Jemison’s Davenport wins two-day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super Tournament
Published 4:17 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2023
From Major League Fishing
PRATTVILLE, Ala — Boater Blake Davenport of Jemison, Alabama, caught 10 bass weighing 26 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the two-day MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on the Alabama River Presented by Southern Petroleum Services in Prattville, Alabama. The tournament, hosted by the City of Prattville, was the fifth and final regular-season event for the Bass Fishing League Bama Division Presented by Mystik Lubricants. Davenport earned $4,668 for his victory.
“I found something up the river on channel swings where the fish were up, and I caught them all on a white ¼-ounce Crusher Lures Crusher Pro Buzzbait,” Davenport said.
Davenport said the buzzbait accounted for 15 to 20 keepers Saturday and 30 to 40 keepers on the second day of competition. He said he lives 40 minutes from the river, and he felt his familiarity with the fishery gave him confidence in the tournament.
“When I culled the last time with a 3-pounder, I thought the tournament was over,” said Davenport. “I’ve worked so hard for this, and it’s finally come to fruition. What went down this weekend was nothing short of special.”
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Blake Davenport, Jemison, Ala., 10 bass, 26-10, $4,668
2nd: Kyle Dorsett, Springville, Ala., 10 bass, 23-1, $2,334
3rd: Keith Poche, Pike Road, Ala., 10 bass, 22-5, $1,857
4th: Cal Burton, Dadeville, Ala., 10 bass, 21-15, $1,089
5th: Jason Nixon, Wetumpka, Ala., 10 bass, 20-13, $934
6th: Chris Payne, Vance, Ala., eight bass, 20-4, $1,356 (includes $500 Phoenix MLF Contingency Bonus)
7th: David Wesson, Southside, Ala., 10 bass, 19-3, $778
8th: Jake Akin, Heflin, Ala., 10 bass, 18-3, $1,247
9th: Chad Boykin, Robertsdale, Ala., 10 bass, 17-8, $622
10th: Henry McPherson, Tuscaloosa, Ala., nine bass, 16-4, $545
Complete results can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.