WARSAW, Mo. – Boater James Dill of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Lake Truman Presented by Fenwick in Warsaw, Missouri on Saturday. Dill earned $5,565 for his victory at the event.
TOP 10 RESULTS
|1st||James Dill of Sunrise Beach, Mo.||5||14-11||$5,565|
|2nd||Connor Cunningham of Springfield, Mo.||5||14-9||$3,283|
|3rd||Josh Busby of Rogersville, Mo.||5||13-15||$1,853|
|4th||Cory Steckler of Rocky Mount, Mo.||5||13-14||$1,299|
|5th||Dereck Dirschuweit of Florissant, Mo.||5||13-13||$1,563|
|6th||Travis Rivest of Smithville, Mo.||5||13-8||$1,020|
|7th||Matt Gunter of Wheatland, Mo.||5||13-3||$928|
|8th||Shane Long of Willard, Mo.||5||13-2||$835|
|9th||Roger Cook of Lebanon, Mo.||5||13-1||$742|
|10th||Jeremy Johnson of Kansas City, Kan.||5||12-13||$649|
|RANK||STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||Chris Bunk of Sullivan, Mo.||5||16-11||$2,783|
|2nd||Tom Kaufmann of Warsaw, Mo.||5||15-2||$1,391|
|3rd||Larry Rothweil of St. Charles, Mo.||5||12-7||$926|
|4th||Walton Hendricks of Milan, Mo.||4||12-0||$649|
|5th||Drake Bradshaw of Milan, Mo.||5||11-11||$557|
|6th||Mark Hancock of Olathe, Kan.||5||10-15||$510|
|7th||Chase Simpson of Marionville, Mo.||5||10-8||$464|
|8th||William Liam Cutright of St. Louis, Mo.||5||10-6||$417|
|9th||Cody Carl of Lake Lotawana, Mo.||4||10-4||$371|
|10th||Lynn Gideon of Preston, Mo.||5||9-15||$325|
|Boater Big Bass||Dereck Dirschuweit of Florissant, Mo.||5-pound, 10-ounce bass||$450|
|Boater Big Bass||Craig Rose of Olathe, Kan.||5-pound, 10-ounce bass||$450|
|Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass||Brian Coats of St. Louis, Mo.||4-pound, 6-ounce bass||$450|
|Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus||Connor Cunningham of Springfield, Mo.||Eligible Phoenix Boat*||$ 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.
|Boater||Shaky-head rig||Did Not Disclose|
|Strike King Co-Angler||Crock-O-Gator Jig||Did Not Disclose|
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
|Ozark Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship||Oct. 7-9||Lake Norfork, Mountain Home, Ark.||Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce|
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.