Independence’s McDaniel Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Ohio River-Tanners Creek

Category: Bass Tournament

 11 mins ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Aug 16th, 2021 at 8:35 PM

Independence’s McDaniel Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Ohio River-Tanners Creek


Fairfield’s Schmitz Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (Aug. 16, 2021) – Boater Lucas McDaniel of Independence, Kentucky wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Ohio River-Tanners Creek Presented by TINCUP Whiskey in Lawrenceburg, Ind. McDaniel earned $4,472 for his victory at the event on Sunday.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Lucas McDaniel of Independence, Ky.
5
9-6
$4,472

2nd
Chris Abbatiello of Independence, Ky.
5
8-13
$2,236

3rd
Jody Gardner of Tippecanoe, Ohio
5
8-6
$1,492

4th
Tony Collins of Dayton, Ohio
5
8-5
$1,543

5th
Clyde McNaron of Trenton, Ohio
5
7-9
$894

6th
Larry Davis, Jr. of Xenia, Ohio
5
7-4
$820

7th
Mike Quinlin of Mooresville, Ind.
5
7-2
$1,245

8th
Chris Wilkinson of Farmersburg, Ind.
5
7-0
$633

8th
Gary Ginter of Bellafontaine, Ohio
5
7-0
$633

10th
Jake Poffenberger of Brookville, Ohio
5
6-9
$522

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

1st
Daniel Schmitz, IV of Fairfield, Ohio
5
9-0
$2,236

2nd
Aaron Stahley of Batavia, Ohio
5
7-9
$1,443

3rd
Randy Williams of New Richmond, Ohio
5
5-7
$745

4th
Jonah Moro of Steubenville, Ohio
5
5-1
$522

5th
Thomas Scaggs of Jackson, Ohio
5
4-4
$447

6th
James Wilcox of Proctorville, Ohio
5
4-2
$660

7th
Billy French of Hamilton, Ohio
5
4-0
$573

8th
James Ross of Akron, Ohio
5
3-15
$335

9th
Bill Meyers of Urbana, Ohio
5
3-9
$298

10th
Don Ward of Loveland, Ohio
5
3-8
$261

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
John Viox of Hebron, Ky.
3-pound, 15-ounce bass
$650

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Aaron Stahley of Batavia, Ohio
3-pound, 4-ounce bass
$325

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Tony Collins of Dayton, Ohio
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
BAIT
COLOR

Boater
Unspecified Flippin’ Tube
Did Not Divulge

Strike King Co-Angler

Buzzbait
Rebel Pop-R Topwater Popper

 

Black
Did Not Divulge

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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