Roberts Wins Bass Fishing League Super Tournament on Barren River


GLASGOW, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2012) – Brad Roberts of Faubush, Ky., had a two-day total of nine bass that weighed 27 pounds to win the Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Super Bass Fishing 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 totaling 17 pounds, 3 ounces Sunday to win $2,532 in the co-angler
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.

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