Posted on 2/2/14

bass fishing 300GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (10/14/13) – Toby Corn of West Frankfort Ill., won the Walmart Bass Fishing League (BFL) Regional on Kentucky Lake with a three-day total of 15 bass totaling 65 pounds, 6 ounces.
For his victory, Corn won a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard plus a Chevy 1500 Silverado and entry into the BFL All-American presented by Chevy. This regional tournament featured the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers from each of the Great Lakes, Hoosier, Illinois and Mississippi divisions.
Corn picked up his second BFL win of 2013 by milking a single school of bass on the south end of Kentucky Lake.

“Going into the tournament, everybody knew you had to go to the grass,” said Corn. “I drew a line on the map and started working my way back.

“Practicing on Sunday, I lucked out and found a patch of grass on the edge of the river. They were schooling on it and it held up through the tournament.

“It was a high spot off the main river,” continued Corn. “Basically an underwater island. It had about 6 feet of water on top and 12 to 15 feet on the sides.

“The first day was pretty good. I probably caught a dozen keepers in three hours. The second day I only caught the five I weighed in.

“The third day was when everything really happened,” said Corn. “My co-angler and I both caught seven or eight keepers. In the last 10 minutes before I had to leave I

caught a 7-pounder. We both felt like it was meant to be.

“I was running an hour and 10 minutes each way,” continued Corn. “The weather was perfect and my Ranger boat and Mercury outboard did excellent.

“None of it has really sunk in yet,” Corn said of his win. “It’s always been a dream, but it hasn’t really sunk in.”

Corn said he caught most of his fish on a chartreuse and white Hawg Caller spinnerbait.
The top six boaters that qualified for the BFL All-American were:
 1st: Toby Corn, West Frankfort, Ill., 15 bass, 65-6, Ranger Z518 with 200-horsepower outboard + Chevy 1500 Silverado
 2nd: Mike Brueggen, La Crosse, Wis., 15 bass, 56-14, $1,500
 3rd: Lloyd Pickett Jr., Bartlett, Ten., 15 bass, 53-12, $1,100
 4th: Marion Cordes, Sullivan, Ill., 15 bass, 51-1, $1,000
 5th: Marcus Sykora, Osage Beach, Mo., 13 bass, 48-12, $900
 6th: Grant Galloway, Houlka, Miss., 15 bass, 44-6, $800

Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
 7th: James Vitaro, Wooster, Ohio, 15 bass, 42-15, $700
 8th: Kyle Weisenburger, Ottowa, Ohio, 15 bass, 41-8, $650
 9th: Jason Cordell, Pelahatchie, Miss., 15 bass, 39-7, $600
 10th: Roger Stegall, Iuka, Miss., 10 bass, 33-13, $550
Complete results can be found at

Lucas McDaniel of Fishers, Ind., won the co-angler division with a three-day total of 10 bass totaling 46 pounds, 13 ounces. For his efforts, McDaniel took home a

Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard along with a berth in the BFL All-American Championship tournament.

The top six co-anglers that qualified for the BFL All-American were:
 1st: Lucas McDaniel, Fishers, Ind., 10 bass, 46-13, Ranger Z518 with 200-horsepower outboard
 2nd: Tom Lindsay, Glenview, Ill., 12 bass, 29-6, $750
 3rd: Dale Renth, Albers, Ill., 11 bass, 28-13, $550
 4th: Jim Budde, Waterloo, Ill., eight bass, 24-11, $500
 5th: Kyle Rabelhoffer, Silver Lake, Wis., 12 bass, 24-2, $450
 6th: Mark Sollman, Haubstadt, Ind., nine bass, 21-7, $400

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
 7th: Tony Kromke, La Crosse, Wis., seven bass, 20-2, $350
 8th: Mike Anderson, Woodlawn, Ill, seven bass, 17-0, $325
 9th: Brett Wysock, Wilmington, Ill., six bass, 16-15, $300
 10th: Chad Brimm, Dupo, Ill., seven bass, 16-7, $275

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 fromeach division qualify for a regional tournament and are competing 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.
For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the BFL on Facebook at and on Twitter at
SurfKY News
Information provided by Jody White your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 06, 2015 4877

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 4793

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 05, 2015 4119

Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 3809

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 3283

Vehicle Overturns during Two-Car Collision

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 13451

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 11508

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 10, 2015 1114

25-Mile Car Chase on Pennyrile Ends in Two Arrests

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 866

Travis Ipox Appointed as New Agency Manager of…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 852

Hopkins District Court Fines Handed Down

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 776

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 654

OPINION: No Simple Answer to Violent Attacks

by Ron Sanders
October 09, 2015 626

2016 Kynect Open Enrollment Period Begins Nov. 1

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 544

Rider Killed in Motorcycle Collision with Bucket…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 518

LG&E, KU Utility-Scale Solar Facility…

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 463

McConnell Comments on Court Decision Halting WOTUS

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 446

A.G. Conway Issues Statement Regarding Sixth…

by SurfKY News