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New Washington’s Ison Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Rough River Lake

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 47 mins ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Apr 20th, 2021 at 10:28 AM

New Washington’s Ison Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Rough River Lake

 

Austin’s Johnson Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. (April 19, 2021) – Boater Richard Ison of New Washington, Indiana, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Rough River Lake Presented by TINCUP Whiskey in Falls of Rough, Kentucky. Ison earned $7,330 for his victory at the event, including a $2,500 Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Richard Ison of New Washington, Ind.
5
13-4
$7,330

2nd
Chris Martinkovic of Hamilton, Ohio
5
12-5
$2,615

3rd
Bryan Jenkins of Indianapolis, Ind.
5
12-1
$1,609

4th
Eric Hardesty of Nineveh, Ind.
5
11-4
$1,127

5th
Terry McWilliams of Greenfield, Ind.
5
11-3
$966

6th
Charlie Land of Coatesville, Ind.
5
11-1
$885

7th
Clint Bissonett of Beaver Creek, Ohio
5
10-12
$805

8th
Brody Campbell of Oxford, Ohio
5
10-8
$724

9th
Nathan Harrison of Reynolds Station, Ky.
5
10-5
$644

10th
Caleb Carnes of Harned, Ky.
5
10-3
$563

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

1st
Jeffery Johnson of Austin, Ind.
5
10-5
$2,560

2nd
Hunter Bowden of Terre Haute, Ind.
3
8-6
$1,652

3rd
Tom Harber of Kokomo, Ind.
4
8-2
$787

4th
John Albertson of Bloomington, Ind.
5
7-7
$551

5th
David Rector of Brazil, Ind.
5
7-3
$472

6th
Devon Welter of Connersville, Ind.
4
6-11
$433

7th
Josh Ford of Camden, Ohio
4
6-2
$373

7th
Luke Robinson of Hardinsburg, Ky.
5
6-2
$373

9th
Brian Liming of Dillsboro, Ind.
5
6-1
$315

10th
Steven Sanders of Orleans, Ind.
3
6-0
$275

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
Justin Henderson of Bargersville, Ind.
4-pound, 15-ounce bass
$720

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Hunter Bowden of Terra Haute, Ind.
4-pound, 4-ounce bass
$347

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Richard Ison of New Washington, Ind.
Eligible Phoenix Boat*
$2,500

* 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
Berkley PowerBait
Did Not Divulge

Strike King Co-Angler
Secret Lures Stupid Tube
Did Not Divulge

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

Hoosier 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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