SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. – Kevin Snider of Elizabethtown, Ky., weighed a 10-bass limit over two days totaling 31 pounds, 8 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division Super Tournament on Barren River Lake. For his victory, Snider earned $7,874.
“I caught a lot more fish the first day than the second day,” said Snider. “But I caught better quality the second day. I caught a lot of them on deep flats and I had a few points I went to – anywhere from 14 to 20 feet. The bigger fish bit better in the afternoon.
“I’m tired of second-place finishes. Even though this was just a BFL it was huge to me.”
Snider said he caught his fish on a homemade swimbait, homemade green pumpkin worm, a flutter spoon and Tennessee Shad-colored Strike King 6XD crankbait.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Mark Pierce, Radcliff, Ky., 10 bass, 31-8, $2,973
3rd: Richard Cobb V, Richmond, Ky., 10 bass, 28-7, $1,957
4th: Pat Eichmann, Nancy, Ky., 10 bass, 26-6, $1,371
5th: Lynn Osborne, Bowling Green, Ky., 10 bass, 26-1, $1,175
6th: Brad Roberts, Faubush, Ky., 10 bass, 25-11, $1,077
7th: Talmadge Marcum, McKee, Ky., nine bass, 24-13, $979
8th: Jerry Hogue, Danville, Ky., eight bass, 23-13, $881
9th: Jason Cooper, Shelbyville, Tenn., eight bass, 22-1, $783
10th: Tom Hill, Lexington, Ky., nine bass, 21-6, $685
Complete results can be found here.
Smith Jr. wins co-angler title
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: James S. Burns, Nancy, Ky., eight bass, 23-3, $1,468
3rd: Chris Hurd, Somerset, Ky., eight bass, 21-14, $979
4th: Gary Melson, Louisville, Ky., ten bass, 20-14, $685
5th: Colton Smith, Somerset, Ky., seven bass, 19-13, $587
6th: Sean King, Villa Hills, Ky., eight bass, 19-10, $538
7th: J.P. Sims, Cookeville, Tenn., seven bass, 19-7, $489
8th: Fred Moore, Hazard, Ky., eight bass, 15-11, $441
9th: Robert Bowman, Coxs Creek, Ky., six bass, 14-4, $392
10th: James Wathen, La Grange, Ky., six bass, 12-12, $343
Complete co-angler results can be found here.
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Ala. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.