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Murfreesboro’s Melton Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by Googan Baits on Center Hill Lake
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Murfreesboro’s Melton Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by Googan Baits on Center Hill Lake

Kentucky’s Parnell Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division
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May 18, 2021 • MLF • Press Releases

SPARTA, Tenn. – Boater Jay Melton of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Center Hill Lake Presented by Googan Baits in Sparta, Tennessee, Sunday. Melton earned $4,350 for his victory at the event.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANKBOATER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stJay Melton of Murfreesboro, Tenn.513-13$4,350
2ndBeau Grissim of Lebanon, Tenn.513-9$2,175
3rdTerry Steele of Sparta, Tenn.513-6$1,451
4thBrandon Edel of Hendersonville, Tenn.513-5$1,015
5thAdam Wagner of Cookeville, Tenn.513-0$1,334
5thTony Eckler of Lebanon, Tenn.513-0$834
7thHunter Bouldin of McMinnville, Tenn.512-15$725
8thJohn Hopkins of Hendersonville, Tenn.512-13$653
9thJacob Daily of Rossville, Ga.512-12$580
10thJeremy Nash of Cookeville, Tenn.512-8$508
RANKSTRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stKendall Parnell of Monticello, Ky.59-14$2,064
2ndBobby Harris of McEwen, Tenn.49-10$1,032
3rdMark Gilbert of Murfreesboro, Tenn.49-6$813
4thJames Roye of Altamont, Tenn.49-1$447
4thJosh Underhill of Watertown, Tenn.49-1$447
6thJake Cross of Byrdstown, Tenn.48-12$378
7thPop Catalin of Cookeville, Tenn.47-11$344
8thRicky England of Sparta, Tenn.57-10$310
9thGarrett Davis of Manchester, Tenn.37-5$275
10thWayne Crouch of Jamestown, Tenn.46-7$229
10thTravis Akers of Morehead, Ky.36-7$229

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARDNAMECONTINGENCYPAYOUT
Boater Big BassJohn Wells of Nashville, Tenn.4-pound, 5-ounce bass$615
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big BassRichard Hawkes of Murfreesboro, Tenn.4-pound, 3-ounce bass$287
Phoenix MLF5 BonusAdam Wagner of Cookeville, Tenn.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 MLF5 Bonus contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.

WINNING BAITS

ANGLERBAITCOLOR
BoaterStrike King Rage BugN/A
Strike King Co-AnglerStrike King KVD Perfect Plastic Game HawgN/A

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENTDATELOCATIONHOST
Music City Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional ChampionshipOct. 7-9Wheeler Lake, Decatur, Ala.Decatur Morgan County Tourism
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.