FLW Bass Fishing League set for tournament on Old Hickory Lake

Staff Reports • Updated Jul 6, 2016 at 11:30 AM

The 2016 FLW Bass Fishing League tournament season will continue July 16 for Music City Division anglers with an event on Old Hickory Lake. 

Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will compete for top awards of up to $8,000 and $3,000, respectively, in the one-day tournament.

The event will kick off at Bulls Creek Access at 200 Odoms Bend Road in Gallatin. 

Organizers said the bass fishing on Old Hickory Lake is expected to be outstanding for the BFL event. Fans following the tournament will likely see anglers targeting bass near suspended cedar trees and in submerged cover like wood and rocks. Fishing drops with a Yamamoto Senko is also expected to be a popular pattern. A five-bass limit in the 15-pound range should be enough to take top honors.

The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 50 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the Costa FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

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