CANNELTON, Ind. (Aug. 10, 2020) – Boater Marty Sisk of Evansville, Indiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event on the Ohio River in Cannelton, Indiana. For his victory, Sisk earned a total of $3,718.
Sisk was one of just two limits weighed in Saturday, as the Ohio River was fishing tough for competitors. Sisk said that he was happy to have caught five.
“I caught my first bass of the day on a spinnerbait, and the rest came flipping a black neon-colored tube,” said Sisk, who earned his sixth career FLW victory. “It was very tough, but I was happy to catch what I had.”
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament as follows:
1st: Marty Sisk of Evansville, Ind., five bass, 7-9, $3,718
2nd: Mark Dove of North Vernon, Ind., five bass, 7-5, $1,859
3rd: Chris Wilkinson of Farmersburg, Ind., four bass, 6-4, $1,238
4th: Jeramiah Sifers of Sellersburg, Ind., two bass, 6-1, $1,352
5th: Kevin Meunier of Lamar, Ind., three bass, 5-11, $744
6th: Scott Bateman of Jasper, Ind., three bass, 5-8, $682
7th: Brandon Barker of Magnet, Ind., three bass, 4-12, $620
8th: Shane Oxford of St. Meinrad, Ind., four bass, 4-9, $527
8th: James White of Martinsville, Ind., four bass, 4-9, $527
10th: Danny Abrams of Greensfork, Ind., three bass, 4-6, $434
Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.
Sifers earned the day’s $485 Boater Big Bass award with a 4-pound, 14-ounce bass.
Boater Nick Uebelhor of Loogootee, Indiana, 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.
Bill Smith of Columbus, Indiana, earned the win in the Co-angler Division Saturday after catching four bass weighing 5 pounds, 14 ounces. Smith earned $1,859 for his victory.
The top 10 co-anglers finished as follows:
1st: Bill Smith of Columbus, Ind., four bass, 5-14, $1,859
2nd: Steven Sanders of Orleans, Ind., one bass, 3-15, $1,171
3rd: Kade Oliver of Muncie, Ind., three bass, 3-11, $619
4th: Dustin Burton of Hamilton, Ohio, two bass, 3-8, $403
5th: Cory Malcolm of Bremen, Ind., three bass, 3-8, $403
6th: Charlie Kuebler of Jasper, Ind., three bass, 3-4, $341
7th: Dan Miller of Greenwood, Ind., three bass, 2-15, $310
8th: John Chaney of Evansville, Ind., one bass, 2-14, $279
9th: Bo Bivins of Evansville, Ind., two bass, 2-11, $248
10th: Conner Sevier of Fort Branch, Ind., two bass, 2-9, $217
Sanders caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 3 pounds, 15 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $242.
The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on the Ohio River in Cannelton was the fourth of five qualifying events in the Hoosier Division.
The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Hoosier Division based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 15-17 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin, hosted by Explore La Crosse. 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 co-anglers will fish for a new 18-foot Phoenix bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard.
The 2020 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 co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments where they are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.
The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American will be held Nov. 11-13 at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina and is hosted by Visit Anderson. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers plus tournament winners from each Phoenix Bass Fishing League division earn priority entry into the FLW Series, the pathway to the FLW Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour, where top pros compete with no entry fees.