Walmart Bass Fishing League - Music City
Percy Priest (March 9, 2013)
SMYRNA, Tenn. – Scott Lefevers of Hermitage, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Music City Division event on Percy Priest Lake. For his victory, Lefevers earned $2,499.
“I caught close to 30 fish throughout the day and started culling shortly after 8 a.m.,” said Lefevers. “Most of my fish came on an Umbrella rig tipped with Berkley Hollow Belly swimbaits. The fish were suspended over a sunken tree in approximately 15 to 18 feet of water.
“Most of the fish came off this tree but there were a few others that I caught on a different spot with a deep-diving crankbait,” Lefevers continued. “I think the key to my victory was that I was fishing a little bit deeper than everyone else. I thought that I had enough weight to do well, but I definitely didn’t think that I would win. It was very surprising.”
Best of the rest
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: John Lewis, Chapel Hill, Tenn., three bass, 15-0, $1,250
3rd: Matt Stanley, Alexandria, Tenn., four bass, 14-15, $833
4th: Shane Adams, Murfreesboro, Tenn., five bass, 14-4, $583
5th: Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., four bass, 7-13, $500
6th: Josh Tramel, Smithville, Tenn., two bass, 6-6, $458
7th: Brent Pedrick, Franklin, Tenn., two bass, 6-1, $417
8th: Joe McConnell, Jr., Christiana, Tenn., two bass, 5-8, $375
9th: Adam Wagner, Cookeville, Tenn., one bass, 5-6, $333
10th: Mickey Beck, Lebanon, Tenn., two bass, 4-13, $292
Click here for complete Boater Division results.
Wimberly snares co-angler crown
Best of the rest
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Mark Gilbert, Smyrna, Tenn., four bass, 6-1, $625
3rd: Bryan Hickerson, Spencer, Tenn., two bass, 5-14, $416
4th: Joey Frasca, Castalian Springs, Tenn., two bass, 5-11, $292
5th: Matthew Elrod, Sparta, Tenn., two bass, 5-5, $250
6th: Stan Hillis, McMinnville, Tenn., two bass, 3-7, $229
7th: Matt Allen, Bloomington Springs, Tenn., one bass, 2-13, $208
8th: Jacob Cross, Cookeville, Tenn., one bass, 2-5, $177
8th: Darryl Humphrey, Murfreesboro, Tenn., one bass, 2-5, $177
10th: Bryan Cochran, Cookeville, Tenn., one bass, 2-4, $146
Click here for complete Co-angler Division results.
The next BFL Music City Division tournament is scheduled for April 20 on Center Hill Lake in Sparta, Tenn. After the final divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 10-12 Regional Championship on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27–29 on the Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 559 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing, on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing, Pinterest and YouTube.