2020 Duvall Annual Steer Wrestling Jackpot canceled Shawnee’s Sullivan earns victory at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event at Lake Eufaula
Edmond’s Dominguez wins Strike King Co-Angler Division Title
EUFAULA – Boater Bradley Sullivan of Shawnee caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) Presented by T-H Marine on Lake Eufaula. The tournament was the third event of the season for the BFL Okie Division. Sullivan earned $5,014 for his victory.
“I started out the day and I ran up north to Porum,” Sullivan said. “It was a long run, and it was pretty rough out there.
“It was a super slow day for me,” Sullivan continued. “I caught a couple early on a jerkbait, and then I just had to slow down and drag. I had to slow way, way down. I was watching them on my (Garmin) LiveScope and those fish were not reacting to anything. I had to fish incredibly slow.”
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament: 1st: Bradley Sullivan, Shawnee, Okla., five bass, 176, $5,014 2nd: Chris Jones, Bokoshe, Okla., five bass, 15-9, $2,507 3rd: Chris Torkleson, Sand Springs, Okla., five bass, 15-8, $1,670 4th: Fred Fiedler, Fort Gibson, Okla., five bass, 15-7, $1170 5th: Lance Williams, Billings, Mo., five bass, 15-5, $961 5th: Dale Andrews, Jay, Okla., five bass, 15-5, $961 7th: Brad Ragsdale, Fairland, Okla., five bass, 152, $836 8th: Phillip Lunceford, Stigler, Okla., five bass, 15-1, $752 9th: Dalton Ross, Centerton, Ark., five bass, 14-15, $1,433 9th: Justin Lillie, Edmond, Okla., five bass, 14-13, $1,085 (includes $500 Phoenix Bonus) Complete results can be found at Major-LeagueFishing.com.
Ross caught a bass that weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and earned the Berkley Big Bass Boater award of $765.
Blake Dominguez of Edmond, Oklahoma, won the Strike King coangler division a total of $2,458 Saturday, after bringing four bass to the scale that weighed 12 pounds, 10 ounces.
The top 10 Strike King co-anglers finished:
1st: Blake Dominguez, Edmond, Okla., four bass, 12-10, $2,458 2nd: Tom Fink, Tulsa, Okla., three bass, 11-1, $1,229 3rd: Jon Ray, Owasso, Okla., four bass, 10-8, $817 4th: Arturo Baquera, Noble, Okla., five bass, 10-4, $723 5th: Chase Fitzpatrick, Eldon, Mo., three bass, 9-12, $492 6th: Jim Kopff, Old Monroe, Mo., four bass, 9-5, $451 7th: Jason Brown, Miami, Okla., four bass, 9-0, $410 8th: Dylan Johnson, Miami, Okla., five bass, 8-11, $369 9th: Rick Blosser, Tulsa, Okla., three bass, 8-2, $328 10th: Joe Tucker, Osceloa, Mo., four bass, 8-1, $687 Steve Logan of Hugo, Oklahoma, earned the Berkley Big Bass coangler award of $375, catching a bass that weighed in at 6 pounds, 12 ounces – the largest co-angler catch of the day.
After three events, Chris Jones of Bokoshe, Oklahoma, leads the BFL Okie Division Boater Angler of the Year (AOY) race with 726 points, while Wes Ledbetter of Coweta, Oklahoma, leads the Strike King Co-Angler Division AOY race with 705 points.
The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five tournament winners of each qualifying event, will qualify for the Oct. 1921 BFL Regional tournament on Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri. Boaters will fish for a top award of $60,000, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while co-anglers will compete for a top award of $50,000, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard.
The 2023 Phoenix BFL Presented by T-H Marine is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 events throughout the season, five qualifying tournaments in each division. The top 45 boaters and Strike King co-anglers from each division, along with the five qualifying event winners, will advance to one of six BFL Regional tournaments where they are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the BFL All-American. The 2023 All-American event will take place May 31-June 2, on Lake Hartwell in Seneca, South Carolina. The event is hosted by Visit Oconee SC.