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Thornbury and Thornbury score another win on Nickajack

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First Place Winners - Tyler and Tim Thornbury First Place Winners - Tyler and Tim Thornbury
 CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The Chattanooga Fishing Forum (CFF) held the second event of its eleven tournament season Saturday, March 21, 2015, out of the River Park on Nickajack Lake. There were 20 teams consisting of Chattanooga Fishing Forum members that participated in the event.

The Father and son team of Tim and Tyler Thornbury caught a three-fish limit weighing 13.54 pounds to win first place in the tournament. Tim and Tyler were the winners in the last CFF tournament held earlier this month giving them back to back wins and some great points towards the angler of the year race.

"It was tough today we did not catch a lot of fish. Thanks to the tournament directors for a well run tournament," said Tim.

The duo also weighed in the big fish of the tournament with a giant largemouth weighing 6.05 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

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 200 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 - Tim Thornbury and Tyler Thornbury - 13.54 lbs.
2nd - Gary Hughes and Billy Campbell - 11.36 lbs.
3rd - Earl Westbrook and Nathan Osbourn - 9.18 lbs.
4th - Leonard Steele and Tonya Steele - 8.93 lbs.
5th - Derek McCullough and Chase McCullough - 6.78 lbs.
6th - Seth Coleman and Mike Gregory - 6.72 lbs.
7th - Patrick McBride and Dusty McCormick 6.7 lbs.
8th - Todd McCormick and Matt Cooper - 6.2 lbs.
9th - Brian Dietz and Jason Kirk - 5.24 lbs.
10th - Mark Eustice and Ray Blalock - 4.96 lbs.

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