UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Norman

Leadbeater Takes Chesapeake Title

Leadbeater Takes Chesapeake Title
Richard Leadbeater

Richard Leadbeater of Haddon Heights, New York, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 32 pounds, 10 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Northeast Division Super-Tournament at the Chesapeake Bay. For his victory, Leadbeater earned $4,122 for his efforts.

“I’m so pumped – this feels unreal,” says Leadbetter, who is fishing in his first career event as a BFL boater. “I was fishing on the south end of a big grass flat, for the most part. I also mixed in a little bit of backwater fishing.

“Timing the tide was really the key,” Leadbetter continues. “I made some good adjustments throughout the day – knowing when the time was right to get out of certain areas and into others.”

Leadbetter says that he caught his fish on a Z-Man Evergreen ChatterBait Jack Hammer and a War Eagle spinnerbait.

 

The top 10 boaters:

 1st: Richard Leadbeater of Haddon Heights, N.Y, 10 bass, 32-10, $4,122

 2nd: Zachary Page of Smyrna, Del., 10 bass, 24-4, $2,061

 3rd: Harry Nurk of Elkton, Md., eight bass, 24-2, $1,374

 4th: Luke Shrader of Barrington, N.J., 10 bass, 23-3, $962

 5th: Marcus Griffin of Northeast, Md., seven bass, 19-0, $824

 6th: Anthony Cicero III of Elizabethtown, Pa., seven bass, 18-15, $756

 7th: Steven Wiseman of Bryans Road, Md., seven bass, 18-13, $687

 8th: Barton Wines of Marshall, Va., seven bass, 18-8, $618

 9th: Al Fiorille of Mount Airy, Md., nine bass, 18-1, $550

 10th: Ryan Bauman of Fleetwood, Pa., six bass, 18-0, $938

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Bauman earned the day’s $457 Boater Big Bass award with a 6-pound, 1-ounce bass.

Joseph Thompson of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, 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.

 

Co-angler Moo Bae

Bae wins co-angler title

Moo Bae of West Friendship, Maryland, earned the win in the Co-angler Division Saturday after catching a two-day total of six bass weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces. Bae earned $2,061 for his victory.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Moo Bae of West Friendship, Md., six bass, 15-8, $2,061

 2nd: Henry McKee of Haddon Heights, N.J., six bass, 14-10, $1,260

 3rd: Adam Simpson of Gaithersburg, Md., four bass, 10-7, $686

 4th: Tim Nichols of Pittsgrove, N.J., four bass, 9-9, $481

 5th: Kenny Ibberson of Lindenwold, N.J., three bass, 8-7, $412

 6th: Travis Miller of Colchester, Conn., two bass, 7-3, $578

 7th: Chris Sanno of Landisburg, Pa., two bass, 6-4, $344

 8th: Chad McDonald of Berkeley Springs, W. Va., three bass, 6-0, $309

 9th: Fred Serge of Lamberville, N.J., two bass, 5-4, $275

 10th: Aaron Wilkie of North Bennington, Vt., two bass, 4-7, $740

McKee earned the event’s Co-angler Big Bass Award of $229 with, a fish weighing in at 5 pounds even.

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on the Chesapeake Bay was the fifth and final qualifying event in the 2020 Northeast Division.

Now the top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Northeast Division based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will advance to the Oct. 8-10 Phoenix 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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