Campbell Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ohio River

Campbell Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ohio River Brody Campbell won the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (June 10, 2019) – Boater Brody Campbell of Oxford, Ohio, won the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament on the Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek Saturday with five bass weighing 9 pounds, 15 ounces. Campbell netted $6,718 for his victory.


“I was keying in on stumps that were kind of hidden,” said Campbell, who after winning the BFL tournament at Rough River Lake last month now has back-to-back wins in BFL competition. “They were stumps I knew were there when the water was low, but you couldn’t see them in the tournament because the water was high.”


Campbell said he flipped a black and blue flake-colored, Texas-rigged Strike King KVD Perfect Plastic Rodent and a ¼-ounce black and blue jig with a black and blue flake Zoom Super Chunk trailer. He said he fished near takeoff in the Tanner’s Creek area and caught six keepers all day.


“I caught a big fish – a 4-pounder – within the first 10 minutes,” said Campbell. “It was slower the rest of the day – I’d pick off a keeper here and there.”


Campbell said he preferred a 7-foot, 6-inch Bass Pro Shops Johnny Morris Signature Casting Series rod with 20-pound-test Seaguar fluorocarbon line.


The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Brody Campbell, Oxford, Ohio, five bass, 9-15, $4,718 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

               2nd:         Jamie Cunnagin, New Lebanon, Ohio, five bass, 8-11, $1,859

               3rd:          Craig Mills, Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 7-10, $1,052

               3rd:          Dan Fry, Marysville, Ohio, five bass, 7-10, $1,302

               5th:          Bob Robinson, Lebanon, Ohio, four bass, 7-1, $744

               6th:          Butch Dobransky, North Canton, Ohio, four bass, 6-15, $882

               7th:          Dan Moran, London, Ohio, four bass, 6-11, $720

               8th:          Tilford Head, Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 6-7, $558

               9th:          Pat White, Batavia, Ohio, five bass, 6-5, $496

               10th:        Chris Combess, Cleves, Ohio, four bass, 6-2, $434 

Adam Hock of Independence, Kentucky, caught a bass weighing 4 pounds, 5 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $485. Logan Kaplon of Creekside, Pennsylvania, won the Co-angler Division and $1,990 Saturday after catching four bass weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces.


The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          Logan Kaplon, Creekside, Pa., four bass, 6-2, $1,990

               2nd:         Andrew Wright, Greenville, Ohio, three bass, 5-10, $920

               3rd:          Billy French, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 5-4, $992

               4th:          Larry Spivey, Middletown, Ohio, two bass, 5-2, $509

               5th:          William Gross, Cleveland, Ohio, three bass, 5-1, $368

               6th:          Mark Henderson, Martinsville, Ohio, four bass, 4-8, $337

               7th:          Mike Geisler, Oxford, Ohio, four bass, 4-7, $357

               8th:          Chris McCusker, Beaver Falls, Pa., two bass, 4-3, $356

               9th:          Ryan Rich, Eaton, Ohio, two bass, 3-14, $230

               9th:          Brandon Fraley, Tipp City, Ohio, three bass, 3-14, $230

Spivey caught the heaviest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 3 pounds, 3 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $80.

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