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Clermont’s Smith Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Harris Chain of Lakes

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 5 mins ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Feb 23rd, 2021 at 7:31 PM

Clermont’s Smith Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Harris Chain of Lakes

California’s Sharp Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

Leesburg, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2021) – Boater Corey Smith of Clermont, Florida, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Googan Baits in Leesburg, Florida. Smith earned $6,000 for his victory at the event, hosted by Visit Lake County, Florida.

TOP 10 RESULTS RANK BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN BASS WEIGHT AWARD

1st
Corey Smith of Clermont, Fla.
5
29-9
$6,000

2nd
Neil Nix of Okeechobee, Fla.
5
27-3
$3,000

3rd
Tyler Sheppard of Jacksonville, Fla.
5
23-4
$2,000

4th
Eric Panzironi of Longwood, Fla.
5
23-2
$1,400

5th
Robert Crosnoe of Inverness, Fla.
5
22-8
$1,200

6th
Michael King of Riverview, Fla.
4
22-7
$1,100

7th
Tim Frederick of Leesburg, Fla.
5
22-1
$1,000

8th
Casey Marsh of Dunnellon, Fla.
5
21-15
$900

9th
Jonathan Hoobler of Alachua, Fla.
5
19-7
$800

10th
Joel Willert of Prior Lake, Minn.
5
19-1
$900

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

1st
Brennon Sharp of Folsom, Calif.
5
21-6
$3,500

2nd
Joshua Dunn of Mulberry, Fla.
5
20-3
$1,500

3rd
Justin Brown of Frostproof, Fla.
5
18-4
$1,050

3rd
Luis Lindstedt of Melbourne, Fla.
5
18-4
$850

5th
Dawson Wiles of Fruit Cove, Fla.
4
16-2
$600

6th
John Brown of Deltona, Fla.
5
15-15
$550

7th
Kenneth Hunnicutt of Jacksonville, Fla.
5
14-11
$500

8th
Adam Giran of Wesley Chapel, Fla.
5
14-3
$450

9th
Sean Ripley of Lakeland, Fla.
5
13-13
$400

10th
Bill Richards of Davenport, Fla.
3
12-13
$350

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD NAME CONTINGENCY PAYOUT

Boater Berkley Big Bass
T.W. Garten of East Palatka, Fla.
10-pound, 7-ounce bass
$1,000

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Brennon Sharp of Folsom, Calif.
8-pound, 10-ounce bass
$500

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Matt Gee of Grand Island, Fla.
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
Jigs
N/A

Strike King Co-Angler
Jigs
N/A

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

Gator Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Oct. 21-23
St. Johns River, Palatka, Fla.
Visit Lake County, Florida

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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