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Murfreesboro’s Melton Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by Googan Baits on Center Hill Lake

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 26 mins ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified May 19th, 2021 at 9:36 AM

Kentucky’s Parnell Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

SPARTA, Tenn. (May 18, 2021) – Boater Jay Melton of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Center Hill Lake Presented by Googan Baits in Sparta, Tennessee, Sunday. Melton earned $4,350 for his victory at the event.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Jay Melton of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
5
13-13
$4,350

2nd
Beau Grissim of Lebanon, Tenn.
5
13-9
$2,175

3rd
Terry Steele of Sparta, Tenn.
5
13-6
$1,451

4th
Brandon Edel of Hendersonville, Tenn.
5
13-5
$1,015

5th
Adam Wagner of Cookeville, Tenn.
5
13-0
$1,334

5th
Tony Eckler of Lebanon, Tenn.
5
13-0
$834

7th
Hunter Bouldin of McMinnville, Tenn.
5
12-15
$725

8th
John Hopkins of Hendersonville, Tenn.
5
12-13
$653

9th
Jacob Daily of Rossville, Ga.
5
12-12
$580

10th
Jeremy Nash of Cookeville, Tenn.
5
12-8
$508

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

1st
Kendall Parnell of Monticello, Ky.
5
9-14
$2,064

2nd
Bobby Harris of McEwen, Tenn.
4
9-10
$1,032

3rd
Mark Gilbert of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
4
9-6
$813

4th
James Roye of Altamont, Tenn.
4
9-1
$447

4th
Josh Underhill of Watertown, Tenn.
4
9-1
$447

6th
Jake Cross of Byrdstown, Tenn.
4
8-12
$378

7th
Pop Catalin of Cookeville, Tenn.
4
7-11
$344

8th
Ricky England of Sparta, Tenn.
5
7-10
$310

9th
Garrett Davis of Manchester, Tenn.
3
7-5
$275

10th
Wayne Crouch of Jamestown, Tenn.
4
6-7
$229

10th
Travis Akers of Morehead, Ky.
3
6-7
$229

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
John Wells of Nashville, Tenn.
4-pound, 5-ounce bass
$615

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Richard Hawkes of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
4-pound, 3-ounce bass
$287

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Adam Wagner of Cookeville, 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.

WINNING BAITS

ANGLER
BAIT
COLOR

Boater
Strike King Rage Bug
N/A

Strike King Co-Angler
Strike King KVD Perfect Plastic Game Hawg
N/A

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

Music City Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Oct. 7-9
Wheeler Lake, Decatur, Ala.
Decatur Morgan County Tourism

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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