Hot Springs’ Darby Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Lake Ouachita Presented by Abu Garciaan Baits
Mar 10th, 2021 by Keith Worrall
Modified Mar 10th, 2021 at 11:10 AM
Hot Springs’ Darby Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Lake Ouachita Presented by Abu Garcia
Hot Springs’ Bearden Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division
MOUNT IDA, Ark. (March 9, 2021) – Boater Chris Darby of Hot Springs, Arkansas, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Lake Ouachita Presented by Abu Garcia in Mount Ida, Arkansas. Darby earned $4,915 for his victory at the event.
TOP 10 RESULTS
RANK ,BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN BASS, WEIGHT, AWARD
Chris Darby of Hot Springs, Ark.
Jamey Black of Sheridan, Ark.
Jimmy Mize of Ben Lomond, Ark.
Dustin Huggins of Russellville, Ark.
James Stricklin, Jr. of Fort Smith, Ark.
Stephen Tyson of Camden, Ark.
Brian Bean of Hot Springs, Ark.
Bill Hughan of Little Rock, Ark.
Wayne Dixon of Morrilton, Ark.
John Clark of Pine Bluff, Ark.
RANK, STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN, BASS WEIGHT, AWARD
Grant Bearden of Hot Springs, Ark.
Steve Meredith of Jessieville, Ark.
Kevin Beatty of Rison, Ark.
Aaron Calvert of Russellville, Ark.
Todd Christen of Conway, Ark.
Melinda Hays of Hot Springs, Ark.
Reagan Brown of Hot Springs, Ark.
Bill Hockaday of Nashville, Ark.
Chuck Harney of Perryville, Ark.
Stephen Cagle of Ratcliff, Ark.
Boater Big Bass
Trent Owens of Amity, Ark.
6-pound, 12-ounce bass
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Brandon Guice of Conway, Ark.
6-pound, 5-ounce bass
Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Jamey Black of Sheridan, Ark.
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.
KC School’em Umbrella Rig
Did Not Divulge
Strike King Co-Angler
– carolina rig – Did Not Divulge
– Did Not Divulge
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
Arkie Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Lake Norfork, Mountain Home, Ark.
Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce
Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American
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 s 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.