June 11, 2011
Boater John Hopkins of Hendersonville, Tenn., caught four bass weighing 14 pounds, 15 ounces June 11 to win $2,985 in the Walmart BFL Music City Division tournament on Old Hickory Lake. Hopkins was using a 3/4-ounce green-pumpkin-candy Hoppy's Stroker Jig along ledges in 8 to 12 feet of water.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: William Merrick, Mt. Juliet, Tenn., five bass, 14-7, $1,493
3rd: Adam Wagner, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 14-2, $994
4th: Donnie Rubel, Murfreesboro, Tenn., five bass, 12-14, $697
5th: Tim Reagan, Livingston, Tenn., five bass, 12-2, $597
6th: Jeff Lokken, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 11-8, $547
7th: Rick Bowen, Jackson, Tenn., five bass, 11-6, $498
8th: Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 11-0, $448
9th: Dwight Fox, Gainesboro, Tenn., five bass, 10-11, $398
10th: Josh Farris, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 10-6, $348
Gribbings winning co-angler
Timmy Gribbins of Lebanon, Ky., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 6 ounces to win $1,493 in the Co-angler Division. He was using a green-pumpkin Booza Bug in the midlake area catch his limit.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Rodney Brown, Whittleyville, Tenn., five bass, 12-10, $746
3rd: Tim Morrison, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 12-8, $497
4th: Brandon Suggs, Sparta, Tenn., five bass, 10-12, $348
5th: Jeff Emerton, Hillham, Tenn., five bass, 10-1, $286
Marty Maynard, Cookeville, Tenn., four bass, 10-1, $286
7th: Harold Beavers, Soddy Daisy, Tenn., five bass, 9-13, $249
8th: Darryl Humphrey, Murfreesboro, Tenn., four bass, 9-5, $224
9th: William McKnight, Murfreesboro, Tenn., five bass, 8-15, $199
10th: DJ Boggs, Murfreesboro, Tenn., four bass, 8-10, $165
Jim Fontaine, Smyrna Tenn., five bass, 8-10, $165
The next BFL Music City Division tournament is scheduled for Oct. 1-2 on Old Hickory Lake in Gallatin, Tenn. After the fifth Music City Division tournament is complete, 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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