Melton Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Rough River LakeMelton 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
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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