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Avena tops EverStart event on Champlain

Worona wins co-angler title at Northern Division event
June 25, 2011 • MLF • Archives

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Adrian Avena of Vineland, N.J., weighed a

five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win the EverStart

Series Northern Division event on Lake Champlain with a three-day total of 15

bass weighing 58 pounds. For his victory, Avena earned $29,153.

“I had a great day,” said the twenty-year old Avena. “I made a lot of good

decisions and things worked out for me. Someone told me that when you are in the

zone you are in the zone. Today and on day one I was in the zone. I slacked a

little on day two, but it all worked out, I am so blessed. My hands are so

beat-up I can hardly lift my fish.

“I made the long run to Ticonderoga every day, it was tough ride,” Avena went on

to say. “But the run was definitely worth it. I fished in the same area all week

but every day was different. I figured out that the fish were there but you had

to change your presentation in order to get them to bite.

“On day one I used a variety of baits; swimbaits, senkos and I did some

flipping,” Avena continued. “On day two I was using swimbaits and buzzbaits and

today it was all about the crankbaits, I was using Whiskey River Craws.

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

2nd: Aaron Wessels, Watervliet, N.Y., 15 bass, 54-4, $9,995

3rd: Glenn Babineau, Mechanicville, N.Y., 15 bass, 53-14, $8,330

4th: Joe Lucarelli, Center Harbor, N.H., 15 bass, 53-9, $7,497

5th: Thomas Lavictoire, Jr., West Rutland, Vt., 15 bass, 50-14,


6th: Michael Wolfenden, Warwick, R.I., 15 bass, 50-0, $5,831

7th: Adam Singer, Brookfield, Ct., 15 bass, 47-12, $4,998

8th: Craig Townsend, Mount Holly, N.J., 15 bass, 45-11, $4,165

9th: James Schneider, Watervliet, N.Y., 15 bass, 44-10, $3,332

10th: Chris Adams, Rutland, Vt., 15 bass, 44-10, $2,499

Adrian Avena caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the Pro Division

Thursday – a 6-pound, 12-ounce bass – that earned him the day’s EverStart Series

Big Bass award of $228.

Myron Worona of Hermitage, Pa., won the Co-angler Division and a Ranger boat

with an Evinrude or Mercury outboard motor with a three-day total of 15 bass

weighing 44pound, 12 ounces.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Emily McLeod, Williston, Vt., 15 bass, 44-1, $3,899

3rd: Brian Keister, Cedar Brook, N.J., 15 bass, 42-5, $3,465

4th: Brad Rutherford, Lavonia, Ga., 15 bass, 40-8, $3,032

5th: Kenneth Hoffman, Cambridge, N.Y., 15 bass, 37-15, $2,599

6th: Dick Gum, Woodbridge, Va., 15 bass, 37-2, $2,166

7th: Trudy Noechel, Lost Creek, W. Va., 15 bass, 34-11, $1,733

8th: Chris Kinney-Hermes, Champlain, N.Y., 13 bass, 34-7, $1,300

9th: Chris Girouard, Epson, N.H., 13 bass, 33-13, $866

10th: Jacob Wheeler, Indianapolis, Ind., 15 bass, 33-4, $693

Kenneth Hoffman caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the Co-angler

Division Friday – a 5-pound, 5-ounce bass – that earned him the day’s EverStart

Series Big Bass award of $152.

The EverStart Series consists of five divisions – Central, Northern, Southeast,

Texas and Western. Each division consists of four tournaments and competitors

will be vying for valuable points in each division that could earn them the

Strike King Angler of the Year title along with $5,000 for the pro and $2,000

for the co-angler. The top 40 pros and co-anglers from each respective division

will qualify for the EverStart Series Championship that will be held on Kentucky

Lake in Buchanan, Tenn., Oct. 27-30.

The next EverStart Series Northern Division tournament will be July 28-30

at 1000 Islands in Clayton, N.Y. and is being hosted by French Creek Marina.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWOutdoors.com.

For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the EverStart

Series on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWEverStartSeries

and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWOutdoors.


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