UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Two in a Row for Fox

Two in a Row for Fox
Dwight Fox of Gainesboro, Tennessee, weighed four bass totaling 16 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Mountain Division tournament on Lake Cumberland. For his victory, Fox earned $4,463.

MONTICELLO, Ky. – Dwight Fox of Gainesboro, Tennessee, weighed four bass totaling 16 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division tournament of 2015 on Lake Cumberland. For his victory, Fox earned $4,463.

“During practice I looked for stained water in the flats and found some good spots, so that’s what I focused on during the tournament,” said Fox, who also won a Walmart BFL event last weekend on Center Hill Lake in Sparta, Tennessee. “I could only see only 2 or 3 feet down, so it was ideal.”

Fox said he caught a couple keeper bass early in the day on a shad-colored Heddon Zara Spook but had to switch baits around 8:45 a.m.

“I concentrated on four different spots towards the northern end of the lake,” said Fox. “I’d go over them with a green-pumpkin-colored Zoom Brush Hog and if I didn’t get a bite I’d go back over it with a jig rigged with a green-pumpkin-colored Zoom Super Chunk.

“I could get in closer with the jig and the Brush Hog,” Fox continued. “I’d just hop it around a little down there and soon I’d feel the bite. They ended up producing some nice fish.”

Fox said he caught approximately 10 keepers during the tournament.

“I’m old fashioned in the fact that I’ve fished the same baits for over 30 years,” Fox said.

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Dwight Fox, Gainesboro, Tenn., four bass, 16-2, $4,463

2nd:         Jonathan Green, East Bernstadt, Ky., five bass, 15-8, $2,232

3rd:          Michael Morrison, Georgetown, Ky., five bass, 15-3, $1,489

4th:          Bill Smith, Jr., Burlington, Ky., five bass, 15-2, $1,041

5th:          Keith Monson, Burgin, Ky., five bass, 13-15, $893

6th:          William Campbell, Middlesboro, Ky., four bass, 13-3, $818

7th:          Craig Powers, Harriman, Tenn., five bass, 13-0, $744

8th:          Doyle Epperson, Nancy, Ky., four bass, 12-11, $669

9th:          Tyler Prewitt, Lancaster, Ky., five bass, 12-10, $595

10th:        Densmore Goodson, Letcher, Ky., five bass, 12-9, $521              

Complete results can be found here.  

Garry Collins of Russell Springs, Kentucky, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $640.

Helton wins co-angler division

Tracy Helton of London, Kentucky, weighed in five bass totaling 11 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to win $2,232 in the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Tracy Helton, London, Ky., five bass, 11-3, $2,232

2nd:         Autry Hensley, Scottsville, Ky., five bass, 10-11, $1,116

3rd:          Ed Bennington, Scottsville, Ky., five bass, 9-14, $743

4th:          Jordan Pyles, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 9-11, $521

5th:          Joshua Mounce, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 9-3, $446

6th:          Darrell Dowell, Burnside, Ky., four bass, 8-15, $409

7th:          Travis Parrott, Byrdstown, Tenn., three bass, 8-8, $372

8th:          Mike Frye, Stanford, Ky., four bass, 8-2, $335

9th:          Allen Neal, Whitley City, Ky., three bass, 8-1, $298

10th:        Billy Gardner, Livingston, Tenn., four bass, 8-0, $247

Chevy King of Jamestown, Kentucky, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $320.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 15-17 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. 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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