Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series Ohio Results
In the Co-Angler Division, Gary Johns, 61, of Piqua finished with four bass going 7.25 pounds to take the title and $1,474. Anchoring his bag with a 2.79-pounder, he landed 4.31 pounds the first day to hold third and 2.94 pounds the second day.
"This was the first time I'd ever been on this river," Johns said. "I mostly used black Texas-rigged worms in about two or three feet of water. I caught a bunch of catfish and undersize smallmouths."
Landing a three-bass division daily limit anchored by a 2.08-pounder to open, Rustin Sawyers of Woodsfield held the lead among the non-boaters with 4.83 pounds on Day 1. However, he failed to find a keeper on the second day.
The same thing happened to Bill Byers of Hilliard. He finished third with three bass weighing 4.48 pounds with one at 2.31 pounds. Ricky Barnett of South Point also opened with a three-fish limit weighing 4.27 pounds with one 1.60-pounder, but didn't catch a keeper bass on the final day.
Josh Smith of Germantown caught three bass going 4.14 pounds. He caught a 1.63-pounder on the first day and added two bass going 2.51 pounds on the final day. Dan Minor of Norwalk only landed one bass, but his 3.41-pounder took the division big bass title.