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Monrovia’s Mathias Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League at Chesapeake Bay

Category: Bass Tournament

 1 hour ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Apr 20th, 2021 at 9:58 AM

Warfordsburg’s Mellott Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

NORTH EAST, Md. (April 19, 2021) – Boater Jeremy Mathias of Monrovia, Maryland, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Chesapeake Bay in North East, Maryland. Mathias earned $4,938 for his victory at the event.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Jeremy Mathias of Monrovia, Md.
5
20-3
$4,938

2nd
Joe A. Zombek, II of Scranton, Pa.
5
19-12
$3,214

3rd
Trent Cole of Sewell, N.J.
5
19-8
$1,646

4th
Michael Duarte of Baltimore, Md.
5
18-0
$1,152

5th
Adam Janerella of Jersey Shore, Pa.
5
17-13
$1,488

6th
Joe Booker of Elkton, Md.
5
17-5
$905

7th
Ernie Freeman of Broad Run, Va.
5
15-11
$1,323

8th
Randy Caruso of Liberty, N.Y.
5
15-8
$741

9th
Joe Morgan of Newfield, N.J.
5
14-11
$617

9th
Teimuraz (Tom) Balachvili of Scarsdale, N.Y.
5
14-11
$617

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

1st
Jeff Mellott of Warfordsburg, Pa.
5
17-5
$2,469

2nd
Tom Rufenacht of Bel Air, Md.
4
16-10
$1,235

3rd
David Paszkiewicz of Kearny, N.J.
5
16-4
$823

4th
Roberto Laboy of Geigertown, Pa.
5
15-11
$576

5th
Tim Nichols of Pittsgrove, N.J.
5
13-3
$494

6th
Jacob Zimmerman of Warrenton, Va.
4
12-3
$453

7th
Brandon Humbertson of Walkersville, Md.
4
11-13
$412

8th
Chris Slater of Dorchester, Mass.
3
11-9
$370

9th
Ryan Fronina of Mohrsville, Pa.
3
9-7
$329

10th
Jerome Louie of Bear, Del.
3
9-5
$288

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
Joe A. Zombek, II, Scranton, Pa.
6-pound, 11-ounce bass
$745

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
John Redmond, North Potomac, Md.
5-pound, 11-ounce bass
$372

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Ernie Freeman of Broad Run, Va.
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
Strike King KVD 2.5 Hard Knock Squarebill Crankbait
Tennessee Shad

Strike King Co-Angler
Z-Man Evergreen Chatterbait Jack Hammer
Green Pumpkin

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

Northeast Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Oct. 14-16
Potomac River, Marbury, Md.
Charles County Board of Commissioners

Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American
June 3-5
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.

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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