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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - LBL

    Kentucky-Barkley Lakes (May 17, 2014)


    Boss brought it

    Sam Boss of Paducah, Ky., won the May 17 LBL Division event on Kentucky/Barkley lakes with a limit weighing 21 pounds, 11 ounces. He was awarded over $4,200 for his efforts.
    McGinnis takes co-angler title on Kentucky Lake

    HARDIN, Ky. – Sam Boss of Paducah, Ky., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday to win the third Walmart Bass Fishing League LBL Division tournament of 2014 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his victory, Boss earned $4,271.

    “I fished ledges with a sexy chartreuse-colored Strike King Pro Model 6XD in 15 to 18 feet of water,” said Boss. “I located six schools of fish in practice on Friday and I was able to get on three of them in the tournament. There were boats on the other three. I basically caught all my fish on two of those spots.

    “I was a little concerned about the weather,” added Boss. “I was catching postspawn fish and we had a cold front come in. But I didn’t have any trouble with the weather. There wasn’t a lot of wind so that made it easy to fish out in the open and the cold front didn’t turn the fish off.

    “I started catching fish out on the ledges about a week and a half ago. The ledge-fishing will get really good here in a couple weeks,” finished Boss. “I really didn’t think I had enough weight to win because there are a lot of good fishermen in these BFL events.”

    Rounding out the top 10 pros:

    2nd: Kevin Meunier, Lamar, Ind., five bass, 20-13, $2,136

    3rd: Daniel Fink, Benton, Ky., five bass, 20-1, $1,424

    4th: Craig Hipsher, Benton, Ky., five bass, 19-11, $997

    5th: Jeffery Archie, Paris, Tenn., five bass, 18-6, $818

    5th: Doug Goode, Radcliff, Ky., five bass, 18-6, $818

    7th: David Hames, Trezevant, Tenn., five bass, 18-5, $712

    8th: Michael Wooley, Collierville, Tenn., five bass, 18-4, $641

    9th: Joel Trovillion, Grantsburg, Ill., five bass, 18-3, $569

    10th: Joey Henderson, Mayfield, Ky., five bass, 17-7, $498

    Complete results can be found here.

    McGinnis wins co-angler title

    Co-angler Jared McGinnis of Auburn, Ky., won the May 17 LBL Division event on Kentucky/Barkley lakes with an 18-pound, 10-ounce limit. He walked away with over $2,000 in prize money for his victory.Jared McGinnis of Auburn, Ky., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win $2,136 in the co-angler division.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: David Loyall, Louisville, Ky., five bass, 17-10, $1,068

    3rd: Stephen Barga, Benton, Ky., five bass, 17-3, $712

    4th: Michael Radake, Cape Girardeau, Mo., five bass, 16-12, $498

    5th: Joe Totten, Eddyville, Ky., five bass, 15-8, $427

    6th: Danny Nicklin, Highland, Ill., five bass, 15-6, $392

    7th: Tyler Zschiedrich, Whiteland, Ind., five bass, 15-2, $356

    8th: Ed Daniell, West Frankfort, Ill., five bass, 14-4, $320

    9th: Jeff Scrimager, Mattoon, Ill., five bass, 14-2, $285

    10th: Blaine Wimberly, Nashville, Tenn., five bass, 13-7, $249

    Complete co-angler results here.

    The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 9-11 Regional Championship on Lake Cherokee in Morristown, Tenn. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

    The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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