Camdenton’s Newcomb Wins Bass Fishing League on Lake of the Ozarks


Camdenton boater Andy Newcomb won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by TH Marine at Lake of the Ozarks presented by Fenwick at Osage Beach.

Newcomb won $ 12,000 for their victory at the event, including a lucrative Phoenix MLF BIG5 bonus of $ 5,000, hosted by the Tri-County Lodging Association of central Missouri. Here are the results:

TOP 10

1. Andy Newcomb from Camdenton. Bass: 5, Weight: 21-0, Reward: $ 12,000.

2. James Watson of Lampe, Mo. Bass: 5, weight: 18-12, price: $ 3,000.

3. Wesley Rogers of Thayer, Mo. Bass: 5, weight: 18-4, price: $ 2,000.

4. Matt Ellis of Mount Vernon, Mo. Bass: 5, weight: 18-1, price: $ 2,400.

5. Roger Fitzpatrick of Eldon. Bass: 5, Weight: 17-13, Reward: $ 1,200.

6. Bobby Albert from Springfield. Bass: 5, Weight: 17-0, Reward: $ 1,100.

7. David Holbrook of Lake Ozark. Bass: 5, Weight: 16-14, Reward: $ 1,000.

8. John Sappenfield of Shawnee, Kan. Bass: 5, weight: 16-6, price: $ 900.

9. Mike Guidorzi of Fenton, Mo. Bass: 5, weight: 16-5, price: $ 800.

10. Brad Jelinek of Lincoln, Mo. Bass: 5, weight: 15-4, price: $ 700.


1. Michael Bray of Saint Clair, Mo. Bass: 4, weight: 13-8, price: $ 3,000.

2. Rob Melendez de Bourbonnais, Ill. Bass: 3, Weight: 11-5, Award: 1500.

3. Brayden Schaben from Westphalia, Mo. Bass: 4, weight: 11-3, reward: 1000.

4. Jeremy Fiedler of Sullivan, Mo. Bass: 4, weight: 11-5, price: $ 700.

5. Alex Thomas of Fulton, Mo. Bass: 3, weight: 10-13, price: $ 600.

6. Eric Nance of Washington, Mo. Bass: 4, weight: 10-1, price: $ 500.

7. Kyler Waisner of Greenwood, Mo. Bass: 5, Weight: 9-5, Prize: $ 500.

8. Cody Carl of Lake Lotawana, Mo. Bass: 3, weight: 9-14, price: $ 450.

9. Larry Rothweil of Saint Charles, Mo. Bass: 3, weight: 9-12, price: $ 400.

10. Tom Kaufmann from Warsaw. Bass: 4, weight, 9-11, reward: $ 350.

Full event results are available at


-Boater Berkley Big Bass Award: Matt Ellis of Mount Vernon. Contingency: 6 pound bass, 14 ounces. Payment: $ 1,000.

-Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass Award: Caleb Welch of Bolivar. Contingency: 6 pound bass, 14 ounces. Payment: $ 500.

-Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus Prize: Andy Newcomb from Camdenton. Contingency: Eligible Phoenix Boat. Payment: $ 5,500.

Boaters are eligible to win up to an additional $ 7,000 per event in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League tournament presented by TH Marine if all conditions are met. More information about the Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus Emergency Program can be found at


Sailor: Umbrella Rig and Jerkbait

Strike King Co-Fisherman: Jerkbait and Crankbait


Ozark Division: Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship. October 7-9 at Norfolk Lake in Mountain Home, Ark. Host: Mountain Home Region Chamber of Commerce

Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American. June 3-5 at Douglas Lake in Dandridge, Tenn. Host: Jefferson County Department of Tourism


The 2021 MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by TH Marine is a 24 division circuit dedicated to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 Strike King boaters and co-anglers from each division, along with the five qualifying event winners, will advance to one of six Phoenix Bass Fishing League regional championships. Boaters will compete for a $ 60,000 prize, featuring a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200 horsepower, $ 10,000 Mercury outboard, while Strike King co-fishermen will fish a new Phoenix bass boat. 819 Pro with a 200 horsepower Mercury. outboard.

The top six from each region will then advance to one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.

Strike King’s top 45 boaters and co-anglers as well as tournament winners from each division of the Phoenix Bass Fishing League will also earn priority entry into the Toyota Series, the path to the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, and ultimately the MLF. Bass Pro Tour.

For more details and updated information, visit For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by TH Marine on MLF social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


Robert A. Glidden

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