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Spencer Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Barren River

Spencer Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Barren River Daniel Spencer won the Bass Fishing League Mountain Division tournament on the Barren River.
 

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (June 3, 2013) – Daniel Spencer of Glasgow, Ky., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League Mountain Division tournament on the Barren River. For his victory, Spencer earned $4,244 plus a $1,000 Mercury bonus.
 
With Saturday’s early morning wind and rain, came an early morning bite according to Spencer who said he had his limit within the first two hours of the tournament. But like so often happens when bass fishing, the wind stopped, the sun came out and the bite died.
 
“I had my limit in the first two hours,” said Spencer. “I found a good school of fish on a drop and pretty much all my fish came from that one school.
 
“I did catch about 15 keepers throughout the day, but most of the ones I weighed came from that first school I found. I caught everything on a jig – green pumpkin. I really thought I needed another couple of pounds to win, but thought going in to weigh-in that I would be close.”
 
Spencer indicated that he found his fish on Thursday during practice and was feeling pretty confident going in to the tournament.
 
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
 
            2nd       Doyle Epperson, Nancy, Ky., five bass, 16-6, $2,122
            3rd:       Jason Cooper, Shelbyville, Tenn., five bass, 16-0, $1,413            
            4th:       Shawn Caskey, Mount Sterling, Ky., five bass, 15-8, $990
             5th:       Jeff Carman, Liberty, Ky., five bass, 15-1, $849
            6th:       Greg Pugh, Cullman, Ala., five bass, 15-0, $742
            6th:       Bobby Smith, Jamestown, Tenn., five bass, 15-0, $742
            8th:       Flint Fivecoait, Corbin, Ky., five bass, 14-12, $637
            9th:       Shane Winchester, Glasgow, Ky., five bass, 14-6, $566
            10th:     John Daniel, Bowling Green, Ky., five bass, 14-2, $495 plus $300 Evinrude bonus
 
Michael May of Richmond, Ky., weighed five bass totaling 14 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the Co-angler Division. May earned $2,122 for his victory.   Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
 
        2nd:      Leslie Coleman, Columbus, Ind., five bass, 14-4, $1,061
           3rd:       JP Sims, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 13-9, $707      
           4th:       Gary Craynon, Prestonsburg, Ky., five bass, 13-5, $495
            5th:       Kelly Poynter, Parksville, Ky., five bass, 13-4, $424
            6th:       Colton Smith, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 13-3, $389
            7th:       Ezekiel (Zeke) Reynolds, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 12-7, $354
            8th:       Justin Watkins, Allons, Tenn., four bass, 12-6, $300
            8th:       Tommy Glass, Burlington, Ky., five bass, 12-6, $300
            10th:     Andrew Devere, Paint Lick, Ky., five bass, 12-3, $248
 
The next BFL Mountain Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 7-8 on the Barren River in Scottsville, Ky. After the last divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, 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.
 

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