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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. Angler: Dwight Fox.
Cross top co-angler in Mountain Division Super Tournament
September 14, 2015 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

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.