2011-07-23 / Front Page

GOT CARP?

Fishermen remove more than 2,000 lbs. of carp

BUCKEYE LAKE – More than 275 fishermen from as far away as Cincinnati and Cleveland turned out for the first ever Buckeye Lake Carp Fest.

Everyone cooperated except the carp as many seemed to abandon their usual haunts. For the most part the winners had to fish hard during a hot weekend to earn the $3,600 in cash prizes offered by Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow.

Here’s the winners: BLASST Monster Carp (largest carp by weight over the 48-hour tournament)

$500 - Robert James of Newark, pictured below, caught his 14.2 lb. carp Sunday morning at the North Shore Boat Ramp.

$250 - Grant Lewis of Pataskala with a 12.6 lb. fish

$100 - Mike Parker of Grove City with a 12.2 lb. fish

Buckeye Lake Marina Big Haul (most carp by weight over the 48-hour tournament)

$500 - Marvin White of Glenford with 112.6 lbs.

$250 - Emily Quinn of Fairfield Beach with 97.5 lbs

$100 - Zack Dover of Hebron with 78.6 lbs.

Day 1 winners were:

Adults - Biggest Fish

$100 - Grant Lewis of Pataskala with a 12.6 lb. fish

$50 - Mike Parker of Grove City with a 12.2 lb. fish

$25 - Mike Parker with a 10.9 lb. fish

Adults - Most Fish

$100 - Troy Webster of Newark with 41.7 lbs.

$50 - Mike Cassady of Lewis Center with 35.1 lbs.

$25 - Grant Lewis with 32.6 lbs.

BLT Team/Family Challenge

$250 - Jason Marteney & Walter Lacerda of Millersport with 42 lbs.

$125 - Michael Little & Brian Smith of Whitehall with 28.7 lbs.

$ 50 - James Baughman & Michael Slagle of Buckeye Lake with 28.3 lbs.

Youth - Biggest Fish

$ 50 - Brandon Harris of Pataskala with a 10.8 lb. fish

$ 25 - Robert Hawkins of Columbus with a 10.0 lb. fish

$10 - Codey Melville of Buckeye Lake with a 9.0 fish

Youth - Most Fish

$50 - Brandon Harris with 25.7 lbs.

$25 - Andrew Bryant of Utica with 13.8 lbs.

$10 - Codey Melville with 9.0 lbs.

Day 2 winners were:

Adults - Biggest Fish

$100 - Robert James with a 14.2 lb. fish

$50 - Jared Fowler of Columbus with a 11.7 lb. fish

$25 - Josh Barnes of WEssterville with a 10.7 lb. fish

Adults - Most Fish

$100 - Marvin White with 88.9 lbs.

$50 - Emily Quinn with 72.7 lbs.

$25 - Zack Dover with 52.2 lbs. BLT Team/Family Challenge

$250 - John & Lisa Ellis of Lancaster with 54.6 lbs.

$125 - Ryan Guth of Gahanna & Chad Diss of Heath with 46.9 lbs.

$50 - Mark Elwell & Clint Smith of Columbus with 38.2 lbs.

Youth - Biggest Fish

$ 50 - Amorette Carns of Lockbourne with a 6.4 lb. fish

$25 - Alex Muller of Heath with a 5.9 lb. fish

$ 10 - Brandon Harris of Pataskala with a 4.5 lb. fish

Youth - Most Fish

$50 - Alex Muller with 20.0 lbs.

$25 - Amorette Carns with 6.4 lbs.

$10 - Brandon Harris with 4.3 lbs.






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