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South Carolina’s Parker Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Lake Norman
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South Carolina’s Parker Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Lake Norman

Hickory’s Benfield Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division
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February 23, 2021 • MLF • Press Releases

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Boater John Parker of Gaffney, South Carolina, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Lake Norman in Mooresville, North Carolina. Parker won by a 1-ounce margin, earning $5,843 for his victory at the event, hosted by the Mooresville Convention and Visitors Bureau.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANKBOATER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stJohn Parker of Gaffney, S.C.514-5$5,843
2ndCraig Chambers of Charlotte, N.C.514-4$2,921
3rdEric Moser of Concord, N.C.513-8$1,948
4thChristopher Brown of Lexington, N.C.512-15$1,363
5thShane Lehew of Catawba, N.C.512-0$1,169
6thJohn Wiese of Charlotte, N.C.411-11$2,031
7thCurtis Dillon of Advance, N.C.511-0$974
8thBen Hudson of Lynchburg, Va.410-15$876
9thRon Farrow of Rock Hill, S.C.510-13$779
10thAaron Digh of Denver, N.C.510-12$682
RANKSTRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stMichael Benfield of Hickory, N.C.46-15$2,921
2ndErnest McIntyre of Fayetteville, N.C.46-14$1,461
3rdCharles Wood of Thomasville, N.C.36-11$973
4thDavid L. Deciucis of Chester, Va.36-10$682
5thDrew Lumpkin of Cameron, N.C.36-2$584
6thMike Shatley of North Wilkesboro, N.C.46-1$536
7thArtie Phillips of Monroe, N.C.25-14$727
8thGrant McPeters of Marion, N.C.35-11$438
9thWilliam Britt of Clarkton, N.C.25-5$390
10thScottie Elswick of Gordon, W.V.24-15$341

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARDNAMECONTINGENCYPAYOUT
Boater Berkley Big BassJohn Wiese of Charlotte, N.C.5-pound, 15-ounce bass$910
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big BassPatrick Brondos of Wilkesboro, N.C.4-pound bass$455
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big BassArtie Phillips of Monroe, N.C.4-pound bass$240
Phoenix MLF BIG5 BonusMatt Stark of Mooresville, N.C.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
BoaterJerkbaitDid Not Disclose
Strike King Co-AnglerShaky Head & Rapala Shad Rap CrankbaitDid Not Disclose

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENTDATELOCATIONHOST
North Carolina Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional ChampionshipOct. 14-16Lake Murray, Columbia, S.C.Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board
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.