Gilbertsville, Ky. Sept. 1, 2011 – The Walmart Bass Fishing League is headed to Kentucky/Barkley Lakes Sept. 10-11 for its fifth and final stop in the LBL Division. This will be a two-day super tournament where as many as 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards up to $11,000 and $4,500, respectively.
“I think it’s going to be typical fishing on our lakes,” said Prevacid pro Dan Morehead of Paducah, Ky. “I’m not going to say the fish are going to be in full-blown fall pattern yet by any means, but the bait fish are starting to move around and relocate. They will be spread out a lot more, which makes everything harder.
“Jigs, worms and crankbaits will come back into play now that the fish are moving up shallower, and there might be some topwater action early in the morning, but that won’t last long,” Morehead added. “I don’t think it’s going to take a huge weight to do well in the tournament, but at the same time we still have one of the best lakes in the country, so if someone busts off a 20 pound stringer one day, I’m not going to be surprised. I’d say 34 to 36 pounds will win the tournament.”
Takeoffs will be at Kentucky Dam Marina located at 446 Marina Drive in Gilbertsville at 6:30 a.m. each morning. Saturday’s weigh-in will be at the marina beginning at 2:30 p.m., and Sunday’s final weigh-in is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Walmart located at 310 West 5th St. in Benton. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
The Kentucky/Barkley Lakes BFL tournament is being hosted by the Marshall County Tourist Commission.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, offering bigger prizes to those who qualify for regional championships and those who make it to one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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