HENDERSON, N.C. – Boater Brian Morgan of Maiden, North Carolina, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Kerr Lake in Henderson, N.C. Morgan earned $4,652 for his victory at the event, hosted by the Vance County Tourism Development Authority.
TOP 10 RESULTS
|1st||Brian Morgan of Maiden, N.C.||5||17-12||$4,652|
|2nd||Jacob Moore of Stanley, N.C.||5||17-9||$2,326|
|3rd||Buddy Black of Lawndale, N.C.||5||17-3||$1,551|
|4th||Jeremy Talbert of Albemarle, N.C.||5||16-8||$1,086|
|5th||Tyler Trent of Nathalie, Va.||5||15-11||$1,430|
|6th||Rodney Bell of Salisbury, N.C.||5||15-5||$853|
|7th||Jake Frye of Charlotte, N.C.||5||14-15||$775|
|8th||Kevin Chandler of New London, N.C.||5||14-10||$698|
|9th||Richard Hodges, Jr. of Camden, N.C.||5||14-8||$620|
|10th||Dustin Clontz of Albemarle, N.C.||5||14-4||$543|
|RANK||STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||Eric Richards of Kannapolis, N.C.||5||12-8||$2,326|
|2nd||Lee McConnell of Lewisville, N.C.||5||12-2||$1,163|
|3rd||Wayne Smelser of Wytheville, Va.||5||11-14||$777|
|4th||Mike Shatley of North Wilkesboro, N.C.||5||11-10||$543|
|5th||Jerry Robbins of Asheboro, N.C.||5||11-9||$465|
|6th||Billy Taylor of Newton, N.C.||5||10-15||$426|
|7th||Jacob Yelton of Christiansburg, Va.||5||10-6||$388|
|8th||Drew Lumpkin of Cameron, N.C.||5||10-4||$349|
|9th||Jonathan Sayers of Jefferson, N.C.||5||10-3||$310|
|10th||Clay Weber of Lillington, N.C.||4||10-1||$271|
|Boater Big Bass||Philip McClung, Jr. of Salisbury, N.C.||6-pound, 9-ounce bass||$685|
|Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass||Drake Sturgill of Lincolnton, N.C.||4-pound, 1-ounce bass||$342|
|Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus||Tyler Trent of Nathalie, Va.||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.
|Strike King Co-Angler||Carolina Rig||N/A|
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|North Carolina Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship||Oct. 14-16||Lake Murray, Columbia, S.C.||Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board|
|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.