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Porter and Stacey Win CFF Tournament at River Park

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First Place Winners - Dickey Porter and Rick Stacey (Not Pictured) First Place Winners - Dickey Porter and Rick Stacey (Not Pictured)
Overall Big Fish Winners - Brian Ledford (Not Pictured) and Troy Goswick Overall Big Fish Winners - Brian Ledford (Not Pictured) and Troy Goswick
Big Spot & Big Smallmouth Winners - Tim Derek McCullough and Tyler Elrod (Not Pictured) Big Spot & Big Smallmouth Winners - Tim Derek McCullough and Tyler Elrod (Not Pictured)

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The Chattanooga Fishing Forum (CFF) held the second event of its ten tournament season Saturday, March 23, 2013, out of the River Park on Nickajack Lake. There were 19 teams consisting of Chattanooga Fishing Forum members that braved the cold temperatures to participate in the event.

The team of Dickey Porter and Rick Stacey caught a three-fish limit weighing 15.28 pounds to win first place in the tournament.

" We were very fortunate to be able to win this tournament without doing any practice at all, but relied on old favorite spots for the fish and they were there. There are some outstanding fishermen in this group, so for us to win this thing is an honor," said Porter.

Brian Ledford and Troy Goswick weighed in the big fish of the tournament with a giant largemouth weighing 7.19 pounds.

The duo of Tim Derek McCullough and Tyler Elrod won big spot and big smallmouth of the tournament with a spotted bass that weighed 3.30 pounds and a giant smallmouth that weighed 6.16 pounds.

The Chattanooga Fishing Forum is an online fishing forum of local fisherman with a membership of nearly 8000 anglers. Qualifying for CFF tournaments requires active participation in the forum in the form of fishing reports, tournament reports, and general fishing and outdoors discussion. For more info on becoming a member visit www.chattanoogafishingforum.com.

Tournament organizer Patrick McBride said, "Any CFF member can join us to fish, but each boat that participates in the tournament must have a combined total of at least 150 posts on the CFF. The minimum post rule was not meant to exclude anglers, it was designed to promote the active exchange of ideas and fishing reports on the CFF."

McBride says, "The purpose of the CFF Tournament Trail is to provide a low cost tournament format with a fellowship oriented atmosphere to anglers who want to participate in tournaments without the pressure or high costs associated with fishing higher-level events.  In many cases these events can be used by tournament anglers to hone their skills in preparation for next level of tournaments, or to decide if they are tournament fishing material."

Listed below are the top 10 places:

  • 1st - Dickey Porter and Rick Stacey - 15.28 lbs.
  • 2nd - Earl Westbrook and Jerry Malone - 14.89 lbs.
  • 3rd - Tim Thornbury and Tyler Thornbury - 14.54 lbs.
  • 4th - Cory Nichols and John Oxford - 13.62 lbs.
  • 5th - Larry Smith and Donny Brown - 12.93 lbs.
  • 6th - Brian Ledford and Troy Goswick - 12.24 lbs.
  • 7th - Derek McCullough and Tyler Elrod - 12.20 lbs.
  • 8th - Bo Campbell and Mike Wilson - 10.8 lbs.
  • 9th - Rudy Chastain and Jerry Cornwell - 10.35 lbs.
  • 10th - Leonard Steele and Tonya Steele - 9.55 lbs.
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