind., nine bass, 18-12, $656

 5th: Jacob Crawmer, Newark, Ohio, 10 bass, 17-10, $433

 6th: Ryan McCusker, Beaver Falls, Pa., 10 bass, 17-9, $397

 7th: John Breedlove, Girard, Ohio, 10 bass, 17-2, $361

 8th: Steve Sorrell, Beavercreek, Ohio, 10 bass, 17-0, $325

 9th: Jon Angstmann, St. Marys, Ohio, eight bass, 16-0, $289

 10th: David Lambert, Middletown, Ohio, nine bass, 16-0, $253

Rodney Gibbs of Springsboro, Ohio, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 3 pounds, 13 ounces. The catch earned him the event’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $247.


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 on Kentucky Lake presented by Evinrude in Buchanan, 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.