HENDERSON, N.C. – Boater Ryan McCarthy of Warrenton, Virginia, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Kerr Lake in Henderson, North Carolina. McCarthy earned $6,894 for his victory at the event, hosted by the Vance County Tourism Development Authority.
TOP 10 RESULTS
|1st||Ryan McCarthy of Warrenton, Va.||5||17-5||$6,894|
|2nd||Marty Warren of Elon, N.C.||5||17-0||$1,940|
|3rd||Jeff Gafford of Pamplin, Va.||5||15-6||$1,293|
|4th||Carlton Owens of Franklin, Va.||5||14-12||$905|
|5th||Travis Lugar of McGaheysville, Va.||5||13-12||$776|
|6th||Brandon Cox of Ruther Glen, Va.||5||13-10||$711|
|7th||Paul Smith of Victoria, Va.||5||13-9||$647|
|8th||Tim Kowalewski of Bumpass, Va.||5||13-8||$1,032|
|9th||Ben Reynolds of Callands, Va.||5||13-7||$517|
|10th||Tyler Trent of Nathalie, Va.||5||13-3||$453|
|RANK||STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||Tyrone Adams, Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va.||5||11-4||$1,940|
|2nd||David Williams of Fredericksburg, Va.||5||10-12||$1,095|
|3rd||Carl Whipple of Manassas, Va.||4||10-2||$646|
|4th||William Lisenby of Centreville, Va.||5||9-13||$453|
|5th||Nelson class of Woodbridge, Va.||4||9-12||$388|
|6th||Gerrit Vanvoorhees of Lenexa, Va.||5||9-10||$356|
|7th||Ricky Grant of Callands, Va.||5||9-3||$291|
|7th||Tyler Folts of Ashburn, Va.||5||9-3||$291|
|7th||Steven Jacobs of Sanford, N.C.||5||9-3||$291|
|10th||Justin Faison of South Prince George, Va.||5||8-13||$226|
|Boater Big Bass||Ryan McCarthy of Warrenton, Va.||4-pound, 15-ounce bass||$515|
|Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass||Robert Reid of Clinton, Md.||4-pound bass||$257|
|Phoenix MLF5 Bonus||Ryan McCarthy of Warrenton, Va.||Eligible Phoenix Boat*||$2,500|
* 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.
|Boater||Missile Jig||Did Not Divulge|
|Strike King Co-Angler||Generic Spinnerbait||Did Not Divulge|
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|Shenandoah Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship||Oct. 14-16||Lake Murray, Columbia, S.C.||Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board|
|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.