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Caledonia’s Watkins Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League at Columbus Pool

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 2 weeks ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Apr 2nd, 2021 at 9:52 AM

Bobby Speake Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

COLUMBUS, Miss. (March 30, 2021) – Boater David R. Watkins of Caledonia, Mississippi, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Columbus Pool in Columbus, Mississippi. Watkins earned $4,394 for his victory at the event, hosted by the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

TOP 10 RESULTS
RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
David R. Watkins of Caledonia, Miss.
5
17-2
$4,394

2nd
Jeffery Davis of Steens, Miss.
5
15-0
$1,940

3rd
Tim McDaniel of Grenada, Miss.
5
13-7
$1,293

4th
Gene Brown of West Point, Miss.
5
12-11
$905

5th
Jamie Long of Okolona, Miss.
5
12-4
$776

6th
Mitch Crane of Columbus, Miss.
5
11-14
$711

7th
Denny Patterson of Horn Lake, Miss.
5
11-10
$647

8th
Wayne Parish of Aberdeen, Miss.
5
11-8
$582

9th
Jim Pierce of Medon, Tenn.
5
11-5
$485

9th
Timmy Ming of Louisville, Miss.
5
11-5
$485

RANK
STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Bobby Speake of Terry, Miss.
5
14-6
$1,940

2nd
Ramey Harrell of Lena, Miss.
5
13-11
$1,227

3rd
Mitchell Bond of Collins, Miss.
5
10-13
$646

4th
Curtis Ray of Yazoo City, Miss.
5
9-9
$453

5th
Jacob Denton of Muscle Shoals, Ala.
3
9-6
$388

6th
Ray Gleason of Aberdeen, Miss.
4
8-13
$356

7th
Clark Bain of Carrollton, Ala.
4
8-6
$323

8th
Lance Jackson of Starkville, Miss.
4
6-15
$291

9th
Ryan Lecompte of Picayune, Miss.
3
6-9
$259

10th
Joe Lipsey of Southaven, Miss.
3
6-4
$215

10th
Jerry Smith of Byhalia, Miss.
3
6-4
$215

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
David R. Watkins of Caledonia, Miss.
6-pound, 1-ounce bass
$515

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Ramey Harrell of Lena, Miss.
5-pound, 1-ounce bass
$257

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
John Anderson of Baysprings, Miss.
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

ANGLER
BAIT
COLOR

Boater
Generic Spinnerbait
Did Not Divulge

Strike King Co-Angler
War Eagle Spinnerbait
Did Not Divulge

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

Mississippi Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Oct. 21-23
Lake Ouachita, Mt. Ida, Ark.
Visit Hot Springs

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.

About MLF BIG5
MLF BIG5 is part of MLF, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. It provides anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits featuring a five-biggest-fish format. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with offices in Benton, Kentucky, MLF and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe.

MLF tournaments are broadcast on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, MyOutdoorTV, Discovery and CBS Sports while MLF Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros to the world’s most avid bass anglers.

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