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Winter Garden’s Pechacek Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Lake Okeechobee

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 2 days ago by Keith Worrall 

Modified Apr 13th, 2021 at 2:16 PM

Winter Garden’s Pechacek Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League on Lake Okeechobee

Mulberry’s Dunn Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

CLEWISTON, Fla. (April 13, 2021) – Boater David Pechacek of Winter Garden, Florida, wins the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine at Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, Florida. Pechacek earned $5,519 for his victory at the event.

TOP 10 RESULTS
RANK
BOATER NAME/HOMETOWN
BASS
WEIGHT
AWARD

1st
David Pechacek of Winter Garden, Fla.
5
20-3
$5,519

2nd
Brian MacDougall of La Belle, Fla.
5
19-4
$2,298

2nd
Kevin Izzi of Smithville, Texas
5
19-4
$2,298

4th
Jessie Mizell of Myakka City, Fla.
5
18-15
$1,288

5th
Garrett Farmer of Estero, Fla.
5
18-3
$1,104

6th
Brandon Medlock of Lake Placid, Fla.
5
18-0
$1,012

7th
Trevor Hamlin of Cape Coral, Fla.
5
17-4
$1,805

8th
Joe Callahan of Plantation, Fla.
5
16-9
$828

9th
Clay Batson of Bradenton, Fla.
5
16-8
$736

10th
Tony Bennett of Tarpon Springs, Fla.
5
15-14
$644

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

1st
Joshua Dunn of Mulberry, Fla.
5
22-0
$2,760

2nd
Jonathan Miller of Dundee, Ohio
5
19-3
$1,380

3rd
Chris Nickle of Sanford, Fla.
5
14-8
$918

4th
Edwin Rivera of Orlando, Fla.
5
14-7
$644

5th
Dawson Wiles of Fruit Cove, Fla.
5
13-6
$552

6th
Randy Paquette of Sarasota, Fla.
5
12-13
$506

7th
Brandon St. Pierre of Lehigh Acres, Fla.
5
12-11
$460

8th
Jose Valasquez of Gibsonton, Fla.
5
12-10
$414

9th
Giovanni Pizza of Boca Raton, Fla.
5
12-8
$368

10th
Barry Colbert of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.
5
12-2
$322

CONTINGENCY AWARDS

AWARD
NAME
CONTINGENCY
PAYOUT

Boater Big Bass
Trevor Hamlin of Cape Coral, Fla.
7-pound, 10-ounce bass
$885

Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass
Bruce McFayden of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
8-pound, 2-ounce bass
$442

Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus
Jared McMillan of Clewiston, Fla.
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
Outkast Tackle RTX Flipping Jig
Zoom Super Speed Craw
Black & Blue
Did Not Divulge

Strike King Co-Angler
Havoc Devil Spear
Brown & Purple

2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES

EVENT
DATE
LOCATION
HOST

Gator Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship
Oct. 21-23
St. Johns River, Palatka, Fla.
Putnam County Tourist Development Council

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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