Walmart Bass Fishing League - LBL
Kentucky/Barkley Lake (Sept. 24-25, 2005)
KUTTAWA, Ky. — Boater Scott Brummett of Brentwood, Tenn., earned $6,084 Saturday as winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League LBL Division Super Tournament event on Kentucky/Barkley lake. The tournament earned Brummett 300 points in the Boater Division.
Brummett’s winning catch of 10 bass weighed 35 pounds, 13 ounces. He threw spinnerbaits to catch his bass. Brummett earned an additional $1,500 as winner of the Ranger Cup and Powered by Yamaha awards plus $1,000 as winner of the Garmin Grand award.
Finishing second was Billy Schroeder of Paducah with 10 bass weighing 31 pounds, 9 ounces that earned him $2,970. Ramie Colsen Jr. of Cadiz claimed $1,449 as the third-place finisher thanks to 10 bass weighing 30 pounds, 5 ounces. In fourth was Bobby Kilzer of Paris, Tenn., with 10 bass weighing 28 pounds, 3 ounces worth $1,304, and finishing fifth and earning $1,159 was Matt Bryan of Ledbetter with 10 bass weighing 24 pounds, 5 ounces.
Philip Robinson of Ashland took Boater Division big-bass award honors, earning $1,180 for a 5-pound, 14-ounce bass. He caught his big bass on a Jimbo jig.
Michael Smith of Pickerington, Ohio, earned $3,042 as the co-angler winner, thanks to 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 7 ounces that he caught on a Venom jig.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are James Backer of Henderson (nine bass, 26 pounds, 11 ounces, $1,485); Adam Bruggenschmidt of Evansville, Ind. (seven bass, 19 pounds, 4 ounces, $724); Keith Claridge of Oakland City, Tenn. (six bass, 17 pounds, 13 ounces, $652); and Larry Martin of Clarksville, Tenn. (six bass, 16 pounds, 6 ounces, $579).
Thomas Boschert of New Athens, Ill., earned $590 as the co-angler big-bass award winner with a 5-pound, 6-ounce bass he caught on a 10-inch worm.
Following the regular season, the LBL 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.
The top 40 LBL Division boaters and co-anglers based on year-end points standings will advance to the Lake Cherokee Regional near Morristown, Tenn., Oct. 4-8 where they will compete against Buckeye, Illini, and Piedmont 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 browse 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.