California’s Sharp Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division
Leesburg, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2021) – Boater Corey Smith of Clermont, Florida, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Harris Chain of Lakes presented by Googan Baits in Leesburg, Florida. Smith earned $6,000 for his victory at the event, hosted by Visit Lake County, Florida.
TOP 10 RESULTS
|1st||Corey Smith of Clermont, Fla.||5||29-9||$6,000|
|2nd||Neil Nix of Okeechobee, Fla.||5||27-3||$3,000|
|3rd||Tyler Sheppard of Jacksonville, Fla.||5||23-4||$2,000|
|4th||Eric Panzironi of Longwood, Fla.||5||23-2||$1,400|
|5th||Robert Crosnoe of Inverness, Fla.||5||22-8||$1,200|
|6th||Michael King of Riverview, Fla.||4||22-7||$1,100|
|7th||Tim Frederick of Leesburg, Fla.||5||22-1||$1,000|
|8th||Casey Marsh of Dunnellon, Fla.||5||21-15||$900|
|9th||Jonathan Hoobler of Alachua, Fla.||5||19-7||$800|
|10th||Joel Willert of Prior Lake, Minn.||5||19-1||$900|
|RANK||STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||Brennon Sharp of Folsom, Calif.||5||21-6||$3,500|
|2nd||Joshua Dunn of Mulberry, Fla.||5||20-3||$1,500|
|3rd||Justin Brown of Frostproof, Fla.||5||18-4||$1,050|
|3rd||Luis Lindstedt of Melbourne, Fla.||5||18-4||$850|
|5th||Dawson Wiles of Fruit Cove, Fla.||4||16-2||$600|
|6th||John Brown of Deltona, Fla.||5||15-15||$550|
|7th||Kenneth Hunnicutt of Jacksonville, Fla.||5||14-11||$500|
|8th||Adam Giran of Wesley Chapel, Fla.||5||14-3||$450|
|9th||Sean Ripley of Lakeland, Fla.||5||13-13||$400|
|10th||Bill Richards of Davenport, Fla.||3||12-13||$350|
|Boater Berkley Big Bass||T.W. Garten of East Palatka, Fla.||10-pound, 7-ounce bass||$1,000|
|Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass||Brennon Sharp of Folsom, Calif.||8-pound, 10-ounce bass||$500|
|Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus||Matt Gee of Grand Island, Fla.||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.
|Strike King Co-Angler||Jigs||N/A|
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|Gator Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship||Oct. 21-23||St. Johns River, Palatka, Fla.||Visit Lake County, Florida|
|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.