UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Potomac River

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Knepp Battles Elements to Top on Patoka

Knepp Battles Elements to Top on Patoka
Jeremy Knepp

Boater Jeremy Knepp of Montgomery, Indiana, caught three bass weighing 8 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division event on Patoka Lake presented by Navionics. For his win, Knepp pocketed $4,741.

Knepp stayed on the main lake to catch his fish, targeting points at the mouths of feeder creeks. He says he caught two on a Clown-colored Strike King KVD Deep Jerkbait and one on a homemade spinnerbait with a Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper trailer.

“I caught one in the morning around 10:45 (a.m.) and the other two at about 3 (p.m.),” says Knepp, who earned his first career victory in FLW competition. “It was tough fishing conditions out there. It rained and was windy the entire day and the temperature only reached 35 degrees.”

Knepp said he worked along 15 to 20 points throughout the day.

“Technique-wise I gave the jerkbait a five or 10 second pause before bringing it in,” says Knepp.

 

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Jeremy Knepp, Montgomery, Ind., three bass, 8-15, $4,741

2nd:         Marty Sisk, Evansville, Ind., two bass, 8-5, $2,370

3rd:          Paul Mendez, Fort Wayne, Ind., two bass, 7-14, $1,514

4th:          Matt McCoy, Indianapolis, Ind., two bass, 7-6, $1,060

5th:          Thomas Foster, Terre Haute, Ind., two bass, 6-15, $908

6th:          Nick Teeters, Martinsville, Ind., two bass, 6-9, $795

6th:          Brody Campbell, Oxford, Ohio, one bass, 6-9, $1,455

8th:          Mark Nies, Cannelton, Ind., one bass, 6-4, $681

9th:          Doug Ruster, New Palestine, Ind., one bass, 6-1, $605

10th:        Bryan Jenkins, Indianapolis, Ind., one bass, 5-13, $530

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Campbell weighed a 6-pound, 9-ounce bass – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $660.

 

Bays wins co-angler title

Lenny Bays of Dayton, Kentucky, won the Co-angler Division and $2,270 Saturday after catching two bass weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Lenny Bays, Dayton, Ky., two bass, 8-8, $2,270

2nd:         Leroy Miller, Napoleon, Ohio, one bass, 6-4, $1,465

3rd:          Lawrence Spicher, Boonville, Ind., two bass, 6-0, $757

4th:          Garron Sneed, Charlestown, Ind., one bass, 5-12, $530

5th:          Justin Kivett, Indianapolis, Ind., one bass, 5-11, $454

6th:          Nick Horton, Trafalgar, Ind., one bass, 5-9, $416

7th:          James Mayle, Newark, Ohio, one bass, 5-6, $378

8th:          Greg Roberts, Columbus, Ind., two bass, 4-10, $341

9th:          Nicole Foor, Greens Fork, Ind., one bass, 4-0, $503

10th:        Dan Pardue, Morgantown, Ind., one bass, 3-13, $265

Miller caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division weighing in at 6 pounds, 4 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $330.

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. 18-20 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.

 

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