UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Erie

McClain, Drake Take Hoosier Double-Header

McClain, Drake Take Hoosier Double-Header
Bob Drake

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

Frank McClain

Boater Frank McClain of Scottsburg, Indiana, brought five bass to the scale totaling 20 pounds, 7 ounces to win Saturday’s event and earn $4,271, while boater Bob Drake of Noblesville, Indiana, brought in four bass weighing 16 pounds, 12 ounces, on Sunday to earn the win and $4,155.

 

The top five boaters on Saturday:

 1st: Frank McClain of Scottsburg, Ind., five bass, 20-7, $4,271

 2nd: Mike Quinlin of Mooresville, Ind., five bass, 20-6, $2,636

 3rd: Russell Sproessig of Columbus, Ind., five bass, 19-9, $1,424

 4th: Blake Knies of Jasper, Ind., five bass, 17-4, $997

 5th: Lee Mills of Columbus, Ind., five bass, 17-0, $854

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

Barry Gunter of Trafalgar, Indiana, brought a 6-pound, 2-ounce bass to the scale to win Saturday’s Boater Big Bass award of $595.

Quinlin 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 Brant Gish

Gish wins co-angler title on Saturday

Brant Gish of Evansville, Indiana, won the Co-angler Division and $2,136 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 19 pounds, 1 ounce.

 

The top five co-anglers Saturday:

 1st: Brant Gish of Evansville, Ind., five bass, 19-1, $2,136

 2nd: Roger Seitzinger of Lawrenceville, Ill., five bass, 17-4, $1,216

 3rd: Remington Gill of Mitchell, Ind., five bass, 16-2, $860

 4th: Tim Knight of Bargersville, Ind., five bass, 14-8, $498

 5th: Lincoln Bowen of Crothersville, Ind., five bass, 13-2, $427

Gill caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division Saturday, weighing in at 6 pounds, 9 ounces, to earn the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $148.

 

Drake wins boater title on Sunday

According to post-tournament reports, Sunday’s boater winner Bob Drake caught his fish with a Marten’s Madness-colored Roboworm on a drop-shot on the main lake, about 3 to 4 miles from the takeoff site.

 

The top five boaters on Sunday:

 1st: Bob Drake of Noblesville, Ind., four bass, 16-12, $4,155

 2nd: Kyle Sears of Lebanon, Ohio, five bass, 15-6, $2,078

 3rd: Brad Hostetler Jr. of Franklin, Ind., five bass, 15-3, $1,383

 4th: Chris Martinkovic of Hamilton, Ohio, five bass, 14-10, $1,170

 5th: John Melton of Corydon, Ind., five bass, 13-9, $831

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

Mike Quinlin of Mooresville, Indiana, brought a 6-pound, 1-ounce bass to the scale Sunday to earn the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $570.

 

Co-angler Lenny Bays

Bays wins co-angler title on Sunday

Lenny Bays of Dayton, Kentucky, won the Co-angler Division and $2,078 Sunday after catching five bass weighing 12 pounds, 7 ounces.

 

The top five co-anglers Sunday:

 1st: Lenny Bays of Dayton, Ky., five bass, 12-7, $2,078

 2nd: Darren Green of Muncie, Ind., five bass, 10-7, $1,039

 3rd: Shane Thomas of Bedford, Ind., three bass, 10-4, $691

 4th: Gary Owens of Columbus, Ind., four bass, 9-10, $485

 4th: Jason Skipworth of Aurora, Ind., three bass, 8-6, $416

Bill Smith of Columbus, Indiana, caught Sunday’s largest bass in the Co-angler Division, weighing in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $285.

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Double-Header on Lake Monroe presented by Fish-Intel was the first and second 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.

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Pirowski Flips for Potomac Title

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McClain, Drake Take Hoosier Double-Header

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Scottsburg’s McClain and Noblesville’s Drake Earn Wins at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Double-Header on Lake Monroe presented by Fish-Intel

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It was a double-header for bass anglers this past weekend in Bloomington with the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on Lake Monroe events presented by Fish-Intel. FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, rescheduled the events after... READ MORE »

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