Florien’s Reynolds Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Toledo Bend Reservoir

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 Feb 8th, 2022 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Feb 8th, 2022 at 9:36 AM

Boater Tater Reynolds of Florien, Louisiana and Strike King co-angler Quincy Lafleur of Ville Platte, Louisiana.

Ville Platte’s Lafleur Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

ZWOLLE, La. (Feb. 7, 2022) – Boater Tater Reynolds of Florien, Louisiana, caught five bass Saturday weighing 27 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on Toledo Bend Reservoir. Reynolds earned $4,541 for his victory.

“I made a long 25-minute run to fish the south end and it was cold,” Reynolds said. “I caught my first fish in the first 30 minutes, but then things slowed down. At 10:30 a.m. I only had two fish. Thankfully I pulled out a 7-pounder later in the day.”

Reynolds said he caught his fish on an Alabama rig and was just trying to catch his limit but ended up culling out with a 3¾-pound fish. A 7-pounder at 2:50 p.m. finished his final weight, only giving him an additional 30 minutes to fish before beginning his long ride back to the weigh-in.

“I caught 25 fish throughout the day and probably 12 were keepers,” Reynolds said. “It was different. I was fishing under the boat and then throwing out.

“I was just fortunate and got the right bites at the right time,” Reynolds continued. “Usually, a good day for me here is 40 to 60 fish. I didn’t catch as many as I wanted, but they ended up being the right ones.”

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

1st: Tater Reynolds, Florien, La., five bass, 27-14, $4,541
2nd: Cody Pitt, Elmer, La., five bass, 26-12, $2,770 (includes $500 Phoenix MLF Bonus)
3rd: Joshua Moore, Grand Cane, La., five bass, 22-10, $1,514
4th: Anthony Templeton, Beckville, Texas, five bass, 21-1, $1,060
5th: Randy Kvapil, Crandall, Texas, five bass, 17-5, $908
6th: Jayce Garrison, Conroe, Texas, five bass, 16-13, $833
7th: Logan Sherrer, Karnack, Texas, five bass, 16-12, $757
8th: Michael Scalise, Port Allen, La., five bass, 16-2, $681
9th: Robert Lafitte, Many, La., five bass, 14-7, $605
10th: James Allen Pruitt, Houston, Texas, five bass, 14-4, $530

Complete results can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

Chance Burton of Brock, Texas, had a 7-pound, 12-ounce largemouth that was the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division and earned the day’s Berkley Big Bass Boater award of $660.

Quincy Lafleur of Ville Platte, Louisiana, won the Strike King Co-angler Division and $2,270 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 12 pounds, 2 ounces.

The top 10 Strike King co-anglers were:

1st: Quincy Lafleur, Ville Platte, La., five bass, 12-2, $2,270
2nd: Cody Canerday, Jennings, La, five bass, 12-0, $1,135
3rd: Steve Duncan, Amarillo, Texas, four bass, 11-10, $957
4th: Ryan Robinson, Bullard, Texas, five bass, 11-2, $530
5th: Charles Jones, Rogers, Ark., five bass, 10-12, $454
6th: Albert Ignacio, Dallas, Texas, four bass, 10-0, $416
7th: Jacob Smith, McKinney, Texas, two bass, 9-4, $378
8th: Michael Wall, Slaughter, La., four bass, 8-4, $341
9th: Donny Davis, Livingston, La., three bass, 8-3, $303
10th: Ron Wooten, Crosby, Texas, four bass, 7-10, $265

David Sherer of Elm Grove, Texas, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 6 pounds, 2 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Berkley Big Bass Co-angler award of $330.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Aug. 27-28 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Brookeland, Texas. Boaters will compete for a top award of $60,000, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard.

The 2022 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 Regional Championships 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 2022 All-American will be held June 2-4 at Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and is hosted by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and Visit Hot Springs.

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 MLF Toyota Series, the pathway to the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour.

Proud sponsors of the 2022 MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, AFTCO, A.R.E. Truck Caps, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, E3, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Gary Yamamoto Baits, General Tire, Lew’s, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Revital Outdoors, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Toyota, Wiley X, YETI and Yo-Zuri.

For complete details and updated tournament information, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular Bass Fishing League updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow MLF5’s social media outlets at Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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