Boggs Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Kentucky LakeBoggs 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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