Young Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament On Lake Barkley
KUTTAWA, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2012) – David Young of Mayfield, Ky., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 41 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Bass Fishing League LBL Division super tournament on Lake Barkley in Kuttawa, Ky., on Sunday. For his victory, Young earned $7,460.
“I had a few days of practice coming into this event,” said Young. “I was able to determine that there were a couple of different patterns in play. It was really a mixture of shallow and deep patterns. I fished in the backs of the bays and out on the main lake.
“When I was fishing deep, I was throwing crankbaits – a Norman DD Series and a Strike King XD,” Young continued. “The fish were more schooled up out deep, and you could catch a lot of fish. In the afternoon I would move to the shallow-water pattern. The bite was not as good as out deep, but the fish were bigger and the quality was a little better. I was throwing a buzzbait, spinnerbait and Rat-L-Trap when I fished shallow.
“The key for me in this tournament was my knowledge of the lake,” Young went on to say. “A lot of anglers will sit on a spot for too long and kill it. I tend to fish a little more than others, and it really worked out for me in this event. I was able to cover water and find the different patterns that I needed to get the win.”
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Adam Craig, Buchanan, Tenn., eight bass, 31-7, $2,730
3rd: Brent Anderson, Kingston Springs, Tenn., 10 bass, 31-5, $1,820
4th: Keith Amerson, Bethel Springs, Tenn., 10 bass, 31-3, $1,274
5th: Marty Sisk, Evansville, Ind., 10 bass, 30-5, $1,092
6th: Sam Boss, Paducah, Ky., 10 bass, 29-11, $1,001
7th: Kevin Meunier, Lamar, Ind., 10 bass, 29-5, $910
8th: Joey Henderson, Mayfield, Ky., 10 bass, 29-2, $819
9th: Donnie Siress, Benton, Ky., 10 bass, 29-1, $728
10th: Lloyd Pickett Jr., Bartlett, Tenn., 10 bass, 28-11, $637
Brennon Binkley of Nashville, Tenn., weighed in 10 bass totaling 32 pounds, 4 ounces Sunday to win $2,730 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Scott Wasson, Evansville, Ind., 10 bass, 24-11, $1,365
3rd: Ryan Bollinger, Barnhart, Mo., eight bass, 21-12, $909
4th: Jeff Church, Fort Branch, Ind., 10 bass, 21-4, $637
5th: Tim Cummings, Waynesboro, Tenn., eight bass, 20-0, $546
6th: Robert Pillow, Versailles, Ky., nine bass, 20-0, $501
7th: Lauris Ackerman, Bowling Green, Ky., nine bass, 19-12, $455
8th: Jimmy Rhodus, Versailles, Ky., seven bass, 16-13, $410
9th: Dick Brown, Smithland, Ky., seven bass, 16-11, $364
10th: Danny Robinson, Fairland, Ind., seven bass, 16-6, $319
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 18-20 Regional Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. 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.