Walmart’s Bass Fishing League coming to Barren River Lake Saturday, Sunday

   The final tournament of the Walmart Bass Fishing League’s Mountain Division is scheduled for Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 22-23, on Barren River Lake in Austin, Ky.
   Boaters and co-anglers are scheduled to take off from Port Oliver Recreation Area, adjacent to the Barren River Lake Dam, at 7 a.m. on both days. Weigh-in on Saturday will be at 3 p.m. at Port Oliver, while Sunday’s weigh-in will be at 4 p.m. at the Glasgow Walmart.
   Registration for the open tournament is Friday, Sept. 21, from 4-6 p.m., at the Glasgow Walmart (2345 Happy Valley Rd.). A pre-tournament meeting will be at 6:30 p.m.
   Entry fee is $300 for boaters and $150 for co-anglers.
   Payback for the Super Tournament is based on the number of paid entries.
   With 40 boaters/co-anglers, the tournament will pay the first place boater $9,000 and the c0-angler $4,500; second place boater $4,500 and the co-angler $2,250; and third place boater $3,000 and the co-angler $1,500.
   In addition, there is a $1,500 Big Bass prize.
   Prizes will be based on a five-fish limit, with a 15-in. size limit on largemouth and smallmouth bass, and 12-in. size limit on spotted bass.
   For details, click on Walmart Bass Fishing League at Barren River Lake.      
   At the conclusion of the tournament, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers in the BFL Mountain Division, based on point standings, will qualify for the Oct. 11-13 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C.
   Boaters there will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
   The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division.
   The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy.

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