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McCord Crushes on Rend

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Brennon McCord
Kirby wins co-angler title in Illini Division event
May 1, 2018 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Brennon McCord of West Frankfort, Illinois, caught five bass weighing 16 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the 2018 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division opener on Rend Lake. For his victory, McCord earned $3,671.

According to post-tournament reports, McCord caught his fish on the southern end of the lake flipping an unamed beaver-type creature bait.


The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Brennon McCord, West Frankfort, Ill., five bass, 16-15, $3,671

2nd:         Michael Black, Toledo, Ill., three bass, 9-11, $2,035

3rd:         Neil McCord, West Frankfort, Ill., three bass, 9-10, $1,324

4th:         Darren Frazier, Anna, Ill., two bass, 8-9, $1,326

5th:         Travis Wilson, La Harpe, Ill., three bass, 6-10, $734

6th:         Mike Quinlan, Mooresville, Ind., three bass, 6-9, $673

7th:         Derek Jenkel, Pinckneyville, Ill., two bass, 6-2, $612

8th:         Dan Morehead, Paducah, Ky., two bass, 5-11, $851

9th:         Justin Hatton, Dix, Ill., three bass, 5-5, $458

10th:       Shawn Panick, New Lenox, Ill., one bass, 5-5, $458

Complete results can be found at

Frazier caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $470.


Kirby wins co-angler title

Jeff Kirby of Philo, Illinois, won the Co-angler Division and $2,170 Saturday after catching a bass weighing 4 pounds, 14 ounces. The bass also earned Kirby the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $235.


The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Jeff Kirby, Philo, Ill., one bass, 4-14, $2,170

2nd:         Todd Blakeman, Chatham, Ill., two bass, 4-11, $918

3rd:         Michael McKinley, Woodlawn, Ill., one bass, 3-11, $612

4th:         Andy Paschedag, Worden, Ill., two bass, 3-9, $447

5th:         Mario Rossi Jr., Granite City, Ill., one bass, 3-9, $447

6th:         Jacob Bovara, Wadsworth, Ill., one bass, 2-13, $321

7th:         Derwin Thomas, Little Rock, Ark., one bass, 2-13, $321

8th:         Dave Dobill, Royalton, Ill., one bass, 2-11, $275

9th:         Chad Jackson, Indianapolis, Ind., one bass, 2-4, $245

10th:       Daniel Sutton, Cadiz, Ky., one bass, 2-3, $214

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 25-27 BFL Regional Championship on  Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.