Sean Wieda of Florence, Ky., and Jacob Wheeler of Indianapolis each caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 7 ounces Saturday to win $3,089 apiece in the BFL Buckeye Division tournament on Grand Lake at St. Marys. Both men caught spawning fish on the north end of the lake. Wieda used swimbaits, while Wheeler fished a RC 1.5 custom-painted Tater Hog.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
3rd: Daniel Dyke, Centerville, Ohio, five bass, 11-4, $1,374
4th: John Miller, Washington, Pa., five bass, 11-3, $961
5th: Jim Neumaier, Greenville, Ohio, five bass, 10-8, $824
6th: Rickey Robertson, Jr., Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 10-6, $755
7th: Kyle Weisenburger, Findlay, Ohio, five bass, 9-7, $696
8th: BJ Baxter, Delphos, Ohio, five bass, 9-0, $618
9th: Sean Sink, Clayton, Ohio, four bass, 8-8, $549
10th: James Hailstones, Cincinnati, Ohio, five bass, 8-4, $480
Miller winning co-angler
JC Miller of Washington, Pa., caught three bass weighing 10 pounds, 1 ounce to win $2,059 in the Co-angler Division on Grand Lake. He fished plastic worms off the bank on the south side of the lake in about 4 to 5 feet of water.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Kenny Dials, Oak Harbor, Ohio, four bass, 7-8, $1,030
3rd: Steve Sorrell, Beavercreek, Ohio, three bass, 5-11, $687
4th: Rhett Hickert, Columbus, Ohio, two bass, 5-7, $480
5th: Kenneth Ritchie, Trenton, Ohio, three bass, 4-13, $412
6th: Luke Asher, Germantown, Ohio, three bass, 4-11, $378
7th: Kenny Fieler, Fort Wright, Ky., three bass, 4-10, $326
7th: Jason Owens, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 4-10, $326
9th: Robert Fulton, Ray, Ohio, two bass, 4-0, $275
10th: Craig Johnson, Coraopolis, Pa., one bass, 3-9, $240
The next BFL Buckeye Division tournament is scheduled for June 12 at Indian Lake in Lakeview, Ohio. 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 at Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky., where 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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