SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (June 21, 2021) – Boater Riley Walk of Neoga, Illinois, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Lake Shelbyville in Shelbyville, Illinois. Walk earned $3,926 for his victory at the event.
TOP 10 RESULTS
|1st||Riley Walk of Neoga, Ill.||5||18-6||$3,926|
|2nd||Patrick O’Dell of Windsor, Ill.||5||15-4||$2,493|
|3rd||Shane Haslett of Beecher City, Ill.||4||14-12||$1,309|
|4th||Ken Davis of Winchester, Ill.||5||14-0||$916|
|5th||Trey McKinney of Carbondale, Ill.||5||13-14||$785|
|6th||Scott Rice of Cobden, Ill.||5||13-6||$720|
|7th||Curt Erpenbach of Valparaiso, Ind.||5||12-8||$654|
|8th||Scott Neighbors of Makanda, Ill.||4||12-6||$589|
|9th||Brian Tschudy of Mascoutah, Ill.||5||11-13||$1,023|
|10th||Rad Brewer of Spring Grove, Ill.||5||11-7||$458|
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|RANK||STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||Dane Bondurant of Witt, Ill.||5||13-4||$1,963|
|2nd||Jojo Johnson of Benton, Ill.||3||9-3||$981|
|3rd||Tim Tresslar of Bloomington, Ill.||4||8-8||$655|
|4th||Alan Bernicky of Joliet, Ill.||3||7-3||$908|
|5th||Aaron Arning of Walnut Hill, Ill.||3||6-14||$393|
|6th||Patrick Lesicko of Staunton, Ill.||2||6-12||$625|
|7th||James Jarvis of West Frankfurt, Ill.||5||6-10||$327|
|8th||Brandon Depew of Odin, Ill.||2||6-5||$294|
|9th||Roman Perun of St. Louis, Mo.||3||6-1||$262|
|10th||Floyd Carder of Litchfield, Ill.||2||5-12||$217|
|10th||Drew Williams of Homer, Ill.||3||5-12||$217|
|Boater Big Bass||Patrick O’Dell of Windsor, Ill.||5-pound, 1-ounce bass||$530|
|Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass||Patrick Lesicko of Staunton, Ill.||4-pound, 14-ounce bass||$265|
|Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus||Brian Tschudy of Mascoutah, Ill.||Eligible Phoenix Boat*||$500|
* Boaters are eligible to win up to an extra $7,000 per event in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament if all requirements are met. More information on the Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.
|Strike King Co-Angler||Beaver||Green Pumpkin|
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|Illini Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship||Oct. 7-9||Lake Norfork, Mountain Home, Ark.||Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce|
|Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American||June 3-5||Douglas Lake, Dandridge, Tenn.||Jefferson County Department of Tourism|
The 2021 MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and Strike King co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championships. Boaters will compete for a $60,000 prize package, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while Strike King co-anglers will fish for a new Phoenix 819 Pro bass boat with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard.
The top six finishers in each regional will then qualify for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.
The top 45 boaters and Strike King co-anglers plus tournament winners from each Phoenix Bass Fishing League division will also earn priority entry into the Toyota Series, the pathway to the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour.