Davis Wins Bass Fishing LeagueTournament On Kentucky/Barkley Lakes
BENTON, Ky. – William Davis of Sheffield, Ala., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League LBL Division tournament on Kentucky/Barkley lakes. For his victory, Davis earned $4,119.
“It was a really tough day out there,” said Davis. “I was very fortunate to get a few big bites from three different spots. I had around 50 bites throughout the day, but I really only had four big ones. The bite was better in the morning and then slowed down.”
Davis stayed on Kentucky Lake for the entire tournament and targeted the ledges from 18 to 20 feet deep. He caught most of his fish with a shaky-head rig, and said plum was the hot color for the day.
“The key to my victory was my co-angler,” Davis continued. “I had forgotten my net, so he had to ‘net’ all of my fish with his hands. He was very good, though, and he definitely helped me win the tournament.”
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Jason Smith, Union, Ky., five bass, 19-12, $2,059
3rd: Maurice Cobb, Kuttawa, Ky., five bass, 18-5, $1,374
4th: James Wilkins, Princeton, Ky., five bass, 17-6, $961
5th: Clint Huntsman, Cadiz, Ky., five bass, 16-9, $789
5th: Joshua Price, Clarksville, Tenn., five bass, 16-9, $789
7th: Craig Hipsher, Benton, Ky., five bass, 16-6, $652
7th: Michael Wooley, Collierville, Tenn., five bass, 16-6, $652
9th: Brent Anderson, Kingston Springs, Tenn., five bass, 16-4, $549
10th: John Juergens, Bourbonnais, Ill., five bass, 15-13, $480
Robert Pillow of Versailles, Ky., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win $2,059 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Ronnie Brown Jr., South Fulton, Tenn., five bass, 15-7, $1,030
3rd: Roger Crain, Louisville, Ky., five bass, 14-15, $687
4th: Darrell Perry, Moweaqua, Ill., five bass, 14-13, $480
5th: Bryan Rupe, Mayfield, Ky., five bass, 14-9, $412
6th: Gregory Pittman, Memphis, Tenn., five bass, 14-8, $378
7th: John Bowdre, Hernando, Miss., five bass, 14-0, $343
8th: Tim Cummings, Waynesboro, Tenn., five bass, 13-14, $309
9th: Danny Robinson, Fairland, Ind., five bass, 13-9, $275
10th: James Lee, Ledbetter, Ky., five bass, 13-6, $240
The final BFL LBL Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 15-16 on the Lake Barkley in Kuttawa, Ky. After that fifth LBL Division tournament is complete, 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.