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Roberts Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Super Tournament On Barren River

McCane wins co-angler title

by: Julie Huber,,

Boater Brad Roberts, won the Walmart BFL Mountain Division on the Barren River with nine bass that weighed 27-0 and earned him $7,126
Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors
(Sep. 25, 2012 - GLASGOW, KY.)

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:

2nd: Gary Bowens Byrdstown, Tenn. 10 bass 24-14 $2,563
3rd: Mike Casada Stearns, Ky. nine bass 24-13 $1,709
4th: Keith Monson Burgin, Ky. nine bass 22-8 $1,196
5th: Mark Morgan Somerset, Ky. nine bass 22-1 $1,025
6th: Dustin McKinney Glasgow, Ky. nine bass 21-8 $940
7th: Charles Morrison Georgetown, Ky. eight bass 21-1 $854
8th: Aaron Bidarian Somerset, Ky. , eight bass 18-0 $769
9th: Chris Gerrein Villa Hills, Ky. eight bass 17-14 $683
10th: Earl Milby Campbellsville, Ky. seven bass 17-5 $598

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:

2nd: Mark Major Lancaster, Ky. eight bass 16-1 $1,266
3rd: Shawn Monhollen Somerset, Ky. eight bass 13-12 $846
4th: Shane Sparks Allardt, Tenn. seven bass 12-12 $591
5th: Jason Burden Lexington, Ky. five bass 12-0 $506
6th: Tony Johnson London, Ky. four bass 10-10 $464
7th: Joe Silvers Monticello, Ky. six bass 10-6 $422
8th: William Thompson Somerset, Ky. five bass 10-5 $380
9th: James Wathen Lagrange, Ky. five bass 9-7 $338
10th: Tim Kempf Louisville, Ky. four bass 8-12 $295

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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