Iowa’s Swanson Wins Strike King Co-Angler Division
LA CROSSE, Wis. (July 19, 2021) – Boater Kory Krienke of Annandale, Minnesota, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at the Mississippi River Presented by TINCUP Whiskey in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Krienke earned $4,575 for his victory in the event, which was hosted by the La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
1stKory Krienke of Annandale, Minn.310-14$4,575
2ndKyle von Ruden of Stoddard, Wis.310-6$2,538
3rdRandy Ramsey Jr. of Chicago, Ill.310-2$2,190
4thTyler Fitch of Windsor, Wis.39-12$1,068
5thJeff Ritter of Prairie du Chien, Wis.39-11$915
6thBob Matthies of Cicero, Ill.39-4$801
6thKevin Ruh of Onalaska, Wis.39-4$1,301
8thBrent Schroeder of Caledonia, Minn.39-2$686
9thKevin Twardowski of Columbus, Wis.38-15$610
10thTroy Sippl of Sussex, Wis.38-13$534
1stJason Swanson of Waterloo, Iowa39-6$2,620
2ndRichard Conrad of Arcadia, Wis.38-4$1,144
3rdTroy Rebeck of Sparta, Wis.37-8$762
4thKalvin Korotka of Manawa, Wis.37-4$534
5thDan Goeke of West Point, Iowa37-1$458
6thJustin Oppegard of Eagan, Minn.36-15$419
7thChad Schultz of Rockton, Ill.36-14$362
7thJoe Rockey of Schaumburg, Ill.36-14$362
9thMax Ford of Westby, Ill.36-12$305
10thBrett Anderson of Grantsburg, Wis.36-11$392
Boater Big BassRandy Ramsey Jr. of Chicago, Ill.4-pound bass$665
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big BassJason Swanson Waterloo, Iowa3-pound, 4-ounce bass$332
Phoenix MLF BIG5 BonusKevin Ruh of Onalaska, Wis.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
Strike King Co-AnglerFrog and Topwater BaitsN/A
Great Lakes Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional ChampionshipOct. 21-23Lake Ouachita, Mount Ida, Ark.Visit Hot Springs
2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-AmericanJune 2-4, 2022Lake Hamilton, Hot Springs, Ark.Arkansas Dept. 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 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 .


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