Boater Shane Powell of Dothan, Alabama brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 38 pounds, 15 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Bulldog Division Super-Tournament at Lake Eufaula. For his victory, Powell earned $5,831.
This was the fifth and final qualifying event in the 2020 Bulldog Division and was hosted by the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce.
“Sunday, I started at a new location where I hadn’t fished during practice, or on day one, and caught several key bass which really set the tempo for the day,” said Powell. “I ran all the way up and down the lake, burning an entire tank of gas on day one. I got a little more focused on the second day and stayed toward the south end of the lake.”
Powell said he caught most of his fish shallow, four- to five-feet-deep, on a ChatterBait and an unnamed jig.
“The water was about four-feet low and had a lot of color, allowing me to throw a ChatterBait and other moving baits, which the fish were really keying in on.
“This is my second BFL win, but my first two-day tournament win,” Powell continued. “These wins are hard to come by and I’m definitely proud.”
Top 10 boaters:
1st: Shane Powelll of Dothan, Ala., 10 bass, 38-15, $5,831
2nd: Scott Montgomery of Eufaula, Ala., 10 bass, 34-11, $3,415
3rd: Matt Baty of Bainbridge, Ga., 10 bass, 34-3, $1,945
4th: Josh Stracner of Vandiver, Ala., 10 bass, 32-0, $1,361
5th: Jay Grogan of Fort Mitchell, Ala., 10 bass, 30-8, $1,166
6th: Brad Stalnaker of Eatonton, Ga., 10 bass, 30-6, $1,069
7th: Al Cleghorn of Fitzgerald, Ga., 10 bass, 28-12, $972
8th: Dylan Peppers of Social Circle, Ga., nine bass, 27-7, $875
9th: Michael M. Smith of Andalusia, Ala., 10 bass, 27-5, $777
10th: Michael Conley of Bainbridge, Ga., 10 bass, 27-4, $680
Steve Graziano of Phenix City, Alabama earned the day’s $787 Boater Big Bass award with a 6-pound, 10-ounce bass.
Montgomery 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.
Santiago paces co-anglers
Jans Santiago of Covington, Georgia, earned the win in the Co-angler Division Sunday after catching a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 25 pounds, 10 ounces. Santiago earned $2,916 for his victory.
Top 10 co-anglers:
1st: Jans Santiago of Covington, Ga., 10 bass, 25-10, $2,916
2nd: Kiwanas Andrews of Atlanta, Ga., 10 bass, 22-8, $1,655
3rd: Justin Nalley of Fayetteville, Ga., 10 bass, 20-9, $971
4th: Ronald Harris of Jefferson, Ga., eight bass, 18-12, $680
5th: Jamie Childree of Valdosta, Ga., nine bass, 18-1, $583
6th: Hayden Marbut of Birmingham, Ala., seven bass, 18-0, $535
7th: Todd Anderson of Dawsonville, Ga., seven bass, 17-13, $486
8th: Conery Williams of Macon, Ga., eight bass, 16-0, $437
9th: Daniel Buswell, Jr. of Fayetteville, Ga., eight bass, 13-11, $389
10th: Ryan Frisch of Eatonton, Ga., six bass, 13-5, $340
Andrews earned the event’s Co-angler Big Bass Award of $197 with a 5-pound, 10-ounce bass.