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Sisk claims title on Lake Patoka

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Larry Sisk of Evansville, Ind., won the March 29 Hoosier Division event on Lake Patoka with just four bass weighing 15 pounds, 4 ounces. Sisk walked away with over $6,000 for his victory.
Cox nets co-angler honors
March 29, 2014 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

BIRDSEYE, Ind. – Larry Sisk of Evansville, Ind., weighed in four bass totaling 15 pounds, 4 ounces on Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Patoka. For his victory, Sisk earned $6,082.

“I was on the main lake fishing grass patches in 4 to 6 feet of water,” explained Sisk, who has won more than $70,000 competing at the BFL level. “There was grass up on the bank in 2 feet of water, then there was an open stretch, and in 4 to 6 feet of water there were grass clumps. That isolated grass was the key. The water temp in the main lake was only 47 degrees and the fish weren’t moved up yet.”

Sisk said he was throwing a 1/2-ounce vibrating jig made by Hawgback Lures to catch his four on a stingy and cold Lake Patoka. He would let it fall into the grass and then rip it out to trigger a reaction strike.

“I had four bites, that’s it,” finished Sisk. “I thought I’d have to have five fish to win. But I had one that weighed s pounds, 7 ounces and that goes a long way.”

Rounding out the top 10 pros:

2nd: Travis Feuerbach, Bloomington, Ind., five bass, 13-11, $2,041

3rd: Ken Comeaux, Millwood, Ky., five bass, 13-4, $1,362

4th: Lincoln Bowen, Crothersville, Ind., four bass, 12-5, $952

5th: Aaron Singleton, La Grange, Ky., five bass, 11-13, $816

6th: John Melton, Corydon, Ind., four bass, 11-8, $748

7th: Ron Eicher, Clarksville, Ind., two bass, 11-7, $680

8th: Jackson Ryley, Clinton, Ind., three bass, 10-14, $612

9th: Mike Quinlin, Mooresville, Ind., four bass, 10-10, $544

10th: Matt McCoy, Indianapolis, Ind., three bass, 9-3, $476 + Evinrude Bonus

Complete results can be found here.

Cox wins co-angler title

Co-angler Jason Cox of Salem, Ind., won the March 29 Hoosier Division event on Lake Patoka with three bass that weighed 12 pounds, 4 ounces. He took home over $2,000 for his efforts.Jason Cox of Salem, Ind., weighed three bass totaling 12 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win $2,023 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Calvin Fitch, Kokomo, Ind., three bass, 11-1, $1,011

3rd: Lewis Mallory, Martinsville, Ind., three bass, 9-11, $674

4th: Matt Campbell, North Vernon, Ind., three bass, 7-13, $472

5th: Darren New, New Castle, Ind., two bass, 7-12, $405

6th: Charles Hardin, Evansville, Ind., three bass, 7-9, $371

7th: Marshall Lachecki, Indianapolis, Ind., two bass, 6-2, $337

8th: Steve Hanson, Bloomington, Ind., two bass, 5-4, $303

9th: Brad Hostetler Sr., Farmland, Ind., two bass, 5-3, $253

9th: Steven Littrell, Avon, Ind., two bass, 5-3, $253

Complete co-angler results can be found here.

The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 9-11 Regional Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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