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Lilly Nets Title on Douglas

Lilly Nets Title on Douglas
Travis Lilly of Bluff City, Tenn., won the May 14 Volunteer Division event on Douglas Lake with a 20-pound, 13-ounce limit and earned over $3,700 in prize money.

Travis Lilly of Bluff City, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 13 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament on Douglas Lake presented by Navionics. For his victory, Lilly took home $3,794.

According to tournament reports, Lilly targeted postspawn bass on the lower end of the lake using a swimbait and a spoon.

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Travis Lilly, Bluff City, Tenn., five bass, 20-13, $3,794

2nd:         Tim Hicks, Kingsport, Tenn., five bass, 19-8, $1,897

3rd:          Nick Huff, Corbin, Ky., five bass, 18-5, $1,265

4th:          Nick Hatfield, Jonesborough, Tenn., five bass, 18-4, $885

5th:          Corey Neece, Bristol, Tenn., five bass, 16-15, $759

6th:          Sam McCowan, Cedar Bluff, Va., five bass, 16-13, $996

7th:          Michael Cantrell, Philadelphia, Tenn., five bass, 15-7, $632

8th:          Buster Lilly, Bluff City, Tenn., five bass, 15-5, $569

9th:          Mark McCowan, Pounding Mill, Va., four bass, 14-15, $506

10th:        Bobby Ferguson, Chuckey, Tenn., five bass, 14-1, $443

Complete results can be found here.  

Lincoln Steele of Knoxville, Tennessee, caught a 6-pound, 7-ounce bass – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $495.

 

Co-angler Kibbee McCoy of Morristown, Tenn., won the May 14 Volunteer Division event on Douglas Lake with 15-pound, 14-ounce limit and walked away with over $1,800 in prize money.

McCoy wins co-angler title

Kibbee McCoy of Morristown, Tennessee, weighed in five bass totaling 15 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $1,897.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Kibbee McCoy, Morristown, Tenn., five bass, 15-14, $1,897

2nd:         Kelsey Harvey, Jonesborough, Tenn., five bass, 14-2, $949

3rd:          John Coker, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 13-12, $633

4th:          Richard Wolfe, Mooresburg, Tenn., five bass, 13-1, $443

5th:          Nick Coker, Knoxville, Tenn., four bass, 11-0, $347

5th:          Brian Loyd, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 11-0, $347

5th:          Andy Francis, Abingdon, Va., five bass, 11-0, $347

8th:          James Morrow, Murphy, N.C., five bass, 10-1, $269

8th:          Randall Hillyer, Summerville, S.C., five bass, 10-1, $269

10th:        Joshua Jernigan, Rocky Top, Tenn., three bass, 10-0, $468

Jernigan caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $247.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 6-8 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, North Carolina. 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.

 

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