Dayton’s Collins Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Grand Lake-St. Mary’s Presented by TINCUP
Jun 28th, 2021 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
Tony Collins of Dayton, Ohio
Josh Smith of Hamilton, Ohio
Jeremie Barker of Trenton, Ohio
Chris Martinkovic of Hamilton, Ohio
Gary Ginter of Bellefontaine, Ohio
Jake Poffenberger of Brookville, Ohio
Matt Cash of Fairfield, Ohio
Dick Shaffer of Rockford, Ohio
Zach Graham of Westerville, Ohio
Michael Nesbitt of St. Paris, Ohio
STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN
Brent Jones of Okeana, Ohio
Ron Weisenburger of Continental, Ohio
Randy Bramos of Winchester, Ohio
Ryan Rich of Eaton, Ohio
Brent Wilkens of Hamilton, Ohio
Ed Mook of McDonald, Ohio
Jacob Crapyou of Portsmouth, Ohio
Rob Webber of Elyria, Ohio
Dan Goforth of Monroe, Ohio
Karl Schreiber of Georgetown, Ky.
Jeff Moorman of Liberty Township, Ohio
Greg Scythes of Marysville, Ohio
Boater Berkley Big Bass
Jim Vitaro of Wooster, Ohio
3-pound, 14-ounce bass
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Carrie Strauser of Belle Center, Ohio
3-pound, 6-ounce bass
Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Tony Collins of Dayton, Ohio
Eligible Phoenix Boat*
* 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.
Strike King Co-Angler
8-in Worm (Weisenburger)
Yamamoto Senko (Jones)
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
Buckeye Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
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.