Jason Lambert wins two-day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super Tournament on Old Hickory Lake presented by Lithium Pros
GALLATIN, Tenn. (3 Oct 2022) – Professional Jason Lambert from Michie, TNcaught 10 bass weighing 19 pounds and 14 ounces, to win the two-day MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by TH Marine on Old Hickory Lake Presented by Lithium Pros in Gallatin, Tennessee. The tournament, hosted by Sumner County Tourism, was the fifth and final regular season event for the Bass Fishing League Music City Division. Lambert earned $5,504 for her victory.
“Old Hickory has always been a notoriously tough lake for me to fish,” said Lambert, who earned his seventh career win in MLF competition. “To go up there and fish against the local guys and get one out – it’s harder to win a BFL event than a Toyota Series event or a Bass Pro Tour event because you’re fishing against all the local hammerheads on the lake. .”
Lambert said he focused on the outer grass lines – watermilfoil and hydrilla in particular – on the lower third of Old Hickory and caught all the fish he weighed on a blank. ChatterBait with a Shad of green color Castaic Jerky J Baits trailer.
“Saturday I had seven goalie bites and lost two,” Lambert said. “On Sunday I only had five goalkeeper bites all day. But my first fish on Sunday morning was a 3-pounder, which is huge there,” Lambert said.
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Jason Lambert, Michie, Tennessee, 10 bass, 19-14, $5,504
2nd: Kelly Woodruff, Portland, Tennessee, nine bass, 19-4, $3,252 (includes $500 Phoenix MLF5 contingency bonus)
3rd: Beau Grissim, Lebanon, Tenn., nine bass, 17-10, $1,835
4th: Anthony Guffie, Lafayette, TN, eight bass, 17-10, $1,284
5th: Dylan Wright, Murfreesboro, TN, four bass, 17-7, $1,806
6th: Adam Wagner, Cookeville, TN, 10 bass, 16-5, $1,009
7th: Matt Underhill, Lascassas, TN, six bass, 16-1, $917
8th: Corey Steakley, Lebanon, Tennessee, seven bass, 15-10, $826
9th: John Wilkerson, Nashville, TN, eight bass, 15-9, $734
10th: Joe Manley, Bowling Green, Kentucky, six bass, 15-4, $642
Dylan Wright of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 2 ounces — the heaviest in the Boater Division — to win the Berkley Big Bass Boater prize of $705.
Mike Barton of Lafayette, Tennessee, won the Strike King Co-angler Division and $3,104 on Sunday after catching a two-day total of six bass weighing 13 pounds, 11 ounces.
Strike King’s top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Mike Barton, Lafayette, Tennessee, six bass, 13-11, $3,104
2nd: Darryl Lee, Franklin, Kentucky, four bass, 9-15, $1,376
3rd: Justin Clark, White House, Tenn., five bass, 8-9, $918
4th: Todd Mowery, Madison, Alabama, four bass, 8-8, $642
5th: Casey Carpenter, Gallatin, Tennessee, three bass, 7-9, $550
6th: Howard Dowdy, Livingston, Tennessee, two bass, 6-15, $505
7th: Gary Haraguchi, Murfreesboro, TN, three bass, 6-2, $459
8th: John Lawson, Hampshire, Tennessee, two bass, 5-9, $413
9th: Robert Moore, Elkmont, Alabama, three bass, 5-2, $467
10th: William McCandless, Lewisburg, TN, two basses, 4-6, $321
With the regular season now over, boater Josh Tramel of Smithville, Tennessee won the 2022 Bass Fishing League Music City Division Boater Angler of the Year (AOY) race with a five-event total of 1,271 points to win the AOY award. of $1,000. John Lawson of Hampshire, Tennessee won the 2022 AOY Strike King Co-Angler Music City Division race with 1,243 points and took home the $500 Strike King Co-angler of the Year award.
Now the top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the division based on points standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will qualify to compete in the Bass Fishing League Regional Championship October 13-15 on Pickwick Lake in Counce, Tennessee. 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 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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