Floyd Wolkins and Steve Martin recovered from a slow start at Paw Paw Lake the first day of the Arjay’s two-day Classic to wrap up the win Sunday at Duke’s Bridge.
The team, which also captured the regular season Anglers of Year title, had 8.88 pounds the first day and 11.24 pounds the second day for 20.12. They said they caught their fish on finesse worms.
They also had the third biggest bass on day two with a 3.44-pound largemouth. They earned $1,450.
Steven and Kevin Wickey finished second with 19.64 pounds caught on frogs and jigs. They had 13.68 pounds at Paw Paw but struggled with 5.96 pounds at Duke’s. They also had big bass the first day, a 4.96 largemouth and went home with $1,300.
The Wickeys barely edged out John and Ashley Miller who had 19.52 pounds. However, the Millers also had the second biggest bass on the first day (4.74) and the biggest fish on the second day (3.54). They used jigs, bladed jigs and tubes to earn $1,175 for third place and the big bass pots.
Fourth place went to Charlie Fouts and Ray Lohr who fished finesse worms and jigs to catch 16.98 pounds and win $700.
Jon Walkinhood and Travis Greenwald tossed drop-shot rigs and jigs to catch 16.40 pounds for fifth ($400).
Timothy Eicher and Jeremiah Yoder were sixth ($300) with 16.20 pounds caught on jigs and spinnerbaits and Jared Yoder and David Ringler were seventh with 15.02 pounds, which included the third biggest bass at Paw Paw with a 3.90-pound smallmouth. They went home with $325.
Eric and Doug Sanderson were eighth ($250) with 13.60 pounds; Scott and Carrigan Carpenter ninth ($225) with 12.28 pounds; and Chris Yoder and Lester Hochstetler 10th (($200) with 6.68 pounds.
Anthony and Mason Sivits were 11th ($175) with 7.06 pounds. That included the second biggest bass on Duke’s to earn $225.
Heath and George Musall were 12th ($150) with 6.78 pounds; Ryan Hershberger and Dale Raber 13th ($130) with 6.78 pounds and Justin and Hunter Kosmerick 14th ($110) with 3.78 pounds. Hunter missed the Classic due to his return to college.