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Dayton’s Collins Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Grand Lake-St. Mary’s Presented by TINCUP

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 45 mins ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Jun 28th, 2021 at 1:07 PM

Okeana’s Jones and Continental’s Weisenburger Tie Atop Strike King Co-Angler Division

CELINA, Ohio (June 28, 2021) – Boater Tony Collins of Dayton, Ohio, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Grand Lake-St. Mary’s Presented by TINCUP Whiskey in Celina, Ohio. Collins earned $12,271 for his victory at the event, including the lucrative $7,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 contingency bonus.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Tony Collins of Dayton, Ohio
5
10-9
$12,271

2nd
Josh Smith of Hamilton, Ohio
5
8-10
$2,336

3rd
Jeremie Barker of Trenton, Ohio
4
8-7
$1,424

4th
Chris Martinkovic of Hamilton, Ohio
5
8-4
$1,497

5th
Gary Ginter of Bellefontaine, Ohio
5
7-14
$854

6th
Jake Poffenberger of Brookville, Ohio
5
7-11
$747

6th
Matt Cash of Fairfield, Ohio
5
7-11
$747

8th
Dick Shaffer of Rockford, Ohio
5
7-10
$641

9th
Zach Graham of Westerville, Ohio
4
7-8
$569

10th
Michael Nesbitt of St. Paris, Ohio
3
7-3
$498

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

1st
Brent Jones of Okeana, Ohio
5
6-9
$1,802

1st
Ron Weisenburger of Continental, Ohio
3
6-9
$1,802

3rd
Randy Bramos of Winchester, Ohio
3
6-6
$712

4th
Ryan Rich of Eaton, Ohio
5
5-11
$498

5th
Brent Wilkens of Hamilton, Ohio
3
5-2
$427

6th
Ed Mook of McDonald, Ohio
2
4-15
$392

7th
Jacob Crapyou of Portsmouth, Ohio
3
4-14
$358

8th
Rob Webber of Elyria, Ohio
2
4-4
$302

8th
Dan Goforth of Monroe, Ohio
3
4-4
$302

10th
Karl Schreiber of Georgetown, Ky.
3
3-14
$226

10th
Jeff Moorman of Liberty Township, Ohio
2
3-14
$226

10th
Greg Scythes of Marysville, Ohio
3
3-14
$226

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Berkley Big Bass
Jim Vitaro of Wooster, Ohio
3-pound, 14-ounce bass
$595

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Carrie Strauser of Belle Center, Ohio
3-pound, 6-ounce bass
$297

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Tony Collins of Dayton, Ohio
Eligible Phoenix Boat*
$7,000

* 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
Spinnerbait
N/A

Strike King Co-Angler
8-in Worm (Weisenburger)
Yamamoto Senko (Jones)
N/A
N/A

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

Buckeye Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Oct. 14-16
Potomac River, Marbury, Md.
Charles County Board of Commissioners

2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American
June 2-4, 2022
Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, Ark.
Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism & Visit Hot Springs

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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