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Monrovia’s Mathias Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League at Chesapeake Bay
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Monrovia’s Mathias Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League at Chesapeake Bay

Warfordsburg’s Mellott Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division
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April 19, 2021 • MLF • Press Releases

NORTH EAST, Md. – Boater Jeremy Mathias of Monrovia, Maryland, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Chesapeake Bay in North East, Maryland. Mathias earned $4,938 for his victory at the event.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANKBOATER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stJeremy Mathias of Monrovia, Md.520-3$4,938
2ndJoe A. Zombek, II of Scranton, Pa.519-12$3,214
3rdTrent Cole of Sewell, N.J.519-8$1,646
4thMichael Duarte of Baltimore, Md.518-0$1,152
5thAdam Janerella of Jersey Shore, Pa.517-13$1,488
6thJoe Booker of Elkton, Md.517-5$905
7thErnie Freeman of Broad Run, Va.515-11$1,323
8thRandy Caruso of Liberty, N.Y.515-8$741
9thJoe Morgan of Newfield, N.J.514-11$617
9thTeimuraz (Tom) Balachvili of Scarsdale, N.Y.514-11$617
RANKSTRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stJeff Mellott of Warfordsburg, Pa.517-5$2,469
2ndTom Rufenacht of Bel Air, Md.416-10$1,235
3rdDavid Paszkiewicz of Kearny, N.J.516-4$823
4thRoberto Laboy of Geigertown, Pa.515-11$576
5thTim Nichols of Pittsgrove, N.J.513-3$494
6thJacob Zimmerman of Warrenton, Va.412-3$453
7thBrandon Humbertson of Walkersville, Md.411-13$412
8thChris Slater of Dorchester, Mass.311-9$370
9thRyan Fronina of Mohrsville, Pa.39-7$329
10thJerome Louie of Bear, Del.39-5$288

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARDNAMECONTINGENCYPAYOUT
Boater Big BassJoe A. Zombek, II, Scranton, Pa.6-pound, 11-ounce bass$745
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big BassJohn Redmond, North Potomac, Md.5-pound, 11-ounce bass$372
Phoenix MLF BIG5 BonusErnie Freeman of Broad Run, 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.  

WINNING BAITS

ANGLERBAITCOLOR
BoaterStrike King KVD 2.5 Hard Knock Squarebill CrankbaitTennessee Shad
Strike King Co-AnglerZ-Man Evergreen Chatterbait Jack HammerGreen Pumpkin

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENTDATELOCATIONHOST
Northeast Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional ChampionshipOct. 14-16Potomac River, Marbury, Md.Charles County Board of Commissioners
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.