Hostetler wins Kentucky/Barkley

FLW Bass Fishing League

Bradley Hostetler of Muncie, Ind., caught 11 bass weighing 35 pounds, 8 ounces to win the three-day BFL Kentucky Lake Regional Championship which was held Oct. 21-23. Hostetler won a Chevy truck and Ranger boat along with a trip to the 2011 BFL All-American for his efforts. Hostetler was fishing Barkley Lake with tubes, jigs and Zara Spooks in green pumpkin to claim his victory.

The top six anglers who also qualified for the BFL All-American are:

2nd: Brian Fitzpatrick, La Crosse, Wis., nine bass, 32-7, $1,500
3rd: Mike Brueggen, La Crosse, Wis., 15 bass, 31-9, $1,100
4th: Dan Moran, London, Ohio, 12 bass, 31-7, $1,000
5th: Jacob Wheeler, Indianapolis, Ind., 13 bass, 30-8, $900
6th: Travis Brueggen, Cashton, Wis., 13 bass, 29-5, $800

The remaining top 10 are:

7th: Chris Myers, Madison, Ind., 13 bass, 28-4, $700
8th: Charlie Crisp Jr., Catlettsburg, Ky., 12 bass, 27-9, $650
9th: Tom Howland, Riceville, Iowa, 10 bass, 26-7, $600
10th: Jeff Ritter, Prairie Du Chien, Wis., nine bass, 25-3, $550

Jeff McCarnan of Henderson, Ky., caught a total of seven bass weighing 16 pounds, 5 ounces Oct. 21-23 to win a Ranger boat along with a trip to the BFL All-American in the Co-angler Division. McCarnan was fishing Barkley Lake with Zara Spooks and jigs in green pumpkin with blue to win the tournament.

The top six co-anglers who also qualified for the BFL All-American are:

2nd: Todd Kuipers, West Chester, Ohio, eight bass, 15-5, $750
3rd: Tony Grubb, Ann Arbor, Mich., five bass, 14-15, $550
4th: Josh Mohn, Lansing, Iowa, six bass, 14-7, $500
5th: Andy Holst, Wauwatosa, Wis., six bass, 13-7, $450
6th: Brian Zelinskas, Beaver Creek, Ohio, six bass, 12-5, $400

The remaining top 10 are:

7th: Robert Fulton, Ray, Ohio, five bass, 11-9, $350
8th: Joseph Nega, Chicago, Ill., five bass, 10-15, $325
9th: Chad Kerr, Burlington, Iowa, four bass, 10-14, $300
10th: K.C. Shaible, Machesney Park, Ill., five bass, 10-7, $275

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