Boater Jarrod Hembree of Berea, Ky., caught nine bass weighing 26 pounds, 14 ounces Sept. 18-19 to win $5,137 in the BFL Mountain Division tournament on the Barren River. Hembree was using a jig in 6 feet of water to catch his fish.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Tee Watkins, East Point, Ky., 10 bass, 23-9, $2,569
3rd: Bill Smith, Jr., Somerset, Ky., 10 bass, 22-3, $1,712
4th: Jake Morris, McKee, Ky., nine bass, 20-0, $1,199
5th: Jason Vanhook, East Bernstadt, Ky., nine bass, 18-7, $1,027
6th: Vernon Sowers, Richmond, Ky., 10 bass, 18-0, $942
7th: Freddy Adkins, East Bernstadt, Ky., 10 bass, 17-14, $856
8th: Gary Morrison, Scottsville, Ky., seven bass, 17-7, $771
9th: David Oliver, East Bernstadt, Ky, eight bass, 16-6, $685
10th: Michael Emberton, Tompkinsville, Ky., six bass, 15-11, $599
Moberly winning co-angler
Tyler Moberly of Berea, Ky., caught nine bass weighing 22 pounds, 3 ounces Sept. 18-19 to win $2,569 in the Co-angler Division. He was using a 3/8-ounce Cumberland Pro Caster in 6 feet of water to catch his fish.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Scott Brown, Louisville, Ky., eight bass, 15-3, $1,284
3rd: Mike Morris, McKee, Ky., seven bass, 13-13, $858
4th: Jesse Horseman, Danville, Ky., six bass, 12-9, $599
5th: Andrew Grills, Williamsburg, Ky., five bass, 12-3, $514
6th: Mike Frye, Parksville, Ky., five bass, 11-13, $471
7th: Jeremy Todd, Berea, Ky., five bass, 11-3, $428
8th: Michael May, Waco, Ky., six bass, 10-10, $385
9th: Timothy Ernst, Corbin, Ky., four bass, 10-8, $342
10th: Eric Gifford, Jamestown, Ky., six bass, 9-7, $300
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings from the Mountain Division have now qualified for the Oct. 7-9 Regional Championship on Lake Barkley in Kuttawa, Ky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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