Murfreesboro’s Melton Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by Googan Baits on Center Hill Lake
May 19th, 2021 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
Jay Melton of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Beau Grissim of Lebanon, Tenn.
Terry Steele of Sparta, Tenn.
Brandon Edel of Hendersonville, Tenn.
Adam Wagner of Cookeville, Tenn.
Tony Eckler of Lebanon, Tenn.
Hunter Bouldin of McMinnville, Tenn.
John Hopkins of Hendersonville, Tenn.
Jacob Daily of Rossville, Ga.
Jeremy Nash of Cookeville, Tenn.
STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN
Kendall Parnell of Monticello, Ky.
Bobby Harris of McEwen, Tenn.
Mark Gilbert of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
James Roye of Altamont, Tenn.
Josh Underhill of Watertown, Tenn.
Jake Cross of Byrdstown, Tenn.
Pop Catalin of Cookeville, Tenn.
Ricky England of Sparta, Tenn.
Garrett Davis of Manchester, Tenn.
Wayne Crouch of Jamestown, Tenn.
Travis Akers of Morehead, Ky.
Boater Big Bass
John Wells of Nashville, Tenn.
4-pound, 5-ounce bass
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Richard Hawkes of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
4-pound, 3-ounce bass
Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Adam Wagner of Cookeville, Tenn.
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.
Strike King Rage Bug
Strike King Co-Angler
Strike King KVD Perfect Plastic Game Hawg
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
Music City Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Wheeler Lake, Decatur, Ala.
Decatur Morgan County Tourism
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 .
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.