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
|1st||David R. Watkins of Caledonia, Miss.||5||17-2||$4,394|
|2nd||Jeffery Davis of Steens, Miss.||5||15-0||$1,940|
|3rd||Tim McDaniel of Grenada, Miss.||5||13-7||$1,293|
|4th||Gene Brown of West Point, Miss.||5||12-11||$905|
|5th||Jamie Long of Okolona, Miss.||5||12-4||$776|
|6th||Mitch Crane of Columbus, Miss.||5||11-14||$711|
|7th||Denny Patterson of Horn Lake, Miss.||5||11-10||$647|
|8th||Wayne Parish of Aberdeen, Miss.||5||11-8||$582|
|9th||Jim Pierce of Medon, Tenn.||5||11-5||$485|
|9th||Timmy Ming of Louisville, Miss.||5||11-5||$485|
|RANK||STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||Bobby Speake of Terry, Miss.||5||14-6||$1,940|
|2nd||Ramey Harrell of Lena, Miss.||5||13-11||$1,227|
|3rd||Mitchell Bond of Collins, Miss.||5||10-13||$646|
|4th||Curtis Ray of Yazoo City, Miss.||5||9-9||$453|
|5th||Jacob Denton of Muscle Shoals, Ala.||3||9-6||$388|
|6th||Ray Gleason of Aberdeen, Miss.||4||8-13||$356|
|7th||Clark Bain of Carrollton, Ala.||4||8-6||$323|
|8th||Lance Jackson of Starkville, Miss.||4||6-15||$291|
|9th||Ryan Lecompte of Picayune, Miss.||3||6-9||$259|
|10th||Joe Lipsey of Southaven, Miss.||3||6-4||$215|
|10th||Jerry Smith of Byhalia, Miss.||3||6-4||$215|
|Boater Big Bass||David R. Watkins of Caledonia, Miss.||6-pound, 1-ounce bass||$515|
|Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass||Ramey Harrell of Lena, Miss.||5-pound, 1-ounce bass||$257|
|Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus||John 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.
|Boater||Generic Spinnerbait||Did Not Divulge|
|Strike King Co-Angler||War Eagle Spinnerbait||Did Not Divulge|
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|Mississippi Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship||Oct. 21-23||Lake Ouachita, Mt. Ida, Ark.||Visit Hot Springs|
|Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American||June 3-5||Douglas 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.