Walmart Bass Fishing League - Music City
Old Hickory Lake (June 8, 2013)
GALLATIN, Tenn. – Scott Lefevers of Hermitage, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Music City Division event on Old Hickory Lake. For his victory, Lefevers earned $2,596.
“I thought I had enough weight for a pretty good finish,” said Lefevers. “I was shocked that I won it, though. The biggest factor for me in this event was my location.”
After a two-hour fog delay, Lefevers decided to fish the drops in the mid-lake area. He said that he would set his boat in 25 feet of water and cast his baits to the tops of the drops in about 5 to 7 feet of water.
“I knew that area is usually pretty good this time of year,” Lefevers continued. “I checked it in practice and I knew that it had the potential to produce some good numbers of fish. I caught around 20 fish throughout the day, but the bite was better in the morning.”
Lefevers said that he caught his fish Texas-rigging a green pumpkin Zoom Trick Worm and throwing a Texas craw-colored Hoppy’s Rattlin Brush Bug.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Adam Wagner, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 14-0, $1,298
3rd: John Hopkins, Hendersonville, Tenn., five bass, 12-15, $864
4th: Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 11-9, $606
5th: Jeff Lokken, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 10-8, $519
6th: Christopher Stites, Smyrna, Tenn., four bass, 10-2, $476
7th: William Merrick, Mount Juliet, Tenn., five bass, 9-14, $433
8th: Chris Hicks, Hendersonville, Tenn., four bass, 9-12, $389
9th: Shawn Strader, Rockwood, Tenn., five bass, 9-11, $346
10th: Chris Meyer, Hendersonville, Tenn., five bass, 9-3, $303
Complete results can be found here.
Lamb wins co-angler title
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Matt Allen, Bloomington Springs, Tenn., five bass, 9-7, $649
3rd: Charles Bennington, Scottsville, Ky., three bass, 8-3, $432
4th: Elliot Wenskunas, Smyrna, Tenn., four bass, 7-3, $303
5th: Vinson Thompson, Bartlett, Tenn., three bass, 5-6, $260
6th: Brandon Maynard, Cookeville, Tenn., three bass, 5-4, $238
7th: Chris Gable, Eddyville, Ky., two bass, 4-8, $216
8th: Bobby Whitson, Brentwood, Tenn., two bass, 3-11, $195
9th: Billy Gibbs, Nashville, Tenn., two bass, 3-6, $173
10th: Jeff Johnston, Nashville, Tenn., one bass, 3-4, $75
10th: Chris Tarpley, Mufreesboro, Tenn., one bass, 3-4, $75
Complete co-angler results can be found here.
The final BFL Music City Division tournament of 2013 is scheduled for Sept. 28-29 on Percy Priest Lake in Smyrna, Tenn. After the last 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 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 564 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 Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.