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Robertson wins two BFLs in one weekend

Robertson wins two BFLs in one weekend

Kentucky's Matt Robertson, who won last year's Bassmaster Team Championship Classic Fish-Off to claim the final berth in the 2019 Classic, won two BFL events in the LBL Division over the weekend at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. The victories netted him a total of $7,842.

I was fishing the mid-section of Kentucky Lake from the Blood River to the Highway 68 bridge, said Robertson, who earned his first two wins in FLW competition. I didnt catch a whole lot of fish Saturday probably seven keepers. The high water had the schools busted up.

Robertson said his key baits Saturday were a blue and chartreuse-colored Strike King 5XD crankbait and an ole smokey- or natural light-colored Scottsboro Tackle swimbait. His rod setup included a 7 1/2-foot Lews Custom Pro Mark Rose Ledge Casting rod with a Lews Wide Spool Super Duty casting reel.

I was just fishing points at the mouths of the bays, where the fish would come to after they spawned, said Robertson. I think the lake is about a month behind and a lot of them are just now getting done.

On Sunday, Robertson said he returned to a couple of spots hed fished Saturday, but they didnt produce. He went searching and found a couple of small schools around the mouth of Jonathan Creek. He again fished the Scottsboro Tackle swimbaits, but said he caught the majority of his fish on a Texas-rigged, green-pumpkin-colored Strike King KVD Perfect Plastic Bullworm. Robertson said he caught around 10 keepers Sunday.

My fish were all largemouth this weekend, said Robertson. I just had to keep an open mind and not get too stuck on where Id been catching them. The fish are moving a lot with the rising water.

He caught 21-12 on Saturday to outdistance six-time BFL winner Drew Boggs by 1-01. On Sunday, he boxed 21-08 to prevail by 1-02 over Hunter Louden.

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