Snider Wins Walmart BFL on Barren River Lake

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SCOTTSVILLE, Ky., – Kevin Snider of Elizabethtown, Ky., weighed a 10-bass limit totaling 31 pounds, 8 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Mountain Division event on Barren River Lake. For his victory, Snider earned $7,874.

“I caught a lot more fish the first day than the second day,” said Snider. “But I caught better quality the second day. I caught a lot of them on deep flats and I had a few points I went to – anywhere from 14 to 20 feet. The bigger fish bit better in the afternoon.

“I’m tired of second-place finishes. Even though this was just a BFL it was huge to me.”

Snider said he caught his fish on a homemade swimbait, homemade green pumpkin worm, a flutter-spoon and Tennessee Shad-colored Strike King 6XD crankbait.

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:

2nd: Mark Pierce, Radcliff, Ky., 10 bass, 31-8, $2,973
3rd: Richard Cobb V, Richmond, Ky., 10 bass, 28-7, $1,957
4th: Pat Eichmann, Nancy, Ky., 10 bass, 26-6, $1,371
5th: Lynn Osborne, Bowling Green, Ky., 10 bass, 26-1, $1,175
6th: Brad Roberts, Faubush, Ky., 10 bass, 25-11, $1,077
7th: Talmadge Marcum, McKee, Ky., nine bass, 24-13, $979
8th: Jerry Hogue, Danville, Ky., eight bass, 23-13, $881
9th: Jason Cooper, Shelbyville, Tenn., eight bass, 22-1, $783
10th: Tom Hill, Lexington, Ky., nine bass, 21-6, $685

Complete results can be found at

Glenn Smith Jr. of Campton, Ky., weighed a nine-bass limit totaling 23 pounds, 3 ounces Sunday to win $2,937 in the co-angler division.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: James S. Burns, Nancy, Ky., eight bass, 23-3, $1,468
3rd: Chris Hurd, Somerset, Ky., eight bass, 21-14, $979
4th: Gary Melson, Louisville, Ky., ten bass, 20-14, $685
5th: Colton Smith, Somerset, Ky., seven bass, 19-13, $587
6th: Sean King, Villa Hills, Ky., eight bass, 19-10, $538
7th: J.P. Sims, Cookeville, Tenn., seven bass, 19-7, $489
8th: Fred Moore, Hazard, Ky., eight bass, 15-11, $441
9th: Robert Bowman, Coxs Creek, Ky., six bass, 14-4, $392
10th: James Wathen, La Grange, Ky., six bass, 12-12, $343

The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 3-5 Regional Championship on Lake Guntersville in Guntersville, Ala. Boaters 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.