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Tramel Rolls at Old Hickory

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Music City Division closes with Super-Tournament
September 21, 2020 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Josh Tramel of Smithville, Tenn., brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale this weekend weighing 34 pounds, 5 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Music City Division Super-Tournament at Old Hickory Lake. Tramel earned a total of $5,540 for his victory. 

The tournament was the fifth and final event in the Music City Division presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps.

“I had two spectacular days and caught them mostly on a schooling spot,” says Tramel, who earned his seventh career victory in FLW competition. “Saturday was real crazy, but Sunday was kind of a struggle. I was catching them on topwater baits, a squarebill crankbait, and I caught a couple of really good ones on a worm on a few deep holes. But the majority came on the squarebill and topwater.”


The top 10 boaters:

1st: Josh Tramel of Smithville, Tenn., 10 bass, 34-5, $5,540

2nd: Drew Boggs of Lebanon, Tenn., 10 bass, 23-10, $2,270

3rd: Tony Eckler of Lebanon, Tenn., 10 bass, 22-6, $1,515

4th: Daniel Johnson of Lebanon, Tenn., nine bass, 19-12, $1,059

5th: Adam Wagner of Cookeville, Tenn., 10 bass, 19-11, $1,408

6th: Preston Henson of College Grove, Tenn., 10 bass, 19-10, $832

7th: Matt Stanley of Alexandria, Tenn., seven bass, 18-6, $757

8th: Jason Dies of Lebanon, Tenn., eight bass, 18-3, $681

9th: Jayson Johnson of Smithville, Tenn., eight bass, 16-7, $605

10th: Josh Womack of Gallatin, Tenn., eight bass, 15-14, $530

Complete results can be found at

Clabion Johns of Social Circle, Ga., brought a 4-pound, 15-ounce bass to the scale to win the Boater Big Bass award of $532. 

Wagner took home an extra $500 as the highest finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member. Boaters are eligible to win up to an extra $7,000 per event in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament if all requirements are met. More information on the FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency program can be found at


Co-angler Dakota Cantrell

Cantrell wins co-angler title

Dakota Cantrell of Decherd, Tenn., won the Co-angler Division and $2,270 Sunday after catching a two-day total of six bass weighing 13 pounds, 3 ounces.


The top 10 co-anglers: 

1st: Dakota Cantrell of Decherd, Tenn., six bass, 13-3, $2,270

2nd: Curtis Cline of LaFayette, Tenn., six bass, 12-8, $1,135

3rd: Brian Reed of Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 11-6, $757

4th: Jared Kutil of Beaufort, S.C., four bass, 11-5, $1,246

5th: Ryan Mealer of Spring Hill, Tenn., six bass, 9-13, $454

6th: Abbie Greynolds, Liberty, Ky., five bass, 9-3, $416

7th: Teddy Baggett of Nashville, Tenn., four bass, 9-3, $378

8th: Pauley Pitcher of Huntsville, Ala., five bass, 9-2, $341

9th: Dustin Forrest of Knob Lick, Ky., five bass, 9-1, $303

10th: Kenny Botts of Alvaton, Ky., five bass, 8-9, $265

Kutil caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 5 pounds, 2 ounces. The catch earned him the Co-angler Big Bass award and added $266 to his winnings.

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Super-Tournament on Old Hickory Lake was hosted by Sumner County Tourism.

Now the top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Music City Division presented by A.R.E. based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 22-24 Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga., hosted by the Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Boaters will compete for a $60,000 prize package, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new 18-foot Phoenix bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard.