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White Pine’s Smiley Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Lake Chickamauga

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 1 week ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Feb 2nd, 2021 at 1:55 PM

White Pine’s Smiley Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Lake Chickamauga

Jacksboro’s Roberts Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

DAYTON, Tenn. (Feb. 2, 2021) – Boater Tim Smiley of White Pine, Tennessee, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee. Smiley earned $7,441 for his victory at the event, hosted by Fish Dayton and the Rhea Economic and Tourism Council.

TOP 10 RESULTS RANK BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN BASS WEIGHT AWARD

1st Tim Smiley of White Pine, Tenn. 5 25-5 $7,441

2nd Justin Botts of Bluff City, Tenn. 5 22-10 $2,775

3rd Chris Dodson of Spring City, Tenn. 5 22-8 $1,846

4th Tim Saylor of Johnson City, Tenn. 4 20-4 $1,295

5th Chad Ball of Damascus, Va. 5 20-0 $1,310

6th Mickey Beck of Lebanon, Tenn. 5 19-6 $1,018

7th Jerry Shepard of Lebanon, Va. 5 16-10 $925

8th Wayne Norman of Jacksboro, Tenn. 4 16-6 $833

9th Blake Gideon of Cleveland, Tenn. 3 16-1 $740

10th Seth Davis of Harrison, Tenn. 5 15-10 $1,148

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

1st Seth Roberts of Jacksboro, Tenn. 5 24-12 $2,775

2nd Andy McNeel of Soddy Daisy, Tenn. 4 13-6 $1,388

3rd Cody Moore of Ooltewah, Tenn. 4 12-4 $924

4th Curtis Crooke of Washburn, Tenn. 2 12-1 $848

5th George E. Stoeppel of Spring City, Tenn. 3 11-6 $555

6th Tim Godsey of Chickamauga, Ga. 4 11-0 $509

7th Raymond Hanlon of Chattanooga, Tenn. 5 10-10 $463

8th Lynn Spears of Athens, Tenn. 4 9-8 $416

9th Jordan Loveless of Indianapolis, Ind. 5 9-5 $370

10th Cameron Crider of Dwale, Ky. 3 9-1 $324

CONTINGENCY AWARDS AWARD NAME CONTINGENCY PAYOUT

Boater Berkley Big Bass Tim Smiley of White Pine, Tenn. 10-pound, 6-ounce bass $890

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass Justyn Potter of McRoberts, Ky. 8-pound, 14-ounce bass $455

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus Seth Davis of Harrison, Tenn. 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 BOOYAH Hard Knocker lipless crankbait Not Specified

Strike King Co-Angler Queen Tackle 1/2-ounce tungsten jig Not Specified

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT DATE LOCATION HOST

Volunteer 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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