UPCOMING EVENT: TACKLE WAREHOUSE PRO CIRCUIT - 2020 - Harris Chain of Lakes

Key Largemouth Boosts Casey on Oneida

Key Largemouth Boosts Casey on Oneida
Ed Casey

Ed Casey of Whiteford, Maryland, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the fourth FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament of 2016 on Oneida Lake presented by Power-Pole. For his efforts, Casey took home $6,009.

Casey says he spent his day fishing mid-lake shoals that had a lot of mussels and scattered grass on them.

“The shoals were good in practice so I went back there figuring they’d still be holding fish,” says Casey, who earned his second win in BFL competition. “I threw a drop-shot rig with a baby bass-colored Jackall Crosstail Shad and dark melon goby-colored Strike King Coffee Tubes, and had a limit in the boat by 9 a.m.”

Casey says that using baits with purple-fleck coloring was a crucial part of his success.

“I stayed out deep in 7 to 8 of water and worked my way toward shallow-water markers I call ‘cans’,” says Casey. “There was a lot of goby activity. If they were eating, I knew there were a lot of smallmouth bass in the area. I actually ended up weighing in four smallmouth.”

With 25 minutes left to fish, Casey says he caught a 4-pound largemouth bass to seal the deal.

“I threw a swim jig to a grass bed and within two casts I had a 4-pounder,” says Casey. “I was fortunate to catch some nice fish.”

 

The top 10 boaters

            1st:        Ed Casey, Whiteford, Md., five bass, 18-4, $4,009 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

            2nd:       Grae Buck, Harleysville, Pa., five bass, 17-13, $2,205

            3rd:        Kraig Kettelkamp, Clifton Springs, N.Y., five bass, 17-11, $1,336

            4th:        Robert Parmer, Linden, Pa., five bass, 17-1, $935

            5th:        Jamie Hartman, Bridgeport, N.Y., five bass, 17-0, $868

            5th:        George Hutchinson, Mullica Hill, N.J., five bass, 17-0, $768

            7th:        Ian Renfrew, Phoenix, N.Y., five bass, 16-7, $668

            8th:        Mark Schafer, Williamstown, N.J., five bass, 16-4, $601

            9th:        Joseph Amberg Jr., Hawley, Pa., five bass, 16-0, $535

            10th:      Roy Goodwin, Macedon, N.Y., five bass, 15-10, $468

Complete results

John Lorenzo of Kane, Pennsylvania, caught a bass weighing 4 pounds, 12 ounces – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $550.

 

Co-angler Daniel Hann II

Hann tops co-angler field

Daniel Hann of Williamson, New York, weighed in five bass totaling 16 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $2,005.

 

The top 10 co-anglers 

            1st:        Daniel Hann, Williamson, N.Y., five bass, 16-11, $2,005

            2nd:       John Henning, Lansdale, Pa., five bass, 14-0, $1,002

            3rd:        Steve Cram, Williamstown, N.J., five bass, 13-6, $668

            4th:        Griffen Hurt, Bound Brook, N.J., five bass, 13-5, $468

            5th:        Joshua Hertzog, Lititz, Pa., five bass, 12-12, $401

            6th:        Bill Klaips, Shavertown, Pa., five bass, 12-10, $368

            7th:        Robert Hockley, Annville, Pa., four bass, 12-0, $317

            7th:        Travis Craig, Fairview, Pa., five bass, 12-0, $317

            9th:        Dylan Hartman, Lebanon, N.J., five bass, 11-12, $267

            10th:      Rebecca Diluzio, North East, Pa., four bass, 11-4, $234

Taurean Relyea of Fairport, New York, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 3 ounces, and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $275.

 

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 6-8 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, North Carolina. 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.

 

The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 50 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the BFL on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

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