Bean Station’s Jones Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

DANDRIDGE, Tenn.  (May 4, 2021) – Boater Gregory McDavid of Blountville, Tennessee, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Douglas Lake in Dandridge, Tennessee. McDavid earned $13,056 for his victory at the event, hosted by the Jefferson County Department of Tourism.

1stGregory McDavid of Blountville, Tenn.518-8$13,056
2ndJeremy Shuman of Louisville, Tenn.516-0$2,403
3rdJacob McCray of Big Stone Gap, Va.515-5$1,605
4thRocky Huff of Chilhowie, Va.514-11$1,121
5thCurtis Hoskins of LaFollette, Tenn.514-7$961
6thNick Hatfield of Greeneville, Tenn.514-4$881
7thMichael Anderson of Knoxville, Tenn.514-0$801
8thBryant Ailor of Knoxville, Tenn.513-11$721
9thPhilip Gordon of Middlesboro, Ky.513-9$641
10thHunter Price of Morristown, Tenn.513-8$561
1stMatthew Jones of Bean Station, Tenn.514-0$2,415
2ndJeff Short of Bean Station, Tenn.513-0$1,207
3rdDusty Kelley of Kingsport, Tenn.512-4$806
4thTravis Pridemore of White Pine, Tenn.511-13$523
4thMike Holtsclaw of Limestone, Tenn.511-13$523
6thLloyd Pickett, Jr. of Bartlett, Tenn.511-7$422
6thPop Catalin of Cookeville, Tenn.511-7$422
8thHarrison Heins of Knoxville, Tenn.510-8$362
9thBradley Stringfield of Oliver Springs, Tenn.510-4$322
10thKonnor Sweet of Abingdon, Va.510-3$282
Boater Big BassBrian Vicchio of Gray, Tenn.5-pound bass$725
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big BassMatthew Jones of Bean Station, Tenn.4-pound, 13-ounce bass$360
Phoenix MLF BIG5 BonusGregory McDavid of Blountville, 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
BoaterUnspecified Swim Bait/JigN/A
Strike King Co-AnglerNeko RigN/A
Volunteer 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.

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