UPCOMING EVENT: TACKLE WAREHOUSE PRO CIRCUIT - 2020 - Harris Chain of Lakes

White Takes Bragging Rights on Kentucky Lake

White Takes Bragging Rights on Kentucky Lake
Joe White of Princeton, Ky., won the April 11 LBL Division event on Kentucky Lake with a 23-pound, 15-ounce limit to earn a $5,000 check.

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – Joe White of Princeton, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League LBL Division tournament of 2015 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his victory, White earned $5,014.

“I’m really excited,” said White. “Nobody thought I could win a tournament by fishing strictly on Barkley Lake this time of year, but I proved them wrong.”

In order to catch his winning stringer, White slow rolled a spinnerbait along mid-lake points. He said he focused on areas primarily in the Dryden Bay and Prizer Point regions. White said he netted a 6-pounder early on to give his day a jumpstart.

“It was my third or fourth cast,” White said. “I used a chartreuse white-colored Stan Sloan’s Zorro spinnerbait and she hit it. It was my biggest fish and a great way to start the day.

“From there I caught them up shallow in about 3 to 4 feet of water,” White continued. “After an hour and a half the sun came out and they moved into 12-foot depths.”

The Kentucky angler said he caught around 11 keepers, but only culled twice.

“I couldn’t be happier with how the tournament played out,” White said. “I’ve earned bragging rights for a while.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Joe White, Princeton, Ky., five bass, 23-15, $5,014

2nd:         Arby Tevault, Elberfeld, Ind., five bass, 21-12, $2,507

3rd:          Daniel Langton, Haubstadt, Ind., five bass, 20-9, $1,670

4th:          Marshall Thompson, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 20-4, $1,170

5th:          Dan Morehead, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 20-3, $1,003

6th:          Larry Sisk, Evansville, Ind., five bass, 20-2, $919

7th:          Drew Lynch, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 19-7, $836

8th:          Edward Gettys, Columbia, Tenn., five bass, 19-4, $752

9th:          Harry Barber, Earlington, Ky., five bass, 19-3, $668

10th:        Ron Smith, Walton, Ky., five bass, 18-15, $585              

Complete results can be found here.

Lynch caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $765.

Montgomery wins co-angler title

Co-angler Gabe Montgomery of Jackson, Mo., won the April 11 LBL Division event on Kentucky Lake with a 16-pound, 14-ounce limit which earned him a $2,400.Gabe Montgomery of Jackson, Missouri, weighed in four bass totaling 16 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win $2,474 in the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Gabe Montgomery, Jackson, Mo., four bass, 16-14, $2,474

2nd:         John Lovin, Fayetteville, Ohio, five bass, 16-3, $1,237

3rd:          Ray Arning Jr., Walnut Hill, Ill., five bass, 15-8, $824

4th:          Frank Spacil, Palos Heights, Ill., five bass, 15-1, $577

5th:          Ronnie Brown Jr., South Fulton, Tenn., four bass, 14-9, $495

6th:          Chris Conner, Crestwood, Mo., five bass, 12-13, $454

7th:          Louis Scornavacco, Palatine, Ill., four bass, 12-9, $412

8th:          Johnathan Grimes, Hodgenville, Ky., five bass, 12-8, $371

9th:          Dennis Taylor, Fulton, Ky., four bass, 12-2, $330

10th:        Brian Futch, Vienna, Ill., five bass, 12-0, $289

Michael Shelton of Springfield, Kentucky, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $377.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 22-24 Regional Championship on Neely Henry Lake in Gadsden, Alabama. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

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