UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Potomac River

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Logan Wins on Ohio River

Logan Wins on Ohio River
Bob Logan

Bob Logan of Waynesfield, Ohio, caught five bass weighing 12 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division opener on the Ohio River presented by Navionics. For his victory, Logan earned $6,000.

“I was fishing down by the dam, near Craig’s Creek,” says Logan, who earned his second career win in BFL competition. “During practice on Thursday and Friday I worked my way down the river and caught a bunch of little males that were setting up on the nests. I knew the females would be coming in, so that’s where I concentrated my time during the tournament.

“I couldn’t sight fish, because the water wasn’t clean enough,” Logan continues. “So, I would just make blind casts to those areas where I knew the beds were and the females were setting up. I managed to catch six keepers.”

Five of Logan’s keepers came on a Zoom Brush Hog, green-pumpkin with a chartreuse-dyed tip, Texas-rigged with a 3/16 ounce weight. His sixth keeper came on a black-and-blue-colored Reaction Innovation’s Smallie Beaver, rigged the same as the Brush Hog.

 

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Bob Logan, Waynesfield, Ohio, five bass, 12-4, $4,000 + $2,000 Ranger Cup

2nd:         Michael Powell Jr., Greendale, Ind., five bass, 11-6, $2,200

3rd:         Dick Shaffer, Rockford, Ohio, five bass, 10-13, $1,334

4th:         Pat White, Batavia, Ohio, five bass, 10-9, $933

5th:         Ken Garbe, Wyoming, Ohio, five bass, 10-5, $800

6th:         Cody Seeger, Bellefontaine, Ohio, five bass, 9-14, $833

7th:         Douglas Lyon, Cincinnati, Ohio, five bass, 9-7, $667

8th:         Mark Dove, North Vernon, Ind., five bass, 8-11, $600

9th:         Chris Wilkinson, Farmersburg, Ind., five bass, 8-10, $533

10th:       Sean Wieda, Florence, Ky., five bass, 8-5, $467

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Steve Hengehold of Cincinnati, Ohio, caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $540.

 

Howard wins co-angler title

Trevor Howard of Union, Kentucky, won the Co-angler Division and $2,228 Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 5 ounces. Howard earned $2,228 for his victory.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Trevor Howard, Union, Ky., five bass, 11-5, $2,228

2nd:         Dennis Hughes, Bethel, Ohio, three bass, 8-7, $981

3rd:         Jonathan Fulton, Ray, Ohio, five bass, 8-0, $855

4th:         Hunter Fillmore, Waynesville, Ohio, five bass, 7-12, $508

5th:         Ryan Sykes, Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 7-2, $393

6th:         John Lane, Findlay, Ohio, five bass, 6-13, $360

7th:         Remington Throckmorton, Otway, Ohio, five bass, 6-9, $327

8th:         Clint Brodsky, Burlington, Ky., five bass, 6-6, $294

9th:         Joshua Wright, Arcanum, Ohio, four bass, 5-10, $262

10th:       Frank Aldridge, Wheelersburg, Ohio, five bass, 5-5, $229

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 11-13 BFL Regional Championship on the Chesapeake Bay in North East, Maryland. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.

 

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