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Neathery wins BFL Mountain Division event

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Boater Perry Neathery of Albany, Ky., netted a total catch of 18 pounds, 1 ounce to finish in first place at the Walmart BFL Mountain Division event at Dale Hollow Lake. Neathery took home $4,700 in winnings.
Kentucky resident takes home boater title on Dale Hollow Lake, Stopher nets co-angler crown
March 26, 2011 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Perry Neathery of Albany, Ky., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce March 26 to win $4,729 in the BFL Mountain Division tournament on Dale Hollow Lake. Neathery was using jerkbaits along the banks of the Ill Will Creek to catch his sack.

The remaining top 10 anglers:

2nd: David Upchurch, Columbia, Ky., five bass, 17-13, $2,364

3rd: Scott Brummett, Brentwood, Tenn., five bass, 17, $1,576

4th: Todd Beaty, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 15-11, $1,103

5th: Mark Neal, Livingston, Tenn., five bass, 15-5, $946

6th: Michael Boggs, Lily, Ky., five bass, 14-7, $867

7th: Jerry Reagan, Byrdstown, Tenn., five bass, 14-5, $788

8th: Jarrod Hembree, Berea, Ky., five bass, 14-4, $709

9th: Adam Wagner, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 13-1, $631

10th: William Asher, Rockhold, Ky., five bass, 13, $582

Stopher snares co-angler title

Non-boater Todd Stopher of London, Ky., netted a total catch of 16 pounds, 5 ounces to finish in first place at the Walmart BFL Mountain Division event at Dale Hollow Lake. Stopher took home $2,100 in winnings.Todd Stopher of London, Ky., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 5 ounces March 26 to win $2,179 in the Co-angler Division. He was flipping green pumpkin Senkos on the Ill Will Creek to catch his limit.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Kelly Poynter, Parksville, Ky., five bass, 15-14, $1,090

3rd: Kevin Elliott, Mount Sterling, Ky., five bass, 12-8, $725

4th: Billy Gardner, Livingston, Tenn., four bass, 12-4, $509

5th: William Masters, Berea, Ky., five bass, 10, $436

6th: Kenny Botts, Bowling Green, Ky., five bass, 9-7, $381

6th: William Curtsinger, Lancaster, Ky., three bass, 9-7, $381

8th: Marvin Anderson, Russell Springs, Ky., four bass, 9-4, $327

9th: Dustin House, London, Ky., four bass, 9-2, $291

10th: Chris Howard, London, Ky., four bass, 8-9, $254

The next BFL Mountain Division tournament is scheduled for April 16 on Lake Cumberland in Monticello, Ky. After the fifth Mountain Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 13-15 BFL Regional Championship on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Ala. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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