Jasper’s Nick Uebelhor Wins Bass Fishing Tournament at Patoka Lake

   NICK UEBELHOR – FLW Champion

Birdseye (NNDC) – Nick Uebelhor of Jasper won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division Tournament Saturday at Patoka Lake. He won the tournament with four bass weighing 16 pouns, 4 ounces and pocketed $4,637 for the victory.

After claiming the top prize Uebelhor said, “I fished the Costa (FLW Series) event on Kentucky and Barkley lakes this week, so I didn’t get to practice, but Patoka Lake is 20 minutes from my house and is pretty much my home lake.” He continued, “I ran main-lake points. I hit probably 10 or 15 spots first thing in the morning to see what they were on, and then narrowed it down to around five areas that I rotated through.”

It was Uebelhor’s second career win in FLW competition. He said he threw a variety of lures Saturday including crankbaits, Carolina-rigged soft-plastics, a 10-inch Berkley Powerbait Power Worm, and a football jig with a craw trailer. He added, “Every one of my fish was caught dragging something on the bottom. I ended up with four – two keepers and two big ones. I caught a 6-pounder around 11 a.m. and a 5½ pounder in the last 10 minutes of my day.”

Uebelhor’s 6-pound, 3-ounce bass was the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division and earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $520.

Scott Spayd of Ferdinand finished third among the top 10 boaters in the tournament with three bass weighing 11 pounds and 8 ounces. His finish earned him $1,307.

Complete tournament results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

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