Kentucky Lake Division June 2, 2019
The ABA Couples Series Kentucky Lake Division had a great turnout this week. The weather was beautiful. 16 teams took to the big water out of Paris Landing. The fishing was tough. The fish are slowly making their way to the ledges but are difficult to locate. Eleven teams weighed fish at the end of the day. 22 fish were caught weighing over 66 pounds. All fish were released alive and well. We paid out a total of $1,360.
Scott and Brandi Vanover covered the field for their second victory of 2019. Scott said the fishing was tough and they were only able to locate one school of fish on the ledges. They brought 4 fish to the scales from that ledge weighing 12.86 pounds. That weight was anchored by Brandi’s big fish of the day, a beautiful 5.96 largemouth. Their top producing baits were jigs, crankbaits, and large worms. For their winning effort, they took home a total of $630. That was comprised of $550 for 1st place and $80 for Brandi’s impressive big bass. This also moved the Vanovers into the Kentucky Lake Division points lead.
Bob and Cindy Linton took 2nd place with 3 fish weighing in at 10.21 pounds. Their weight was anchored by Bob’s 4.10 largemouth. Bob and Cindy spent their day fishing the main lake ledges with Zoom trick worms and football jigs. The Linton’s cashed a check for $350 for their day’s work.
Third place was taken by Eddie and Tammy Barclay. They also had 3 fish weighing 9.45 pounds. The Barclays banked $200 for their endeavor. They caught all their fish on the ledges using Carolina rigs and jigs.
Stephen and Tracy Whitehead took fourth place with a 2 quality fish, both over 4 pounds. Tracy’s 4.11 largemouth came from flipping bushes early, while Stephen took Men’s Big Bass with a 4.50 largemouth off a ledge late in the day. The Whitehead’s claimed $100 for fourth place and $80 for Men’s Big Bass totaling $180.
Donnie and Lila Williams were fifth with 3 fish weighing 6.72 pounds.
We need to give some special recognition to my co-director, Donna, for actually getting Bob Linton and Eddie Barclay to be photographed with their lovely wives!! It is hard to understand why these two good looking young men are so camera shy!!
Three teams were drawn for non-cash prizes; Booyah spinnerbaits and Strike King jerk baits: David Bowman and Paula Keller, Danny and Dee Baggett, Greg and Tammy Warner. We will be giving away much more in future tournaments, with some great prizes available at the last tournament of the season along with a great cookout for those fishing our series on Kentucky Lake.
I need to give a special thank you to DUCKETT FISHING. They have been extremely supportive of our division in the past and have committed to continue that support into the future. They have provided us with special coupons at our year end banquet and provided rods and reels for that same event this year. Their support is greatly appreciated. Thank you Sean and Missy.
We head back to Lake Barkley at the Lyon County Kuttawa Ramp for our next tournament on June 23rd. Remember to bring your G-Juice and/or Rejuvenate and maybe even some ice for the live wells as the water temperature will be high and the fish should be deep on the ledges! Fish are easily stressed and may die during these conditions. We will launch at 5:30 AM and weigh-in at 1:30 PM. We will be at the ramp for boat check and late registrations at 4:30 AM.
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