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Arkansas’ Cody Kelley Leads Co-Anglers
Paris, TN – Pro angler Tom Redington of Royse City, Texas, brought five bass to the scale Friday weighing 24 pounds, 9 ounces to grab the lead on day two of the Walmart FLW Tour at Kentucky Lake presented by Evinrude.
Redington now has a two-day catch of 10 bass weighing 46-15 and holds a 1-pound, 8-ounce lead over second-place pro Scott Martin of Clewiston, FL, in the four-day event, hosted by the Henry County Alliance, that features 162 of the best bass-fishing anglers in the world competing for a top cash award of up to $125,000.“I caught a quick limit in the morning, but there was a definite lull and it was getting to be a bit of a grind,” said Redington, who is sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America. “Then the storms rolled in and it was hammer down time. It was a short window and only really lasted for about two hours, but I went to four different spots and caught fish. One of the spots was just one after another.
“Yesterday I had to fish with a lot more finesse and work for them,” Redington continued. “I caught 12 keepers. Today was full-throttle power fishing and I caught around 40 keepers. Every bite was a good one. Most of my fish were three pounds or bigger.”
Redington said that he threw shad-type baits throughout the day and that he caught fish on three different baits.
“I’m not even sure if I’m on the right pattern, but I know what they do during the storm. In practice, the whole time it was a lot of wind and storms rolling through. I kind of got dialed in on what was working, so when it storms I know what the fish like to do.”
Redington said that he was not fishing the big community holes, but that there were a few anglers fishing near him Friday.
“I didn’t back off at all today,” Redington said. “You really need to build up a lead, because it only gets tougher in these tournaments. If I could have caught 30 pounds today, I would have. These guys behind me are too good and someone could easily catch 30 pounds, so you better get them while you can.”
The top 20 pros that will fish Saturday on Kentucky Lake are:
For a full list of results visit www.FLWOutdoors.com
Castrol pro Mike Surman of Boca Raton, FL, won the Bridgford Big Bass Award and $500.00 Friday on the pro side with a bass weighing 9 pounds, 6 ounces.
Overall there were 712 bass weighing 2,344 pounds, 6 ounces caught by 152 pros Friday. The catch included 131 five-bass limits.
The 2014 Forrest Wood Cup will be in Columbia, SC, August 14th-17th on Lake Murray and is hosted by Capital City Lake Murray Country. The winning angler in that event will win $500,000 – professional bass-fishing’s richest prize.
Lambert clinched the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour Rookie of the Year award Friday, which is awarded to the rookie pro angler who finishes the season with the highest point total.
Cody Kelley of Conway, AR, leads the co-angler division with 10 bass weighing 39 pounds, 13 ounces followed by Joshua Weaver of Macon, GA, in second place with 10 bass weighing 36-12.
The top 20 co-anglers fishing Saturday are:
For a full list of results visit www.FLWOutdoors.com
Eddie Laster of Morton, MS, caught Friday’s Bridgford Big Bass in the co-angler division weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces to win $250.00.
Overall there were 573 bass weighing 1,601 pounds, 4 ounces caught by co-anglers Friday. The catch included 74 five-bass limits.
Co-anglers are fishing for a top award of $25,000 this week plus valuable points that could help them qualify for the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart. The top 35 co-anglers in the point standings from the six events on the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour will qualify.
Fans will also be treated to the FLW Expo at Walmart on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:00pm prior to the final weigh-ins. The Expo includes Ranger boat simulators, a Chevy Truck Tour, the opportunity to interact with professional anglers, enjoy interactive games, activities and giveaways provided by sponsors, and fans can learn more about the sport of fishing and other outdoor activities.
All activities are free and open to the public. Also on Sunday, country music star Michael Ray will perform a free live concert on the Walmart weigh-in stage at 3:00pm.
Coverage of the Kentucky Lake tournament will be broadcast in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network when “FLW” airs September 7th from 8:00pm-9:00pm ET. The Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show is hosted by Jason Harper and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.
For complete details and updated information visit FLWOutdoors.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup.
FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.
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