Springville boater Kyle Dorsett caught five bass on Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by TH Marine on Lake Mitchell. The tournament was the second event for the Bama division of the Bass Fishing League. Dorsett won $5,498 for her victory.
“We had about an hour of foggy delay, and I really had no expectations,” Dorsett said. “I had trained for a few days and the sun was out, but I had never even caught a 3-pounder.
He added: “After the fog delay on Saturday I went to my place and there were two boats sitting on them so I just took a jig and went fishing. I fished the way I like to fish .
Dorsett said his bass came on a Dirty Jigs Swim Jig and a Dirty Jigs Scott Canterbury Flippin’ Jig. He said he focused on fishing Mitchell Lake, from the boat launch in the middle of the lake to the Coosa River.
“This win is awesome,” Dorsett said. “It’s my third win in the BFL, but it’s been a long time. It’s just great to win against this caliber of anglers.
Tyler Smith of Selma, Alabama had a 4-pound, 6-ounce bigmouth that was the heaviest in the event in the Boater Division and won the $645 Berkley Big Bass Boater of the Day award.
The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on points standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered into 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.