WL fisherman wins FLW at PatokaJune 27th, 2011 at 1:54 pm by Tom Harmeson under Uncategorized
West Lafayette bass fisherman Rod Yoder got hot early and cashed-in, scoring an FLW tournament victory on Saturday, June 25 at Patoka Lake in southern Indiana.
Yoder won the Co-Angler category of the event, which is the second in a series of 5 tournaments in 2011 for the FLW Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division.
Yoder said he did all his work quickly Saturday, catching all three of his keeper bass by 9:00 a.m. The bass weighed-in at 10 pounds, 13 ounces, more than 2 pounds heavier than the 2nd place finisher.
In case you were wondering what a co-angler is, that is a person paired with a boater at each event. Yoder has competed in more than 70 tournaments since 1995, and the Patoka win is his 4th career victory as a co-angler.
Yoder also designs and sells bass fishing lures when he is not on the lake, and you can find all his products at http://www.redshad.com/
For more information about the Patoka Lake tournament, including a picture of Yoder with a cool bass trophy, go to http://www.flwoutdoors.com/photo.cfm?id=43027.