Here at FLW, we're a patriotic bunch, and therefore have a few important tournament traditions worth noting. First, before every tournament takeoff someone says a prayer, and undoubtedly gives thanks for the members of the armed forces who protect our freedoms.
It couldn't have lined up better ... until it all went wrong. Actually, it didn't even go THAT wrong. Strader had two days of tough fishing and finished 77th at Chickamauga, meaning he still beat more than half the field.
Ron Smith of Walton, Kentucky, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the third FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division tournament of 2016 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his victory, Smith took home $5,394.