UPCOMING EVENT: ABU GARCIA COLLEGE FISHING - 2020 - Harris Chain of Lakes

Fox Claims Title with Jerkbait

Fox Claims Title with Jerkbait
Dwight Fox of Gainesboro, Tenn., won the May 9 Music City Division event on Center Hill with a 16-pound, 14-ounce limit to claim over $2,700 in winnings.

SPARTA, Tenn. – Dwight Fox of Gainesboro, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Music City Division tournament of 2015 on Center Hill Lake. For his victory, Fox earned $2,741.

“I had a great day of fishing,” said Fox. “I used a shad-colored Smithwick Lures Rattlin’ Rogue jerkbait all day and it ended up producing some quality bites for me.”

After a promising week of practice, Fox said he focused on big, loose chunk rock along banks in the main-lake area.

“It was really only three spots that did it for me,” said Fox. “They were each within a quarter mile of the takeoff ramp and all had the type of structure I was looking for.

“My boat sat in 15 to 18 feet of water and I threw into 5 to 8 feet,” continued Fox. “The water was about 83 degrees, so the fish were reacting well to the Rogue.”

Fox said he caught around 11 keepers during the tournament.

“I caught four of the five fish that I brought to the scale in those rocks so I just kept going back,” Fox said.

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Dwight Fox, Gainesboro, Tenn., five bass, 16-14, $2,741

2nd:         Danny Boggs, Fayetteville, Tenn., five bass, 16-9, $1,370

3rd:          Brandon Tramel, Smithville, Tenn., five bass, 16-8, $914

4th:          Tim Staley, Dowelltown, Tenn., five bass, 16-7, $639

5th:          Adam Wagner, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 16-6, $548

6th:          Dustin Barlow, Walling, Tenn., five bass, 15-1, $502

7th:          Josh Tramel, Smithville, Tenn., five bass, 14-15, $457

8th:          Matt Stanley, Alexandria, Tenn., five bass, 14-10, $411

9th:          Densmore Goodson, Letcher, Ky., five bass, 14-2, $365

10th:        Shane Thompson, Hendersonville, Tenn., five bass, 13-14, $320

Complete results can be found here.  

Boggs caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the pro division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 8 ounces and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $295.

Kimmel wins co-angler title

Co-angler Justin Kimmel of Monroe, Ga., won the May 9 Music City Division event on Center Hill with a 16-pound, 1-ounce limit to earn over $1,300.

Justin Kimmel of Monroe, Georgia, weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win $1,324 in the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Justin Kimmel, Monroe, Ga., five bass, 16-1, $1,324

2nd:         Chris Tarpley, Murfreesboro, Tenn., five bass, 12-14, $662

3rd:          Billy Gardner, Livingston, Tenn., five bass, 12-0, $440

4th:          Jeremy Nash, Cookeville, Tenn., four bass, 10-0, $309

5th:          Paul Flatt, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 8-7, $265

6th:          Timmy Gribbins, Lebanon, Ky., four bass, 8-3, $243

7th:          Blake Whittaker, Monterey, Tenn., five bass, 8-1, $221

8th:          Matthew Wyrick, Jamestown, Tenn., five bass, 8-0, $199

9th:          Michael Birdwell, Granville, Tenn., five bass, 7-12, $177

10th:        Greg Whittaker, Monterey, Tenn., two bass, 7-8, $154

Nash caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division and earned the day’s Big Bass award of $142.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 8-10 Regional Championship on Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville, Georgia. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

 

Tags: music-city-division  center-hill-lake  headline-story  2015-05-09-center-hill-lake 

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