Nash Wins Bfl On Old Hickory Lake

Anthony Nash of Quebeck, Tenn., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Music City Division tournament of 2014 on Old Hickory Lake. For his victory, Nash earned $2,838.

“I started out shallow flipping a jig around wood and caught a limit pretty quickly,” said Nash, who earned his first career win with FLW. “Then, I went out into the main lake and fished a couple of brush piles in 10 to 12 feet of water and caught two that weighed over five pounds. I stayed out there for about an hour and a half after that and didn’t catch anything else so I ran up the lake to an area around Spring Creek.
“I went shallow and started swimming a ½-ounce homemade swimjig with a swimbait for a trailer,” Nash continued. “I caught about 20 keepers, and another five-pounder there. I was swimming the jig on channel swings that dropped from about 5 feet to 8, and I had the boat in about 10 feet of water.
“It felt good to win,” finished Nash. “I have fished four tournaments in a row on Old Hickory and I knew there were some good fish biting. I’ve had some bad luck in the past, but I finally got the monkey off of my back.”
Nash said that the jig he flipped shallow was a green-pumpkin-colored 3/8-ounce D & L Tackle Advantage Jig  with an 8-inch Zoom Lizard for a trailer.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
               2nd:         Adam Wagner, Cookeville, Tenn., five bass, 16-5, $1,419
               3rd:          Lance Oligschlaeger, Gallatin, Tenn., five bass, 15-1, $948
               4th:          Bryan Montgomery, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 13-13, $662
               5th:          Tim Staley, Dowelltown, Tenn., five bass, 13-8, $568
               6th:          Chris Wooten, West Point, Miss., five bass, 13-7, $520
               7th:          John Lewis, Chapel Hill, Tenn., five bass, 13-1, $473
               8th:          Matt Stanley, Alexandria, Tenn., five bass, 13-0, $426
               9th:          Steve Whitaker, Scottsville, Ky., five bass, 12-6, $378
               10th:        Jeff Lokken, Lebanon, Tenn., five bass, 12-5, $331
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Ryan Benson of Pinson, Tenn., weighed in a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds even Saturday to win $1,419 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
               2nd:         Daniel Douglas, Birmingham, Ala., five bass, 13-5, $710
               3rd:          Ed Bennington, Scottsville, Ky., five bass, 13-3, $473
               4th:          Jerry Armstrong, Shelbyville, Tenn., five bass, 10-0, $331
               5th:          Jim Fontaine, Smyrna, Tenn., five bass, 9-10, $284
               6th:          Gerald Williams, Scottsville, Ky., four bass, 9-5, $260
               7th:          Brandon Russell, Murfreesboro, Tenn., five bass, 8-13, $237
               8th:          Steve Melton, Shelbyville, Tenn., four bass, 8-11, $213
               9th:          Mark Joines, McMinnville, Tenn., four bass, 8-0, $189
               10th:        Andy Paschedag, Edwardsville, Ill., four bass, 7-9, $166
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 9-11 Regional Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Ala. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.