Minnesota’s Krienke Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Mississippi River at La Crosse Presented by TINCUP Whiskey

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 1 min ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Jul 20th, 2021 at 12:23 PM

Iowa’s Swanson Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

LA CROSSE, Wis. (July 19, 2021) – Boater Kory Krienke of Annandale, Minnesota, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at the Mississippi River Presented by TINCUP Whiskey in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Krienke earned $4,575 for his victory in the event, which was hosted by the La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Kory Krienke of Annandale, Minn.
3
10-14
$4,575

2nd
Kyle von Ruden of Stoddard, Wis.
3
10-6
$2,538

3rd
Randy Ramsey Jr. of Chicago, Ill.
3
10-2
$2,190

4th
Tyler Fitch of Windsor, Wis.
3
9-12
$1,068

5th
Jeff Ritter of Prairie du Chien, Wis.
3
9-11
$915

6th
Bob Matthies of Cicero, Ill.
3
9-4
$801

6th
Kevin Ruh of Onalaska, Wis.
3
9-4
$1,301

8th
Brent Schroeder of Caledonia, Minn.
3
9-2
$686

9th
Kevin Twardowski of Columbus, Wis.
3
8-15
$610

10th
Troy Sippl of Sussex, Wis.
3
8-13
$534

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

1st
Jason Swanson of Waterloo, Iowa
3
9-6
$2,620

2nd
Richard Conrad of Arcadia, Wis.
3
8-4
$1,144

3rd
Troy Rebeck of Sparta, Wis.
3
7-8
$762

4th
Kalvin Korotka of Manawa, Wis.
3
7-4
$534

5th
Dan Goeke of West Point, Iowa
3
7-1
$458

6th
Justin Oppegard of Eagan, Minn.
3
6-15
$419

7th
Chad Schultz of Rockton, Ill.
3
6-14
$362

7th
Joe Rockey of Schaumburg, Ill.
3
6-14
$362

9th
Max Ford of Westby, Ill.
3
6-12
$305

10th
Brett Anderson of Grantsburg, Wis.
3
6-11
$392

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
Randy Ramsey Jr. of Chicago, Ill.
4-pound bass
$665

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Jason Swanson Waterloo, Iowa
3-pound, 4-ounce bass
$332

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Kevin Ruh of Onalaska, 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
Frog
N/A

Strike King Co-Angler
Frog and Topwater Baits
N/A

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, 2022
Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, Ark.
Arkansas Dept. 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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