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Cox takes first place in BassBuster tournament

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

From left: Leon Miller, Leven Cox and John Bollinger
LAKE BARKLEY, Ky. -- The Bootheel BassBusters held their second tournament of the year on May 6th on Lake Barkley out of the Devil's Elbow ramp.

Leven Cox won the tournament with a six fish limit weighing 14 lbs. 10 oz. and also took Big Bass honors with a 4 lb. 8 oz. largemouth.

Leon Miller was second with a six fish limit weighing 12 lbs. 12 oz. and John Bollinger took home third place honors with five fish weighing 12 lbs. 8 oz. John Bollinger also won the "Lucky Drawing."

The 22 contestants reported a great day on the water with the top finishers catching the majority of their fish on Chatterbaits, Rat-L-Traps, and Senkos.

Leven Cox leads in the Angler-of-the-Year race with 419 points. Kenny Dement is second with 331 points and Ty Garrett is third with 284 points.

The club travels to Kentucky Lake on May 20th for a tournament out of KenLake Marina.

Anyone interested in joining the BassBusters should contact Club President Mike Estes at 620-2785 or Vice-President Kenny Dement at 471-3567 after 5 p.m.

Owning a boat is not required for membership and new members are always welcome.