La Crosse’s Brueggen Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super-Tournament on Mississippi River-La Crosse

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 8 mins ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Oct 5th, 2021 at 6:04 PM

La Crosse’s Brueggen Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super-Tournament on Mississippi River-La Crosse


Boater Mike Brueggen of La Crosse, Wisconsin and Strike-King co-angler Alan Bernicky of Joliet, Illinois.

Illinois’ Bernicky Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

LA CROSSE, Wis. (Oct. 4, 2021) – Boater Mike Brueggen of La Crosse, Wisconsin wins the two-day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super-Tournament Presented by T-H Marine at the Mississippi River-La Crosse Presented by TINCUP Whiskey in La Crosse, Wisconsin on Sunday. Brueggen earned $6,053 for his victory at the event, hosted by the La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Mike Brueggen of La Crosse, Wis.
10
35-3
$6,053

2nd
Dan Mohn of Lansing, Ind.
10
33-6
$3,026

3rd
Cade Laufenberg of La Crosse, Wis.
10
32-10
$2,518

4th
Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wis.
10
32-5
$1,412

5th
Brandon Gann of Sparta, Wis.
10
31-13
$1,211

6th
Kevin Wolfram of Chicago, Ill.
10
31-8
$1,110

7th
Matt Finkeldei of Davenport, Ind.
10
31-5
$1,509

8th
Kevin Ruh of Onalaska, Wis.
10
31-3
$908

9th
Hunter Litchfield of Macomb, Ill.
10
31-0
$807

10th
Ron Cherkas of Ankeny, Ind.
10
29-15
$706

RANK
STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Alan Bernicky of Joliet, Ill.
10
33-10
$3,449

2nd
Luke Kerstetter of Brookfield, Wis.
10
25-7
$1,499

3rd
Dan McAdams of Reedsburg, Wis.
10
25-5
$996

4th
Casey Goode of La Crosse, Wis.
10
24-12
$700

5th
Christopher Morgan of Greendale, Wis.
10
24-12
$600

6th
Logan Sullivan of Waunakee, Wis.
10
24-4
$550

7th
Nick Kramersmeier of Johnston, Ind.
10
24-1
$500

8th
Jeff Pfeffer of Isanti, Minn.
10
23-11
$450

9th
Nicholas Oates of Marengo, Ill.
9
23-4
$400

10th
Brett Anderson of Grantsburg, Wis.
9
20-3
$350

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
Phillip Butera of Aurora, Ill.
5-pound, 6-ounce bass
$817

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Scott Miller of Burlington, Wis.
4-pound, 9-ounce bass
$405

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Cade Laufenberg of La Crosse, Wis.
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.

WINNING BAITS

ANGLER
BAIT
COLOR

Boater
Unspecified Swim Jig
Did Not Divulge

Strike King Co-Angler
Bizz Baits Sassy Stick
Did Not Divulge

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

Great Lakes Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Oct. 21-23
Lake Ouachita, Mount Ida, Ark.
Visit Hot Springs

2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American
June 2-4
Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, Ark.
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism & Visit Hot Springs

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.

For complete details and updated information visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on MLF’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube .

About MLF BIG5
MLF BIG5 is part of MLF, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. It provides anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits featuring a five-biggest-fish format. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with offices in Benton, Kentucky, MLF and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe.

MLF tournaments are broadcast on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, MyOutdoorTV, Discovery and CBS Sports while MLF Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros to the world’s most avid bass anglers.

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