oledo’s Dittamore Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. (Sept. 13, 2021) – Boater Trey McKinney of Carbondale, Illinois wins the two-day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super-Tournament Presented by T-H Marine at Lake Shelbyville Presented by TINCUP Whiskey in Shelbyville, Illinois. McKinney earned $5,806 for his victory at the event.


1stTrey McKinney of Carbondale, Ill.1030-14$5,806
2ndBradley Smith of Saint Jacob, Ill.1025-6$2,403
3rdScott Neighbors of Makanda, Ill.824-7$1,603
4thAlex Moore of Chester, Ill.822-2$1,121
5thGarrett McDowell of Mattoon, Ill.921-4$961
6thPatrick O’Dell of Windsor, Ill.816-5$881
7thTom Silber of Labadie, Mo.714-10$801
8thHilton Jones of Westfield, Ill.513-1$721
9thTyler Schweigert of Morton, Ill.612-7$641
10thTravis Wilson of La Harpe, Ill.512-5$561
1stChris Dittamore of Toledo, Ill.716-9$2,403
2ndSheldon Ayers of Goreville, Ill.312-1$1,491
3rdAnthony Balding of Lebanon, Ill.511-12$801
4thAlan Bernicky of Joliet, Ill.610-13$1,011
5thJason Korando of Chester, Ill.59-10$481
6thDrew Cress of Highland, Ill.49-5$441
7thAmanda Black of Toledo, Ill.49-1$401
8thDrew Williams of Homer, Ill.46-10$360
9thTim Schneider of Saint Louis, Mo.46-7$320
10thLyle Lehman of Blue Mound, Ill.36-1$280
Boater Big BassMike Barnes of Mackinaw, Ill.5-pound, 7-ounce bass$577
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big BassSheldon Ayers of Goreville, Ill.4-pound, 6-ounce bass$289
Phoenix MLF BIG5 BonusN/AEligible Phoenix Boat*N/A
* 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.
BoaterUnspecified Soft PlasticN/A
Strike King Co-AnglerUnspecified Texas RigGreen Pumpkin
Illini Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional ChampionshipOct. 7-9Norfork Lake, Mountain Home, Ark.Mountain Home Area Chamber of Commerce
2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-AmericanJune 2-4Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, Ark.Arkansas Department 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 FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube .