MLF Bulldog Sinclair Tournament Won With 20 Pounds

Leesburg’s Flint Davis turns it around for big win.

Press Release | May 26, 2023

Flint Davis of Leesburg, won the MFL Bulldog bass tournament on Lake Sinclair.

Flint Davis, of Leesburg, caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds even last Saturday, May 20, to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League (BFL) Presented by T-H Marine on Lake Sinclair, presented by Brown Oil Company. The tournament was the fourth event of the season for the BFL Bulldog presented by Mystik Lubricants Division. Davis earned $4,889 for his victory.

“I fished for a couple of hours during practice, but couldn’t get anything going on,” Davis said. “I just ran down the lake for the first couple of hours trying to find a shad spawn and never had a bite for two hours.”

Davis said he switched tactics and began running bream bed pockets in search of his first bite.

“The first fish is a crazy story,” Davis said. “The first one was a 6-pounder, and I hooked it, and it swam under a dock and got wrapped around some concrete posts for five minutes. I figured there was no way possible I was getting that fish in. I was about to break my line, and I felt it kick one more time. I let all my slack out, and the fish swam out from under the dock and floated right to me. I thought, ‘Today might be one of those days.’”

Davis continued to run bream beds in clear water and targeted fish on his Garmin Livescope. He added two 4-pounders to the livewell, and continued fishing topwater baits in shade to fill his weigh bag.

“It’s been a slow season for me, but I finally turned things around,” Davis said. “It’s been one of those years where everything that could go wrong has, so it feels good to finally get everything to flow and it happened the way it’s supposed to this week.”

The Top 10 boaters finished the tournament:

1st: Flint Davis, Leesburg, five bass, 20-0, $4,889
2nd: Matthew O’Connell, Brooks, five bass, 18-2, $2,744 (includes $500 Phoenix MLF Contingency Bonus)
3rd: Mark Burns, Good Hope, five bass, 16-6, $1,297
4th: Noah Armstrong, Fayetteville, five bass, 16-4, $907
5th: Chris Blair, Newnan, five bass, 14-8, $778
6th: Kip Carter, Eatonton, five bass, 14-7, $713
7th: Emil Wagner, Marietta, five bass, 13-8, $648
8th: Shane Salisbury, Cumming, five bass, 13-5, $583
9th: Pete Fargo, Acworth, five bass, 13-0, $486
9th: Jimmy Cassity, Auburn, five bass, 13-0, $486

Noah Cobb of Canton, caught a bass that weighed 8-lbs., 1-ozs. and earned the Berkley Big Bass Boater award of $525.

Complete results can be found at

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