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    Lake Barkley (April 17, 2010)


    Sprouse takes top honors in BFL even on Lake Barkley

    Boater Tim Sprouse of Clarksville, Tenn., earned $4,796 as winner of the April 17 BFL LBL Division event.
    Mercer winning co-angler

    Boater Tim Sprouse of Clarksville, Tenn., caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds even Saturday to win $4,796 in the BFL LBL Division tournament on Lake Barkley.

    Rounding out the top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Britt Cone, Benton, Ky., five bass, 17-9, $2,398

    3rd: Mike McDonald, Indianapolis, Ind., five bass, 16-12, $1,595

    4th: Wade Hendricks, Thompsons Station, Tenn., five bass, 16-1, $1,119

    5th: Keith Monson, Burgin, Ky., five bass, 15-3, $959

    6th: Drew Lynch, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 13-14, $879

    7th: Steve Alvarado, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 13-8, $799

    8th: Kevin Casey, Clarksville, Tenn., five bass, 13-7, $679

    8th: Billy Schroeder, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 13-7, $679

    10th: Clint Huntsman, Cadiz, Ky., five bass, 13-6, $560

    Mercer winning co-angler

    Co-angler James Mercer of Elizabethtown, Ky., earned $2,398 as winner of the April 17 BFL LBL Division event.James Mercer of Elizabethtown, Ky., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 1 ounce to win $2,398 in the Co-angler Division on Lake Barkley.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Robert Pillow, Lawrenceburg, Ky., five bass, 16-8, $1,199

    3rd: Donald Clay Holland, Mayfield, Ky., five bass, 16-5, $795

    4th: Tim Jones, Fairland, Ind., five bass, 15-14, $560

    5th: Roger Kirby, Owensboro, Ky., five bass, 15-3, $480

    6th: Donovan Jones, Vine Grove, Ky., five bass, 11-14, $440

    7th: David Harris, Mayfield, Ky., four bass, 9-9, $400

    8th: Jayme Grundy, Greenville, Ky., three bass, 8-15, $360

    9th: Ronald Franks, Clarksville, Tenn., three bass, 8-12, $320

    10th: Ray Arning Jr., Walnut Hill, Ill., four bass, 7-14, $266

    10th: David Spivey, Hamilton, Ohio, two bass, 7-14, $266

    Coming up

    The next BFL LBL Division tournament is scheduled for May 8 at Kentucky-Barkley lakes in Gilbertsville, Ky. After the fifth LBL Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 14-16 Regional Championship at Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, Ala., where boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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