Jacksboro’s Roberts Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

DAYTON, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2021) – Boater Tim Smiley of White Pine, Tennessee, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee. Smiley earned $7,441 for his victory at the event, hosted by Fish Dayton and the Rhea Economic and Tourism Council.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANKBOATER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stTim Smiley of White Pine, Tenn.525-5$7,441
2ndJustin Botts of Bluff City, Tenn.522-10$2,775
3rdChris Dodson of Spring City, Tenn.522-8$1,846
4thTim Saylor of Johnson City, Tenn.420-4$1,295
5thChad Ball of Damascus, Va.520-0$1,310
6thMickey Beck of Lebanon, Tenn.519-6$1,018
7thJerry Shepard of Lebanon, Va.516-10$925
8thWayne Norman of Jacksboro, Tenn.416-6$833
9thBlake Gideon of Cleveland, Tenn.316-1$740
10thSeth Davis of Harrison, Tenn.515-10
$1,148

 

RANKSTRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stSeth Roberts of Jacksboro, Tenn.524-12$2,775
2ndAndy McNeel of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.413-6$1,388
3rdCody Moore of Ooltewah, Tenn.412-4$924
4thCurtis Crooke of Washburn, Tenn.212-1$848
5thGeorge E. Stoeppel of Spring City, Tenn.311-6$555
6thTim Godsey of Chickamauga, Ga.411-0$509
7thRaymond Hanlon of Chattanooga, Tenn.510-10$463
8thLynn Spears of Athens, Tenn.49-8$416
9thJordan Loveless of Indianapolis, Ind.59-5$370
10thCameron Crider of Dwale, Ky.39-1
$324
CONTINGENCY AWARDS
AWARDNAMECONTINGENCYPAYOUT
Boater Berkley Big BassTim Smiley of White Pine, Tenn.10-pound, 6-ounce bass$890
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big BassJustyn Potter of McRoberts, Ky.8-pound, 14-ounce bass$455
Phoenix MLF BIG5 BonusSeth Davis of Harrison, Tenn.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
BoaterBOOYAH Hard Knocker lipless crankbaitNot Specified
Strike King Co-AnglerQueen Tackle 1/2-ounce tungsten jigNot Specified
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
EVENTDATELOCATIONHOST
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.

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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