Florien’s Reynolds wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Toledo Bend Reservoir

Lafleur de Ville Platte Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

ZWOLLE, La. (February 7, 2022) – Boater Tater Reynolds of Florien, Louisianacaught five bass on Saturday weighing 27 pounds and 14 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by TH Marine on the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Reynolds earned $4,541 for her win.

“I did a long 25-minute run to fish the south end and it was cold,” Reynolds said. “I caught my first fish within the first 30 minutes but then things slowed down. At 10:30 I only had two fish. Luckily I released a 7-pounder later in the day.

Reynolds said he caught his fish on an Alabama rig and was just trying to catch his limit, but ended up knocking out a 3¾ pound fish. A 7-pounder at 2:50 p.m. completed his final weight, giving him just another 30 minutes to fish before beginning his long journey back to the weigh-in.

“I caught 25 fish throughout the day and probably 12 were keepers,” Reynolds said. “It was different. I was fishing under the boat and then casting.

“I got lucky and got the right bites at the right time,” Reynolds continued. “Usually a good day for me here is 40-60 fish. I didn’t catch as many as I wanted to, but they ended up being the good ones.

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

1st: Tater Reynolds, Florien, La., five bass, 27-14, $4,541
2nd: Cody Pitt, Elmer, La., five bass, 26-12, $2,770 (includes $500 Phoenix MLF bonus)
3rd: Joshua Moore, Grand Cane, Louisiana, five bass, 22-10, $1,514
4th: Anthony Templeton, Beckville, Texas, five bass, 21-1, $1,060
5th: Randy Kvapil, Crandall, Texas, five bass, 17-5, $908
6th: Jayce Garrison, Conroe, Texas, five bass, 16-13, $833
7th: Logan Sherrer, Karnack, Texas, five bass, 16-12, $757
8th: Michael Scalise, Port Allen, Louisiana, five bass, 16-2, $681
9th: Robert Lafitte, Many, Louisiana, five bass, 14-7, $605
10th: James Allen Pruitt, Houston, Texas, five bass, 14-4, $530

Full results are available at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

Chance Burton of Brock, Texas had a 7-pound, 12-ounce bigmouth that was the heaviest in the event in the Boater division and won the $660 Berkley Big Bass Boater of the Day award.

Quincy Lafleur from Ville Platte, Louisianawon the Strike King Co-angler Division and $2,270 on Saturday after catching five bass weighing 12 pounds, 2 ounces.

Strike King’s top 10 co-anglers were:

1st: Quincy Lafleur, Ville Platte, Louisiana, five bass, 12-2, $2,270
2nd: Cody Canerday, Jennings, La, five bass, 12-0, $1,135
3rd: Steve Duncan, Amarillo, Texas, four bass, 11-10, $957
4th: Ryan Robinson, Bullard, Texas, five bass, 11-2, $530
5th: Charles Jones, Rogers, Ark., five bass, 10-12, $454
6th: Albert Ignacio, Dallas, Texas, four bass, 10-0, $416
7th: Jacob Smith, McKinney, Texas, two bass, 9-4, $378
8th: Michael Wall, Slaughter, Louisiana, four basses, 8-4, $341
9th: Donny Davis, Livingston, Louisiana, three bass, 8-3, $303
10th: Ron Wooten, Crosby, Texas, four bass, 7-10, $265

David Sherer of Elm Grove, Texas, caught the biggest bass in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces. The catch earned him the Berkley Big Bass Co-angler award of $330.

The top 45 boaters and co-fishermen in the region based on points standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered into the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship Aug. 27-28 on Sam Reservoir. Rayburn in Brookeland, Texas. Boaters will compete for a prize of $60,000, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a 200 horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while fellow anglers will fish for a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a Mercury outboard of 200 horsepower.

The 2022 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-fishermen in each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six Regional Championships where they compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the oldest championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American. The 2022 All-American will be held June 2-4 at Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas, and is hosted by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism and Visit Hot Springs.

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

Proud sponsors of the 2022 MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by TH Marine include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, AFTCO, ARE Truck Caps, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, E3, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Gary Yamamoto Baits, General Tire, Lew’s, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Revital Outdoors, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, TH Marine, Toyota, Wiley X, YETI and Yo-Zuri .

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Robert A. Glidden