Chase Henley of Roane County won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament on Watts Bar Lake. Henley had a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 15 ounces. Henley earned $5,126 in the win.
Henley used a ½-ounce Green Pumpkin Craw-colored Strike King Greg Hackney Hack Attack jig with a Hematoma-colored Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver for the laydowns, and a 3/8-ounce Showboat Lures buzzbait with a white Zoom Split Tail trailer on the seawalls.
Henley reportedly caught the majority of the bass near the Kingston steam plant and the mouth of the Emory River after he targeted visible isolated wood and rocky points.
Fisherman who placed in the top 10 of the tournament from the listening area include:
1st: Chase Henley, Kingston, TN., 10 bass, 32-15, $5,126
4th: John Murray, Spring City, TN., 10 bass, 27-5, $1,196
7th: Troy Redwine, Crossville, TN., 10 bass, 26-10, $854
10th: Derrick Blake, Rockwood, TN., eight bass, 22-3, $598
The top 10 co-anglers from the listening area included:
2nd: Tony Brown, Harriman, TN., six bass, 16-2, $1,270
3rd: Jason Ridenour, Loudon, TN., six bass, 15-2, $814
7th: Darren Kelly, Wartburg, TN., six bass, 12-13, $407
8th: Travis Nelson, Wartburg, TN., five bass, 12-13, $666
10th: Matt Brown, Harriman, TN., four bass, 10-11, $285