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Foutz Claims Chick Title

Steele earns co-angler title in Super-Tournament
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Jacob Foutz Angler: Jacob Foutz.
September 15, 2020 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Jacob Foutz of Charleston, Tenn., brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 29 pounds, 12 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Volunteer Division Super-Tournament at Lake Chickamauga. For his victory, Foutz earned $5,126.

According to post-tournament reports, Foutz mainly had success targeting grass with a jig and junk-fishing to catch his 10 keepers.


The top 10 boaters:

1st: Jacob Foutz of Charleston, Tenn., 10 bass, 29-12, $5,126

2nd: Kevin Drake of Cleveland, Tenn., 10 bass, 29-1, $2,563

3rd: Craig Powers of Rockwood, Tenn., nine bass, 27-12, $2,339

4th: Seth Davis of Harrison, Tenn., 10 bass, 26-14, $1,696

5th: Thomas Helton of Charleston, Tenn., 10 bass, 26-13, $1,225

6th: Steve Barnes of Harrison, Tenn., 10 bass, 25-4, $940

7th: Taylor Watkins of Clinton, Tenn., eight bass, 22-0, $854

8th: John Murray of Spring City, Tenn., 10 bass, 21-10, $769

9th: Brent Butler of Vonore, Tenn., nine bass, 21-6, $683

10th: Jim Leary of Guntersville, Ala., 10 bass, 20-15, $598

Complete results can be found at

Powers earned the day’s $630 Boater Big Bass award with a 7-pound, 10-ounce largemouth bass. 

Davis 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


Co-angler Toby Steele

Steele wins co-angler title

William Steele of Ten Mile, Tenn., earned the win in the Co-angler Division Saturday after catching a two-day total of seven bass weighing 18 pounds, 5 ounces. Steele earned $2,563 for his victory.


The top 10 co-anglers: 

1st: William Steele of Ten Mile, Tenn., seven bass, 18-5, $2,563

2nd: Cody Lewis of Ooltewah, Tenn., six bass, 16-5, $1,281

3rd: Travis Pridemore of White Pine, Tenn., six bass, 14-12, $853

4th: Jason Sosebee of Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 14-2, $848

5th: Robert Ford of Boones Mill, Va., five bass, 14-0, $513

6th: Darren Kelly of Wartburg, Tenn., five bass, 13-9, $670

7th: Harold Parsons of Fairfield, Ohio, six bass, 12-9, $427

8th: Curtis Brown of Loudon, Tenn., five bass, 11-1, $384

9th: David Perron of Dayton, Tenn., five bass, 10-14, $342

10th: Ben Arnold of LaFollette, Tenn., five bass, 9-8, $299

Charles Douglas of Wesson, Mississippi, earned the event’s Co-angler Big Bass Award of $315 with a fish weighing in at 4 pounds, 15 ounces.

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on Lake Chickamauga was the fifth and final qualifying event in the 2020 Volunteer Division.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Volunteer Division based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 8-10 Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the James River in Richmond, Virginia, hosted by Richmond Region Tourism. 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.