Ohio’s Logan scores victory at Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Ohio River
43 seconds ago by Keith Worrall
Amended August 15, 2022 at 11:30 p.m.
Ohio’s Zelinskas Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division
LAWRENCEBERG, Ind. (August 15, 2022) – Boater Bob Logan from Waynesfield, Ohiocaught four bass on Saturday weighing 9 pounds and 2 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by TH Marine on the Ohio River at Tanners Creek. The tournament was the fourth event for the Buckeye Division of the Bass Fishing League. Logan won $4,498 for his win.
“I didn’t really get a good bite until 9:30,” Logan said. “I stayed in Hogan Creek all day flipping lumber and stumps in the creek channel.”
Logan said his goalie bites spread out throughout the day with his first coming at 9:30 a.m. and the last at 1:30 a.m. Logan said the water was high and the fish were hanging out on shallow wood near the shore. He relied on a Smallie Beaver Innovations Reaction to provoke the few strikes he could during the tournament.
“The fishing was really tough,” Logan said. “I only had four bites. I didn’t even have many short fish. Everyone 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 basses, 7-12, $2,249
3rd: Brody Campbell, Oxford, Ohio, five bass, 6-6, $2,198
4th: David Spivey, Hamilton, Ohio, four basses, 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
Full results are available at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
Tim Adams of Burlington, Kentucky had a big mouth that weighed in at 4 pounds, 3 ounces which was the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division and won the Berkley Big Bass Boater of the Day award of $645.
Brian Zelinskas of Beavercreek, Ohio, won the Strike King Co-angler Division and $2,603 on Saturday after catching four bass weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces.
Strike King’s top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Brian Zelinskas, Beavercreek, Ohio, four basses, 6-5, $2,603
2nd: Myles Jackman, White Lake, Michigan, 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 basses, 2-12, $292
10th: JR Selke, Waynesville, Ohio, two bass, 2-11, $256
Zelinskas caught the biggest bass in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 2 pounds and 13 ounces. The catch earned him the Berkley Big Bass Co-angler award of $310.
After four events, Michael Nesbitt of St. Paris, Ohio leads the Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division’s Boater Angler of the Year (AOY) race with 955 points, while Brian Zelinskas of Beavercreek, Ohio leads the Strike King Co- Angler Division AOY. race with 944 points.
The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on points standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will compete in the Bass Fishing League Regional Championship October 20-22 on the James River in Richmond, in Virginia. Boaters will compete for a prize of $60,000, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a 200 horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while fellow anglers will fish for a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a Mercury outboard of 200 horsepower.
The 2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by TH Marine is a 24-division circuit dedicated to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 Strike King boaters and co-fishermen in each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six Regional Championships where they compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the oldest championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.
The top 45 Strike King boaters and co-fishermen as well as tournament winners from each division of the Phoenix Bass Fishing League will also gain priority entry into the MLF Toyota Series, the path to the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour.
Proud sponsors of the 2022 MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by TH Marine include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, AFTCO, ARE Truck Caps, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, E3, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Gary Yamamoto Baits, General Tire, Lew’s, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Revital Outdoors, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, TH Marine, Toyota, Wiley X, YETI and Yo-Zuri .
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