Winton Woods Lake Shines in 2015 Bass Series Tournament

Fishin' Line

Winton Woods Lake owned up to its reputation as one of the top bass fisheries in southwest Ohio this weekend. On Sunday, May 17, it was the site of the first 2015 Bass Series Tournament where 31 teams of anglers weighed in more than 155 pounds of bass!

Bass Series Tournament Winners - May 17, 2015

Bass Series Tournament Winners – May 17, 2015

The event ran from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. With the lake 16 inches over normal pool, a perfect color and 68 degrees, the conditions were just about perfect for a big weigh-in. In the end, 30 of the 31 teams brought fish to the scales.

Andy McCray of Columbus, Ohio, and Mathew Eggenberger of Sharonville, Ohio, won the tournament with a five-fish limit tipping the scales at 11.90 pounds. Andy also caught the biggest bass of the day weighing 3.51 pounds. They caught their fish flipping finesse baits. The winning duo collected plaques, $710.50 in Great Parks’ prize certificates and a $25 Bass Pro Shops gift card for catching the big bass.

McCray and Eggenburger_WW_2015.05.16

McCray & Eggenburger

Jamie Rains and Randy Reed of Cincinnati, Ohio, finished second with 11.62 pounds. They won plaques and $507.50 in Great Parks’ prize certificates.

Reed & Rains

Reed & Rains

Mark Tohk of Wilmington, Ohio, and Mike Tohk of Kettering, Ohio, finished third with 11.61 pounds. They won plaques and $304.50 in Great Parks’ prize certificates.

Tohk & Tohk

Tohk & Tohk

The top 25 placing teams all earned qualifying points towards the Bass Series Championship Tournament on September 26 and 27. The winning team at the Championship receives a $1,000 Bass Pro Shops shopping spree! The next Bass Series Tournament is at Miami Whitewater Forest on Saturday, June 6.

Neal Ramsey, District Recreation Manager