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Caledonia’s Watkins Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League at Columbus Pool
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Caledonia’s Watkins Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League at Columbus Pool

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March 30, 2021 • MLF • Press Releases

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Boater David R. Watkins of Caledonia, Mississippi, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Columbus Pool in Columbus, Mississippi. Watkins earned $4,394 for his victory at the event, hosted by the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANKBOATER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stDavid R. Watkins of Caledonia, Miss.517-2$4,394
2ndJeffery Davis of Steens, Miss.515-0$1,940
3rdTim McDaniel of Grenada, Miss.513-7$1,293
4thGene Brown of West Point, Miss.512-11$905
5thJamie Long of Okolona, Miss.512-4$776
6thMitch Crane of Columbus, Miss.511-14$711
7thDenny Patterson of Horn Lake, Miss.511-10$647
8thWayne Parish of Aberdeen, Miss.511-8$582
9thJim Pierce of Medon, Tenn.511-5$485
9thTimmy Ming of Louisville, Miss.511-5$485
RANKSTRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stBobby Speake of Terry, Miss.514-6$1,940
2ndRamey Harrell of Lena, Miss.513-11$1,227
3rdMitchell Bond of Collins, Miss.510-13$646
4thCurtis Ray of Yazoo City, Miss.59-9$453
5thJacob Denton of Muscle Shoals, Ala.39-6$388
6thRay Gleason of Aberdeen, Miss.48-13$356
7thClark Bain of Carrollton, Ala.48-6$323
8thLance Jackson of Starkville, Miss.46-15$291
9thRyan Lecompte of Picayune, Miss.36-9$259
10thJoe Lipsey of Southaven, Miss.36-4$215
10thJerry Smith of Byhalia, Miss.36-4$215

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARDNAMECONTINGENCYPAYOUT
Boater Big BassDavid R. Watkins of Caledonia, Miss.6-pound, 1-ounce bass$515
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big BassRamey Harrell of Lena, Miss.5-pound, 1-ounce bass$257
Phoenix MLF BIG5 BonusJohn Anderson of Baysprings, Miss.Eligible Phoenix Boat*$500

* 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 Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.

WINNING BAITS

ANGLERBAITCOLOR
BoaterGeneric SpinnerbaitDid Not Divulge
Strike King Co-AnglerWar Eagle SpinnerbaitDid Not Divulge

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENTDATELOCATIONHOST
Mississippi Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional ChampionshipOct. 21-23Lake Ouachita, Mt. Ida, Ark.Visit Hot Springs
Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-AmericanJune 3-5Douglas Lake, Dandridge, Tenn.Jefferson County Department of Tourism


The 2021 MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and Strike King co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championships. 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 Strike King co-anglers will fish for a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard.

The top six finishers in each regional will then qualify for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.

The top 45 boaters and Strike King co-anglers plus tournament winners from each Phoenix Bass Fishing League division will also earn priority entry into the Toyota Series, the pathway to the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour.

For complete details and updated information visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on MLF’s social media outlets at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.