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

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Akemon Sight-Fishes for Cumberland Title

Akemon Sight-Fishes for Cumberland Title
Jason Akemon

Jason Akemon of McKee, Kentucky, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mountain Division event on Lake Cumberland Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 15 ounces. For his efforts, Akemon took home $4,271.

Akemon says he spent his day sight-fishing toward the dam, and that his fish were scattered along a 5-mile stretch.

“I found 11 fish in practice that were worth going after and were fairly protected,” says Akemon, who notched his first career win in FLW competition. “I knew it was going to be windy and rainy, so I needed to have fish I could get to.”

Akemon originally planned on targeting smallmouth out deep, but decided to stick to the spawners.

“I was afraid the smallmouth bite would fall off with the front coming in, and it did. I fished for them in practice Thursday and by Friday it had already started falling off,” says Akemon. “I knew I could get 18 or 19 pounds bed-fishing and it ended up being the right decision. I had my limit by 7:45 a.m.”

Akemon ended up bringing two smallmouth and three largemouth to the scale. He used two baits - a Z-Man ChatterBait with a Strike King Rage Tail Craw trailer for smallmouth, and a white Texas-rigged Zoom Baby Brush Hog for largemouth.

 

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Jason Akemon, McKee, Ky., five bass, 18-15, $4,271

2nd:         Ryan Coleman, Utica, Ky., five bass, 17-10, $2,136

3rd:          Michael Morrison, Georgetown, Ky., five bass, 16-2, $1,424

4th:          Dwight Fox, Gainesboro, Tenn., five bass, 15-4, $1,125

4th:          Jason Barr, Fort Campbell, Ky., five bass, 15-4, $925

6th:          Brian Wilson, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 15-2, $1,183

7th:          James Copeland, Bowling Green, Ky., five bass, 13-15, $712

8th:          Robert Reagan, Byrdstown, Tenn., five bass, 13-14, $641

9th:          Jeff Carman, Liberty, Ky., five bass, 13-13, $569

10th:        Billy Hall, Florence, Ky., five bass, 13-12, $498

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Curtis Hall of Florence, Kentucky, brought a 5-pound, 4-ounce bass to the scale – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $595.

 

Wathen wins co-angler title

James Wathen of Royal Oak, Michigan, won the Co-angler Division and $2,346 Saturday after bringing four bass weighing 10 pounds, 14 ounces, to the scale.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          James Wathen, Royal Oak, Mich., four bass, 10-14, $2,346

2nd:         Levi Neathery, Albany, Ky., five bass, 10-8, $1,050

3rd:          Mark Major, Nicholasville, Ky., five bass, 9-7, $701

4th:          Darren Kelly, Wartburg, Tenn., five bass, 9-5, $540

5th:          Taylor Wisniewski, Lexington, Ky., five bass, 9-4, $420

6th:          R.J. Anderson, Beaver Dam, Ky., five bass, 8-13, $385

7th:          Brian Reed, Cookeville, Tenn., four bass, 8-7, $350

8th:          Jeff Pergram, Richmond, Ky., four bass, 8-6, $297

8th:          Michael Skaggs, Brownsville, Ky., four bass, 8-6, $297

10th:        Doug Adkins, Gray Hawk, Ky., four bass, 8-4, $245

Wathen also caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division weighing in at 3 pounds, 14 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $146.

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. 25-27 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee. 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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