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Humbard Earns 5th Cherokee Win

Botts cleans up on co-angler side
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Bill Humbard
October 5, 2020 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Bill Humbard of New Market, Tennessee, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 24 pounds, 4 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Mountain Division Super-Tournament at Lake Cherokee. For his victory, Humbard earned $6,230.

“I’ve been blessed to win the Mountain Division prior to this event and it’s always humbling that the good Lord has blessed me to go and do what I enjoy in life,” said Humbard. “I fished a Carolina rig with a chartreuse pumpkin-colored Zoom Lizard on day one and on day two I used a Gene Larew Rattln’ Crawler at 25 to 30 feet deep.”

Humbard said his key was staying deep and running a lot of water. 


Top 10 boaters: 

 1st: Bill Humbard of New Market, Tenn., 10 bass, 24-4, $6,230

 2nd:  Josh Tramel of Smithville, Tenn., eight bass, 19-6, $3,115

 3rd: Pat Eichmann of Nancy, Ky., seven bass, 18-10, $2,932

 4th: Brent Butler of Vonore, Tenn., seven bass, 18-6, $1,454

 5th: Trent Adkins of East Bernstadt, Ky., seven bass, 16-3, $1,246

 6th: Tory Ferrell of Morristown, Tenn., eight bass, 15-9, $1,142

 7th: Mike Quinlin of Mooresville, Ind., six bass, 14-7, $1,538

 8th: Dwight Fox of Gainesboro, Tenn., seven bass, 14-7, $934

 9th: Justin McGaha of Knoxville, Tenn., six bass, 13-7, $831

 10th: Vernon Lowe of Oneida, Tenn., six bass, 12-13, $727

Complete results 

Eichmann earned the day’s $855 Boater Big Bass award with a 5-pound, 5-ounce bass. 

Quinlin 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



Kenny Botts

Botts cleans up on co-angler side 

Kenny Botts of Alvaton, Kentucky earned the win in the Co-angler Division Sunday after catching a two-day total of seven bass weighing 16 pounds, 6 ounces. Botts earned $3,115 for his victory.


Top 10 co-anglers:

 1st:  Kenny Botts of Alvaton, Ky., seven bass, 16-6, $3,115

 2nd: Brent Clark of Bowling Green, Ky., five bass, 10-1, $1,557

 3rd: Brian Short of Oxford, Ohio, five bass, 9-7, $1,040

 4th: Luke Shrader of Barrington, N.J., three bass 8-14, $1,227

 5th: Taylor Wisniewski of Lexington, Ky., three bass, 8-7, $623

 6th: Ronnie Gill of Indianapolis, Ind., two bass, 8-4, $998

 7th: Corey Bradley of McDonald, Tenn., three bass, 7-11, $519

 8th: Larry Goss of Westmoreland, Tenn., four bass, 7-10, $467

 9th: Ernest James of Loyall, Ky., four bass, 7-4, $415

 10th: Bill Haunert of Byrdstown, Tenn., three bass, 6-12, $363

Gill earned the event’s Co-angler Big Bass Award of $427 with a 4-pound, 9-ounce bass.