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Paris’ Wasden Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Kentucky-Barkley Lake

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 3 weeks ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Mar 31st, 2021 at 1:54 AM

Saint Croix Falls’ Knutson Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (March 30, 2021) – Boater Michael Wasden of Paris Tennessee, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Kentucky-Barkley Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Wasden earned $4,244 for his victory at the event, hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau.

TOP 10 RESULTS
RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Michael Wasden of Paris, Tenn.
5
22-13
$4,244

2nd
Marty Sisk of Evansville, Ind.
5
18-0
$2,722

3rd
Chad Sellars of Henderson, Ky.
5
17-15
$1,413

4th
Lance Freeman of Eddyville, Ky.
5
16-7
$1,490

5th
Stu Eversole of Middletown, Ohio
5
15-12
$849

6th
Terry Bolton of Benton, Ky.
5
15-11
$778

7th
Justin Berger of Murray, Ky.
4
15-8
$707

8th
Josh Malone of Alma, Ill.
5
15-2
$637

9th
David Young of Mayfield, Ky.
5
14-7
$566

10th
Dan Martin of Elmhurst, Ill.
5
13-11
$470

10th
Toby Corn of Paducah, Ky.
5
13-11
470

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

1st
Erik Knutson of Saint Croix Falls, Wisc.
5
17-13
$2,118

2nd
Chad Cartwright of Eddyville, Ky.
5
16-3
$1,059

3rd
Alan Scott of Shelbyville, Ind.
5
15-3
$706

4th
Barrett Washburn of Benton, Ky.
4
13-13
$494

5th
Ricky Boehringer of Troy, Ohio
5
12-15
$424

6th
Lonnie Swatzell of Eddyville, Ky.
4
12-12
$388

7th
Carl Oelker of Greenbrier, Tenn.
4
11-11
$353

8th
TJ Ferry of Hopkinsville, Ky.
5
11-10
$318

9th
EJ Gunter of Fairview, Tenn.
3
11-1
$282

10th
Joshua Smith of Benton, Ky.
5
10-15
$247

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
Marty Sisk of Evansville, Ind.
6-pound, 11-ounce bass
$600

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Jonathan Blattel of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
6-pound bass
$295

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Lance Freeman of Eddyville, Ky.
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
Ignite Swimbait
Did Not Divulge

Strike King Co-Angler
Crankbait, Jig
Black/Blue

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

LBL Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Oct. 7-9
Norfork Lake, Mountain Home, Ark.
Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce

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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