Boss Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League LBL Division Event on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes
Sam Boss of Paducah, Ky., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League LBL Division tournament of 2014 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his victory, Boss earned $4,271.
“I fished ledges with a sexy chartreuse-colored Strike King Pro Model 6XD in 15 to 18 feet of water,” said Boss. “I located six schools of fish in practice on Friday and I was able to get on three of them in the tournament. There were boats on the other three. I basically caught all my fish on two of those spots.
“I was a little concerned about the weather,” added Boss. “I was catching postspawn fish and we had a cold front come in. But I didn’t have any trouble with the weather. There wasn’t a lot of wind so that made it easy to fish out in the open and the cold front didn’t turn the fish off.
“I started catching fish out on the ledges about a week and a half ago. The ledge-fishing will get really good here in a couple weeks,” finished Boss. “I really didn’t think I had enough weight to win because there are a lot of good fishermen in these BFL events.”
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: Kevin Meunier, Lamar, Ind., five bass, 20-13, $2,136
3rd: Daniel Fink, Benton, Ky., five bass, 20-1, $1,424
4th: Craig Hipsher, Benton, Ky., five bass, 19-11, $997
5th: Jeffery Archie, Paris, Tenn., five bass, 18-6, $818
5th: Doug Goode, Radcliff, Ky., five bass, 18-6, $818
7th: David Hames, Trezevant, Tenn., five bass, 18-5, $712
8th: Michael Wooley, Collierville, Tenn., five bass, 18-4, $641
9th: Joel Trovillion, Grantsburg, Ill., five bass, 18-3, $569
10th: Joey Henderson, Mayfield, Ky., five bass, 17-7, $498
Complete results can be found at FLWOutdoors.com.
Jared McGinnis of Auburn, Ky., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win $2,136 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: David Loyall, Louisville, Ky., five bass, 17-10, $1,068
3rd: Stephen Barga, Benton, Ky., five bass, 17-3, $712
4th: Michael Radake, Cape Girardeau, Mo., five bass, 16-12, $498
5th: Joe Totten, Eddyville, Ky., five bass, 15-8, $427
6th: Danny Nicklin, Highland, Ill., five bass, 15-6, $392
7th: Tyler Zschiedrich, Whiteland, Ind., five bass, 15-2, $356
8th: Ed Daniell, West Frankfort, Ill., five bass, 14-4, $320
9th: Jeff Scrimager, Mattoon, Ill., five bass, 14-2, $285
10th: Blaine Wimberly, Nashville, Tenn., five bass, 13-7, $249
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 9-11 Regional Championship on Lake Cherokee in Morristown, Tenn. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.