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Townson and Stansell Win TCBFT on Kentucky Lake

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First Place Winners - Matt Townson and Will Stansell First Place Winners - Matt Townson and Will Stansell

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) – The Tennessee Collegiate Bass Fishing Trail gathered on Kentucky Lake Saturday, April 13th  to battle it out for first place in the Tennessee Collegiate Bass Fishing Trail's fifth qualifying tournament of the season.

The Team of Matt Townson and Will Stansell caught a five bass limit weighing 23.28 pounds to take the win and $600 first place prize.

The duo also had big fish of the tournament with a giant largemouth weighing 6.81 pounds which earned them a Custom Joe Burns Rod.

Finishing in second place and winning $300 was the team of Chris Thomas & Ryan Harpe with five fish weighing 20.73 pounds.

"Events like these would not be possible without our team's sponsors," UTC Mocs Bass Club President James Childers says, "I would like to thank MoonPie, Tow Boat U.S. Southern Towing and Salvage, Tennessee Valley Ice, Coke, Joe Burns Custom Rods, Choo Choo Lures, Bass Wacker Guntersville, Tony Sanders Outdoors, Nicholas Marine, Yank-Um Custom Tackle, Pinnacle, Fishstrong, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for all their help and support."

Rounding out the top ten teams:

1st - Matt Townson & Will Stansell - 23.28 lbs.
2nd - Chris Thomas & Ryan Harpe - 20.73 lbs.
3rd - Andrew Nutt & Zach Wiggers - 19.73 lbs.
4th - Alex Derry & Morgan Warren - 18.17 lbs.
5th - Garrett Caldwell & Austin Sisco - 17.99 lbs.
6th - Austin Meeks & Ricky Mallory - 17.98 lbs.
7th - Taylor Bolton & Parker Bacon - 17.20 lbs.
8th - Jacob Welden & Caleb Lim - 17.13 lbs.
9th - Bryson Dalton & Joe Ellis - 16.73 lbs.
10th - Cody Frazier - 15.97 lbs.

The 2012-2013 Tennessee Collegiate Bass Fishing Trail (TCBFT) is hosted by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Bass Anglers Sports Club. The TCBFT is an invitational tournament format, but there is a point system in place which will factor into who wins Angler of the Year as well as who qualifies for the yearend TCBFT Tournament of Champions.

For more info visit: www.utcbassfishing.com

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