July 12, 2014
BREWERTON, N.Y. – Ken Golub of Pittsford, N.Y., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Northeast Division tournament of 2014 on Oneida Lake. For his victory, Golub earned $4,394.
Golub, a former FLW Tour pro who works for Allstate Insurance, started the day with electrical problems when he found out that nothing but his trolling motor and outboard motor would turn on. He still managed to earn his second BFL win on Oneida and weigh five live, healthy bass by filling his livewell with a bucket.
“I had a deep rock spot in about 11 to 14 feet that I found around 15 years ago,” said Golub. “It was before I used GPS and I had it lined up the old fashioned way. I caught my three biggest fish on it in the morning. I usually catch smallmouth there but for some reason there were largemouth there.”
Golub said that he caught his big morning fish on a white MOP Lures Blade Runner before moving to the shoreline to catch the rest of his limit. Golub targeted isolated grass, docks and rock with a Dirty Burd Lures Mud Bug Version 2 to finish his limit.
“It was good to win,” finished Golub. “I grew up fishing the lake but I hadn’t fished there in about a month. I just knew what the fish typically do with an east wind.”
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Brian Kelly, Liverpool, N.Y., five bass, 17-9, $2,197
3rd: Ian Renfrew, Phoenix, N.Y., five bass, 17-4, $1,464
4th: Shawn Richard, Hatfield, Pa., five bass, 17-2, $1,025
5th: Joseph Amberg Sr., Hawley, Pa., five bass, 17-1, $879
6th: Danny Jones, North East, Pa., five bass, 17-0, $805
7th: Matt Martin, Chittenango, N.Y., five bass, 16-12, $732
8th: John Lorenzo, Kane, Pa., five bass, 16-4, $659
9th: Jamie Hartman, Newport, N.Y., five bass, 16-3, $586
10th: Chris Longo, Tunkhannock, Pa., five bass, 16-1, $513
Complete results can be found by clicking here.
Goffredo wins co-angler title
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Patrick Roy, Marcellus, N.Y., five bass, 16-11, $1,098
3rd: Manuel Hicks, Gouldsboro, Pa., five bass, 16-6, $733
4th: Paul Gonzales, Mechanicsburg, Pa., five bass, 16-0, $513
5th: James Karwacki, Roebling, N.J., five bass, 15-14, $439
6th: Amber Randall, Lake Luzerne, N.Y., five bass, 15-8, $403
7th: Derek Reynolds, Welcome, Md., five bass, 15-7, $366
8th: Michael Bahnweg, Union Dale, Pa., five bass, 15-3, $330
9th: William Allie, Wynantskill, N.Y., five bass, 15-1, $293
10th: Roxanne Przelski, Poland, N.Y., five bass, 14-15, $256
Complete co-angler results can be found by clicking here.
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 2-4 Regional Championship on the James River in Richmond, Va. 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.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.