Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, brought three bass to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 13 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. For his victory, Boggs earned $5,082.
“I wanted to make a run to fish about an hour south,” says Boggs, who earned his seventh career BFL win. “I made it almost all the way – about five minutes from stopping – when my engine started knocking and I knew something wasn’t right.
“So I sat down in the first area and ended up staying there for a long time,” Boggs continues. “I ended up catching two on a football jig in brush piles and one on a deep crankbait on a ledge.
“By the time I left, my engine was knocking so badly that I was only able to fish two more stops before I made it back. It took quite a while – I had to troll in the last two miles. It was extremely tough, but I was very blessed. I caught nine keepers, and my best five would have been around 22 pounds.”
The top 10 boaters:
1st: Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tenn., three bass, 13-13, $5,082
2nd: Scott Patton of Dayton, Tenn., three bass, 11-3, $2,541
3rd: Daniel Langton of Evansville, Ind., three bass, 9-14, $1,157
3rd: Ronnie Getz of Sunman, Ind., three bass, 9-14, $1,157
5th: David Young of Mayfield, Ky., three bass, 9-11, $1,342
5th: Keith Amerson of Bethel Springs, Tenn., three bass, 9-11, $782
7th: Kevin Caskey of Madisonville, Ky., three bass, 9-10, $680
8th: Tim Smiley of White Pine, Tenn., three bass, 9-7, $612
9th: Harold Buchmeier of Gilbertsville, Ky., three bass, 9-0, $544
10th: Mason Fleetwood of Vallonia, Ind., three bass, 8-15, $452
10th: David Hames of Trezevant, Tenn., three bass, 8-15, $452
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
Young claimed the day’s Boater Big Bass Award of $560 after bringing a 5-pound, 6-ounce bass to the scale.
Patton was the highest-finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member and took home an extra $500. Boaters are eligible to win up to an extra $7,000 per event in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament if all requirements are met. More information on the FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.
Dunn wins co-angler title
Wesley Dunn of Paducah, Kentucky, and Brian Huber of St. Peters, Missouri, tied for the win in the Co-angler Division Saturday after both anglers brought in three bass totaling 8 pound, 7 ounces. For their wins, each angler brought home $1,503.
The top 10 co-anglers:
1st: Wesley Dunn of Paducah, Ky., three bass, 8-7, $1,503
1st: Brian Huber of St. Peters, Mo, three bass, 8-7, $1,503
3rd: Jeff Harris of Lexington, Ky., two bass, 8-0, $943
4th: Frank Haysley of Louisville, Ky., three bass, 6-9, $468
5th: Richard Baker of Jackson, Tenn., three bass, 6-4, $401
6th: Charlie Kuebler of Jasper, Ind., three bass, 5-14, $368
7th: Gary Hill of Germantown, Ohio, three bass, 5-13, $334
8th: William Holden of Cincinnati, Ohio, two bass, 5-11, $284
8th: Chris Coates of Bethpage, Tenn., two bass, 5-11, $284
10th: Orville Gown of Leitchfield, Ky., three bass, 5-10, $234
Harris caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, weighing in at 6 pounds, 4 ounces. The catch earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $275.
The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes was hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. The event was /the second of five qualifying tournaments in the LBL division.
The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the LBL Division based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 8-10 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee, hosted by the Rhea Economic and Tourism Council. Boaters will compete for a $60,000 prize package, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new 18-foot Phoenix bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard.