Brown Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament at Center Hill Lake

May 2, 2023
Bass Fishing League (BFL) News

SPARTA, Tenn. (May 2, 2023) – Boater Rodney Brown of Gainesboro, Tennessee, caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 14 ounces, Saturday to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Center Hill Lake. The tournament was the third event of the season for the BFL Music City Division. Brown earned $3,794 for his victory.

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament:

1st:        Rodney Brown, Gainesboro, Tenn., five bass, 15-14, $3,794
2nd:       Josh Tramel, Smithville, Tenn., five bass, 15-6, $1,897
3rd:       Josh Womack, Gallatin, Tenn., five bass, 15-4, $1,265
4th:        Jay Melton, Murfreesboro, Tenn., five bass, 15-1, $885
5th:        Joey Mallicoat, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 14-8, $1,697 (includes $500 Phoenix Bonus)
5th:        Cody Mackie, McMinnville, Tenn., five bass, 14-8, $927
7th:        Jeremy Walker, Mount Juliet, Tenn., five bass, 14-7, $632
8th:        Zach Youngblood, Smithville, Tenn., five bass, 14-0, $569
9th:        Matt Underhill, Lascassas, Tenn., five bass, 13-10, $474
9th:        Christian Nash, Allons, Tenn., five bass, 13-10, $474

Braxton Campbell of McMinnville, Tennessee, caught a bass that weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces, and earned the Berkley Big Bass Boater award of $495. Pop Catalin of Cookeville, Tennessee, won the co-angler division a total of $1,605 Saturday, after bringing five bass each to the scale that weighed 16 pounds, 3 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers finished:

1st:        Pop Catalin, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 16-3, $1,859
2nd:       Robert Russell, Murfreesboro, Tenn., five bass, 13-3, $1,129
3rd:       Richard Payne, Elkton, Ky., five bass, 12-12, $619
4th:        Andrew Rogers, Bristol, Tenn., four bass, 11-6, $434
5th:        John Carman, Berea, Ky., five bass, 10-13, $372
6th:        Austin Mitchell, Antioch, Tenn., four bass, 9-15, $341
7th:        Rocky Williams, Portland, Tenn., five bass, 9-10, $310
8th:        Adam Radovic, Brecksville, Ohio, four bass, 8-5, $279
9th:        Kenny Botts, Alvaton, Ky., three bass, 8-3, $490
10th:     Kenny Manning, Westmoreland, Tenn., three bass, 8-2, $217

Botts earned the Berkley Big Bass co-angler award of $242, catching a bass that weighed in at 5 pounds, 1 ounce – the largest co-angler catch of the day.

After three events, Gavin Cloutier of Jonesboro, Tennessee, leads the BFL Music City Division Boater Angler of the Year (AOY) race with 715 points, while Rocky Williams of Portland, Tennessee, leads the Strike King Co-Angler Division AOY race with 730 points.