Boggs Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kentucky Lake

Boggs Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kentucky Lake Drew Boggs won the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division event on Kentucky and Barkley lakes

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (April 9, 2018) – Boater Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, caught a 23-pound, 8-ounce limit of bass Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division event on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his efforts, Boggs earned $4,244. Boggs spent the majority of his day working a 50-yard ditch. He said he was able to put together a limit within his first hour of fishing and culled twice as the day went on.


“The ditch was 3 to 12 feet deep and the fish were between 4 and 7 feet,” said Boggs, who earned his sixth career win in BFL competition –third on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. “I ended up weighing four from an umbrella rig and one on a jig.”


Boggs’ umbrella rig had a custom grub on top, a Zoom Swimmin’ Super Fluke Jr. on the bottom and a custom 5½-inch swimbait in the middle. All of the baits were white expect for the swimbait, which was chartreuse. Boggs’ jig was a green-pumpkin-colored V&M Cliff Pace Pacemaker Football Jig with a Strike King Rage Tail Craw of the same color.


The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 23-8, $4,244

               2nd:         Cole Floyd, Leesburg, Ohio, five bass, 20-13, $2,322

               3rd:          Dan Morehead, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 20-0, $1,813

               4th:          Michael Wasden, Paris, Tenn., five bass, 19-12, $990

               5th:          Bill Schroeder III, Paducah, Ky., four bass, 18-15, $849

               6th:          Anthony Hagewood, Herndon, Ky., five bass, 17-12, $778

               7th:          Jim Eakin, Clarksville, Tenn., five bass, 13-8, $707

               8th:          Cody Bertrand, Dyer, Ind., four bass, 13-6, $637

               9th:          Cody Santel, Benton, Ky., four bass, 12-12, $566

               10th:        Ron Shearer, Nicholasville, Ky., three bass, 10-11, $495


Chad Biddle of Shelbyville, Kentucky, brought a 6-pound, 14-ounce bass to the scale – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $600. Ryan Kirkpatrick of Benton, Kentucky, won the Co-angler Division and $2,222 Saturday after bringing four bass weighing 13 pounds, 1 ounce to the scale.


The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          Ryan Kirkpatrick, Benton, Ky., four bass, 13-1, $2,222

               2nd:         Thomas White, Iron City, Tenn., two bass, 8-11, $934

               2nd:         Daniel Pope Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio, two bass, 8-11, $884

               4th:          Ricky Boehringer, Troy, Ohio, two bass, 8-7, $495

               5th:          Spencer Clark, Maryland Heights, Mo., two bass, 8-5, $424

               6th:          Wendy Kmucha, Harrisburg, Ill., two bass, 8-1, $389

               7th:          Dick Brown, Smithland, Ky., three bass, 7-8, $354

               8th:          Greg James, Carterville, Ill., two bass, 7-2, $318

               9th:          Brad Williams, Kokomo, Ind., one bass, 6-15, $583

               10th:        Aaron Gray, Vandalia, Ill., two bass, 6-14, $248

Williams caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division weighing in at 6 pounds, 15 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $300.

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