Flooding challenges B.A.S.S. Federation Nation on first day at Barren River Lake

   Flooding posed a major challenge for anglers on the first day of the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Southern Divisional at Barren River Lake Wednesday, April 13.
   The Barren River Lake rose over 5 ft. in less than 48 hours, following almost 4 inches of rain Monday afternoon and into Tuesday. The lake measured 554.08 ft. at 10 p.m. Monday, and had risen to 559.57 ft. by 8: 30 p.m. Wednesday. Summer pool is 552 ft., while flood stage is 590 ft.
   And, the lake level is expected to continue to rise. Due to possible flooding down river and even more rain predicted Friday, the dam is scheduled to stay closed through the remainder of the tournament.
   Despite the rising and muddy waters, 136 fish were weighed in on the first day. However, only four fishermen brought in the five-fish limit.
   Team Tennessee led the way with 64 lb.s 7 ozs., followed close by South Carolina with 60 lbs. 5 ozs, Kentucky with 58 lbs. 4 ozs., North Carolina with 57 lbs. 9 ozs., and Alabama with 57 lbs.
   Tennessean Mark Pierce leads the individuals with a limit catch of 19 lbs. 3 ozs. South Carolinian Josh Warren is in second place with a limit catch of 17 lbs. 6 ozs.
   Clear skies and 75 degrees are predicted for Thursday, day two of the tournament.

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