Covington’s Manson Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Indian Lake

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Covington’s Manson Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Indian Lake

Co-angler Victory Goes to Findlay’s Lane

LAKEVIEW, Ohio. (Sept. 28, 2020) Boater Scott Manson of Covington, Ohio, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 10 pounds, 15 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Buckeye Division Tournament at Indian Lake. For his victory, Manson earned $3,804.

The tournament was the fifth and final events in the 2020 Buckeye Division presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps. According to post-tournament reports, Manson caught his fish on three baits – a buzzbait, a NetBait Paca Craw and a Spro Frog.

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament as follows:

1st: Scott Manson of Covington, Ohio, five bass, 10-15, $3,804

2nd: Hunter Colwell of Zanesfield, Ohio, five bass, 9-7, $2,402

3rd: Bob Logan of Waynesfield, Ohio, five bass, 9-5, $1,267

4th: Charles Willis of Dayton, Ohio, four bass, 8-15, $888

5th: Craig Burwell of North Baltimore, Ohio, five bass, 8-7, $761

6th: Gary Ginter of Bellefontaine, Ohio, five bass, 8-5, $697

7th: Jeremie Barker of Trenton, Ohio, four bass, 7-13, $1,139

8th: Donald Sibley of Strasburg, Ohio, five bass, 7-12, $571

9th: Pete Justice of Sharonville, Ohio, five bass, 7-8, $507

10th: Roger Hahn of Fairfield, Ohio, five bass, 7-6, $444

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Barker earned the day’s $505 Boater Big Bass award with a 3-pound, 13-ounce bass.

Colwell took home an extra $500 as the highest finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member. 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 FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.

John Lane of Findlay, Ohio, earned the win in the Co-angler Division Saturday after catching a total of five bass weighing 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Lane earned $1,897 for his victory.

The top 10 co-anglers finished as follows:

1st: John Lane of Findlay, Ohio, five bass, 8-12, $1,897

2nd: Jeff Moorman of Liberty Township, Ohio, three bass, 5-11, $949

3rd: Billy French of Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 4-13, $833

4th: Chris McCusker of Beaver Falls, Pa., three bass, 4-11, $443

5th: Jefferey Shields of Covington, Ohio, three bass, 4-7, $379

6th: Mark Henderson of Martinsville, Ohio, three bass, 4-2, $348

7th: Bill Meyers of Urbana, Ohio, three bass, 4-1, $284

7th: Derrick Sadlowski of Steubenville, Ohio, two bass, 4-1, $284

7th: Logan Kaplon of Creekside, Pa., one bass, 4-1, $531

10th: J.R. Selke of Waynesville, Ohio, three bass, 3-10, $221

Kaplon earned the event’s Co-angler Big Bass Award of $247 with a fish weighing in at 4 pounds, 1 ounce.

Now the top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Buckeye Division presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will advance to the Oct. 16-18 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Lake Cherokee in Jefferson City, Tennessee hosted by Jefferson County Department of Tourism. 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 co-anglers will fish for a new 18-foot Phoenix bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard.

The 2020 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 co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments where they are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American will be held Nov. 11-13 at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina and is hosted by Visit Anderson. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers plus tournament winners from each Phoenix Bass Fishing League division earn priority entry into the FLW Series, the pathway to the FLW Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour, where top pros compete with no entry fees.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on FLW’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW 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.

FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. Acquired by Major League Fishing in late 2019, FLW is expanding its programming in 2020 to the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel as well as on-demand at MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).

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