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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Mountain

    LAKE CUMBERLAND (April 15, 2000)


    Wethington wins Red Man Mountain Division event on Lake Cumberland


    MONTICELLO, Ky.,— Gerald Wethington of Columbia, Ky., earned $4,580 and 50 CITGO Challenge Points Saturday for winning the boater side of the Red Man Tournament Trail's Mountain Division event on Lake Cumberland.

    Wethington caught four bass weighing 13 pounds, 6 ounces during the one-day event to edge out Kendall Robinson of Lancaster, Ky., who finished with a four-bass catch of 12-7 worth $2,290. Wethington caught his bass on a 3/8-ounce green flipping jig with a green pork chunk trailer.

    Ken Davis of Cincinnati, Ohio, took third place and collected $1,145 with four bass weighing 10-0. Rex Huff of Corbin, Ky., placed fourth and earned $993 with five bass weighing 9-12, while John Daniel of Bowling Green, Ky., placed fifth and earned $916 with four bass weighing 9-1.

    Daniel also won the Berkley Power Bait award, a package of baits valued at $200, for the heaviest overall catch on Power Bait or Frenzy lures.

    David Lawson of Richmond, Ky., won the Abu Garcia Big Bass Award in the Boater Division and collected $670 for a 4-pound, 13-ounce bass.

    First place in the Co-Angler Division and $2,290 went to Shane Brock of Corbin, Ky., for two bass weighing 7-11. Second place in the Co-Angler Division and $1,145 went to Michael Hampton of Corbin, Ky., for two bass weighing 3-1, while Ray Allen of London, Ky., took third place and $572 with one bass weighing 2-15.

    Brock won the co-angler Abu Garcia Big Bass Award of $335 for a 5-pound, 8-ounce bass.

    On June 3, the Red Man Tournament Trail will visit Lake Cumberland for the third of five events in the Mountain Division. The boater with the most CITGO Challenge points after the division's season finale, a two-day Super Tournament Sept. 23-24 on the Barren River, will be declared the Divisional Points Champion and awarded $1,000. The co-angler amassing the most points by the end of the season will receive $500.