Robertson & Sumner Take Win at Kentucky Lake

The team of Matthew Robertson of Central City, Kentucky and Billy Sumner of Hanson, Kentucky won big at the Ram 100% Team Tour event on September 17, 2016 at Kentucky Lake. Robertson and Sumner brought in the winning limit weighing 25.54 pounds with a 7.22-pound kicker to win a new 2016 Triton Boats 17TX with a Mercury 60hp four stroke outboard, Garmin Echomap units, Motorguide trolling motor, Power Pole, and a host of T-H Marine products valued at $20,000. They also took home $500 from the Triton Gold Contingency Program, $500 from Leer Cover Caps, and $750 from the Highstakes Option Pot making their total winnings over $21,000. Robertson and Sumner will both receive a new Simms Challenger rain suit for being the top team at this event. This victory also sealed the Anglers of the Year position for Robertson & Sumner and they will receive entry fees into the 2017 tournament season. 

“I caught my fishing using a Rat-L-Trap topwater lure called the Stutter Step. We caught all of our fish by 10:00 o’clock this morning. We caught about seven keepers all day it was a good day,” Stated Robertson.

Mickey Beck and John Dickerson finished second with 21.53 pounds and anchoring their bag with a 5.77-pound bass to take home a check for $1,350 and $450 from the High Stakes Option Pot. “I caught the majority of my fish on a Hoppys Shell Cracker Jig. We had a great day catching fish. We caught the majority of our fish early, when the sun came out it tightened up on us,” said Beck. 

In third place was Joel Rumsey and Kevin Tidwell with a 20.94-pound bag taking home $900 and also $300 from the High Stakes Option Pot. “We caught our fish throwing a grape worm and a green pumpkin jig. We didn’t really catch any pre-fishing yesterday,” said Rumsey. We caught a lot of fish throughout the day but our main fish came early in the morning,” Tidwell stated.

The Leer Big Bass of the tournament was caught by the team of Matthew Robertson and Billy Sumner. The bass weighed 7.22 pounds and they took home $500 for their efforts.

Toby Lillard was the winner of the Leer drawing at the tournament and will be receiving a Leer Cover for his vehicle.

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