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 were:
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
Jed Lamb of Chapel Hill, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win $1,298 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
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
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.
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