PIKEVILLE – The Tug Valley Bass Anglers fishing club held its seventh tournament of the 2016 season on Fishtrap Lake on Sunday. A total of 28 anglers competed in the event. Veteran fisherman Kevin Runyon caught one bass weighing 5.35 pounds to win the tournament in Pike County.
Fishtrap Lake was around a foot and a half below normal pool. The water was clear with a temperature around 80 degrees.
Weather for the tournament was soggy with a air temperature around 70 degrees. It rained most of the entire day, moderate to hard most of the time.
The fish were caught in the creeks and on the main lake from 1 to 10 foot of water.
The main pattern for the tournament was to fish topwater most all day because of the low light conditions. Even with the conditions, most all the fish were still relating to wood cover.
The top finishers in the tournament were as follows: 1st — Kevin Runyon (1 fish), 5.35 lbs.; 2nd — Tommy Hopkins (1 fish), 5.28 lbs.; 3rd — MO (1 fish), 2.63 lbs.; 4th — Joe Collins (1 fish), 2.20 lbs.; 5th — Lynn Fields (1 fish), 1.88 lbs.
Sponsors for the Tub Valley Bass Anglers include The Elliott Companies, Freedom Outdoors Marine, HUTCH, Kermit Western Auto, Appalachian Wireless, Avizion Glass, VIP Fuels LLC, Perry Distributors, Trey K Electric, Brock McVey, Muncie’s Auto Recycling & Auto Sales, Robinson Repairs, City Insurance, NOVA Construction, Hatfield McCoy Powersports, Don’s Street Machine, Extreme Sounds, Great Outdoors and SKS Security Solutions.