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Warrenton’s McCarthy Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Kerr Lake

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 2 weeks ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Mar 31st, 2021 at 1:47 AM

Fredericksburg’s Adams Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

HENDERSON, N.C. (March 30, 2021) – Boater Ryan McCarthy of Warrenton, Virginia, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Kerr Lake in Henderson, North Carolina. McCarthy earned $6,894 for his victory at the event, hosted by the Vance County Tourism Development Authority.

TOP 10 RESULTS
RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Ryan McCarthy of Warrenton, Va.
5
17-5
$6,894

2nd
Marty Warren of Elon, N.C.
5
17-0
$1,940

3rd
Jeff Gafford of Pamplin, Va.
5
15-6
$1,293

4th
Carlton Owens of Franklin, Va.
5
14-12
$905

5th
Travis Lugar of McGaheysville, Va.
5
13-12
$776

6th
Brandon Cox of Ruther Glen, Va.
5
13-10
$711

7th
Paul Smith of Victoria, Va.
5
13-9
$647

8th
Tim Kowalewski of Bumpass, Va.
5
13-8
$1,032

9th
Ben Reynolds of Callands, Va.
5
13-7
$517

10th
Tyler Trent of Nathalie, Va.
5
13-3
$453

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

1st
Tyrone Adams, Jr. of Fredericksburg, Va.
5
11-4
$1,940

2nd
David Williams of Fredericksburg, Va.
5
10-12
$1,095

3rd
Carl Whipple of Manassas, Va.
4
10-2
$646

4th
William Lisenby of Centreville, Va.
5
9-13
$453

5th
Nelson class of Woodbridge, Va.
4
9-12
$388

6th
Gerrit Vanvoorhees of Lenexa, Va.
5
9-10
$356

7th
Ricky Grant of Callands, Va.
5
9-3
$291

7th
Tyler Folts of Ashburn, Va.
5
9-3
$291

7th
Steven Jacobs of Sanford, N.C.
5
9-3
$291

10th
Justin Faison of South Prince George, Va.
5
8-13
$226

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
Ryan McCarthy of Warrenton, Va.
4-pound, 15-ounce bass
$515

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Robert Reid of Clinton, Md.
4-pound bass
$257

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Ryan McCarthy of Warrenton, Va.
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
Missile Jig
Did Not Divulge

Strike King Co-Angler
Generic Spinnerbait
Did Not Divulge

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

Shenandoah Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Oct. 14-16
Lake Murray, Columbia, S.C.
Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board

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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