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Smallmouth Key for Rollins Win on Tims Ford

John Davenport of Huntsville, Ala. won the co-angler division
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Greg Rollins
May 1, 2017 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Greg Rollins of Monteagle, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Tims Ford Reservoir after weighing five bass Saturday totaling 15 pounds, 15 ounces. Rollins pocketed $3,426 for his win.

According to post-tournament reports, Rollins targeted postspawn smallmouth bass on both ends of the lake, keying on pea gravel with a Carolina rig. 

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Greg Rollins, Monteagle, Tenn., five bass, 15-15, $3,426

               2nd:         Tony Eckler, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 15-14, $1,427

               2nd:         Hunter Bouldin, McMinnville, Tenn., five bass, 15-14, $1,427

               4th:          Brent Sain, Manchester, Tenn., five bass, 15-1, $999

               5th:          Bill Darby, Fayetteville, Tenn., five bass, 14-13, $685

               6th:          William Merrick, Mount Juliet, Tenn., five bass, 13-13, $628

               7th:          Adam Wagner, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 13-12, $671

               8th:          Jerry Reagan, Byrdstown, Tenn., five bass, 13-2, $514

               9th:          Matt Stanley, Alexandria, Tenn., five bass, 12-15, $457

               10th:        Kenneth Smith, Tullahoma, Tenn., five bass, 12-8, $400

Complete results can be found here.

Big Bass

Timothy Minton of Smiths Grove, Kentucky, caught a bass weighing 4 pounds, 4 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – which earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $215.


John Davenport

Co-angler Winner

John Davenport of Huntsville, Alabama, won the Co-angler Division and $1,873 Saturday after bringing a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds even to the scale.

The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          John Davenport, Huntsville, Ala., five bass, 12-0, $1,873

               2nd:         Bill Bruce, Hendersonville, Tenn., five bass, 11-3, $834

               3rd:          Larry Goss, Hartsville, Tenn., four bass, 8-11, $558

               4th:          Brice McMaster, Antioch, Tenn., three bass, 7-9, $389

               5th:          Craig Allen, Kingston Springs, Tenn., three bass, 7-4, $334

               6th:          Robert Harris, McEwen, Tenn., three bass, 7-0, $306

               7th:          Corey Poss, Smithville, Tenn., three bass, 6-13, $278

               8th:          John Wilkerson, Nashville, Tenn., three bass, 6-8, $450

               9th:          Gaylon Calahan, Winchester, Tenn., three bass, 6-2, $222

               10th:        Josh Bates, Pulaski, Tenn., three bass, 6-0, $245

Complete results can be found here.

Big Bass

Davenport also caught the biggest bass among Co-angler Division anglers, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 9 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $205.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 12-14 BFL Regional Championship on Wheeler Lake in Decatur, Alabama. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.