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Jones Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League LBL Division Event On Kentucky/Barkley Lakes
Evans wins co-angler title
"I should have won about three or four of these, but I've always managed to mess it up," said Jones about his first BFL win. "I'll be 69 this year and it feels good to whup up on the young guys sometimes.
"I stayed in the north end of the lake and fished deep," Jones continued."The fish were in creeks that had some rock in it. Everything I caught was off of rock. They weren't in the rock, but they were right where it would come out and stop on the bottom. I caught them mostly from 10 to 12 feet deep.
"I caught almost all of them on a Strike King Hack Attack Heavy Cover Jig. It comes through rocks really well. I fished the same jig all day, and you would have to cast it into the rock and pull it down through to the bottom.
"The only fish that I didn't catch on a jig was my big fish, a 7-1," finished Jones. "It bit a Strike King Burner spinnerbait first thing in the morning."
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
Stan Evans of Newburgh, Ind., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win $2,214 in the co-angler division. Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 9-11 Regional Championship on Lake Cherokee in Morristown, Tenn. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C 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 Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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