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Elloree’s Howard Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Santee Cooper Presented by Googan Baits

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 2 weeks ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Mar 31st, 2021 at 11:19 AM

Strike King Co-Angler Division Win Goes to Chapin’s Starnes

SUMMERTON, S.C. (March 30, 2021) – Boater Chuck Howard of Elloree, South Carolina, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Santee Cooper Presented by Googan Baits in Summerton, South Carolina. Howard earned $4,686 for his victory at the event.

TOP 10 RESULTS
RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Chuck Howard of Elloree, S.C.
5
26-15
$4,686

2nd
Todd Smith of Bonneau, S.C.
5
26-14
$2,343

3rd
Casey Warren of Longs, S.C.
5
26-5
$1,562

4th
Daniel Howell of Prosperity, S.C.
5
24-13
$1,093

5th
Spencer McNeill of Ladson, S.C.
5
24-11
$937

6th
Chris Jones of Conway, S.C.
5
24-2
$859

7th
Bryce Matthews of Olanta, S.C.
5
24-1
$781

8th
Chris Epting of Chapin, S.C.
5
24-0
$1,203

9th
Cecil Wolfe of Summerton, S.C.
5
23-13
$625

10th
Ken Ellis of Bowman, S.C.
5
23-7
$547

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

1st
Andrew Starnes of Chapin, S.C.
5
20-7
$2,343

2nd
Keith Thomasson of Abbeville, S.C.
5
18-8
$1,172

3rd
Wayne Frierson of Manning, S.C.
4
14-15
$781

4th
Samuel Jones of Raleigh, N.C.
5
14-5
$547

5th
Terry Coleman of Sumter, S.C.
5
14-2
$469

6th
Mike Sather of Beech Island, S.C.
3
13-7
$430

7th
Brian Bultman of Aiken, S.C.
5
13-1
$371

7th
Jeff Bissen of Lake Irmo, S.C.
5
13-1
$371

9th
Brennan Gunther of Mount Pleasant, S.C.
3
13-0
$312

10th
Robert Derrick Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.
2
12-12
$259

10th
Beau Wilder of Charlotte, N.C.
3
12-12
$259

Full results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Berkley Big Bass
Jason Morse of Sumter, S.C.
9-pound, 10-ounce bass
$690

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Randy Brown of Lugoff, S.C.
7-pound, 11-ounce bass
$345

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Chris Epting of Chapin, S.C.
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
BAITS
COLOR

Boater
Yamamoto Senko
– Green Pumpkin

Strike King Co-Angler
– Wacky-rig
N/A

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

South Carolina Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Oct. 21-23
St. Jons River, Palatka, Fla.
Putnam County Tourist Development Council

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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