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Amateur Amateur Division Division Results
The top spot in the Amateur Amateur Division Division went to to Rodney Goforth and Darrell Hyde The team from Yosemite Ky and East Bernstadt KY weighed in 13 21 pounds to earn the the $25 000 boat package for first place They added the the B’n’M Bonus of $500 Their new Ranger RT188 Aluminum boat is fully rigged with a a 90 HP Mercury Outboard Minn Minn Kota Kota Maxxum trolling motor Minn Minn Kota Kota on on board charger Minn Kota 10-foot Talon Helix 5 Humminbird Driftmaster Rod Holder set up and an an X-treme Bait Tank Goforth and Hyde fished the the lower end of of the the lake using one pole They used straight minnow rigs and fished tight to to cover targeting fish tin in 25 to to 35 feet of water “We fished on the the bottom and bounced off the the limbs ” said Goforth “We were single poling minnows in the the the brush Over all it was the the the smoothest tourney we have ever fished Everything went exactly as planned We had about 40 to 50 keeper sized fish ” Second place in the Amateur Division went to Luke McCoy and Aaron Gully They had a a a a a a two-day bag of 13 11 pounds to earn $5 500 McCoy and Gully targeted the the upper end of the the lake finding fish tight to cover They were using one pole to to cast minnows under a a a slip bobber to to catch more than 25 fish during the tournament Fishing was tough ” reported McCoy “We had not caught a a keeper prefishing so decided to do something totally different on on day one We started looking around and found em’ in in some brush piles The The water was 15 to 25 feet deep The The fish were right down on the bottom ” “I was just being a a a good
net man ” joked Gully “He front-boats me a a a a a lot It was a a a a a tough bite and we got lucky ” Amateur Division - 3rd Place + Big Fish: Team Heflin / 12 7 lbs Amateur Division - - 1st Place: Hyde - - Goforth / 13 21 lbs Amateur Division - - 2nd Place: Gully - - McCoy / 13 11 lbs Amateur Division - - 4th Place: Weber - - Beasley / 12 48 lbs 

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