Fishing & Boating News
Roberts Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Super Tournament On Barren River
McCane wins co-angler title
Brad Roberts of Faubush, Ky., had a two-day total of nine bass that weighed 27 pounds to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Super Tournament on the Barren River Sunday. For his victory, Roberts earned $5,126 plus $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus.
Catching over 70 bass on the final day, Roberts said he went through a lot of small fish to find the keepers. Because the shallow fish were heavily pressured he indicated that he spent half the days shallow in about 2 to 3 feet of water and the other half days in over 20 feet of water.
"I started each day shallow," Roberts said. "I was flipping and pitching a Zoom Brush Hog and mixing it up with some topwater stuff early. Then about three of four hours into the day I moved deeper to do some off-shore fishing. I was targeting hard bottoms with a heavy football jig. It felt really good to get this victory."
Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:
Cameron McCane of Lancaster, Ky., weighed seven bass totaling17 pounds, 3 ounces Sunday to win $2,532 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers in the Mountain Division, based on point standings, have now qualified for the Oct. 11-13 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing - the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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