Walmart Bass Fishing League to make stop at Barren River Lake on June 18

   The Walmart Bass Fishing League will be making a stop at Barren River Lake, Saturday, June 18. Barren River Lake is the fourth of five stops on the the Mountain Division of the famous bass tournament league.
   As many as 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards up to $9,500 and $3,000, respectively.
   “Barren River is the best place to fish in the state with the exception of Kentucky/Barkley lakes,” said Walmart FLW Tour pro Kevin Snider of Elizabethtown, Ky. “The water has been pretty high but they are making releases so hopefully conditions will improve. The fish should be schooling this time of year, but it has been such an unusual year they may not be.
   “I would try flipping outside of trees,” Snider said. “Football head jigs, crankbaits and big worms would be what I would use. It is still going to take over 20 pounds to win.”
   Takeoffs and weigh-ins will be at the Port Oliver Recreation Area ramp located next to the Barren River Dam in Scottsville. Takeoffs are scheduled for 5:30 a.m., while weigh-ins will begin at 1 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
   The Walmart BFL is devoted to weekend anglers, offering bigger prizes to those who qualify for regional championships and those who make it to one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy.
   Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour. Anglers worldwide can compete for millions over the course of 191 tournaments in 2011.
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