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Springfield’s Shockley Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Navionics

Springfield’s Shockley Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake of the Ozarks presented by Navionics
Robert Shockley

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Boater Robert Shockley of Springfield, Missouri, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale this weekend weighing 35 pounds, 3 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Super-Tournament at Lake of the Ozarks. For his win at the event, presented by Navionics, Shockley earned $6,295.

The tournament was the fifth and final event in the Ozark Division presented by Tournament Anglers Group (TAG).

“I caught all of my fish on the first day on a drop-shot rig,” said Shockley, who earned his first career Bass Fishing League win. “On day two, they were eating the jig.

“I had my weight by 10 (a.m.),” Shockley continued. “I sat down to eat a sandwich and told my co-angler to throw at a specific dock, and he caught a 4-pounder. It was an awesome weekend.”

Shockley said that he fished near the Niangua River. He threw a unnamed ½-ounce green pumpkin-colored tungsten jig with a craw trailer, in the same color.

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament as follows:

 1st: Robert Shockley of Springfield, Mo., 10 bass, 35-3, $6,295

 2nd: Cory Steckler of Rocky Mount, Mo., 10 bass, 31-3, $3,648

 3rd: Chad Deaver of Russellville, Mo., 10 bass, 28-14, $2,096

 4th: Ben Verhoef of Osage Beach, Mo., 10 bass, 28-4, $1,469

 5th: Brad Jelinek of Deepwater, Mo., 10 bass, 28-3, $1,259

 6th: Rick Fishback of Springfield, Mo., 10 bass, 28-3, $1,154

 7th: Brian Maloney of Osage Beach, Mo., 10 bass, 28-0, $1,049

 8th: Brett Govreau of House Springs, Mo., 10 bass, 27-8, $944

 9th: Dennis Berhorst of Holts Summit, Mo., nine bass, 27-3, $839

 10th: Marty McGinnis of Gravois Mills, Mo., seven bass, 26-4, $734

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Mike Eustler of Everton, Missouri, brought a 6-pound, 1-ounce bass to the scale to win the Boater Big Bass award of $877.

Steckler 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.

Terry Misenhelter of Four Seasons, Missouri, won the Co-angler Division and $3,148 Sunday after catching a two-day total of six bass weighing 16 pounds, 14 ounces.

The top 10 co-anglers finished as follows:

 1st: Terry Misenhelter of Four Seasons, Mo., six bass, 16-14, $3,148

 2nd: Max Wilson of Everton, Mo., five bass, 15-1, $1,574

 3rd: Jeremy Davis of Imperial, Mo., seven bass, 14-11, $1,050

 4th: Michael Carter of Raytown, Mo., seven bass, 14-2, $734

 5th: Matt Finkeldei of Davenport, Iowa, four bass, 12-6, $1,569

 6th: Steve Schaefer of Palmyra, Mo., five bass,10-10, $577

 7th: Mark Landis of Ballwin, Mo., four bass, 10-9, $525

 8th: Michael Dempsey of Wentzville, Mo., four bass, 10-5, $472

 9th: Jeremy Fiedler of Sullivan, Mo., five bass, 10-2, $420

 10th: Jeffrey Adams of Steelville, Mo., four bass, 10-1, $367

Finkeldei caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 5 pounds, 13 ounces. The catch earned him the Co-angler Big Bass award and added $439 to his winnings.

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Super-Tournament on Lake of the Ozarks was hosted by the Tri-County Lodging Association and Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Now the top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Ozark Division presented by TAG, 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.

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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