UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Kentucky / Barkley Lake

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Morgan wins BFL Mountain Divsion on Lake Cumberland

Morgan wins BFL Mountain Divsion on Lake Cumberland
Boater Mark Morgan of Somerset, Ky., took first place in the April 14 Walmart BFL Mountain Division event on Lake Cumberland with a total weight of 16 pounds, 4 ounces. Morgan won just over $6,000 for his efforts.

MONTICELLO, Ky. - Mark Morgan of Somerset, Ky., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 4 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division event on Lake Cumberland. For his victory, Morgan earned $6,009.

"The fish stayed in exactly the same spots where I found them in practice," said Morgan. "That doesn't happen very often, so it was really a great day for me. I found two spawning areas during practice late on Friday that I wanted to target during the tournament. I went back to the first area right away in the morning, and caught three on my first pass. Once it slowed down, I moved to the second bank, and on one pass through I had culled a few times and I had my weight. I had 16 pounds by noon.

"I was throwing a green pumpkin-colored Cumberland Pro jig. That was really my key to victory," Morgan continued. "I picked up a spinnerbait and a crankbait, but couldn't get any bites on them. They really liked that jig though, so I threw it from the beginning of the day to the end. I was fishing in the lower end of the lake, near Beaver Creek. I caught around 17 to 18 fish throughout the day. These tournaments are not easy to win - I'm happy I was finally able to win one."

Rounding out the top 10 pros:

2nd: Rex Huff, Corbin, Ky., five bass, 12-12, $2,005
3rd: Jonathan Green, East Bernstadt, Ky., five bass, 12-10, $1,336
4th: Shannon Devere, Berea, Ky., five bass, 11-15, $935
5th: Jerry Reagan, Byrdstown, Tenn., four bass, 11-12, $802
6th: Jeff Carman, Liberty, Ky., five bass, 11-7, $735
7th: Dan Ison, Salyersville, Ky., four bass, 11-6, $634
7th: Wade Jenkins, Corbin, Ky., five bass, 11-6, $634
9th: Brandon Wallen, Monticello, Ky., five bass, 11-4, $535
10th: Randy Alexander, London, Ky., five bass, 11-1, $468

Complete results can be found here.

Crouch grabs co-angler title

Wayne Crouch of Jamestown, Tenn., won first place on the Co-angler side in the April 14 Walmart BFL Mountain Division event on Lake Cumberland with a weight of 10 pounds, 10 ounces. Crouch took home just over $2,000 in winnings. Wayne Crouch of Jamestown, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 10 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win $2,005 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Bob Wiles, Huntington, W. Va., five bass, 9-11, $1,002
3rd: Randy Walden, Tompkinsville, Ky., three bass, 9-5, $668
4th: Brett Graham, Alexandria, Ky., four bass, 9-3, $468
5th: Jason Ratcliff, Eubank, Ky., five bass, 8-8, $401
6th: Brandon Maynard, Cookeville, Tenn., four bass, 8-6, $368
7th: Kris Kordenbrock, Covington, Ky., five bass, 8-1, $334
8th: Kevin Morrow, Bronston, Ky., five bass, 7-12, $301
9th: Brandon Moberly, Berea, Ky., four bass, 7-7, $267
10th: Kevin King, Byrdstown, Tenn., three bass, 7-4, $234

Complete co-angler results can be found here.

The next BFL Mountain Division tournament is scheduled for May 5 on Laurel Lake in London, Ky. After the fifth Mountain Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 11-13 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. 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 2012 BFL All-American is being held May 17 - 19 on the Potomac River in National Harbor, Md. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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