1. Michael Wooley locked up his first Walmart FLW Tour win on Lake Chickamauga with a green pumpkin Zoom Magnum Trick Worm on a 1/2-ounce shaky head. He also mixed in a 3/4-ounce green pumpkin craw-colored Strike King Tour Grade Football Jig.
2. Very nearly running down Wooley on the last day was Stetson Blaylock, who used a Livingston Lures Deep Impact 18 and Howeller Deep+ to catch many of his fish. Additionally, a Nichols Lures Magnum Spoon accounted for a number of his bigger bites, and a drop-shot with a morning dawn-colored Yamamoto Pro Senko helped him catch limits.
3. David Dudley did work with a variety of baits. He caught many of his fish on a wacky-rigged worm, but also mixed in a jig and a flipping bait.
4. Darrell Davis relied heavily on a payback-colored Reaction Innovations Pocket Rocket that he Texas-rigged with a 1/4-ounce weight. He also caught shallow kickers on a SPRO Bronzeye Poppin’ Frog and by flipping an Okeechobee craw-colored Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver.
5. Sitting at 19th in the AOY points, Larry Nixon is in great shape to make the Forrest Wood Cup in his home state. This week, Nixon primarily used a heavy Carolina rig with a green pumpkin 5-inch Yamamoto Senko. Nixon says he also caught fish long-lining a 6th Sense Custom Lure Co. Crush 500DD and by Texas-rigging a 7-inch Yamamoto Kut Tail Worm.
6. Always a threat on the ledges, Terry Bolton caught most of his fish with a plum-colored Zoom Ol’ Monster on a 3/8-ounce Texas rig and a red bug-colored Zoom Magnum Swamp Crawler on a 1/4-ounce shaky head.
7. The Nichols Lures Magnum Spoon was Richard Peek’s primary weapon for the ledges on Chickamauga, but he also caught some fish on a drop-shot with a 6-inch Roboworm Straight Tail Worm, a 7-inch Basstrix Paddle Tail Swimbait and a 3/4-ounce Bo’s Jig.
8. A day-one bag of nearly 30 pounds keyed Bill McDonald’s top-10 finish. His key baits were a Strike King 8XD and a 1-ounce blue craw-colored Strike King Structure Jig.
9. As usual, Bryan Thrift did a little bit of everything en route to a top-10 finish and the AOY lead. This time, his primary bait was a 1/2-ounce jig, but he also caught some by long-lining a blueback herring-colored Strike King 10XD.
10. Hometown favorite Michael Neal finished 10th with a Nichols Lures Magnum Spoon and a Kustom Kicker 2K Red Zone Jig.