Phy Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Center Hill Lake

Phy Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Center Hill Lake Tim Phy won the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Center Hill Lake

SPARTA, Tenn. (March 20, 2017) – Tim Phy of Cookeville, Tennessee, brought a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 3 ounces, to the scale Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Center Hill Lake. For his win, Phy pocketed $6,053.


According to tournament reports, Phy caught his fish near mid-lake gravel points in 8 to 10 feet of water using a green-pumpkin-colored D&L Tackle Jig.


The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Tim Phy, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 20-3, $4,053 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

               2nd:         Terry Steele, Sparta, Tenn., five bass, 17-6, $1,877

               3rd:          Adam Wagner, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 17-0, $1,185

               4th:          Matt Stanley, Alexandria, Tenn., five bass, 16-6, $829

               5th:          Jay Melton, Murfreesboro, Tenn., five bass, 16-4, $711

               6th:          Hunter Bouldin, McMinnville, Tenn., five bass, 15-10, $651

               7th:          Kevin Crutcher, Collierville, Tenn., five bass, 15-5, $592

               8th:          Noel Smith, Portland, Tenn., five bass, 15-0, $533

               9th:          William Merrick, Mount Juliet, Tenn., five bass, 14-2, $474

               10th:        Conoly Brown, Nashville, Tenn., five bass, 14-1, $415


Rik Richter of Cookeville, Tennessee, caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 4 ounces – the largest of the event – which earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $455. Matthew Bouldin of Smithville, Tennessee, weighed in five bass totaling 17 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the Co-angler Division and the top prize of $1,777.

The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          Matthew Bouldin, Smithville, Tenn., five bass, 17-8, $1,777

               2nd:         Ricky Underhill, Parts Unknown, five bass, 14-1, $888

               3rd:          Justin Lloyd, Murfreesboro, Tenn., three bass, 10-10, $692

               4th:          Rodney Brown, Gainesboro, Tenn., four bass, 10-3, $415

               5th:          Mitchell Adams, Goodletsville, Tenn., two bass, 9-10, $582

               6th:          Steven Brown, Tompkinsville, Ky., four bass, 9-6, $326

               7th:          Gregory Goodwin, Louisville, Ky., two bass, 8-8, $296

               8th:          Matt Simcox, Paris, Tenn., four bass, 7-6, $267

               9th:          Jake May, Smyrna, Tenn., three bass, 6-15, $237

               10th:        Brennon Binkley, Franklin, Tenn., four bass, 6-10, $197

               10th:        Sam Loveless, Somerset, Ky., five bass, 6-10, $197


Adams caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 6 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $227.

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