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The Woodlands’ Cosculluela Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Lake St. Clair

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 41 mins ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Jul 13th, 2021 at 3:53 PM

Chicago’s Dus Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (July 12, 2021) – Boater Hugh Cosculluela of The Woodlands, Texas, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Lake St. Clair Presented by TINCUP Whiskey in Harrison Township, Michigan. Cosculluela earned $7,220 for his victory at the event.

TOP 10 RESULTS

RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
Hugh Cosculluela of The Woodlands, Texas
5
23-1
$7,220

2nd
John Zubkoff of Monroe, Mich.
5
22-9
$2,360

3rd
Doug Jenkins of Cicero, Ind.
5
22-4
$1,574

4th
Jason Elliott of Warsaw, Ind.
5
21-2
$1,101

5th
Jeremy Reese of Powell, Ohio
5
20-14
$944

6th
Alex Redwine of Cincinnati, Ohio
5
20-9
$865

7th
Austin Freed of Wolcottville, Ind.
5
20-8
$1,482

8th
Scott Dobson of Clarkston, Mich.
5
20-6
$629

8th
Jeremy Antrup of Fremont, Ind.
5
20-6
$629

8th
Tom Beale of St. Clair Shores, Mich.
5
20-6
$629

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

1st
Kristian Dus of Chicago, Ill.
5
22-9
$2,360

2nd
Chance Hoover of Lexington, Ky.
5
21-13
$1,180

3rd
Andy Fryer of Sidney, Ohio
5
20-14
$1,112

4th
Greg Elswick of Goshen, Ind.
5
20-13
$511

4th
Nathan Housel of Carlisle, Pa.
5
20-13
$511

6th
Tim Hooker of Stoutsville, Ohio
5
19-5
$433

7th
Nicholas Veselka of Fishers, Ind.
5
19-3
$393

8th
Daniel Perdieu of Rochester, Ind.
5
18-12
$354

9th
Ryan Legg of Parma, Ohio
5
18-5
$315

10th
Grant Gallagher of Fremont, Ohio
5
18-1
$275

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
Austin Freed of Wolcottville, Ind.
6-pound bass
$695

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Billy E. Crider, Jr. of Kettering, Ohio
5-pound, 13-ounce bass
$347

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Hugh Cosculluela of The Woodlands, Texas
Eligible Phoenix Boat*
$2,500

* 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

Drop Shot (unspecified)
6th Sense Crush Squarebill Crankbait

Not Specified

Strike King Co-Angler

Poor Boy’s Baits

Not Specified

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

Michigan Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Oct. 14-16
Potomac River, Marbury, Md.
Charles County Board of Commissioners

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.

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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