Tournament Fishing

Illinois Anglers Win Triton Owners Tournament

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There are a lot of FLW Tour pros and co-anglers who were really interested to see what it took to win this past weekend’s Triton Owners Tournament. Kentucky Lake is off limits right now to the FLW anglers. Travis

Cockburn and Jacob Zeigler won the

12th annual Triton Owners Tournament, held June 3-4, 2011, on Kentucky

Lake.

Besting the other 308 boats in the tournament, Cockburn and Zeigler brought in five bass weighing

29.12 pounds for a 5.82-pound average to seal the victory. On the first

day of the event open only to anglers owning Triton boats and their

partners, Cockburn and Zeigler held fourth place with 22.91 pounds. They

finished with a 10-bass two-day limit weighing 52.03 pounds. Their

largest fish weighed 5.90 pounds, putting $7,000 into their winning

hands.

“On the first day, we ran south and caught seven keepers in our first

spot,” Cockburn said. “From there, we went north and caught a couple

fish to cull up. Late in the day, we pulled up on a ledge and found some

schoolers. On Day 1, we probably caught about 12 keepers.”

“We were throwing big Berkley Power Worms in green pumpkin and sexy shad

Strike King crankbaits,” Zeigler added. “On Day 2, we went north and

fished main lake ledges over shell beds in about 14 feet of water. By 9

a.m., we had everything. We caught about nine keepers on the final day.”

For more information on this tournament, see americanbassanglers.com.