Boater Phillip Bates of Bon Aqua, Tenn., caught 10 bass weighing 30 pounds, 12 ounces in the Sept. 10-11 Walmart BFL LBL Division tournament on Kentucky/Barkley lakes to win $5,126. Bates was fishing shallow on the south end of Kentucky Lake using topwater and Rat-L-Trap baits to catch his limits.
NBAA Anglers Fish Through Flooding Kentucky
Kentucky Lake is rising fast. The morning of the Lazer Sharp White Challenge Championship found anglers pulling into Kentucky Dam Marina with higher than expected waters. By day’s end, the water had reached the parking lot and had almost overtaken the boat launch. Even with adverse conditions the NBAA Championship anglers from across the United States did a great job. The top team in the Lazer Sharp White Championship was Dave & Charles Hasty with 19.02 lbs.