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Boyd cranks his way to TBF Championship win

Boyd cranks his way to TBF Championship win

When Allen Boyd was 13, his grandfather bought him an aluminum boat. His grandmother dropped him off at a local lake nearly every day during the summer, and he spent every moment he could with a fishing rod in his hand. READ MORE »

Boyd, Fornof take home top honors at 2011 TBF National Championship

Boyd, Fornof take home top honors at 2011 TBF National Championship

KIMBALL, Tenn. – Emotions ran high today as the 2011 Federation National Championship presented by the National Guard came to a dramatic close. The Chattanooga Convention Center housed the main event and a lively crowd grew still as each weight was settled and the fates of the 14 hopeful TBF anglers hung in the balance. All 14 Division Champions earned berths to the 2011 Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy in Shreveport, La., May 19-21, and the national champions qualified for the prestigious Forrest Wood Cup presented by Walmart. READ MORE »

Wind up, water down, anglers cool for TBF’s final day

Wind up, water down, anglers cool for TBF’s final day

Torrential downpours and random streaks of lighting didn’t stop the bass from biting on Nickajack Lake yesterday. Limits were plentiful and weights were up. Today, however, the 14 anglers competing on the final day of the 2011 TBF National Championship are dealing with completely different conditions: winds gusting to 20 mph, a rising barometer and potentially muddy water. The storms dumped over 2 inches of rain on the region yesterday and last night. The lake level, however, is down 18 inches as the TVA opened the floodgates in anticipation of the torrential downpours. It’s just another curve ball in what will likely be a thrilling final day of competition. READ MORE »

Beale leads TBF National Championship

Beale leads TBF National Championship

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Beale maintains lead at TBF National Championship

Beale maintains lead at TBF National Championship

KIMBALL, Tenn. - A steady, pounding rain, gusty winds and sporadic lightning didn’t stop the action on Nickajack Lake during the second day of TBF National Championship competition. Fifty-eight TBF anglers brought limits to the scales despite the rapidly deteriorating conditions - and many of those limits were heavier than yesterday’s. Kenny Beale Jr.’s limit, however, wasn’t. It weighed 16 pounds, 6 ounces, nearly 4 pounds lighter than his first day’s limit, but that didn’t matter. The Danville, Va., angler managed to fend off Mid-Atlantic Division challenger and second-place angler Ed Loughran to keep the overall lead with 36 pounds, 13 ounces. That included an 8-ounce dead fish penalty. READ MORE »

Water’s up, weather threatens on Nickajack

Water’s up, weather threatens on Nickajack

KIMBALL CITY, Tenn. — The 94 anglers competing in The Bass Federation Championship on Nickajack Lake were greeted by an unexpected sight as they backed their boats into the water Friday morning on the tournament’s second day. Water lapped at the edges of the docks at the Shellmound boat ramp and covered the walkway leading out to the dock where TBF directors ran the takeoff. The lake not only came up, it was at least a foot higher than the previous morning. While that may kill any notion of sight-fishing for bedded bass, the general consensus is that it will actually help. READ MORE »

Beale leads 2011 TBF National Championship

Beale leads 2011 TBF National Championship

KIMBALL, Tenn. – The bite is on and the anglers are hungry. They are all fighting for a dream they can almost taste; the 2011 TBF National Champion titles and all the glory will be decided this week on Lake Nickajack in Kimball, Tenn. The TBF National Champion boater will earn the esteemed $100,000 “Living the Dream” prize package, including cash and prizes, fully paid entry fees into the FLW tour, travel funds and use of a wrapped Ranger Boat and Chevrolet truck for the year. The National Champion boater and non-boater will also receive berths in the 2011 Forrest Wood Cup and the BFL All-American. There’s a lot on the line for these state champions and the competition is tight. Tomorrow, it’s all or nothing, as the final cut will decide the top 14 division champions, seven on the boater and non-boater sides, who will vie for the 2011 Federation National Champion titles. READ MORE »

Beale, Loughran battle for overall lead, Mid-Atlantic Division

Beale, Loughran battle for overall lead, Mid-Atlantic Division

Lake Nickajack gave up plenty of limits ­ 49, to be exact ­ for the 94 anglers in the 2011 Bass Federation championship, but one stood head-and-shoulders above the rest. Virginia angler Kenny Beale Jr. weighed a whopping 20-pound, 7-ounce limit, besting fellow Mid-Atlantic Division angler Ed Loughran by 2 ½ pounds. Beale, a 34-year-old truck driver from Danville, Virginia had a phenomenal day, thanks in large part to conditions that fit his favorite style of fishing. READ MORE »

Nickajack  Lake heats up for Federation Championship

Nickajack Lake heats up for Federation Championship

As you might expect, most of the anglers participating in The Bass Federation championship in 2011 in Kimball, Tenn., were tight-lipped prior to Thursday’s 6 a.m. takeoff. Those who did reveal a few tidbits, however, agreed on one thing: Nickajack Lake is on fire. READ MORE »