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Richmond’s Seal Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ohio River

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 3 weeks ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Jul 21st, 2020 at 9:08 AM

Richmond’s Seal Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ohio River

Carmel’s Kerns Earns Co-angler Victory

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (July 20, 2020) – Boater Mike Seal of Richmond, Indiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 11 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event on the Ohio River in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. For his victory, Seal earned a total of $4,127.

“I’ve fished around 60 of these events, and it feels good to finally earn a win,” said Seal. “It was a pretty slow day – I threw a slow worm and had six keeper bites. I didn’t burn more than a ½ gallon of gas.”

Seal’s worm of choice was a Berkley Powerbait 7-inch Power Worm.

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament as follows:

1st: Mike Seal of Richmond, Ind., five bass, 11-2, $4,127

2nd: Nick Uebelhor of Loogootee, Ind., five bass, 10-4, $2,564

3rd: Brandon Barrett of Bloomington, Ind., five bass, 8-5, $1,377

4th: Chris Combess of Cleves, Ohio, five bass, 8-1, $963

5th: Brannon Pickett of Franklin, Ind., five bass, 7-11, $825

6th: Thomas Foster of Terre Haute, Ind., four bass, 6-14, $757

7th: Tyler Land of Coatsville, Ind., two bass, 6-11, $1,263

8th: Jared Robinson of Medora, Ind., five bass, 6-9, $619

8th: Chris Martinkovic of Hamilton, Ohio, three bass, 6-6, $750

10th: Jeff Ellis of Danville, Ind., four bass, 5-13, $482

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Land earned the day’s $575 Boater Big Bass award with a 5-pound, 8-ounce bass.

Uebelhor took home an extra $500 as the highest finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member. 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 FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.

Alex Kerns of Carmel, Indiana, earned the win in the Co-angler Division Saturday after catching four bass weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces. Kerns earned $2,082 for his victory.

The top 10 co-anglers finished as follows:

1st: Alex Kerns of Carmel, Ind., four bass, 6-3, $2,082

2nd: Justin Clift of Greenwood, Ind., three bass, 5-4, $1,041

3rd: Mike Burgess of Cincinnati, Ohio, two bass, 4-5, $692

4th: Trapper Owens of Carlisle, Ohio, three bass, 3-14, $428

5th: Dyllan Grace of Scottsburg, Ind., three bass, 3-14, $428

6th: Larry Ellis of Indianapolis, Ind., three bass, 3-14, $428

7th: Brian Bogard of Camby, Ind., three bass, 3-13, $347

8th: Gary Owens of Columbus, Ind., three bass, 3-8, $312

9th: Dan Miller of Greenwood, Ind., two bass, 3-7, $278

10th: Dan Schlegel of Cincinnati, Ohio, two bass, 3-6, $243

Dan Whitley of Mooresville, Indiana, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 2 pounds, 14 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $290.

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on the Ohio River in Lawrenceburg was the third of five qualifying events in the Hoosier Division.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Hoosier Division based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 15-17 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin, hosted by Explore La Crosse. 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 co-anglers will fish for a new 18-foot Phoenix bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard.

The 2020 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 co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments where they are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American will be held Nov. 11-13 at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina and is hosted by Visit Anderson. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers plus tournament winners from each Phoenix Bass Fishing League division earn priority entry into the FLW Series, the pathway to the FLW Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour, where top pros compete with no entry fees.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on FLW’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW 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.

FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. Acquired by Major League Fishing in late 2019, FLW is expanding its programming in 2020 to the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel as well as on-demand at MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).

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