Boater Larry Sisk of Evansville, Ill., caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win $3,545 in the FLW BFL Hoosier Division tournament at Tanners Creek. On a hot and sunny day, Sisk traveled 30 miles up the river and used spinnerbaits to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Dick Shaffer, Rockford, Ohio, five bass, 11-4, $1,773
3rd: Mike Quinlin, Mooresville, Ind., five bass, 8-8, $1,004
3rd: Chris Wilkinson, Farmersburg, Ind., five bass, 8-8, $1,004
5th: Stacey Edwards, Milton, Ky., three bass, 8-6, $709
6th: Tim Barkley, Greenwood, Ind., three bass, 7-9, $650
7th: Luke Foli, Granger, Ind., five bass, 7, $591
8th: Kaoru O’Bryan, Crestwood, Ky., five bass, 6-10, $532
9th: Tom Forrester, Bloomington, Ind., five bass, 6-1, $473
10th: Michael Powell Jr., Cincinnati, three bass, 5-15, $414
Rietman winning co-angler
Keith Rietman of Hebron, Ky., caught a five-bass limit weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces to win $1,773 in the Co-angler Division at Tanners Creek. Fishing in Tanners Creek, Rietman used crankbiats in the morning, switching to plastic worms in the afternoon, to sack his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Michael Smith, Pickerington, Ohio, five bass, 7-7, $886
3rd: Rob Campbell, Martinsville, Ind., three bass, 6-2, $591
4th: Lawrence Spicher, Boonville, Ind., four bass, 5-3, $414
5th: Matt Orshcell, Lawrenceburg, Ind., three bass, 5-1, $355
6th: Jacob Claridge, Winslow, Ind., four bass, 4-15, $325
7th: Roger Hogg, Lafayette, Ind., four bass, 4-14, $295
8th: Ron Gill, Camby, Ind., two bass, 4-13, $266
9th: Gary Wagner, Shreveport, La., two bass, 4-10, $236
10th: Aaron Stahley, Milford, Ohio, two bass, 4-7, $207
The next BFL Hoosier Division tournament is scheduled for Aug. 14 at Lake Monroe in Bloomington, Ind. After the fifth Hoosier 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.
About FLW Outdoors
FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 189 tournaments in 2010. FLW Outdoors has also taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing awarding the largest prizes in the history of fantasy sports. FLW Outdoors memberships are available featuring numerous benefits including Player’s Advantage. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FantasyFishing.com.