Walmart Bass Fishing League - Music City
Kentucky/Barkley Lake (June 17, 2006)
BUCHANAN, Tenn. — Boater Scott Brummett of Brentwood, Tenn., earned $4,155 Saturday as winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Music City Division event on Kentucky and Barkley Lakes. The tournament was the fourth of five regular-season Music City Division events and earned Brummett 200 points in the Boater Division.
Brummett’s winning catch of five bass weighed 23 pounds, 1 ounce. He was throwing a combination of jigs and worms in 18 to 25 feet of water on ledges around the north end of Kentucky Lake to catch his bass. Brummett also took home an additional $1,000 for being the highest placing Ranger Cup participant and $570 for boater division big bass award winner.
Rounding out the top five boaters are J McMillon of Dayton, Tenn. (five bass, 19 pounds, $2,078); Jason Sain of Beechgrove, Tenn. (five bass,16 pounds, 9 ounces, $1,383); Brad Knight of Wartburg, Tenn. (five bass, 15 pounds, 13 ounces, $970); and Sam Lashlee of Camden, Tenn., tied for fifth with Mike Ward of Paris, Tenn. (five bass, 15 pounds, 12 ounces, $796).
Jeff Minchey of Westmorland, Tenn., won the Co-angler Division to earn $2,078 as the co-angler winner, thanks to five bass weighing 17 pounds, 3 ounces that he caught on a 10-inch worm.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Ben Lawwell of Murfreesboro, Tenn. (four bass, 14 pounds, 13 ounces, $1,039); Craig Allen of Lebanon, Tenn. (five bass, 14 pounds, 12 ounces, $691); Chris Haynes of Nashville, Tenn. (five bass, 12 pounds, 15 ounces, $485); and Billy Brewer of Lyles, Tenn. (five bass, 11 pounds, 15 ounces, $416).
Lawwell also earned $285 as the co-angler big-bass award winner with a 6-pound, 8-ounce bass he caught on a ½-ounce spinnerbait.
The Music City Division’s next event will be the two-day Super Tournament held Sept. 30-Oct. 1 on Old Hickory near Gallatin, Tenn.
Following the regular season, the Music City Division boater with the most points who advances farthest in the Wal-Mart BFL All-American will earn $10,000 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion. The co-angler points champion who advances farthest will earn $5,000 as the Yamaha “Be the Best” points champion in the Co-angler Division.
Every angler who receives weight credit in a tournament earns points, with 200 points going to the winner, 199 for second, 198 for third, and so on except for Super Tournaments, which award 300 points to the winner, 299 for second, 298 for third, and so on. The top 40 Music City Division boaters and co-anglers based on year-end points standings will advance to the Lake Chickamauga Regional near Hixson, Tenn., Oct. 19-21, where they will compete against Bulldog, Dixie, and LBL anglers for one of six slots in the 2007 All-American. With a total purse of $1 million and a potential $140,000 cash prize going to the winning boater and $70,000 going to the winning co-angler, the All-American is one of the most prestigious and lucrative events in bass fishing.
The $8.8 million Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League features 28 divisions nationwide. In BFL competition, boaters and co-anglers are randomly paired, with boaters supplying the boat and fishing against other boaters and co-anglers fishing from the back deck against other co-anglers. For more information or to enter a tournament, call (270) 252-1000 or visit FLWOutdoors.com.
Named after the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, Forrest L. Wood, FLW Outdoors administers the Wal-Mart FLW Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Series, Stren Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Wal-Mart Texas Tournament Trail presented by Abu Garcia, Stratos Owners’ Tournament Trail, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Tour, Wal-Mart FLW Kingfish Series, Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series and Wal-Mart FLW Striper Series. These circuits offer combined purses exceeding $37.9 million through 249 events in 2006.
Wal-Mart and many of America’s largest and most respected companies support FLW Outdoors and its tournament trails. Wal-Mart signed on as an FLW Outdoors sponsor in 1997 and today is the world’s leading supporter of tournament fishing. For more information about Wal-Mart, visit Wal-Mart.com.