Indiana’s Sisk Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Kentucky-Barkley Lakes Presented by TINCUP Whiskey
Mar 8th, 2021 by Keith Worrall
Modified Mar 8th, 2021 at 7:36 PM
Benton’s Washburn Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (March 8, 2021) – Boater Marty Sisk of Evansville, Indiana, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Kentucky and Barkley Lakes Presented by TINCUP Whiskey in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Sisk earned $5,541 for his victory at the event, which was hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau.
TOP 10 RESULTS
RANK BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN BASS WEIGHT AWARD
Marty Sisk of Evansville, Ind. 5, 22-9, $5,541
Michael Wasden of Paris, Tenn. 5, 18-7, $2,270
Sam Boss of Paducah, Ky. 5, 18-3, $1,514
Stephen Barga of Benton, Ky 5, 18-2, $1,060
David Seaton of Springville, Tenn. 5, 17-5, $870
Edward Gettys of Paris, Tenn. 5, 17-5, $2,030
Tyler Brown of Almo, Ky. 5, 16-9, $757
Steve Freeman of Eddyville, Ky. 5, 16-8, $643
Ben Nation of Gadsden, Ala. 5, 16-8, $643
Bill Nichols of Alma, Ill. 5, 15-13, $503
Justin Berger of Murray, Ky. 5, 15-13, $503
RANK STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN BASS WEIGHT AWARD
Barrett Washburn of Benton, Ky. 5, 15-4, $2,236
Douglas Salzman of Newburgh, Ind. 5, 15-0, $1,118
John Fillmore of Waynesville, Ohio 5, 14-12, $745
Taylor Genz of Indianmount, Tenn. 4, 14-5, $522
Kevin Hancock of Madisonville, Ky. 5, 14-2 $447
Jeff Akers of Benton, Ky. 5, 13-15, $410
Robert Burnette of Madisonville, Ky. 5, 13-12, $354
Alan Scott of Shelbyville, Ind. 5, 13-12, $354
Brad Thacher of Murray, Ky. 5, 13-10, $298
Niko Romero of Lake Wylie, S.C. 5, 12-15, $261
Full results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
AWARD NAME CONTINGENCY PAYOUT
Boater ,Berkley Big Bass Edward Gettys of Paris, Tenn. 7-pound bass $660
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass Barrett Washburn of Benton, Ky. 5-pound, 8-ounce bass $325
Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus Edward Gettys of Paris, Tenn. 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.
ANGLER, BAITS, COLOR
Boater – Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap N/A
Strike King Co-Angler – Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap – Spinnerbait N/A
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
EVENT, DATE, LOCATION, HOST
LBL Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Norfork Lake, 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 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.
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