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Melton Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Rough River Lake

Melton Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Rough River Lake John Melton won the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Rough River Lake
 

FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. (July 1, 2019) – Boater John Melton of Corydon, Indiana, won the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Rough River Lake Saturday after catching five bass weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces. Melton netted $4,838 for his win. According to post-tournament reports, Melton caught his limit near the dam, throwing a topwater lure and soft plastics.

 

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

              1st:          John Melton, Corydon, Ind., five bass, 13-12, $2,838 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

              2nd:         Brody Campbell, Oxford, Ohio, five bass, 13-9, $1,734

              3rd:         Todd Hensley, New Albany, Ind., four bass, 9-10, $1,255

              4th:         Mike Quinlin, Mooresville, Ind., five bass, 9-10, $805

              5th:         Rob Flowers, Lawrenceburg, Ind., four bass, 9-2, $718

              6th:         Jake Morris, McKee, Ky., four bass, 8-6, $520

              7th:         Jay Ellis, Celina, Ohio, five bass, 7-10, $573

              8th:         Richard Ison, New Washington, Ind., three bass, 7-6, $426

              9th:         Scott Bateman, Jasper, Ind., three bass, 7-5, $378

              10th:       Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., four bass, 6-13, $331

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Campbell caught a bass weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $315. Michael Pruitt of Martinsville, Indiana, won the Co-angler Division and $1,374 Saturday after catching four bass weighing 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

 

The top 10 co-anglers were:

              1st:          Michael Pruitt, Martinsville, Ind., four bass, 8-9, $1,374

              2nd:         Roger Seitzinger, Lawrenceville, Ill., three bass, 7-12, $989

              3rd:         Talmadge Marcum, McKee, Ky., three bass, 6-12, $459

              4th:         Mike Hamaker, Cicero, Ind., three bass, 6-4, $321

              5th:         Jordan Loveless, Indianapolis, Ind., two bass, 5-15, $275

              6th:         Ronnie Gill, Indianapolis, Ind., two bass, 5-4, $252

              7th:         Leroy Miller, Napoleon, Ohio, three bass, 4-8, $229

              8th:         William Kissinger, Knoxville, Tenn., two bass, 4-7, $206

              9th:         James McWhorter, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 4-6, $183

              10th:       Tim McCue, New Whiteland, Ind., three bass, 4-3, $160

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