Mahaffey Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Watts Bar Lake

ROCKWOOD, Tenn. (March 4, 2019) – Boater Jeffrey Mahaffey of Bristol, Tennessee, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Volunteer Division tournament on Watts Bar Lake. Mahaffey earned $3,164 for his catch.

“I targeted isolated laydowns mid-lake. The area near takeoff at Tom Fuller Park was especially productive for me – I caught two over 5 pounds there,” said Mahaffey, who earned his first career win in FLW competition. “I primarily ran shallow cover off the bank, but capitalized on the deeper stuff that was maybe 50 to 75 yards off of the bank, if I saw it. I probably hit around 25 pockets, but targeted just a handful of trees – many only had one tree in them.”

Mahaffey said he leaned on two custom baits from Jerry’s Bait Shop in Rockwood to put together his limit – a ½-ounce and a ¾-ounce double-willow spinnerbait with white and blue coloring, each with a chartreuse Zoom Straight Tail Worm trailer.

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