UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Ohio River

Chambers Gets it Done on Douglas

Chambers Gets it Done on Douglas
Bobby Chambers

Bobby Chambers of Newport, Tennessee, brought five bass to the scale Saturday totaling 18 pounds, 14 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at Douglas Lake in Kodak, Tennessee. For his victory, Chambers earned a total of $3,337.

“I fished from Dandridge to the river, way up the lake,” says Chambers, who earned his first career victory in just his fifth event. “I had the boat sitting in 6 to 8 feet and was casting to the bank. Most of the fish were coming shallow – around 2-foot-deep – and they were holding to any cover near the bank.

“I caught them on a little bit of everything,” Chambers continues. “I caught some on a spinnerbait, some on a ChatterBait and some on a Rapala DT6 crankbait. Most of my fish came on a custom-painted Strike King Red Eye Shad lipless crankbait.

“I really didn’t plan on going out that far, but I had found those fish earlier in the week and knew that I was going to have to do something. We stuck it out there and the bite got better as the day went on and the sun came out. It had the fish moving up.”

 

The top 10 boaters:

 1st: Bobby Chambers of Newport, Tenn., five bass, 18-14, $3,337

 2nd: Eddie Ball of Newport, Tenn., five bass, 16-7, $1,668

 3rd: Dylan Fehr of Crossville, Tenn., five bass, 15-6, $1,312

 4th: Chris Ferguson of Wittensville, Ky., five bass, 14-11, $779

 5th: Bryan Leonard of Blountville, Tenn., five bass, 14-8, $767

 6th: Taylor Humberd of Spring City, Tenn., five bass, 14-5, $612

 7th: Brett Rodefer of Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 14-3, $966

 8th: Kevin Edwards of Knoxville, Tenn., five bass, 13-12, $501

 9th: Kyle Smith of Elizabethton, Tenn., five bass, 13-8, $417

 9th: Justin Coffey of Rockwood, Tenn., five bass, 13-8, $417

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Rodefer brought a 5-pound, 15-ounce bass to the scale to win the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $410.

Jim Neece Jr. of Bristol, Tennessee, was the highest-finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member and took home an extra $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 FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.

 

Co-angler Jarrod Bailey

Jarrod Bailey of Salyersville, Kentucky, won the Co-angler Division and $1,668 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 18 pounds, 6 ounces.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Jarrod Bailey of Salyersville, Ky., five bass, 18-6, $1,668

 2nd: Brian Pilon of Greeneville, Tenn., five bass, 13-3, $834

 3rd: Ben Arnold of LaFollette, Tenn., five bass, 12-0, $558

 4th: Bill King of Greenback, Tenn., three bass, 11-14, $389

 5th: Terri Davis of Chilhowie, Va., four bass, 11-7, $334

 6th: Jessee Roberts of Big Stone Gap, Va., five bass, 11-2, $306

 7th: Johnny Lytle of Seymour, Tenn., four bass, 10-8, $278

 8th: Jason Taylor of Harriman, Tenn., five bass, 10-6, $250

 9th: Jim Neece Sr. of Bristol, Va., four bass, 9-13, $222

 10th: Hunter Price of Morristown, Tenn., two bass, 8-14, $297

Price caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, weighing in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $102.

 

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on Douglas Lake was the first of five qualifying events in the Volunteer Division.

 

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Volunteer Division based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 8-10 Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the James River in Richmond, Virginia, hosted by Richmond Region Tourism. 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.

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