(Sep. 25, 2012 - GLASGOW, KY.)...
Brad Roberts of Faubush, Ky., had a two-day total of nine bass that weighed 27 pounds to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Super Tournament on the Barren River Sunday. For his victory, Roberts earned $5,126 plus $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus.
Catching over 70 bass on the final day, Roberts said he went through a lot of small fish to find the keepers. Because the shallow fish were heavily pressured he indicated that he spent half the days shallow in about 2 to 3 feet of water and the other half days in over 20 feet of water.
"I started each day shallow," Roberts said. "I was flipping and pitching a Zoom Brush Hog and mixing it up with some topwater stuff early. Then about three of four hours into the day I moved deeper to do some off-shore fishing. I was targeting hard bottoms with a heavy football jig. It felt really good to get this victory."
Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:
|2nd: ||Gary Bowens ||Byrdstown, Tenn. ||10 bass ||24-14 ||$2,563 |
|3rd: ||Mike Casada ||Stearns, Ky. ||nine bass ||24-13 ||$1,709 |
|4th: ||Keith Monson ||Burgin, Ky. ||nine bass ||22-8 ||$1,196 |
|5th: ||Mark Morgan ||Somerset, Ky. ||nine bass ||22-1 ||$1,025 |
|6th: ||Dustin McKinney ||Glasgow, Ky. ||nine bass ||21-8 ||$940 |
|7th: ||Charles Morrison || Georgetown, Ky. ||eight bass ||21-1 ||$854 |
|8th: ||Aaron Bidarian ||Somerset, Ky. ||, eight bass ||18-0 ||$769 |
|9th: ||Chris Gerrein ||Villa Hills, Ky. ||eight bass ||17-14 ||$683 |
|10th: ||Earl Milby ||Campbellsville, Ky. ||seven bass ||17-5 ||$598 |
Cameron McCane of Lancaster, Ky., weighed seven bass totaling17 pounds, 3 ounces Sunday to win $2,532 in the co-anglerdivision.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
|2nd: ||Mark Major ||Lancaster, Ky. ||eight bass ||16-1 ||$1,266 |
|3rd: ||Shawn Monhollen ||Somerset, Ky. ||eight bass ||13-12 ||$846 |
|4th: ||Shane Sparks ||Allardt, Tenn. ||seven bass ||12-12 ||$591 |
|5th: ||Jason Burden ||Lexington, Ky. ||five bass ||12-0 ||$506 |
|6th: ||Tony Johnson ||London, Ky. ||four bass ||10-10 ||$464 |
|7th: ||Joe Silvers ||Monticello, Ky. ||six bass ||10-6 ||$422 |
|8th: ||William Thompson ||Somerset, Ky. ||five bass ||10-5 ||$380 |
|9th: ||James Wathen ||Lagrange, Ky. ||five bass ||9-7 ||$338 |
|10th: ||Tim Kempf ||Louisville, Ky. ||four bass ||8-12 ||$295 |
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers in the Mountain Division, based on point standings, have now qualified for the Oct. 11-13 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing - the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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