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Sherrills Ford’s Morgan and New London’s Chandler Earn Wins at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Double-Header on High Rock Lake

Sherrills Ford’s Morgan and New London’s Chandler Earn Wins at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Double-Header on High Rock Lake
Brian Morgan

SALISBURY, N.C. – It was a double-header for bass anglers this past weekend in Salisbury with the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on High Rock Lake events. FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, rescheduled the events after the coronavirus pandemic forced the organization to pause competition in mid-March.

Boaters Brian Morgan of Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 22 pounds even to win Saturday’s event, while Kevin Chandler of New London, North Carolina, brought in a limit weighing 19 pounds, 3 ounces on Sunday to earn the win. Morgan earned $5,511 for his win Saturday, while Chandler won Sunday’s top prize of $4,359.

The top five boaters on Saturday were:

 1st: Brian Morgan of Sherrills Ford, N.C., five bass, 22-0, $5,511

 2nd: Greg Lahr of Fayetteville, N.C., four bass, 16-6, $2,398

 3rd: Doug Young of Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 16-0, $1,595

 4th: Lucas Hedrick of Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 15-15, $1,119

 5th: Ryan Deal of Marshville, N.C., five bass, 15-13, $959

Complete results for Saturday can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Morgan brought a 6-pound, 3-ounce bass to the scale to add Saturday’s Boater Big Bass award of $715 to his winnings.

Matt Stark of Mooresville, North Carolina, was the highest-finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member and took home an extra $500 Saturday. 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.

Brad Hendrix of Greensboro, North Carolina, won the Co-angler Division and $2,381 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 19 pounds, 5 ounces.

The top five co-anglers Saturday finished as follows:

 1st: Brad Hendrix of Greensboro, N.C., five bass, 19-5, $2,381

 2nd: Dale Surrett of Midland, N.C., five bass, 14-7, $1,191

 3rd: Greg Robertson of King, N.C., five bass, 12-15, $791

 4th: Thomas McDermott of Madison, N.C., two bass, 10-10, $911

 5th: Doug File of Salisbury, N.C., four bass, 9-3, $476

McDermott caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division Saturday, weighing in at 5 pounds, 15 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $355.

The top five boaters on Sunday were:

 1st: Kevin Chandler of New London, N.C., five bass, 19-3, $4,359

 2nd: Rodney Bell of Salisbury, N.C., five bass, 17-15, $2,179

 3rd: Jason Wilson of Lincolnton, N.C., five bass, 17-14, $1,452

 4th: Curtis Dillon of Advance, N.C., five bass, 17-11, $1,017

 5th: Mike Miller of Trinity, N.C., five bass, 17-9, $872

Complete results for Sunday’s event on High Rock Lake can be found at FLWFishing.com.

David Cooke of Mooresville, North Carolina, brought a 6-pound, 3-ounce bass to the scale to win Sunday’s Boater Big Bass award of $625.

Jason Thomas of Lexington, North Carolina, was Sunday’s highest-finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member and took home an extra $500.

Greg Robertson of King, North Carolina, won the Co-angler Division and $2,179 Sunday after catching four bass weighing 11 pounds, 15 ounces.

The top five co-anglers Sunday finished as follows:

 1st: Greg Robertson of King, N.C., four bass, 11-15, $2,179

 2nd: Brandon Shaver of Albemarle, N.C., five bass, 10-3, $1,090

 3rd: Jack Pollio of Lincolnton, N.C., three bass, 9-15, $725

 4th: Orlando Giles of Lexington, N.C., three bass, 9-3, $509

 5th: Robert Jarrett of Lexington, N.C., two bass, 8-8, $748

Jarrett caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, weighing in at 5 pounds, 6 ounces. The catch earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $312.

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Double-Header on High Rock Lake was the second and third of five qualifying events in the North Carolina Division.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the North Carolina 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.

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.

For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on FLW’s social media outlets at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

About FLW
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe.

FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. Acquired by Major League Fishing in late 2019, FLW is expanding its programming in 2020 to the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel as well as on-demand at MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).

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