UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Clear Lake

Amerson Wins First BFL

Amerson Wins First BFL
Keith Amerson

Boater Keith Amerson of Bethel Springs, Tenn.,, brought a two-day total of six bass to the scale weighing 22 pounds, 7 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine LBL Division Super-Tournament at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. For his victory, Amerson earned $5,376.

“I came into this event really confident,” says Amerson. “I feel like I’ve had an opportunity to win every event we’ve had this year, but it finally came together the past two days and I got the bites I needed for my first BFL win.

“I was dreading today because of the cloud cover, but I went to my first stop where I caught a 4-11 yesterday and ended up catching a 5-pounder and two more, which got me to my limit before 7:30 this morning,” Amerson continues. “That settled me down and allowed me to run my points and catch seven keepers throughout the rest of the day.”

Amerson said he was throwing a Strike King Rage Thumper Worm with a ½-ounce Strike King Tour Grade Tungsten Weight throughout most of the tournament. 

“I’ve caught just about every bass I’ve weighed on that combination this year, just dragging it around on shallow bars and shallow humps,” said Amerson.

 

The top 10 boaters:

1st:  Keith Amerson of Bethel Springs, Tenn., six bass, 22-7, $5,376

2nd:  Marty Sisk of Evansville, Ind., six bass, 20-9, $2,563

3rd:  Bill Schroeder III of Benton, Ky., six bass, 19-12, $1,709

4th:  Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tenn., six bass, 16-14, $1,196

5th:  Ramie Colson, Jr. of Cadiz, Ky., six bass, 16-14, $1,025

6th:  Jeff Johnston of Marion, Ark., four bass, 16-11, $1,570

7th:  Edward Gettys of Paris, Tenn., six bass, 16-1, $1,354

8th:  Ryan Kirkpatrick of Benton, Ky., six bass, 15-15, $769

9th: Billy Schroeder of Paducah, Ky., four bass, 14-2, $683

10th:  Gary Singleton of Dickson, Tenn., four bass, 13-5, $598

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Johnston earned the day’s $630 Boater Big Bass award with a bass weighing in at 8-pounds even. 

Gettys took home an extra $500 as the highest finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member. Boaters are eligible to win up to an extra $7,000 per event in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament if all requirements are met. More information on the FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.

 

Co-angler Wesley Dunn

Dunn wins co-angler title

Wesley Dunn of Paducah, Ky., earned the win in the Co-angler Division Saturday after catching a two-day total of five bass weighing 13 pounds, 7 ounces. Dunn earned $2,434 for his victory.

 

The top 10 co-anglers: 

1st:  Wesley Dunn of Paducah, Ky., five bass, 13-7, $2,434

2nd:  Jeff Turner of Plainfield, Ill., five bass, 11-3, $1,217

3rd:  Johnny Brantley of Medon, Tenn., four bass, 10-13, $813

4th:  Frank Haysley of Louisville, Ky., four bass, 9-11, $568

5th:  Alan Brasher of Decaturville, Tenn., four bass, 9-10, $487

6th:  Orville Gowen of Leitchfield, Ky., four bass, 9-6, $446

7th:  Pat Rapp of Hawesville, Ky., four bass, 9-3, $606

8th:  Jojo Walsh of Lyles, Tenn., three bass, 8-4, $365

9th:  Chuck Ledbetter of Fort Campbell, Ky., two bass, 7-13, $617

10th:  Dave Roberts of Indianapolis, Ind., two bass, 7-10, $284

Ledbetter earned the event’s Co-angler Big Bass Award of $292 with a fish weighing in at 5 pounds, 7 ounces.

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes was the fifth and final qualifying event in the 2020 LBL Division.

Now the top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the LBL Division based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will advance to the Oct. 8-10 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Chickamauga Lake in Dayton, Tennessee, hosted by Henry County Tourism Authority. Boaters will compete for a $60,000 prize package, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new 18-foot Phoenix bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard.

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