Winston-Salem’s Whicker Posts Second Career Win at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event at High Rock Lake

Winston-Salem’s Whicker Posts Second Career Win at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event at High Rock Lake
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LEXINGTON, N.C. (June 10, 2024) – Boater Ladd Whicker of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) Presented by T-H Marine on High Rock Lake . The tournament was the third event of the season for the BFL Piedmont Division. Whicker earned $9,089, including the lucrative $5,000 Phoenix MLF Contingency Bonus, for his victory.

Whicker was able to secure the win at High Rock by making a key move mid-morning.

“I caught the fish offshore,” he said. “I thought we were going to fish shallow. And that’s how I’d gotten most of the bites (in practice). This morning (Saturday) I didn’t get many bites that way so I went and fished offshore. It very fortunately worked out. There’s really not a lot of fish out in the lake right now. There are more fish shallow than deep, but the right size is out there and that’s…

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