UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Norman

Morgan Targeted Staging Fish

Morgan Targeted Staging Fish
Mark Morgan of Somerset, Ky., won the April 9 Mountain Division event on Dale Hollow with a 21-pound, 1-ounce limit and earned over $6,800 in prize money.

Mark Morgan of Somerset, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament of 2016 on Dale Hollow Lake. For his victory, Morgan took home $6,830.

Morgan spent his day focusing on bass that were congregating in shallow water, near steep banks. He says he ran to multiple sections of the lake and rotated between seven points.

“My boat was in deep water, between 15 and 20 feet, but the bait was shallow,” says Morgan, who notched his third win in FLW competition. “A lot of bass were up very shallow and spawning, but mine were still staging and getting ready to spawn. I spent around 45 minutes in each section and after my first rotation I had my winning weight in the boat.”

Morgan used one bait to catch his limit – a green-pumpkin-colored Cumberland Pro Lures jig rigged with a green-pumpkin Strike King Rage Tail Craw.

“The water was very clear so I didn’t want anything with flash,” says Morgan. “The small profile of the lure was crucial for my catch as well.”

Morgan finished by saying he was able to catch approximately 14 keepers throughout the event.

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Mark Morgan, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 21-1, $4,830 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

2nd:         Richard Cobb, Berea, Ky., five bass, 19-2, $2,415

3rd:          Terry Ledford, Gray, Ky., five bass, 18-8, $1,234

3rd:          Tim McDonald, Prestonsburg, Ky., five bass, 18-8, $1,234

3rd:          Jason Cooper, Shelbyville, Tenn., five bass, 18-8, $1,234

6th:          Todd Beaty, Rickman, Tenn., five bass, 18-7, $885

7th:          Brandon Wallen, Monticello, Ky., five bass, 18-2, $805

8th:          Charlie Crisp Jr., Catlettsburg, Ky., five bass, 17-13, $724

9th:          Josh Gaffney, Crab Orchard, Ky., five bass, 17-11, $644

10th:        Adam Militana, Nashville, Tenn., five bass, 17-7, $563

Complete results can be found here.  

Ron Foss of Berea, Kentucky, caught a 6-pound, 4-ounce bass – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $720.

 

Co-angler Larry Brandenburg of Richmond, Ky., won the April 9 Mountain Division event on Dale Hollow with a 16-pound, 11-ounce limit and walked away with over $2,400 in winnings.

Brandenburg wins co-angler title

Larry Brandenburg of Richmond, Kentucky, weighed in five bass totaling 16 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $2,415.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Larry Brandenburg, Richmond, Ky., five bass  , 16-11, $2,415

2nd:         Josh Boone, London, Ky., five bass, 16-8, $1,207

3rd:          Tracy Helton, London, Ky., five bass, 15-15, $684

3rd:          Brent Clark, Bowling Green, Ky., five bass, 15-15, $684

5th:          Doug Adkins, Gray Hawk, Ky., five bass, 15-10, $483

6th:          Joshua Jernigan, Rocky Top, Tenn., five bass, 15-0, $443

7th:          Steven Brown, Bowling Green, Ky., five bass, 14-14, $402

8th:          Brian Copeland, Rickman, Tenn., five bass, 13-11, $362

9th:          Timothy Ernst, Mount Eden, Ky., four bass, 13-3, $682

10th:        Walter Smith, Hardy, Ky., four bass, 12-7, $282

Ernst caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 1 ounce and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $360.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 6-8 Regional Championship on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee. 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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