Local boater Jackie Flack of Cullman, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 3 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at Lewis Smith Lake in Cullman. For his victory, Flack earned a total of $6,011.
“It feels great to get the win here – this is my home lake, and the field of anglers in this tournament was so tough,” says Flack, who earned his second career victory in Bass Fishing League competition. “There were a lot of really good fisherman out there so to get this win really means a lot. I am tickled to death.”
Flack caught his fish running a typical Smith Lake pattern for this time of the year.
“I was fishing ditches with shaky heads and Ned rigs,” he says. “I was setting up in 40 to 45 feet of water and throwing into 25 to 30 feet. I found a few areas where the fish were stacked up and I got lucky with a couple of 4-pound bites that really helped me.”
The top 10 boaters:
1st: Jackie Flack of Cullman, Ala., five bass, 17-3, $6,011
2nd: Josh Butler of Hayden, Ala., five bass, 16-11, $3,506
3rd: Kyle Glasgow of Guin, Ala., five bass, 15-0, $2,001
4th: Dale Pelfrey of Rockwood, Tenn., five bass, 14-12, $1,403
5th: Greg Lamb of Birchwood, Tenn., five bass, 14-8, $1,152
5th: Billy Brindle of Calhoun, Ga., five bass, 14-8, $1,152
7th: Tim Arnold of Cullman, Ala., five bass, 14-7, $1,002
8th: Jody Brooks of Birmingham, Ala., five bass, 14-2, $902
9th: Jason Sloan of Warrior, Ala., five bass, 14-1, $802
10th: Colton Chambers of Elizabethton, Tenn., five bass, 13-12, $701
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
Butler took home an extra $500 as the highest finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member. Boaters are eligible to win up to an extra $7,000 per event in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament if all requirements are met. More information on the FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.
Jason Berrong of Crossville, Alabama, brought a 5-pound, 4-ounce bass to the scale to win the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $995.
Kenneth Underwood of Columbus, Mississippi, won the Co-angler Division and $3,486 Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 12 pounds, 13 ounces.
The top 10 co-anglers:
1st: Kenneth Underwood of Columbus, Miss., five bass, 12-13, $3,486
2nd: Michael Matlock of Olivehill, Tenn., five bass, 12-9, $1,495
3rd: Don Bible of Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 12-0, $998
4th: Hayden O’Barr of Gurley, Ala., five bass, 11-13, $698
5th: Justin Stephenson of Jasper, Ala., five bass, 11-11, $598
6th: Jason Smith of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., five bass, 11-7, $548
7th: Richard Pugh of Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 10-11, $498
8th: Jacob Pospy of Morris, Ala., five bass, 10-9, $449
9th: Nathan Brewer of Lawrenceburg, Tenn., five bass, 10-8, $374
9th: Cameron Gatlin of Chattanooga, Tenn., five bass, 10-8, $524
Underwood also earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $495 after bringing a bass weighing 4 pounds, 13 ounces to the scale.
The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on Lewis Smith Lake was hosted by Cullman County Parks and Recreation. The tournament was the second of five events in the Choo Choo Division.
The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Choo Choo Division based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 16-18 Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Lake Cherokee in Jefferson City, Tennessee, hosted by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Boaters will compete for a $60,000 prize package, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new 18-foot Phoenix bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard.