Findlay’s Burton Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super-Tournament on Lake Erie

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 4 mins ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Sep 14th, 2021 at 7:31 PM

Findlay’s Burton Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super-Tournament on Lake Erie


Boater Wilson Burton of Findlay, Ohio and Strike-King co-angler Brian Short of Oxford, Ohio.

Oxford’s Short Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

SANDUSKY, Ohio (Sept. 13, 2021) – Boater Wilson Burton of Findlay, Ohio wins the two-day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super-Tournament Presented by T-H Marine at Lake Erie Presented by TINCUP Whiskey in Sandusky, Ohio. Burton earned $14,098 for his victory at the event.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Wilson Burton of Findlay, Ohio
10
31-12
$14,098

2nd
Jacob Jones of Milford, Ohio
10
30-0
$2,824

3rd
Jim Vitaro of Wooster, Ohio
10
27-15
$1,882

4th
Dave Fricke of Hamilton, Ohio
10
27-7
$1,318

5th
Gary Ginter of Bellefontaine, Ohio
10
26-6
$1,130

6th
Kevin Spears of New Boston, Ohio
10
26-5
$1,035

7th
Chris Martinkovic of Hamilton, Ohio
10
25-11
$941

8th
Brody Campbell of Oxford, Ohio
9
25-4
$847

9th
Kyle Wesienburger of Columbus Grove, Ohio
10
25-4
$753

10th
Josh Smith of Hamilton, Ohio
10
25-3
$659

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

1st
Brian Short of Oxford, Ohio
10
24-9
$2,824

2nd
James Ross of Akron, Ohio
10
24-7
$1,412

3rd
Jacob Crapyou of Portsmouth, Ohio
10
24-6
$940

4th
Chris McCusker of Beaver Falls, Pa.
10
23-15
$659

5th
Dave Spindler of Twinsburg, Ohio
10
23-8
$565

6th
Nathan Brown of West Mansfield, Ohio
10
22-15
$518

7th
Robert Fravel of Catawba Island, Ohio
7
20-13
$471

8th
Caleb Edgerton of Dayton, Ohio
9
20-10
$749

9th
Steve Sorrell of Beavercreek, Ohio
8
19-6
$377

10th
Kenny Smith of Austin, Ind.
9
18-12
$329

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
Mark Chevrier of Columbus, Ohio
5-pound bass
$750

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Matthew Hostetter of East Palestine, Ohio
5-pound bass
$375

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Wilson Burton of Findlay, 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
Strike King Red Eye Shad
Blue/Chrome

Strike King Co-Angler

Z-Man Original ChatterBait
Crankbait

Did Not Disclose

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
Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, Ark.
Arkansas Department 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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