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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Music City

    Kentucky Lake (March 8, 2014)

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    Smith wins BFL tourney on Kentucky Lake

    Boater Noel Smith of Ashland City, Tenn., took home the top spot in the March 8 BFL Music City Division event on Kentucky Lake with a catch of 20 pounds. Smith netted more than $3,400 for his first-place showing.
    Whittaker nets co-angler title during March 8 Music City Division contest
    08.Mar.2014

    CAMDEN, Tenn. – Noel Smith of Ashland City, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds even Saturday to win the first Walmart Bass Fishing League Music City Division tournament of 2014 on Kentucky Lake. For his victory, Smith earned $3,418.

    Rounding out the top 10 pros:

    2nd: Jeff Lokken, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 19-15, $1,709

    3rd: Ryan Hollingshead, Murfreesboro, Tenn., five bass, 18-15, $1,138

    4th: Brent Anderson, Kingston Springs, Tenn., five bass, 18-14, $798

    5th: Rodney Clawson, Nashville, Tenn., five bass, 18-9, $684

    6th: Brandon Sims, Sparta, Tenn., five bass, 18-2, $627

    7th: David Gnewikow, Mount Juliet, Tenn., five bass, 17-5, $570

    8th: Billy Hinson, Mount Juliet, Tenn., four bass, 16-14, $513

    9th: Chris Hughes, Centerville, Tenn., four bass, 16-11, $456

    10th: Roger Stegall, Iuka, Miss., five bass, 15-7, $399

    For a complete list of boater results, click here.

    Whittaker snares co-angler title

    Co-angler Blake Whittaker of Monterey, Tenn., used a total catch of 21 pounds to win the March 8 BFL Music City Division event on Kentucky Lake. Whittaker took home more than $1,700 in prize money.Blake Whittaker of Monterey, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 21 pounds even Saturday to win $1,709 in the co-angler division.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Jody Gallimore, Almo, Ky., five bass, 17-3, $855

    3rd: Steve Melton, Shelbyville, Tenn., four bass, 16-1, $570

    4th: Nicholas Griffin, Dickson, Tenn., three bass, 14-7, $399

    5th: Mike Todd, Cane Ridge, Tenn., five bass, 13-13, $342

    6th: Monty Escue, Murfreesboro, Tenn., four bass, 12-2, $313

    7th: Jim Fontaine, Smyrna, Tenn., five bass, 11-15, $285

    8th: Brandon Adcock, McMinnville, Tenn., four bass, 11-13, $256

    9th: Derrick Harris, Old Hickory, Tenn., three bass, 10-3, $213

    9th: Blaine Wimberly, Nashville, Tenn., three bass, 10-3, $213

    For a complete list of co-angler results, click here.

    The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 9-11 Regional Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

    About FLW

    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 2014 over the course of 229 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, Instagram and YouTube.




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