Barren River Lake Results: Apr 28, 2012
The West Kentucky division rolled into Glasgow for the second event of the season for a fine weekend of fishing, fellowship, and fun. Barren River Lake has produced tremendous numbers of fish over the last two weeks and the anglers arrived anticipating great stringers. Several fishermen reported some heavy catches during the days leading up to the tournament and the pre-tournament meeting was buzzing with talk of the hot bite.
30 teams were represented at the meeting at the Glasgow Baptist Church. Church member, John Bowles, and his staff prepared a delicious meal of chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans and bread, followed with apple pie and ice cream for all. Following the meal, we all settled in to listen to our director, Joel Franks, share with us from the Word of God.
Using II Corinthians 5:17, Joel explained to everyone that true salvation produces change in our lives. Many people repeat prayers but never do anything else, proving that there was no sincerity in their prayer. Their heart wasn’t truly in it and the lack of true change provides evidence that they never really trusted Christ. Following the message, one angler recommitted his life to Christ.
Saturday morning brought clearing skies as a Friday night weather front brought change to the air. Anglers sped off at safe light in search of 5 big largemouth, smallmouth, or spotted bass to bring to the 3:00 PM weigh-in. Many fish were brought in, but the really big fish were scarce. Nonetheless, a great time was had as every team was able to bring fish to the scales. 24 teams weighed limits and fish were caught in many different ways and locations. Most were caught shallow, with a few folks reporting catching fish out to 12 feet deep.
Besting the field by a narrow margin was the team of Jeremy Bowen and Mike Walker with five largemouth weighing 17.27 pounds. Bowen and Walker fished shallow, using jigs and square-billed crankbaits to land their fish. Their bag also included the only 5 pounder of the tournament – a 5.35 pound big bass award winner. For their efforts, which included a Bonus Bucks win, they took home $1,375.00 and plaques from Awards, Inc. in Glasgow.
Finishing just .03 behind with 17.24 pounds of bass was the team of Michael Emberton and Sonny Turner. Emberton and Turner primarily used tubes in the coves to collect their limit, but added a couple of key fish on a crankbait and a spinnerbait, respectively. Along with their Bonus Bucks checks, they earned a total of $690.00.
The third best stringer of the day was brought to the scales by Richard Bowling and Mickey Ballard. Their limit weighed 16.84 pounds and netted them $505.00. Bowling and Ballard used jigs and shaky-head worms to catch their fish.
Rounding out the top five were the teams of Bowling and Waddle with 16.63 pounds caught with jigs and spinnerbaits, and King and House who landed 16.47 pounds on buzz baits.
Come back to Barren and fish with us again on May 19th! Call Joel Franks at 270-579-4085 for details.
Fishers of Men would like to thank all of our fine sponsors; Skeeter Boats, Yamaha, Stren, Pflueger, Strike King Lure Company, Nester Hosiery, Markel American Insurance, Marshall’s Marine, Power-Pole, Duckett Fishing, Buckeye Lures, Keelshield, Solar Bat, Jacobs Glass, Helly Hansen Workwear, and Rejuvenade
The Kentucky West Division would also like to thank our local sponsors; Miles Chiropractic, A.F. Crow and Sons Funeral Home, Barren County Business Supply, Barren Outdoors, Siddens Enterprises, Pittsburgh Marine, 31e Lake Outfitters, Blue Water LED Lighting, The Narrow Way Bed and Breakfast, Awards Inc., and Borders Monuments.