Singleton Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Dale Hollow LakeSingleton Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Dale Hollow Lake Aaron Singleton won the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament on Dale Hollow Lake
BYRDSTOWN, Tenn. (March 18, 2019) – Boater Aaron Singleton of La Grange, Kentucky, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament on Dale Hollow Lake. For his catch, Singleton took home $6,319.
“I worked through three or four mid-lake pockets and primarily fished laydowns. I caught fish in 15 to 20 feet of water and ended up with eight keepers,” said Singleton, who earned his first career victory as a boater on Dale Hollow Lake. “At the start of the morning I used a white custom spinnerbait with a white trailer that I’d done well with in practice, but after 9 [a.m.] or so, the sun got up and that bite died off. I switched over to a shaky-head rig and immediately started catching fish. I pretty much upgraded throughout the day.”
Singleton’s shaky-head rig consisted of a green-pumpkin-colored Zoom Trick Worm on a 3/8-ounce Buckeye Lures Spot Remover jig head. He said he ended up weighing four largemouth and one smallmouth – two from the spinnerbait and three from the shaky-head rig. His day was capped off with a 5½-pound smallmouth, which he caught on the shaky-head with 20 minutes left to fish.
“This was an awesome win for me. I got my first win here as a co-angler back in 2007, and now I have my first win as a boater here,” said Singleton.
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Aaron Singleton, La Grange, Ky., five bass, 19-5, $4,319 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus
2nd: Dathan Jones, Harrodsburg, Ky., five bass, 18-11, $2,059
3rd: Blake Townsend, Irvine, Ky., five bass, 15-7, $1,374
4th: Robert Reagan, Byrdstown, Tenn., five bass, 14-6, $961
5th: Michael Kennedy, Monroe, Tenn., five bass, 14-2, $924
6th: Pat Eichmann, Nancy, Ky., five bass, 14-0, $1,005
7th: Bryan Drury, Lexington, Ky., five bass, 13-14, $686
8th: Tim Smiley, White Pine, Tenn., five bass, 13-13, $918
9th: Aaron Bidarian, Lexington, Ky., five bass, 13-10, $549
10th: J.B. King, Byrdstown, Tenn., five bass, 13-8, $480
Bennie Mutter of Glasgow, Kentucky, caught a 5-pound, 8-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $565. Travis Parrott of Byrdstown, Tennessee, won the Co-angler Division and $2,259 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 14 pounds, 9 ounces.
The top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Travis Parrott, Byrdstown, Tenn., five bass, 14-9, $2,259
2nd: Charles Bennington, Scottsville, Ky., three bass, 11-2, $1,030
3rd: Jeremiah Williams, Livingston, Tenn., three bass, 10-7, $1,019
4th: Matt Smith, Bowling Green, Ky., three bass, 10-0, $480
5th: Justin Davis, Cookeville, Tenn., three bass, 9-9, $412
6th: Glen Ruth, Frankfort, Ky., four bass, 8-5, $378
7th: Darren Kelly, Wartburg, Tenn., four bass, 8-2, $493
8th: Taylor Wisniewski, Lexington, Ky., four bass, 8-0, $309
9th: Shane Vickers, Tyner, Ky., three bass, 7-13, $275
10th: Casey Shearer, Nicholasville, Ky., three bass, 7-9, $240
Williams caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 5 pounds, 5 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $282.
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