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Drop-Shot and Jig for Shockley on LOZ

Misenhelter tops co-anglers
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Robert Shockley
October 5, 2020 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Robert Shockley of Springfield, Missouri, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale this weekend weighing 35 pounds, 3 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Super-Tournament at Lake of the Ozarks. For his win at the event, presented by Navionics, Shockley earned $6,295.

The tournament was the fifth and final event in the Ozark Division presented by Tournament Anglers Group (TAG).

“I caught all of my fish on the first day on a drop-shot rig,” said Shockley, who earned his first career Bass Fishing League win. “On day two, they were eating the jig.

“I had my weight by 10 (a.m.),” Shockley continued. “I sat down to eat a sandwich and told my co-angler to throw at a specific dock, and he caught a 4-pounder. It was an awesome weekend.”

Shockley said that he fished near the Niangua River. He threw an unnamed ½-ounce green pumpkin-colored tungsten jig with a craw trailer. 


Top 10 boaters:

 1st: Robert Shockley of Springfield, Mo., 10 bass, 35-3, $6,295

 2nd: Cory Steckler of Rocky Mount, Mo., 10 bass, 31-3, $3,648

 3rd: Chad Deaver of Russellville, Mo., 10 bass, 28-14, $2,096

 4th: Ben Verhoef of Osage Beach, Mo., 10 bass, 28-4, $1,469

 5th: Brad Jelinek of Deepwater, Mo., 10 bass, 28-3, $1,259

 6th: Rick Fishback of Springfield, Mo., 10 bass, 28-3, $1,154

 7th: Brian Maloney of Osage Beach, Mo., 10 bass, 28-0, $1,049

 8th: Brett Govreau of House Springs, Mo., 10 bass, 27-8, $944

 9th: Dennis Berhorst of Holts Summit, Mo., nine bass, 27-3, $839

 10th: Marty McGinnis of Gravois Mills, Mo., seven bass, 26-4, $734

Complete results 

Mike Eustler of Everton, Missouri, brought a 6-pound, 1-ounce bass to the scale to win the Boater Big Bass award of $877. 

Steckler 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.


Terry Misenhelter

Misenhelter tops co-anglers 

Terry Misenhelter of Four Seasons, Missouri, won the Co-angler Division and $3,148 Sunday after catching a two-day total of six bass weighing 16 pounds, 14 ounces.


Top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Terry Misenhelter of Four Seasons, Mo., six bass, 16-14, $3,148

 2nd: Max Wilson of Everton, Mo., five bass, 15-1, $1,574

 3rd: Jeremy Davis of Imperial, Mo., seven bass, 14-11, $1,050

 4th: Michael Carter of Raytown, Mo., seven bass, 14-2, $734

 5th: Matt Finkeldei of Davenport, Iowa, four bass, 12-6, $1,569

 6th: Steve Schaefer of Palmyra, Mo., five bass,10-10, $577

 7th: Mark Landis of Ballwin, Mo., four bass, 10-9, $525

 8th: Michael Dempsey of Wentzville, Mo., four bass, 10-5, $472

 9th: Jeremy Fiedler of Sullivan, Mo., five bass, 10-2, $420

 10th: Jeffrey Adams of Steelville, Mo., four bass, 10-1, $367

Finkeldei caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 5 pounds, 13 ounces. The catch earned him the Co-angler Big Bass award and added $439 to his winnings.