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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Mountain
Barren River (June 18, 2005)
Huff wins Wal-Mart BFL event on the Barren River
SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – Boater Rex Huff of Corbin earned $3,698 Saturday as winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division event on the Barren River. The tournament was the fourth of five regular-season Mountain Division events and earned Huff 200 points in the Boater Division.
Huff’s winning catch of five bass weighed 16 pounds, 5 ounces. Huff threw a spook to catch his bass.
Finishing second was Daniel Spencer of Glasgow with five bass weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces that earned him $1,849. Jerry Reagan of Byrdstown, Tenn., claimed $1,211 as the third-place finisher thanks to five bass weighing 15 pounds, 5 ounces. In fourth was Gary Morrison of Scottsville with five bass weighing 15 pounds worth $941, and finishing fifth and earning $773 was Rob Osborne of Winfield, W.Va., with five bass weighing 14 pounds, 2 ounces.
Jeffery Lewis of East Bernstadt earned $500 as winner of the Ranger Cup award.
Lance Lautzenheiser of Richmond took Boater Division big-bass award honors, earning $575 for a 6-pound, 6-ounce bass. He caught his big bass on a Zoom brush hog.
Richard Snowden of Berea earned $1,839 as the co-angler winner, thanks to five bass weighing 16 pounds, 5 ounces that he caught on a brush hog.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Edward Grady of Owenton (five bass, 9 pounds, 15 ounces, $920); Todd Combs of East Bernstadt (four bass, 8 pounds, 14 ounces, $602); Robert Reeder of Corbin (four bass, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, $468); and Alan Lane of Church Hill, Tenn. (four bass, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, $385).
Jamie Boling of Sevierville, Tenn., earned $283 as the co-angler big-bass award winner with a 4-pound, 9-ounce bass he caught on a brush hog.
The Mountain Division will wrap up its regular season Oct. 1-2 with a two-day Super Tournament on Lake Cherokee near Morristown, Tenn.
Following the regular season, the Mountain Division boater with the most points will earn $1,000 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion. The co-angler amassing the most points will earn $500 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion in the Co-angler Division.
Every angler who receives weight credit in a tournament earns points, with 200 points going to the winner, 199 for second, 198 for third, and so on except for Super Tournaments, which award 300 points to the winner, 299 for second, 298 for third, and so on. The top 40 Mountain Division boaters and co-anglers based on year-end points standings will advance to the Kerr Lake Regional near Henderson, N.C., Oct. 18-22 where they will compete against Empire, Northeast and Music City Division anglers for one of six slots in the 2006 All-American. With a total purse of $1 million and a potential $140,000 cash prize going to the winning boater and $70,000 going to the winning co-angler, the All-American is one of the most prestigious and lucrative events in bass fishing.
The $8.4 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League features 28 divisions nationwide. In BFL competition, boaters and co-anglers are randomly paired, with boaters supplying the boat and fishing against other boaters and co-anglers fishing from the back deck against other co-anglers. For more information or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or visit FLWOutdoors.com.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League and seven other national tournament circuits offering a combined $30 million in awards through 214 events in 2005. The 27-year-old organization is the purveyor of America’s largest and most prestigious fishing tournaments, including the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, EverStart Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour and Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series.
Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as title sponsor of the FLW Tour in 1997 and today is the title sponsor of all FLW Outdoors events. For more information on Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.