JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Boater Joshua Short of Bean Station, Tennessee, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Cherokee Lake in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Short earned $13,376 for his victory at the event, including the lucrative $7,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 contingency award. The event was hosted by the Jefferson County Department of Tourism.
TOP 10 RESULTS
|1st||Joshua Short of Bean Station, Tenn.||5||17-2||$13,376|
|2nd||Hunter Sales of Blaine, Tenn.||5||13-13||$2,343|
|3rd||Tim Hoskins of Middlesboro, Ky.||5||13-9||$1,562|
|4th||Jerry Reagan of Byrdstown, Tenn.||5||12-14||$1,093|
|5th||Gregory McDavid of Blountville, Tenn.||5||12-8||$1,187|
|6th||Brant Grimm of Church Hill, Tenn.||5||12-6||$859|
|7th||Jake Morris of McKee, Ky.||5||12-4||$781|
|8th||Jesse Burnett of Norris, Tenn.||5||11-11||$703|
|9th||Dylan Wright of Murfreesboro, Tenn.||5||11-10||$625|
|10th||Scott Stults of Jamestown, Tenn.||4||11-8||$547|
|RANK||STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||Matthew Jones of Bean Station, Tenn.||4||8-4||$2,270|
|2nd||Kendall Parnell of Monticello, Ky.||4||7-15||$1,135|
|3rd||Jackie Hatfield of Sweetwater, Tenn.||4||7-10||$757|
|4th||Andrew Adams of London, Ky.||3||7-8||$530|
|5th||Shaun Sparks of Allardt, Tenn.||2||7-1||$454|
|6th||Dean Dalton of Keeling, Va.||3||6-13||$416|
|7th||Johnny Douglas of Liberty, Ky.||4||6-10||$378|
|8th||Keith Gunsauls of Dandridge, Tenn.||3||6-1||$341|
|9th||Todd Stopher of London, Ky.||2||5-14||$284|
|9th||Gilbert Jolley of Livingston, Tenn.||2||5-14||$284|
|Boater Big Bass||Joshua Short of Bean Station, Tenn.||6-pound, 4-ounce bass||$690|
|Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass||Sean Connors of Louisville, Ky.||4-pound, 2-ounce bass||$330|
|Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus||Joshua Short of Bean Station, Tenn.||Eligible Phoenix Boat*||$7,000|
* 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||Buzzbait Swimbait||N/A N/A|
|Strike King Co-Angler||Yamamoto Senko||N/A|
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|Mountain Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship||Oct. 7-9||Wheeler Lake, Decatur, Ala.||Decatur Morgan County Tourism|
|2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American||June 2-4, 2022||Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, Ark.||Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism & Visit Hot Springs|
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.