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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Music City
Old Hickory Lake (Oct. 1-2, 2011)
Merrick makes BFL grade on Old Hickory Lake
Boater William Merrick of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 27 pounds, 9 ounces Oct. 1-2 to win $4,268 in the Walmart BFL Music City Division Super Tournament on Old Hickory Lake. Merrick fished midlake with pumpkin-colored jigs to catch his bass.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Jayson Johnson, Smithville, Tenn., nine bass, 21-5, $2,134
3rd: Terry Steele, Sparta, Tenn., 10 bass, 20-11, $1,423
4th: Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., 10 bass, 20-7, $996
5th: Nick Prvonozac, Warren, Ohio, 10 bass, 20-6, $854
6th: Noel Smith, Ashland City, Tenn., 10 bass, 18-15, $783
7th: Steve Whitaker, Scottsville, Ky., nine bass, 18-3, $711
8th: Jack Poindexter, Livingston, Tenn., nine bass, 16-11, $640
9th: Josh Tramel, Smithville, Tenn., eight bass, 16-7, $569
10th: Mark Jared, Cookeville, Tenn., seven bass, 16-3, $498
Hicks winning co-angler
Chris Hicks of Hendersonville, Tenn., caught a two-day total of nine bass weighing 23 pounds, 9 ounces to win $2,134 in the Co-angler Division. Hicks also fished midlake and used a D&L jig to catch his bass.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Bobby Richardson, Gainesboro, Tenn., six bass, 11-13, $1,067
3rd: D.J. Boggs, Murfreesboro, Tenn., seven bass, 11-8, $712
4th: Billy Gardner, Livingston, Tenn., eight bass, 11-3, $498
5th: Ryan Martin, Hendersonville, Tenn., six bass, 10-11, $427
6th: Paul Flatt, Cookeville, Tenn., seven bass, 10-10, $391
7th: Rodney Brown, Whittleyville, Tenn., four bass, 10-7, $356
8th: Brandon Tramel, Smithville, Tenn., five bass, 10-7, $320
9th: Delmer Wyatt, Crossville, Tenn., five bass, 9-6, $285
10th: Derek Stone, Walling, Tenn., four bass, 8-11, $249
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 20-22 Regional Championship on Lake Chickamauga in Chattanooga, Tenn. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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