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

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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.