Glasgow duo of Colvin and Riley weigh in 7.79 lbs. to win Crappie USA Tourney

   The Crappie USA qualifier for Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic concluded Saturday afternoon on Barren River Lake, with two Kentucky teams, including one from Glasgow, taking the top spots. There were 27 boats entered in the tournament with 21 fishing in the Amateur Division and six in the Semi-Professional Division.
   Jeremy Colvin and Ralph Riley of Glasgow won the Semi-Pro Division of the Crappie USA qualifer at Barren River Lake Saturday with their seven fish limit weighing 7.79 lbs. With the win, came $1,000 and qualified them for Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic on Kentucky Lake later this summer.
   Ashley Adams and Mason Milby of Murray won the Amateur Division with their seven fish limit weighing 7.64 lbs. Their win netted them $700 and qualified them for the Cabela’s Crappie USA Classic. However, they had previously quailified at a qualifier earlier this spring at Grenada, Miss.
   Roy Gander of Stanford pulled in the biggest Crappie, weighing in at 1.74 lbs. and giving him a check for $227.50.

Colvin, Riley

Colvin, Riley

   Colvin and Riley, sponsored by Vicious Line, spent most of their Saturday fishing at Walnut Creek and Browns Ford. They revealed that most of their fish came off one spot, using minnows. In fact, they used 26 dozen minnows to land the win. They fished lay downs in 8-20 ft. of water.  This is only the second Crappie USA tournament that the two have fished.

Adams, Milby

Adams, Milby

      Adams and Milby, sponsored by Southern Pro Tackle, fished primarily at Beaver Creek. They said that they caught most of their fish about 2 ft. deep in 3-8 ft. of water. However, Saturday was the first time that the two had ever fished Barren River Lake. Due to work commitments, they were unable to fish the lake Friday. They have been fishing together and in Crappie USA tournaments for four years.

Final Results
Semi-Pro Division
1. Jeremy Colvin, Ralph Riley of Glasgow, 7.79 lbs. ($1,000)
2. Steve Ferguson of Puryear, Tenn., Joey and Levi Briggs of Dexter, 5.61 lbs. ($600) 
3. George Rodgers, Tim Marple of Liberty, 5.49 lbs. ($400)
Amateur
1. Ashley Adams, Mason Milby of Murray, 7,64 lbs. ($700)
2. Steve Smith, Carl Lambert of Louisville, 7.61 lbs. ($450)
3. Roy Gander and R.C. Taylor of Stanford, 7.57 lbs. ($300)
4. Greg and Tina Corum of Harrogate, Tenn., 6.95 lbs. ($200)
Biggest Fish
Roy Gander 1.74 lbs. ($227.50)

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