Lebanon’s Johnson wins FLW tournament

Staff Reports • Jul 11, 2017 at 8:30 AM

GALLATIN – Daniel Johnson of Lebanon brought five bass weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces, to the scale Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Old Hickory Lake presented by Navionics, taking home $3,418 for his victory.

“I caught my fish on the upper end of the lake,” said Johnson, who earned his first career-win in FLW competition. “They were all from isolated wood – the bigger the wood, the better. I focused on bass in 1 to 3 feet of water and caught 11 keepers throughout the day.”

Johnson said he used tubes and beaver-style baits with a 5/8-ounce Jenko Fishing Creature Weight to catch his fish, and that he preferred black-and-blue and green-pumpkin colors.

“I had a limit early, but after the sun poked through I culled four of them out,” said Johnson. “The sunshine concentrated bass in the cover, which made them more predictable. I could hit the high-percentage areas and skip a lot more water. Everything just seemed to align with how I was fishing.”

Lebanon’s Beau Grissim was fifth with five bass weighing 13 pounds, 11 ounces to pocket $684.

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