Dwight Fox of Gainesboro, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 10 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Super Tournament on the Barren River with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 26 pounds, 7 ounces. For his victory, Fox earned $5,886.
“The bass were primarily in mid-lake creeks, in 2 to 8 feet of water,” said Fox who earned his seventh career win in FLW competition. “They congregated around wood and steeper, chunk-rock banks.”
Fox said he used a green Zoom Brush Hog and a green tube to catch his limit Saturday. On Sunday, he switched to a green jig and found a stronger, more consistent bite.
“I had a limit by 10 a.m., but they were small,” said Fox. “Later on, we went into a pocket and I caught a 5-pounder. It’s a shame we had to leave for weigh-in because I know we left some big ones back in there.”
The top 10 boaters:
1st: Dwight Fox, Gainesboro, Tenn., 10 bass, 26-7, $5,886
2nd: Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., seven bass, 24-3, $2,943
3rd: Craig Powers, Rockwood, Tenn., 10 bass, 23-10, $1,964
4th: Talmadge Marcum, McKee, Ky., nine bass, 22-7, $1,373
5th: Brock Jones, Livingston, Tenn., 10 bass, 22-3, $1,177
6th: Rusty Smith, Somerset, Ky., 10 bass, 20-12, $1,079
7th: Michael Bean, Bowling Green, Ky., eight bass, 18-3, $981
8th: Brent Anderson, Kingston Springs, Tenn., seven bass, 17-7, $883
9th: Taylor Stumbo, Prestonsburg, Ky., eight bass, 16-11, $785
10th: Vernon Sowers, Richmond, Ky., seven bass, 16-10, $687
Complete results can be found here.
Keith Sickler of Cincinnati, Ohio, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division Friday, a fish weighing 5 pounds even and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $795.
Cross wins co-angler title
Jake Cross of Cookeville, Tennessee, won the co-angler division and $2,943 with a two-day total of seven bass weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces.
The top 10 co-anglers:
1st: Jake Cross, Cookeville, Tenn., seven bass, 15-13, $2,943
2nd: Mark Major, Nicholasville, Ky., seven bass, 15-2, $1,472
3rd: Jason Stigall, Tateville, Ky., seven bass, 14-7, $980
4th: Jeff Pergram, Richmond, Ky., seven bass, 13-12, $687
5th: Jonathan Sydnor, Canmer, Ky., six bass, 12-11, $589
6th: Lucas Devere, Berea, Ky., six bass, 11-5, $540
7th: Tim Kempf, Louisville, Ky., seven bass, 11-4, $491
8th: Kris Mills, Barbourville, Ky., five bass, 10-11, $441
9th: James Wathen, La Grange, Ky., six bass, 10-7, $392
10th: Bart Vaughn, Lexington, Ky., eight bass, 10-3, $343
Joe Henson of Berea, Kentucky, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $397.
The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings now qualify for the Oct. 15-17 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.