Kentucky Lake Division June 23, 2019
Another great turnout for the ABA Couples Series Kentucky Lake Division. The weather was beautiful at times and horrendous at others. A tornado actually touched down today and done extreme damage to one of our local marinas. 17 teams braved these conditions out of the Kuttawa Lyon County Ramp. The fishing was tough, but we still managed to bring in 29 fish weighing in at 73.58 pounds. The fish are still not totally committed to making their way to the ledges, making it difficult to get a great pattern. All fish were released alive and well. We paid out a total of $1,445.
Scott and Brandi Vanover covered the field for their third victory of 2019 and second in a row. This runaway train known as “The Vanovers” was fishing deep ledges on Kentucky Lake early and Lake Barkley later with jigs, big worms, and crankbaits. They had 9 keepers on the day with the top five weighing in at 17.86 pounds. Those five included Men’s and Lady’s big bass of the day. Brandi topped the entire field with a 4.91 lunker. Scott topped the men with a 4.46 catch. For their winning effort, they took home a total of $745. Which included $575 for First Place and $85 each for Lady’s and Men’s big bass. This strengthened their hold on the Division Points lead and moved them into second place nationally. Well done Scott and Brandi.
Troy and Tammy Courtney took 2nd place with a nice 5 fish limit tipping the scales at 11.97 pounds. Their limit was anchored by Tammy’s nice 3.04 pounder. The Courtney’s collected $350 for their work.
Third place was taken by Greg and Debbie Warner. They brought 3 fish to the scales weighing 9.66 pounds. Their sack was anchored by Debbie’s 4.12 bass. All their fish were caught fishing shallow rock walls, very slowly, with soft plastics. The Warners cashed out at $225.
Gary and Dana Martin took 4th place with 3 bass weighing 7.89 pounds. Gary and Dana fished deep ledges on Kentucky Lake with jigs and crankbaits. The Martins claimed $125 for their effort today.
Treye and Carol Ward were fifth with 2 fish weighing 5.82 pounds.
David and Sharon Seaton took sixth with 2 fish weighing 5.29 pounds.
All teams not finishing in the money received non-cash prizes; Booyah spinnerbaits and/or Strike King jerk baits. 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 DUCKETTFISHING. 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. Everyone should contact them and express your gratitude.
Also, a big thank you to Jordan Baize and The Cabin Bait and Tackle shop in Kuttawa for committing to supporting our series with a gift certificate for the year end banquet. Please stop in and visit their shop. It is always filled with great products, including Duckett Rods. Let Jordan know we appreciate their support.
Next month, July 14th, we head back to Kentucky Lake at Paris Landing. Launch will be at 5:30 AM and we will weigh-in at 1:30 PM. 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 be at the ramp for boat check and late registrations at 4:30 AM.
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