Lefevers Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament On Percy Priest LakeLefevers Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament On Percy Priest Lake Scott Lefevers won the Bass Fishing League tournament on Percy Priest Lake
SMYRNA, Tenn. (March 11, 2013) – Scott Lefevers of Hermitage, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League Music City Division tournament on Percy Priest Lake. For his victory, Lefevers earned $2,499.
“I caught close to 30 fish throughout the day and started culling shortly after 8 a.m.,” said Lefevers. “Most of my fish came on an Umbrella rig tipped with Berkley Hollow Belly swimbaits. The fish were suspended over a sunken tree in approximately 15 to 18 feet of water.
“Most of the fish came off this tree but there were a few others that I caught on a different spot with a deep-diving crankbait,” Lefevers continued. “I think the key to my victory was that I was fishing a little bit deeper than everyone else. I thought that I had enough weight to do well, but I definitely didn’t think that I would win. It was very surprising.”
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd: John Lewis, Chapel Hill, Tenn., three bass, 15-0, $1,250
3rd: Matt Stanley, Alexandria, Tenn., four bass, 14-15, $833
4th: Shane Adams, Murfreesboro, Tenn., five bass, 14-4, $583
5th: Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., four bass, 7-13, $500
6th: Josh Tramel, Smithville, Tenn., two bass, 6-6, $458
7th: Brent Pedrick, Franklin, Tenn., two bass, 6-1, $417
8th: Joe McConnell, Jr., Christiana, Tenn., two bass, 5-8, $375
9th: Adam Wagner, Cookeville, Tenn., one bass, 5-6, $333
10th: Mickey Beck, Lebanon, Tenn., two bass, 4-13, $292
Blaine Wimberly of Nashville, Tenn., weighed in four bass totaling 9 pounds, 1 ounce Saturday to win $1,250 in the co-angler division. Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Mark Gilbert, Smyrna, Tenn., four bass, 6-1, $625
3rd: Bryan Hickerson, Spencer, Tenn., two bass, 5-14, $416
4th: Joey Frasca, Castalian Springs, Tenn., two bass, 5-11, $292
5th: Matthew Elrod, Sparta, Tenn., two bass, 5-5, $250
6th: Stan Hillis, McMinnville, Tenn., two bass, 3-7, $229
7th: Matt Allen, Bloomington Springs, Tenn., one bass, 2-13, $208
8th: Jacob Cross, Cookeville, Tenn., one bass, 2-5, $177
8th: Darryl Humphrey, Murfreesboro, Tenn., one bass, 2-5, $177
10th: Bryan Cochran, Cookeville, Tenn., one bass, 2-4, $146
The next BFL Music City Division tournament is scheduled for April 20 on Center Hill Lake in Sparta, Tenn. After the final divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 10-12 Regional Championship on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
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