GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – Boater Michael Wasden of Paris Tennessee, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Kentucky-Barkley Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Wasden earned $4,244 for his victory at the event, hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau.
TOP 10 RESULTS
|1st||Michael Wasden of Paris, Tenn.||5||22-13||$4,244|
|2nd||Marty Sisk of Evansville, Ind.||5||18-0||$2,722|
|3rd||Chad Sellars of Henderson, Ky.||5||17-15||$1,413|
|4th||Lance Freeman of Eddyville, Ky.||5||16-7||$1,490|
|5th||Stu Eversole of Middletown, Ohio||5||15-12||$849|
|6th||Terry Bolton of Benton, Ky.||5||15-11||$778|
|7th||Justin Berger of Murray, Ky.||4||15-8||$707|
|8th||Josh Malone of Alma, Ill.||5||15-2||$637|
|9th||David Young of Mayfield, Ky.||5||14-7||$566|
|10th||Dan Martin of Elmhurst, Ill.||5||13-11||$470|
|10th||Toby Corn of Paducah, Ky.||5||13-11||470|
|RANK||STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||Erik Knutson of Saint Croix Falls, Wisc.||5||17-13||$2,118|
|2nd||Chad Cartwright of Eddyville, Ky.||5||16-3||$1,059|
|3rd||Alan Scott of Shelbyville, Ind.||5||15-3||$706|
|4th||Barrett Washburn of Benton, Ky.||4||13-13||$494|
|5th||Ricky Boehringer of Troy, Ohio||5||12-15||$424|
|6th||Lonnie Swatzell of Eddyville, Ky.||4||12-12||$388|
|7th||Carl Oelker of Greenbrier, Tenn.||4||11-11||$353|
|8th||TJ Ferry of Hopkinsville, Ky.||5||11-10||$318|
|9th||EJ Gunter of Fairview, Tenn.||3||11-1||$282|
|10th||Joshua Smith of Benton, Ky.||5||10-15||$247|
|Boater Big Bass||Marty Sisk of Evansville, Ind.||6-pound, 11-ounce bass||$600|
|Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass||Jonathan Blattel of Cape Girardeau, Mo.||6-pound bass||$295|
|Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus||Lance Freeman of Eddyville, Ky.||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||Ignite Swimbait||Did Not Divulge|
|Strike King Co-Angler||Crankbait, Jig||Black/Blue|
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|LBL Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship||Oct. 7-9||Norfork Lake, Mountain Home, Ark.||Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce|
|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.