Drew Sadler of Richmond, Ky., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division event on Lake Cumberland. For his victory, Sadler earned $4,720.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Shannon Devere, Berea, Ky., four bass, 11-8, $2,360
3rd: Joby Gossett, Nancy,Ky., three bass, 11-1, $1,574
4th: Jonathan Henry, Grant, Ala., five bass, 10-8, $1,101
5th: Doyle Epperson, Nancy, Ky., four bass, 9-12, $944
6th: Freddy Adkins, East Bernstadt, Ky., three bass, 9-4, $865
7th: Michael Blanton, Richmond, Ky., three bass, 8-4, $787
8th: David Oliver, East Bernstadt, Ky., three bass, 7-14, $708
9th: Jonathan Green, East Bernstadt, Ky., three bass, 7-13, $629
10th: Dwight Fox, Gainesboro, Tenn., five bass, 7-12, $551
Doug Ramsey of Somerset, Ky., weighed in four bass totaling 10 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win $2,005 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Bob Coomer, Albany, Ky., three bass, 8-5, $983
2nd: Tim Emerton, Livingston, Tenn., two bass, 8-5, $983
4th: Tommy Brewer, Hazard, Ky., two bass, 6-7, $551
5th: Jason Burden, Lexington, Ky., three bass, 5-2, $472
6th: Larry Anderson, Hillsboro, Ohio, one bass, 5-0, $433
7th: Troy Combs, Hazard, Ky., four bass, 4-14, $393
8th: Chad Nelson, Wayland, Ky., two bass, 4-9, $354
9th: John Lanz, Elizabethtown, Ky., one bass, 4-7, $315
10th: Jeff Beekman, Piketon, Ohio, one bass, 4-4, $275
The next BFL Mountain Division tournament is scheduled for May 4 on Lake Cumberland in Monticello, Ky. After the last divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 3–5 Regional Championship on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Ala. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27–29 on the Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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