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Floyd Flips For LBL Win

Floyd Flips For LBL Win
Steve Floyd of Leesburg, Ohio, won the May 2 LBL Division event on Kentucky-Barkley Lakes with 16 pounds, 11 ounces. He earned over $6,800 for his efforts.

HARDIN, Ky. – Steve Floyd of Leesburg, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League LBL Division tournament of 2015 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his victory, Floyd earned $6,806.



“It feels pretty great to grab a win,” said Floyd. “I spend a lot of time practicing for this tournament, so it’s nice to see it payoff.”



Floyd said he focused on flipping bushes in small spawning pockets near Paris Landing as his main strategy. 



“I probably fished a 10-mile stretch of the river,” said Floyd. “There were four spots I knew would be producing.



“The fish were primarily in shallow bushes,” continued Floyd. “There were a lot of large males and females in that area. Most of them were spawning even though the ones I caught were postspawn.” 



To reach his winning five-bass limit, Floyd said he used a green pumpkin-colored Berkley Havoc Pit Boss.



 “I caught about nine keepers all in the 3½ pound range,” said Floyd. “It was a fun and consistent day of fishing.”



The top 10 boaters:



1st:          Steve Floyd, Leesburg, Ohio, five bass, 16-11, $4,806 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus



2nd:         Mike Cox, Magnolia, Ky., five bass, 16-8, $2,403



3rd:          Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 16-6, $1,605



4th:          Craig Hipsher, Benton, Ky., five bass, 15-13, $1,121



5th:          Sam Boss, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 14-10, $961



6th:          John Hopkins, Hendersonville, Tenn., five bass, 14-6, $881



7th:          Jackson Ryley, Clinton, Ind., five bass, 14-0, $801



8th:          Dustin Vaal, Gilbertsville, Ky., five bass, 13-9, $721



9th:          Wayne Joyce, Clarksville, Tenn., four bass, 12-11, $641



10th:        Brent Anderson, Kingston Springs, Tenn., three bass, 12-9, $561



              



Complete results can be found here.  



Willie Rentmeister of Mount Pulaski, Illinois, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 12 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $725.



 



Co-angler Jimmy Rhodus of Versailles, Ky., won the May 2 LBL Division tournament on Kentucky-Barkley Lakes with 11 pounds, 7 ounces. He was awarded over $2,300 for his efforts.



Rhodus wins co-angler title



Jimmy Rhodus of Versailles, Kentucky, weighed in four bass totaling 11 pounds, 7 ounce Saturday to win $2,398 in the co-angler division.



The top 10 co-anglers:



1st:          Jimmy Rhodus, Versailles, Ky., four bass, 11-7, $2,398



2nd:         David Carroll, Manitou, Ky., four bass, 11-0, $1,199



3rd:          Charlie Kuebler, Jasper, Ind., five bass, 9-0, $795



4th:          Claude Cobb, Lexington, Ky., three bass, 8-4, $560



5th:          Robert Robinson, Ashland City, Tenn., two bass, 8-2, $480



6th:          Chuck Rounds, Benton, Ky., four bass, 8-0, $440



7th:          Dan Basham, Taylorsville, Ky., three bass, 7-6, $400



8th:          Frank Spacil, Palos Heights, Ill., three bass, 7-3, $360



9th:          David Smothers, Johnston City, Ill., two bass, 6-14, $320



10th:        Danny Robinson, Fairland, Ind., three bass, 6-10, $280



 



Robinson caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $357.



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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