Walmart BFL Buckeye Division 6/28/2014 Ohio River Results

Frank McClain of Scottsburg, Ind., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 11 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division tournament of 2014 on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek. For his victory, McClain earned $6,235.

“The bad thing was that I didn’t get to practice,” McClain sad. “I hadn’t been on the Ohio River since fall, so I was just winging it.”

McClain said that he made a 25-mile run toward the dam where he expected to see fewer competitors and more stable water.

“I started fishing some flats in some creeks and by 9:20 in the morning I had my limit,” McClain said. “I ended up culling five times.

“There was a lot of bait around submerged stumps,” explained McClain. “I knew the area pretty well and I would throw to the dark spots that were stumps. The bass and the shad fry were using the stumps as cover. As soon as I caught my first fish I knew what to target.”

McClain said that he used an 1/8-ounce Hawgback Lures buzzbait in a custom color to catch his winning limit.

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

                2nd:          Kyle Weisenburger, Ottawa, Ohio, five bass, 9-11, $2,118

                3rd:          Michael Manor, Sidney, Ohio, five bass, 9-6, $1,413

                4th:           Charlie Smith, Union, Ky., five bass, 8-11, $988 + $300 Evinrude Bonus

                5th:           Brian Mahon, Batavia, Ohio, five bass, 8-5, $847

                6th:           Robert Eldridge, Williamstown, Ky., five bass, 8-3, $741

                6th:           Todd Hensley, New Albany, Ind., five bass, 8-3, $741

                8th:           Tim Burke, Petersburg, Ky., five bass, 7-11, $635

                9th:           Ken Garbe, Loveland, Ohio, five bass, 7-10, $565

                10th:        Ronald Nutter, Newark, Ohio, five bass, 7-9, $494

Complete results can be found here.

Trevor Howard

Trevor Howard of Florence, Ky., weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 9 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win $2,118 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

                2nd:          George Ginter, Sidney, Ohio, five bass, 7-1, $1,059

                3rd:          Matt Wheeler, Cincinnati, Ohio, five bass, 6-5, $706

                4th:           Gary Hoffman, Stoutsville, Ohio, five bass, 6-4, $494

                5th:           Dennis Sepeck, Bethel, Ohio, five bass, 5-12, $424

                6th:           Brent Jones, Okeana, Ohio, five bass, 5-2, $388

                7th:           Dave Roberts, Indianapolis, Ind., three bass, 4-12, $353

                8th:           J.R. Selke, Waynesville, Ohio, three bass, 4-11, $300

                8th:           Jason Skipworth, Rising Sun, Ind., four bass, 4-11, $300

                10th:        Duane Fry, Bellefontaine, Ohio, one bass, 4-9, $247

Complete results can be found here.

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