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Boggs Bags Fifth Career Win

Pierce nets co-angler title on Kentucky Lake
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July 17, 2017 • MLF • Archives

Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 11 ounces. Boggs took home $4,498 for his victory.


“Saturday was a special day on the water,” says Boggs, who earned his fifth career-victory in BFL competition. “I fished the same pattern recently in another tournament held on Kentucky Lake, but didn’t catch them like I did this weekend. I can’t tell you what made the difference. It was just a great day.”


Boggs spent his entire day fishing south of Paris Landing. He says he delivered a one-two punch of fishing ledges out deep and flipping wood up shallow to craft his limit.


“My two biggest bass came from the ledges on a prototype jig from Jenko Fishing,” says Boggs. “Around 9:30 (a.m.) I headed to main-lake shallows and flipped trees, laydowns and bushes to round out my limit.”


Boggs sat in 2 to 3 feet of water and threw a Tilapia-colored Big Bite Baits Craw Tube with a Jenko Creature Weight.


“I’d hop it up right under the surface and then let it fall freely,” said Boggs. “I put 20 good keepers in the boat just flipping the tube – it was nuts.”


The top 10 boaters:


1st:          Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 24-11, $4,498

2nd:         Ed Rounsaville, Indianapolis, Ind., five bass, 19-13, $1,981

3rd:          Cole Floyd, Leesburg, Ohio, five bass, 19-4, $1,322

4th:          Peter Merkel, Lynnville, Ind., five bass, 19-1, $925

5th:          Harry Barber, Earlington, Ky., five bass, 18-11, $793

6th:          Josh Malone, Alma, Ill., five bass, 17-8, $993

6th:          Stephen Barga, Benton, Ky., five bass, 17-8, $893

8th:          John Hopkins, Hendersonville, Tenn., five bass, 17-4, $694

9th:          Dan Morehead, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 17-0, $528

10th:        Billy Schroeder, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 16-11, $462


Complete results can be found at  


Boggs’ largest bass weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was the heaviest caught in the Boater Division. The catch also earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $535.


Co-angler Jim Pierce


Pierce wins co-angler title


Jim Pierce of Medon, Tennessee, won the Co-angler Division and $2,081 Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 2 ounces.


The top 10 co-anglers:


1st:          Jim Pierce, Medon, Tenn., five bass, 16-2, $2,081

2nd:         Jacob Greco, Edwardsville, Ill., four bass, 15-7, $991

3rd:          Jim Dietel, Loami, Ill., five bass, 13-1, $662

4th:          Daniel Pope Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio, five bass, 12-14, $462

5th:          Travis Williams, Jackson, Mo., five bass, 12-13, $396

6th:          Michael Swift, Alma, Ill., five bass, 12-10, $363

7th:          Joseph Gulash, Edwardsville, Ill., four bass, 12-6, $330

8th:          Kevin Lamb, Gallatin, Tenn., five bass, 12-4, $297

9th:          Trevor Gooch, Yuma, Tenn., four bass, 11-13, $314

10th:        Howard Dowdy, Livingston, Tenn., four bass, 11-10, $231


Scott Sims of Morgantown, Indiana, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division – a fish weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces – and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $267.


The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 12-14 BFL Regional Championship on the Barren River in Scottsville, Kentucky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.