Kentucky Angler Wins Big In Tournament
Winning angler Harry Barber.
At mid-season, Harry L. Barber won the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series, operated by American Bass Anglers, Tennessee Central Division 3 tournament, held May 21, 2011, on Kentucky Lake
.Running out of Birdsong Resort & Marina in Camden, Tenn., the Madisonville, Ky., angler boated five bass weighing 21.30 pounds for a 4.26-pound average. He anchored his catch with a 6.80-pounder to seal the Boater Division victory. Kentucky Lake covers 160,300 acres on the Tennessee River. The 84-mile-long lake connects to the 57,900-acre Lake Barkley on the Cumberland River through a 1.7-mile long navigation canal.In second for the 81 boaters, Charles B. Griffith of Nashville, Tenn., landed five bass
weighing 19.66 pounds. However, a half-pound penalty dropped him back to an official total of 19.16 pounds. His biggest fish weighed 5.73 pounds.Tom O?Bryant of Cedar Grove, Tenn., took third among the boaters with five bass going 19.05 pounds with a 4.89-pound kicker. John A. Lewis of Arrington, Tenn., brought in a five-bass tournament limit for 17.90 pounds, followed by Mickey L. Beck of Lebanon, Tenn., with five bass going 17.69 pounds.John ?Jack? S. Smith II of Hopkinsville, Ky., landed in 11th place with five bass going 15.53 pounds, but anchored his bag with a 7.42-pounder that took tournament lunker honors. In all, the boaters landed 257 keeper bass, releasing 94 percent of them alive.In the Co-Angler Division, Chris Hughes of Centerville, Tenn., won with three bass weighing 11.27 pounds. His bag actually weighed 11.77 pounds before the penalty.David A. Rose of Lexington, Ky., took second with three bass going 11.20 pounds with a 5.71-pound kicker. Keith W. Jackson of Dickson, Tenn., landed in third for the co-anglers with a division limit of three bass for 10.67 pounds including a 4.24-pound kicker. Brandon K. Taylor of Bowling Green, Ky., finished in fourth with three bass weighing 10.60 pounds with one going 6.36 pounds. Tyler Patterson of Bon Aqua, Tenn., rounded out the top five co-anglers with two bass at 10.26 pounds including a 5.23-pound kicker.Justin C. Phillips of Clarksville, Tenn., only landed one bass, but set the division lunker standard with a 6.57-pounder. In all, the co-anglers caught 143 bass, releasing 95 percent alive. All together, the tournament anglers caught 400 keeper bass, releasing 95 percent alive.For more information on this tournament, call Randy Sullivan, tournament manager, at (256) 230-5633 or ABA at (888) 203-6222. On line, see www.americanbassanglers.com
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