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Prvonozac Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division Event on Mosquito Lake

Sepeck wins co-angler title

by: Brian Johnson, FLW

Nick Prvonozac of Warren, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the Buckeye Division tournament on Mosquito Lake and a check for $2,694.
Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors
(Jul 27, 2015 - CORTLAND, Ohio) Nick Prvonozac of Warren, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Buckeye Division tournament on Mosquito Lake. For his victory, Prvonozac earned $2,694.
 
“The lake was challenging, but I was able to hit a couple of good flurries and catch nearly 30 keepers,” said Prvonozac of his second career win in FLW competition. “Hopefully this momentum carries over into the final two division events.”
 
Prvonozac said he started his day targeting shallow grass with a black Booyah Pad Crasher.
 
“I caught a couple of keepers within the first hour and then I started pitching around a Yum Baits Christie Craw,” said Prvonozac. “I used the Craw the rest of the day and was able to cull a few 2-pounders which really helped.”
 
Around 1 p.m., Prvonozac said he moved deeper to a few different offshore spots where he used a ½-ounce green-pumpkin Booyah Pigskin Jig to catch the biggest bass of the tournament.
 
“It was the Power Poles that really helped me edge the competition,” Prvonozac went on to say. “I was stopping every five feet and really soaking the Craw. I had to work slowly and the poles kept me anchored.”
 
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
 
1st:          Nick Prvonozac, Warren, Ohio, five bass, 13-14, $2,694
2nd:         Josh Smith, Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 12-9, $1,347
3rd:          Gary Ginter, Maplewood, Ohio, five bass, 12-7, $898
4th:          Dan Fry, Marysville, Ohio, five bass, 11-3, $629
5th:          Stan Miketa, New Middletown, Ohio, five bass, 10-14, $539
6th:          Corey Burton, Canton, Ohio, five bass, 10-10, $494
7th:          Wes Campbell, Centerville, Ohio, five bass, 10-3, $426
7th:          Bret Languell, Indianapolis, Ind., five bass, 10-3, $426
9th:          Scott Manson, Covington, Ohio, five bass, 9-14, $359
10th:        Kyle Weisenburger, Ottawa, Ohio, five bass, 9-4, $314
             
Prvonozac also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 3 pounds, 10 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $290.
 
Daniel Sepeck of Bethel, Ohio, weighed in five bass totaling 9 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win $1,347 in the co-angler division.
 
The top 10 co-anglers were:
 
1st:          Daniel Sepeck, Bethel, Ohio, five bass, 9-14, $1,347
2nd:         Jeff Sickles, Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 9-13, $674
3rd:          Ryan Sykes, Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 9-9, $381
3rd:          Logan Willoughby, New Philadelphia, Ohio, five bass, 9-9, $381
5th:          David Rackley, Kettering, Ohio, five bass, 9-4, $269
6th:          Tyler Waller, Coal Grove, Ohio, five bass, 8-13, $247
7th:          Brent Jones, Okeana, Ohio, five bass, 8-10, $225
8th:          John Gragg III, North Canton, Ohio, four bass, 8-3, $202
9th:          Dan Schlegel, Cincinnati, Ohio, five bass, 7-9, $180
10th:        Austin Brock, West Chester, Ohio, five bass, 6-14, $149
10th:        Jason Stone, Cincinnati, Ohio, four bass, 6-14, $149
 
Sickles caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $145.
 
The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 8-10 Regional Championship on the Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
 
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 50 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
 
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