Boater Dick Shaffer of Rockford, Ohio, caught a two-day total of nine bass weighing 16 pounds, 1 ounce Sept. 24-25 to win $5,004 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the Walmart BFL Hoosier Division Super Tournament on the Ohio River. Shaffer fished rock and wood patterns on the main river and used a spinnerbait and topwater bait.
Best of the rest
The remaining top 10 anglers included:
2nd: Gary Dees, Hamilton, Ohio, eight bass, 14-8, $2,502
3rd: Ryan Deal, Haubstadt, Ind., six bass, 11-12, $1,666
4th: Ronnie Smith, Walton, Ky., nine bass, 11-6, $1,168 + $1,000 Evinrude bonus
5th: Michael Powell Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio, seven bass, 11-4, $1,001
6th: Tim Maupin, Lawrenceburg, Ind., eight bass, 10-15, $917
7th: Tee Watkins, East Point, Ky., seven bass, 10-15, $834
8th: Mike Quinlin, Mooresville, Ind., six bass, 10-4, $751
9th: Tom Forrester, Bloomington, Ind., seven bass, 10-3, $667
10th: Steve Caudill, Morehead, Ky., seven bass, 10-0, $584
Justin Clift of Indianapolis, Ind., caught a two-day total of six bass weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces Sept. 24-25 to win $2,502 in the Co-angler Division. Clift was flipping and pitching on Tanners Creek and in the main river to catch his bass.
Best of the rest
The remaining top 10 co-anglers included:
2nd: Roy Lester, Hamilton, Ohio, six bass, 7-8, $1,251
3rd: James McWhorter, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 6-13, $834
4th: Larry Dowell, Louisville, Ky., four bass, 6-5, $584
5th: Jason Thornton, Corydon, Ind., five bass, 6-2, $500
6th: David Snow, Lanesville, Ind., three bass, 4-15, $459
7th: Jason Murray, Sunman, Ind., four bass, 4-14, $417
8th: Gary Melson, Louisville, Ky., three bass, 4-13, $375
9th: Ken Barker, Middletown, Ohio, three bass, 4-9, $334
10th: Harvey Miller, Trafalgar, Ind., four bass, 4-6, $292
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 20-22 Regional Championship on the Barren River in Scottsville, Ky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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