UPCOMING EVENT: FLW Pro Circuit - 2020 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Ginter Gets the Win

Ginter Gets the Win
Gary Ginter of Maplewood, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 4 ounces to win the Buckeye Division tournament on Grand Lake. For his victory, Ginter earned $3,963.

CELINA, Ohio – Gary Ginter of Maplewood, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division tournament of 2015 on Grand Lake. For his victory, Ginter earned $3,963.

“I’m a local guy who grew up fishing this lake so to win is very special for me,” said Ginter.

Ginter said he started his day flipping a June Bug-colored Zoom Brush Hog to bedding fish along mid-lake seawalls.

“I managed to catch four keeper bass in the morning by 7 a.m. so that was a great start,” said Ginter. “I kept moving around the area looking for a big one and boated a couple of good ones.”

Around 9 a.m., Ginter ran to a few spots on the western end of the lake and culled three more fish by 10 o’ clock.

“I caught a 3-pounder up in Prairie Creek but I knew that I’d need bigger fish to win, so I headed back to my primary spot on the seawall,” Ginter said.

This time around, Ginter used a silver Rapala No. 7 Shad Rap to imitate the shad spawning along the walls.

“I was parallel with the wall and making the Shad Rap bounce off the bottom,” Ginter said. “This technique was triggering the fish and I caught five more before heading to the scale. I caught 14 keepers during the tournament so it was a very productive day.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Gary Ginter, Maplewood, Ohio, five bass, 13-4, $3,963 

2nd:         Mike Weiler, Sr., Wapakoneta, Ohio, five bass, 13-2, $1,981       

3rd:          Dan Fry, Marysville, Ohio, five bass, 12-8, $1,322         

4th:          Curt Fiessinger, Minster, Ohio, five bass, 11-4, $925     

5th:          Scott Manson, Covington, Ohio, five bass, 10-6, $793   

6th:          Bret Languell, Indianapolis, Ind., five bass, 10-3, $727   

7th:          Ronald Nutter, Newark, Ohio, five bass, 10-2, $660

8th:          Ron Hiles, Piketon, Ohio, five bass, 9-4, $594 

9th:          Kenny Dials, Oak Harbor, Ohio, four bass, 9-3, $528    

10th:        Jack Landsaw, Jr., Ewing, Ky., five bass, 8-13, $462              

Complete results can be found here.  

Jim Lovelace of Liberty Township, Ohio, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 4 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $535.

Yocum wins co-angler title

Ray Yocum of Waynesville, Ohio, weighed in five bass totaling 8 pounds, 13 ounces Saturday to win $1,944 in the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Ray Yocum, Waynesville, Ohio, five bass, 8-13, $1,944

2nd:         Greg Marshall, Paris, Ky., four bass, 8-6, $972

3rd:          Brent Jones, Okeana, Ohio, five bass, 7-14, $649

4th:          Ryan Kriegel, Delphos, Ohio, four bass, 7-12, $454

5th:          James Mayle, Newark, Ohio, four bass, 7-3, $389

6th:          Cody Hall, Xenia, Ohio four bass, 7-2, $356

7th:          Daniel Hurst, Troy, Ohio, four bass, 6-15, $324

8th:          Doyle Donnett, Minster, Ohio, five bass, 6-3, $292

9th:          Michael Schwomeyer, Noblesville, Ind., three bass, 6-1, $259

10th:        Dylan Catlett, Indianapolis, Ind., four bass, 5-3, $227

Marshall and Hall tied for the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and each earned the day’s Big Bass award of $357.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 8-10 Regional Championship on Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

 

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