Grant’s Glasgow Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Guntersville

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 Jun 23rd, 2020 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Jun 23rd, 2020 at 11:37 AM

Grant’s Glasgow Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake Guntersville

Gurley’s O’Barr Wins Co-angler Division

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (June 23, 2020) – Boater Michael Glasgow of Grant, Alabama, brought a three-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 4 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, Alabama. Glasgow earned a total of $6,261 for his victory.

“Every bite I had was on a jig,” said Glasgow, who earned his first career victory in FLW competition. “It was a brown, 3/4-ounce Strike King Football Head jig. I was sitting in about 30-feet of water, but most of my fish were coming in 12 to 15 (feet of water).

“There wasn’t a lot of current, so I was mainly just fishing hard spots,” Glasgow continued. “I started downriver, then bounced around between Goose Pond and Seibold (Creek). I culled four or five times and caught my last fish around 2:15.”

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament as follows:

1st: Michael Glasgow of Grant, Ala., three bass, 16-4, $6,261

2nd: Ethan Hunter of Harrison, Tenn., three bass, 16-0, $2,631

3rd: A.J. Barnes of Harrison, Tenn., three bass, 14-6, $2,573

4th: Cal Lane of Guntersville, Tenn., three bass, 13-9, $1,228

5th: Lee Black of Danville, Tenn., three bass, 13-8, $1,052

6th: Marshall Deakins of Dunlap, Tenn., three bass, 13-7, $965

7th: Rick Murphy of Chickamauga, Ga., three bass, 12-13, $877

8th: John Bailey of Resaca, Ga., three bass, 12-9, $789

9th: Wayne Christopher of Huntsville, Ala., three bass, 12-7, $657

9th: Lake Blasingame of Killen, Ala., three bass, 12-7, $857

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Barnes brought a 7-pound, 7-ounce bass to the scale to win the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $820.

Greg Lamb of Birchwood, Tennessee, took home an extra $500 as the highest finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member. 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 FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.

Hayden O’Barr of Gurley, Alabama, won the Co-angler Division and $3,021 Saturday after catching three bass weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers finished as follows:

1st: Hayden O’Barr of Gurley, Ala., three bass, 15-8, $3,021

2nd: Dennis McGouirk of Carrollton, Ga., three bass, 13-13, $1,307

3rd: Tyler Turner of Harrison, Tenn., three bass, 11-9, $872

4th: Mason Smith of Decatur, Ala., three bass, 11-1, $610

5th: Neil Crider of Dalton, Ga., three bass, 10-15, $523

6th: Benjamin Fouts of Morehead, Ky., three bass, 10-4, $479

7th: Doug Garrett of Cookeville, Tenn., three bass, 9-12, $414

7th: Kyle Schuchard of Mulga, Ala., three bass, 9-12, $414

9th: Wayne Kilgore of Attalla, Ala., three bass, 9-11, $327

9th: Billy Johnson of Nashville, Tenn., three bass, 9-11, $327

O’Barr also caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 8 pounds, 2 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award and added $407 to his winnings.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Choo Choo Division based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 16-18 Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Lake Cherokee in Jefferson City, Tennessee, hosted by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. 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 co-anglers will fish for a new 18-foot Phoenix bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard.

The 2020 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 co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments 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 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American will be held April 30 through May 2 at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina and is hosted by Visit Anderson. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers plus tournament winners from each Phoenix Bass Fishing League division earn priority entry into the FLW Series, the pathway to the FLW Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour, where top pros compete with no entry fees.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on FLW’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW 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.

FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. Acquired by Major League Fishing in late 2019, FLW is expanding its programming in 2020 to the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel as well as on-demand at MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).

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