Siler City’s Blankenship Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Kerr Lake

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Leesburg’s Brown Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division
HENDERSON, N.C.  (May 4, 2021) – Boater James Blankenship of Siler City, North Carolina, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Kerr Lake in Henderson, North Carolina. Blankenship earned $5,488 for his victory at the event, hosted by the Vance County Tourism Development Authority.
TOP 10 RESULTS
RANKBOATER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stJames Blankenship of Siler City, N.C.519-9$5,488
2ndBilly Shelton, III of La Crosse, Va.518-2$3,824
3rdAaron Falwell of Forest, Va.516-8$1,829
4thWesley Cashwell of Roanoke Rapids, N.C.516-3$1,281
5thLarry Church of Keysville, Va.515-11$1,098
6thKevin Kane of Woodbridge, Va.515-10$1,006
7thAlden Patterson of Mebane, N.C.515-9$915
8thGreg Lahr of Fayetteville, N.C.515-3$823
9thWayne Burchett of Pulaski, Va.514-11$732
10thBrian Morgan of Mooresville, N.C.514-10$640
RANKSTRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stKenneth Brown of Leesburg, Va.518-1$2,744
2ndLenny Baird of Stafford, Va.514-1$2,012
3rdMatthew Waldron of Wake Forest, M.C.511-10$702
3rdChristopher Mills of Manassa, Va.511-10$702
3rdTimothy Kinder of Manassas, Va.411-10$952
6thJason Hinger of Tinberlake, N.C.511-7$503
7thTanner Glasglow of Newport News, Va.511-4$457
8thScott Howard of Bedford, Va.511-2$389
8thPhilip Ragland, Jr. of Fairfield, Va.511-2$389
10thAnthony Pulley of Chester, Va.510-14$320
CONTINGENCY AWARDS
AWARDNAMECONTINGENCYPAYOUT
Boater Big BassBilly Shelton, III of La Crosse, Va.6-pound, 7-ounce bass$880
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big BassLenny Baird of Stafford, Va.5-pound, 5-ounce bass$440
Phoenix MLF BIG5 BonusTyler Trent of Nathalie, Va.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
BoaterUnspecified JigN/A
Strike King Co-AnglerCarolina RigN/A
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
EVENTDATELOCATIONHOST
Piedmont Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional ChampionshipOct. 14-16Potomac River, Marbury, Md.Charles County Board of Commissioners
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.

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