SUMMERTON, S.C. (March 30, 2021) – Boater Chuck Howard of Elloree, South Carolina, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Santee Cooper Presented by Googan Baits in Summerton, South Carolina. Howard earned $4,686 for his victory at the event.
TOP 10 RESULTS
|1st||Chuck Howard of Elloree, S.C.||5||26-15||$4,686|
|2nd||Todd Smith of Bonneau, S.C.||5||26-14||$2,343|
|3rd||Casey Warren of Longs, S.C.||5||26-5||$1,562|
|4th||Daniel Howell of Prosperity, S.C.||5||24-13||$1,093|
|5th||Spencer McNeill of Ladson, S.C.||5||24-11||$937|
|6th||Chris Jones of Conway, S.C.||5||24-2||$859|
|7th||Bryce Matthews of Olanta, S.C.||5||24-1||$781|
|8th||Chris Epting of Chapin, S.C.||5||24-0||$1,203|
|9th||Cecil Wolfe of Summerton, S.C.||5||23-13||$625|
|10th||Ken Ellis of Bowman, S.C.||5||23-7||$547|
|RANK||STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||Andrew Starnes of Chapin, S.C.||5||20-7||$2,343|
|2nd||Keith Thomasson of Abbeville, S.C.||5||18-8||$1,172|
|3rd||Wayne Frierson of Manning, S.C.||4||14-15||$781|
|4th||Samuel Jones of Raleigh, N.C.||5||14-5||$547|
|5th||Terry Coleman of Sumter, S.C.||5||14-2||$469|
|6th||Mike Sather of Beech Island, S.C.||3||13-7||$430|
|7th||Brian Bultman of Aiken, S.C.||5||13-1||$371|
|7th||Jeff Bissen of Lake Irmo, S.C.||5||13-1||$371|
|9th||Brennan Gunther of Mount Pleasant, S.C.||3||13-0||$312|
|10th||Robert Derrick Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.||2||12-12||$259|
|10th||Beau Wilder of Charlotte, N.C.||3||12-12||$259|
Full results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
|Boater Berkley Big Bass||Jason Morse of Sumter, S.C.||9-pound, 10-ounce bass||$690|
|Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass||Randy Brown of Lugoff, S.C.||7-pound, 11-ounce bass||$345|
|Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus||Chris Epting of Chapin, S.C.||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.
|Boater||– Yamamoto Senko||– Green Pumpkin|
|Strike King Co-Angler||– Wacky-rig||N/A|
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|South Carolina Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship||Oct. 21-23||St. Jons River, Palatka, Fla.||Putnam County Tourist Development Council|
|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.