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Fox Claims No. 8

Baggett, Towry tie for co-angler honors
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Dwight Fox Angler: Dwight Fox.
June 10, 2019 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Dwight Fox of Gainesboro, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Old Hickory Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce. For his efforts, Fox netted $2,941.

Fox says he worked a mid-lake stretch on the main channel, fishing up to five miles in both directions of the takeoff at Bulls Creek Access.

“Everything came out of the main current,” says Fox, who earned his eighth career win in BFL competition. “Whenever the current hit chunk rock or a log or something in the water, it eddied out. The fish were in the water swirled up behind so they didn’t have to work as hard to fight current as they ambush food.

“I worked against the current with the boat, pitched my bait up into it and let it come around the cover and swirl around where the fish were,” continues Fox. “When it would leave the current and hit the dead water, that’s when the fish would get it..”

Fox caught seven keepers fishing a ½-ounce, black and blue-colored Killer jig with a black and blue Zoom Super Chunk trailer. He notes that the water was stained, and that he had more bites after 10 a.m.


The top 10 boaters:

 1st: Dwight Fox, Gainesboro, Tenn., five bass, 18-1, $2,941

 2nd: Matt Stanley, Alexandria, Tenn., five bass, 17-4, $1,720

 3rd: Kim Carver, Milledgeville, Ga., five bass, 16-12, $914

 4th: John Graves, Mount Juliet, Tenn., five bass, 15-14, $934

 5th: Jesse Rigsby, Old Hickory, Tenn., five bass, 15-9, $548

 6th: Gerald Williams, Scottsville, Ky., five bass, 15-7, $502

 7th: Elliott Lee, Old Hickory, Tenn., five bass, 15-4, $457

 8th: Drew Boggs, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 14-15, $411

 9th: William Merrick, Mount Juliet, Tenn., five bass, 14-14, $365

 10th: Tony Eckler, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 14-7, $320

Complete results can be found at

Graves caught a bass weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $295.


Co-anglers Teddy Baggett (left) and Belinda Towry (right)

Baggett, Towry tie for co-angler title

Teddy Baggett of Nashville, Tennessee, and Belinda Towry of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, each caught 11 pounds, 7 ounces, worth of bass Saturday to tie for the win in the Co-angler Division. After contingency awards, Towry took home $1,235, while Baggett pocketed $993.


The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Teddy Baggett, Nashville, Tenn., five bass, 11-7, $993

 1st: Belinda Towry, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., four bass, 11-7, $1,235

 3rd: Kelly Stone, Westmoreland, Tenn., five bass, 11-3, $440

 4th: Brian Reed, Cookeville, Tenn., four bass, 10-4, $309

 5th: Kibbee McCoy, Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 9-12, $315

 6th: Justin Kimmel, Athens, Ga., four bass, 9-2, $393

 7th: Grayson Butler, Lebanon, Tenn., three bass, 8-15, $221

 8th: Ricky England, Sparta, Tenn., three bass, 8-9, $199

 9th: Bobby Stinson, Scottsville, Ky., five bass, 8-2, $177

 10th: Charles Bennington, Scottsville, Ky., four bass, 7-3, $146

 10th: Robert Henze, La Vergne, Tenn., four bass, 7-3, $146

Towry caught the heaviest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 5 pounds, 3 ounces. The catch earned her the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $142.


The tournament was hosted by the Sumner County Convention & Visitors Bureau.


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. 10-12 BFL Regional Championship on Lake Hartwell in Seneca, South Carolina, presented by Navionics. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard.