• Tournaments :: news

    Walmart Bass Fishing League - LBL

    Kentucky/Barkley Lakes (March 26, 2011)


    Jenkel wins BFL LBL Division event

    Boater Derek Jenkel of Pinckneyville, Ill., used a total catch of 20 pounds, 8 ounces to win the Walmart BFL LBL Division event on Kentucky/Barkley lakes. Jenkel took home a first-place prize of $4,200 as well as an additional $2,000 in Ranger Cup bonus money.
    Illinois resident takes top spot in Boater Division on Kentucky/Barkley lakes, Swift grabs co-angler title

    Boater Derek Jenkel of Pinckneyville, Ill., caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 8 ounces March 26 to win $6,199 in the BFL LBL Division tournament on Kentucky/Barkley lakes. Jenkel was cranking near Jonathan Creek to catch his stringer.

    The remaining top 10 anglers:

    2nd: Leland Foley, Evansville, Ind., five bass, 18-14, $2,100

    3rd: Brent Anderson, Kingston Springs, Tenn., five bass, 18, $1,398

    4th: Michael Wooley, Collierville, Tenn., five bass, 16-9, $980

    5th: Aaron McManaway, Altamont, Ill., five bass, 16-4, $1,840*

    6th: Douglas Tucker, Albion, Mich., four bass, 16-3, $770

    7th: David Gnewikow, Mount Juliet, Tenn., five bass, 14-13, $700

    8th: Russ Fry, West Chicago, Ill., four bass, 14-7, $560

    8th: Daniel Lambert, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 14-7, $560

    8th: Sam Lashlee, Hermitage, Tenn., five bass, 14-7, $560

    *Includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus

    Swift nets co-angler title

    Non-boater Michael Swift of Alma, Ill., parlayed a catch of 15 pounds, 15 ounces into a first-place finish at the Walmart BFL LBL Division event on Kentucky/Barkley lakes. Swift won a first-place prize of $2,100.Michael Swift of Alma, Ill., caught four bass weighing 15 pounds, 15 ounces March 26 to win $2,100 in the Co-angler Division. He was using Rat-L-Traps to bag his limit.

    The remaining top10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Kenneth Peck, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 15-13, $1,050

    3rd: David Mouser, Elizabethtown, Ky., four bass, 13-2, $701

    4th: Darren New, New Castle, Ind., five bass, 12-11, $490

    5th: Justin Danielski, Mosinee, Wis., three bass, 10-14, $420

    6th: Mike Siddens, Rockville, Ind., four bass, 10-12, $385

    7th: David Spivey, Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 10-4, $350

    8th: Justin Myers, Brownsburg, Ind., four bass, 9-10, $315

    9th: Steve Scott, Harrison, Ohio, three bass, 9-6, $280

    10th: Kyle Radake, Cape Girardeau, Mo., three bass, 9-4, $245

    The next BFL LBL Division tournament is scheduled for April 16 on 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 Nov. 3-5 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

    About FLW Outdoors

    FLW Outdoors is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 191 tournaments in 2011. FLW Outdoors has taken fishing mainstream with the world’s richest fantasy sports game, FLW Fantasy Fishing presented by Straight Talk, where competitors can play for free as well as sign up for Player’s Advantage to gain an edge. For more information about FLW Outdoors and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit or