UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir


Boggs Flipped Shallow Wood for Title

Drew Boggs

Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the fourth FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament of 2016 on Old Hickory Lake. Boggs took home $3,028 for his victory.

“I went out there and did what I’m most confident in, and that’s pitching and flipping shallow cover,” says Boggs, who logged his second win of 2016 in BFL competition. “I hit four creeks with shallow wood near the banks. All of my areas were mid-lake to 15 miles north.”

Boggs used both a green pumpkin-colored and a tilapia-colored Texas-rigged Big Bite Baits Craw Tube to catch his fish. He said one was rigged with a skirted Jiggy Weight  and the other was attached to a regular Jiggy Weight.

“The Craw Tube with the skirted weight caught my biggest fish,” says Boggs. “Jiggy Weights make the bait slide and glide through cover better. It’s more flat, so when you pop the bait and kill it, it glides better than a regular jig."

Boggs says he ended up catching 13 keepers throughout the event.

“All of my fish came in less than 2 feet of water,” says Boggs. “In the middle of the summer when things get hot, they get up shallow on this lake. It’s unusual but that’s where they were.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 13-10, $3,028

2nd:         Ty Garrett, Pulaski, Tenn., five bass, 12-11, $1,514

3rd:          Tim Staley, Dowelltown, Tenn., five bass, 12-5, $1,008

4th:          Jeremy Nash, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 12-1, $707

5th:          Michael Wooten, Goodlettsville, Tenn., five bass, 11-13, $606

6th:          Danny Heicher, Murfreesboro, Tenn., four bass, 11-10, $555

7th:          Scott Lefevers, Hermitage, Tenn., four bass, 11-5, $805

8th:          Jayson Johnson, Smithville, Tenn., five bass, 11-4, $454

9th:          Danny Boggs, Fayetteville, Tenn., five bass, 11-1, $404

10th:        Daniel Johnson, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 10-14, $353

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com

Mickey Beck of Lebanon, Tennessee, caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 6 ounces – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $355.


Co-angler Darryl Humphrey

Humphrey wins co-angler title

Darryl Humphrey of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, weighed in five bass totaling 11 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $1,445.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Darryl Humphrey, Murfreesboro, Tenn., five bass, 11-1, $1,445

2nd:         Ricky England, Sparta, Tenn., four bass, 9-9, $722

3rd:          Gregory Goodwin, Louisville, Ky., four bass, 9-4, $480

4th:          Phil Williams Jr., Jamestown, Ky., five bass, 9-0, $337

5th:          Richard Walker, Franklin, Tenn., three bass, 8-13, $289

6th:          Chris Tarpley, Murfreesboro, Tenn., three bass, 8-1, $430

7th:          Jeremy Richardson, Hendersonville, Tenn., four bass, 7-5, $241

8th:          Jason McCanless, Lebanon, Tenn., three bass, 6-9, $217

9th:          Jacob Foutz, Charleston, Tenn., two bass, 6-1, $193

10th:        Kevin Lamb, Gallatin, Tenn., three bass, 6-0, $169

Tarpley caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 15 ounces, and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $165.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 27-29 Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Seneca, South 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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