Reynolds of Louisiana wins two-day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir
August 31, 2022 by Keith Worrall
Amended August 31, 2022 at 12:02
Faucheaux of Louisiana leads the Strike King Co-Angler Division
BROKELAND, TX (August 29, 2022) – Boater Tater Reynolds of Florien, Louisiana, caught 10 bass weighing 48 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the two-day MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by TH Marine on Sam Rayburn Reservoir . The tournament, hosted by the Jasper County Development District, was the fifth and final regular season event for the Bass Fishing League’s Cowboy Division. Reynolds earned $8,467 for her victory.
According to post-tournament reports, Reynolds said he focused his tournament efforts over the 147 Freeway bridge on Sam Rayburn and targeted brush piles in 15 to 35 feet of water. Reynolds used a 6th Sense 106X Jerkbait in Table Rock Pro color to land his bass.
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Tater Reynolds, Florien, La., 10 bass, 48-14, $8,467
2nd: Derek Mundy, Broaddus, TX, 10 bass, 38-8, $3,733
3rd: Blake Schroeder, Whitehouse, Texas, 10 bass, 35-13, $2,738
4th: James Allen Pruitt, Houston, TX, 10 bass, 35-4, $1,742
5th: Jason Bonds, Lufkin, Texas, 10 bass, 35-0, $1,493
6th: Wesley Dawson, Chester, Texas, 10 bass, 32-14, $1,569
7th: Walt Stevens, Bernice, Louisiana, 10 bass, 32-6, $1,544
8th: Tommy Loving, Cypress, Texas, 10 low, 31-13, $1,620 (includes $500 Phoenix MLF5 bonus)
9th: Todd Castledine, Nacogdoches, Texas, 10 bass, 29-15, $996
10th: Cody Wise, Chireno, Texas, 10 bass, 27-6, $871
Full results are available at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
Kevin Jeane of Natchitoches, Louisiana caught a bass weighing 8 pounds, 14 ounces — the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division — to win the Berkley Big Bass Boater prize of $1,140.
Ben Faucheaux of Natchitoches, La., won the Strike King Co-angler Division and $3,733 on Sunday after catching a total of eight bass weighing 22 pounds, 6 ounces over two days.
Strike King’s top 10 co-anglers were:
1st: Ben Faucheaux, Natchitoches, Louisiana, eight bass, 22-6, $3,733
2nd: JJ Matzke, League City, TX, seven low, 19-10, $1,867
3rd: Daniel Bryant, Scott, La., five bass, 19-8, $1,914
4th: James Moore, Jr., Lampasas, Texas, eight bass, 19-8, $1,221
5th: Hannah Gryder, Many, La., eight bass, 19-5, $747
6th: Zane Parker, Goodrich, Texas, nine bass, 19-4, $684
7th: Mitchel Martin, Washington, Louisiana, seven bass, 18-3, $622
8th: Jimmy Saltzman, Lake Charles, Louisiana, seven bass, 18-3, $560
9th: Zachary McDaniel, Pitkin, Louisiana, six bass, 16-9, $498
10th: Steven Fisher, Nacogdoches, Texas, four bass, 14-9, $436
Daniel Bryant of Scott, Louisiana caught the biggest bass in the Strike King Co-angler division, a fish weighing in at 9 pounds, 6 ounces. The catch earned him the Berkley Big Bass Co-angler award of $570.
With the regular season now over, boater Tater Reynolds of Florien, Louisiana won the 2022 Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division Boater Angler of the Year (AOY) race with a five-event total of 1,363 points to win the AOY award. of $1,000. Greg Dennis of Fort Worth, Texas won the 2022 Strike King Co-Angler Cowboy Division AOY race with 1,258 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 from Oct. 20-22 in Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma. 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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