Logan Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ohio River

August 15, 2022
BFL News Archive

LAWRENCEBERG, Ind. (Aug. 15, 2022) – Boater Bob Logan of Waynesfield, Ohio, caught four bass Saturday weighing 9 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the MLF Bass Fishing League tournament on the Ohio River at Tanners Creek. The tournament was the fourth event for the Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division. Logan earned $4,498 for his victory.

“I didn’t really get a good bite until about 9:30,” Logan said. “I stayed in Hogan Creek all day flipping wood and stumps in the creek channel.”

Logan said his keeper bites came spread out throughout the course of the day with his first coming at 9:30 and the last at 1:30. Logan said the water was up, and the fish were holding on wood shallow near the bank. He relied on a Reaction Innovations Smallie Beaver to provoke the few strikes he could during the tournament.

“Fishing was really tough,” Logan said. “I only had four bites. I didn’t even have a lot of short fish. Everybody struggled.”

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

                1st:        Bob Logan, Waynesfield, Ohio, four bass, 9-2, $4,498
                2nd:       Brandon Smith, Mason, Ohio, four bass, 7-12, $2,249
                3rd:       Brody Campbell, Oxford, Ohio, five bass, 6-6, $2,198
                4th:        David Spivey, Hamilton, Ohio, four bass, 5-10, $1,050
                5th:        Seth Fricke, Oxford, Ohio, three bass, 5-6, $900
                6th:        Pat White, Amelia, Ohio, four bass, 5-4, $825
                7th:        Rob Flowers, West Harrison, Ind., three bass, 5-3, $750
                8th:        Jamie Cunnagin, New Lebanon, Ohio, four bass, 5-1, $675
                9th:        Kyle Weisenburger, Columbus Grove, Ohio, three bass, 4-14, $600
                10th:     Chris Malas, Cincinnati, Ohio, three bass, 4-13, $525

Complete results can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

Tim Adams of Burlington, Kentucky, had a largemouth that weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces that was the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division and earned the day’s Berkley Big Bass Boater award of $645. Brian Zelinskas of Beavercreek, Ohio, won the Co-angler Division and $2,603 Saturday after catching four bass weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces.

The top 10 Strike King co-anglers were:

                1st:        Brian Zelinskas, Beavercreek, Ohio, four bass, 6-5, $2,603
                2nd:       Myles Jackman, White Lake, Mich., four bass, 5-3, $1,096
                3rd:       Brent Wilkens, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 4-13, $930
                4th:        Matt Fisher, Glouster, Ohio, three bass, 4-8, $862
                5th:        Austin Black, Walton, Ky., two bass, 4-3, $439
                6th:        Howard Smith, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 3-13, $402
                7th:        Dustin Burk, Brookville, Ind., two bass, 3-12, $365
                8th:        Ray Yocum, Waynesville, Ohio, two bass, 3-1, $329
                9th:        Justin Dillon, Dayton, Ohio, two bass, 2-12, $292
                10th:     J.R. Selke, Waynesville, Ohio, two bass, 2-11, $256

Zelinskas caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 2 pounds, 13 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Big Bass Co-angler award of $310.

After four events, Michael Nesbitt of St. Paris, Ohio, leads the Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division Boater Angler of the Year (AOY) race with 955 points, while Brian Zelinskas of Beavercreek, Ohio, leads the Co-Angler Division AOY race with 944 points.