Wagner Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kentucky Lake
PARIS, Tenn. (May 21, 2007) - Boater Don Wagner of Boonville, Ind., won the Bass Fishing League LBL Division bass fishing tournament on Kentucky Lake Saturday with a five-bass catch weighing 18 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned Wagner $4,380 and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Fort Loudoun-Tellico Lakes Regional Championship in Lenoir City, Tenn., Oct.18-20, where he could ultimately win a new 519VX Ranger boat and a Chevy truck.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Jeff Siress of Benton, Ky. (five bass, 17-12, $2,577); Sam Lashlee of Camden, Tenn. (five bass, 17-7, $1,719); Gary Ellenberger of Paducah, Ky. (five bass, 16-14, $1,203); Keith Cone of Calvert City, Ky. (five bass, 16-13, $988) and Mike Terry of Troy, Tenn. (five bass, 16-13, $988).
Jim Gullett of Richmond, Ky., took home the Boater Division Big Bass award, earning $795 for a 6-pound, 8-ounce bass. David Mouser of Elizabethtown, Ky., earned $2,577 as the co-angler winner Saturday thanks to five bass weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Kris Effinger of Evansville, Ind. (five bass, 14-8, $1,288); Kyle Radake of Cape Girardeau, Mo. (five bass, 14-1, $858); Barry Baldwin of Dayton, Ohio (five bass, 13-9, $601) and Michael Blumer of Louisville, Ky. (five bass, 13-1, $515).
Danny Jones of Berry, Ky., earned $397 as the co-angler Big Bass winner after catching a 5-pound, 14-ounce bass.
All LBL Division BFL Tournaments are held on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. The division's fourth event will be held June 16 on Kentucky Lake in Aurora, Ky., and the final event of the regular season will be a two-day Super Tournament held Sept. 29-30 on Kentucky Lake in Benton, Ky.