Redington on the rise

Category: Tournament

 Jun 27th, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jun 27th, 2014 at 12:00 AM

There were plenty of hefty limits in the upper teens and some in the 20-pound-plus range on Day 2 at the final FLW Tour stop of the 2014 season on Kentucky Lake out of Paris, TN. Ranger pro Tom Redington banged out the biggest bag of bass today, 24 pounds, 9 ounces for a two-day total of (46-15) to take the lead heading into Saturday.

Evinrude pro Scott Martin moved up one spot into second with a two-day total of (45-7).

Rounding out the Top 5 are in third Legend Boats pro Charlie Ingram (45-0). Fourth is held by Gamma pro Skip Johnson (44-14). In fifth heading into Saturday is Snickers pro Jim Moynagh (44-2).

Redington backed up his boast
“Before the tournament started, I wrote a blog claiming Kentucky Lake as the best tournament lake in the country,” said Redington. “I knew I had to back that up today. The ledge fishing on this lake is awesome. There are fish all over. I fished new water today and ran all over the place. I caught them.”

Scott Martin settled into second with a two-day total of 45-7. (Joel Shangle)

Martin caught Reid bass
“I had a lot of fun today,” said Martin. “Yesterday was my son Reid’s birthday. I caught a couple of big ones for him and called them Reid’s bass. I caught a couple more of Reid’s bass again today.

“I’m not sure how much fun tonight will be. I room with Tom Redington. We’ve roomed together for a few years. I’m guessing there won’t be much conversation tonight.”

Ingram credits grass
“Kentucky Lake is fishing really well,” said Ingram. “Every place from around here south has grass in it now. I think that is really helping the fishing.

“My goal coming into this event was to do well enough to get into the Forrest Wood Cup. I was just a little out of it in points. I believe that my weight today will do it for me and get me in.”

Johnson needs to clean up
“I fished clean yesterday,” said Johnson. “I didn’t fish clean today. I lost a 5-pounder and then lost another one that could’ve ate that fish. I could’ve had a much bigger bag today. I need to fish clean for the rest of the tournament.”

Moynagh stumbled

“It’s been fun, but I’ve got to refine my game a bit,” said Moynagh. “I’m stumbling a bit here and there. Still, so far so good. I’m still on track. I need to figure it out for tomorrow.”

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