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Lebanon’s Boggs Wins FLW Bass Fishing League Music City Division Event on Old Hickory Lake

Drew Boggs

GALLATIN, Tenn. – 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,” said 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 said he 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,” said 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 said he ended up catching 13 keepers throughout the event.

“All of my fish came in less than 2 feet of water,” said 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 finished the tournament in:

               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.

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 were:

               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.

The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 50 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the BFL on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing.

About FLW

FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2016 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 235 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Periscope: @FLWFishing.

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