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Tennessee’s Anderson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Tournament on Barren River

Tennessee’s Anderson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Tournament on Barren River
Brent Anderson

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – Brent Anderson of Kingston Springs, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division tournament on the Barren River Saturday with five bass totaling 18 pounds, 10 ounces. For his win, Anderson took home $4,252.

Anderson said he split his day between two different schools of bass – one in Skaggs Creek and the other on the main river. He said both schools were stationed in 14 to 18 feet of water, and that they were the only two he fished all day.

“I was the only one who even attempted to fish the first school in Skaggs Creek,” said Anderson, who earned his seventh career-victory in BFL competition. “They were located near a side of a point where the creek channel swung in and touched the side of it. I ended up catching most of my weight there using a 1-ounce (white) Tennessee River Tackle hair jig that had feathers tied in it.”

Anderson said he spent a little more than three hours in Skaggs Creek before moving on to his main-river area, another channel swing that bent away from the bank and ran down the side of a skinny point.

“The fish weren’t biting the hair jig so I switched to an 8-inch, chrome-colored (Nichols) Magnum Spoon,” said Anderson. “I was able to catch two good ones fairly quickly.”

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Brent Anderson, Kingston Springs, Tenn., five bass, 18-10, $4,252

               2nd:         Casey O'Donnell, Langston, Ala., five bass, 15-0, $1,598

               2nd:         Brian Wilson, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 15-0, $1,898

               4th:          Ryan Coleman, Utica, Ky., five bass, 14-5, $838

               5th:          Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 14-0, $718

               6th:          Rusty Smith, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 13-10, $659

               7th:          Gary Isgrigg, Mount Washington, Ky., five bass, 12-15, $599

               8th:          Michael Morrison, Georgetown, Ky., five bass, 12-12, $539

               9th:          John Daniel, Bowling Green, Ky., five bass, 12-11, $479

               10th:        Jason Cooper, Shelbyville, Tenn., five bass, 12-4, $419

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.  

Anderson also caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $460.

Pete Clark of Bowling Green, Kentucky, won the Co-angler Division and $1,796 Saturday after weighing five bass totaling 14 pounds, 2 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          Pete Clark, Bowling Green, Ky., five bass, 14-2, $1,796

               2nd:         Blake Miller, Saint Albans, W. Va., five bass, 9-14, $1,098

               3rd:          Ray Hardwick, Burnside, Ky., three bass, 9-12, $598

               4th:          Jason Hackett, Bowling Green, Ky., four bass, 8-2, $419

               5th:          Dustin Jones, Stanford, Ky., three bass, 7-15, $359

               6th:          Todd Stopher, London, Ky., four bass, 7-10, $314

               6th:          Billy Hughes, Eubank, Ky., three bass, 7-10, $544

               8th:          Jeff Pergram, Richmond, Ky., four bass, 7-9, $269

               9th:          Taylor Wisniewski, Lexington, Ky., four bass, 7-4, $289

               10th:        Donnie Durbin, Somerset, Ky., three bass, 7-1, $210

Hughes caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division – a fish weighing 4 pounds, 7 ounces – which earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $230.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 5-7 BFL Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.

The 2017 BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments where they are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American. Top performers in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the FLW Tour.

For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the BFL on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

About FLW

FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2017 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 274 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Snapchat.

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