UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Lake Mead

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Delayed Start Leads to Victory for Boggs

Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tenn., won the April 16 LBL Division event on Kentucky Lake with a 21-pound, 13-ounce limit to earn a check for over $4,800.

Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 13 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes presented by Navionics. For his victory, Boggs took home $4,872.

Boggs says his morning was marred with equipment malfunctions that forced him to borrow a boat and return to the takeoff ramp for a mandatory boat inspection.

“After all of my troubles, I arrived at my area and threw my first cast at 10 a.m.” says Boggs, who earned his third win in FLW competition. “I spent the day on the south end of the lake flipping a green-pumpkin-colored Big Bite Baits soft-plastic into flooded bushes.

“The bushes I preferred were in two spawning pockets and had more water covering them than others,” says Boggs. “I would’ve hit more but I only had a few hours to fish. All five of the bass I weighed in came from my second pocket, along a 75-yard stretch.”

The Tennessee angler ended up boating six keepers in a 45-minute flurry.

“I was just grateful to be fishing after the morning I had,” says Boggs. “It was humbling to overcome that adversity and still go out there and catch nearly 22 pounds for the win.”

‘The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 21-13, $4,872

2nd:         Ron Smith, Walton, Ky., five bass, 21-11, $2,436

3rd:          James Biondo, Tellico Plains, Tenn., five bass, 19-0, $1,623

4th:          Eric Sanders, Lexington, Ky., five bass, 18-4, $1,137

5th:          Cory York, Benton, Ky., five bass, 18-1, $974

6th:          David Young, Mayfield, Ky., five bass, 17-11, $893

7th:          Craig Hipsher, Benton, Ky., five bass, 17-8, $1,547

8th:          Chris Beaudrie, Shepherdsville, Ky., five bass, 17-7, $731

9th:          David Hames, Trezevant, Tenn., five bass, 16-10, $650

10th:        Karl Cassens, South Fulton, Tenn., five bass, 16-9, $568

Complete results can be found here. 

Hipsher caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 6 pounds even, and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $735.

 

Co-angler Bryce Morrison of Collierville, Tenn.,  won the April 16 LBL Division event on Kentucky Lake with a 16-pound, 2-ounce limit and was awarded over $2,400 in prize money.

Morrison wins co-angler title

Bryce Morrison of Collierville, Tennessee, weighed in five bass totaling 16 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $2,436.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Bryce Morrison, Collierville, Tenn., five bass, 16-2, $2,436

2nd:         John Dunn, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 15-14, $1,218

3rd:          Gabe Montgomery, Jackson, Mo., five bass, 15-10, $691

3rd:          Harbor Lovin, Fayetteville, Ohio, five bass, 15-10, $691

5th:          Ricky Boehringer, Troy, Ohio, five bass, 15-8, $487

6th:          Daniel Owens, Killen, Ala., five bass, 15-4, $447

7th:          Greg Mullins, Mount Vernon, Ill., five bass, 15-3, $406

8th:          Danny Nicklin, Highland, Ill., five bass, 14-1, $345

8th:          Joe James III, Jackson, Mo., five bass, 14-1, $345

10th:        Danny Robinson, Fairland, Ind., five bass, 13-13, $284

Kevin Womack of Bardstown, Kentucky, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $367.

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.

 

Tags: lbl-division  kentucky-lake  headline-story  2016-04-16-kentucky-barkley-lakes 

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Anders Chases Shad for Keowee W

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Toho Day 4 Coverage

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Toho Day 3 Coverage

Toho Day 3 Coverage

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Toho Day 2 Coverage

Toho Day 2 Coverage

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Toho Day 1 Coverage

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