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2012-04-01 04:47:47

Prvonozac opens Ohio season with big win

ATHENS, Ala. – Nick J. Prvonozac started the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Ohio Division 20 season with a win on Rocky Fork Lake.

Running out of East Shore Marina near Hillsboro on March 31, 2012, the 39-year-old angler from Warren, Ohio, caught five bass weighing 18.21 pounds. In all, he caught about nine keepers, but anchored his catch with a 4.16-pound kicker to take home $2,255 for the Boater Division victory.

“This was the first time I’d ever fished this lake,” Prvonozac said. “I fished a couple days in practice and I caught a few fish by a beaver dam. In the tournament, I mainly focused on wood or grassy cover in coves and off secondary points. I used a Yum Vibra King and a Yum Wooly Bug worked slowly around the cover.”

In second for the boaters, Tim E. Partin of Springboro, Ohio, brought in a five-bass tournament limit weighing 10.61 pounds on a cool, cloudy day.  He capped his catch with a 3.43-pounder.

James Jacobus of Johnstown, Ohio, finished third among the boaters with five bass going 10.30 pounds. Mike Lockhart of Mineral Wells, W. Va., followed with five bass and 9.12 pounds including one 4-pounder. Tyler “Ty” T. Berger of Worthington, Ohio, rounded out the top five boaters with five bass and 8.49 pounds. Shawn Kellough of Chillicothe, Ohio, landed the tournament big bass title with a 4.70-pounder.

In the Co-Angler Division, Troy Holsinger, 46, of Portsmouth, Ohio, won his first ABA event with three bass going 8.12 pounds. Catching 12 keepers total, the technician for Malone’s Marine also topped the division lunker list with a 3.95-pounder. For the Co-Angler Division victory, Holsinger collected $1,127 with a $122 bonus for the bucketmouth.

“I fish this lake a lot,” Holsinger said. “I threw a dark-colored brush hog and they liked it. The big one also hit the brush hog, but I lost a much bigger one, probably over five pounds.”

Danny J. Ryan of Cleves, Ohio, took second among the co-anglers with a three-bass division limit weighing 5.26 pounds. He topped that catch with a 2.77-pound kicker.

In third for the co-anglers, Christopher M. Iredale of Bethel, Ohio, landed three bass for 5.25 pounds with one 2.91-pounder. Jodie Hall of Dayton, Ohio, placed fourth with two bass at 5.15 pounds, but one weighed 3.94 pounds. Matt Reckman of Cincinnati, Ohio, placed fifth with three bass and 4.06 pounds.

For more information on this tournament, call Gary Conner at (256) 230-5627 or ABA at (888) 203-6222. On line, see
-- John N. Felsher

About American Bass Anglers: The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series provides weekend anglers a professionally operated competitive tour with a path the world championship of bass fishing the Bassmaster Classic. American Bass Anglers commitment is to provide low cost, close to home tournaments for the weekend angler and at the same time offer each competitor an upward path for individual angler progression. For more information about American Bass Anglers and the American Fishing Tour, The Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series or the American Couples Series, visit

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