GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – Boater Michael Wasden of Paris, Tennessee, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes Presented by TINCUP in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Wasden earned $4,559 for his victory at the event, which was hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau.
TOP 10 RESULTS
|1st||Michael Wasden of Paris, Tenn.||5||19-15||$4,559|
|2nd||Brian Futch of Herrin, Ill.||5||19-2||$2,505|
|2nd||Edward Gettys of Paris, Tenn.||5||16-10||$1,336|
|4th||Bill Schroeder III of Benton, Ky.||5||14-1||$935|
|5th||Scott Patton of Dayton, Tenn.||5||13-9||$802|
|6th||Dan Shoraga of West Frankfort, Ill.||5||13-0||$735|
|7th||Lance Freeman of Eddyville, Ky.||5||12-9||$668|
|8th||Tyler Brown of Almo, Ky.||5||12-7||$601|
|9th||Larry Bailey of Paducah, Ky.||5||12-4||$985|
|10th||Daniel Langton of Evansville, Ind.||5||12-1||$468|
|RANK||STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||Jack Thompson of Benton, Ky.||5||13-9||$1,944|
|2nd||Dalton Wilson of Bowling Green, Ky.||5||11-9||$972|
|3rd||John Dunn of Paducah, Ky.||5||10-0||$649|
|4th||Alan Brasher of Decaturville, Tenn.||2||8-15||$716|
|5th||Chuck Ledbetter of Fort Campbell, Ky.||4||7-15||$389|
|6th||Dennis Taylor of Murray, Ky.||4||7-8||$340|
|6th||John Sturdivant of Obion, Tenn.||3||7-8||$340|
|8th||Thad Jones of Madisonville, Ky.||4||7-5||$292|
|9th||Bryce Newsome of Clarksville, Tenn.||4||6-15||$259|
|10th||Benton Peoples of Bardstown, Ky.||4||6-10||$227|
|Boater Big Bass||Michael Wasden of Paris, Tenn.||5-pound, 12-ounce bass||$550|
|Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass||Alan Brasher of Decaturville, Tenn.||5-pound, 3-ounce bass||$262|
|Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus||Brian Futch of Herrin, Ill.||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.
|Strike King Co-Angler||Strike King Jig||Black and 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|
|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.