West Frankfort’s Sample and Springfield’s Cearlock Tie for Strike King Co-Angler Division Win

WHITTINGTON, Ill. (July 19, 2021) – Boater Brennon McCord of Thompsonville, Illinois, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Rend Lake Presented by TINCUP Whiskey in Whittington, Illinois. McCord earned $11,119 for his victory at the event, including the lucrative $7,000 Phoenix MLF BIG5 contingency bonus.

TOP 10 RESULTS
RANKBOATER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stBrennon McCord of Thompsonville, Ill.512-5$11,119
2ndDonald Marshall of Smithton, Ill.512-0$2,059
3rdToby Corn of Paducah, Ky.510-5$1,574
4thLuke Budde of St. Louis, Mo.59-9$961
5thTrey McKinney of Carbondale, Ill.59-7$824
6thScott Rice of Cobden, Ill.48-11$755
7thRobert Atchison of Sesser, Ill.48-8$652
7thBrad Schoenrock of Opdyke, Ill.48-8$652
9thLon Aylsworth of Wildwood, Mo.48-7$549
10thTom Silber of Labadie, Mo.38-3$480
RANKSTRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWNBASSWEIGHTAWARD
1stJarred Sample of West Frankfort, Ill.38-1$1,544
1stBill Cearlock of Springfield, Ill.38-1$1,544
3rdDane Bondurant of Witt, Ill.36-8$687
4thTyson Elko of West Frankfort, Ill.36-7$480
5thRyan Taylor of West Frankfort, Ill.16-5$694
6thAmanda Black of Toledo, Ill.26-4$360
6thLevi Kohl of Edinburg, Ill.36-4$309
8thCordell Beckmann of Breese, Ill.35-15$275
9thTad Cain of La Place, Ill.45-14$240
10thBrian Huber of Saint Peters, Mo.35-9$216
CONTINGENCY AWARDS
AWARDNAMECONTINGENCYPAYOUT
Boater Big BassJeremy Mull of Pawnee, Ill.5-pound, 10-ounce bass$565
Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big BassRyan Taylor of West Frankfort, Ill.6-pound, 5-ounce bass$282
Phoenix MLF BIG5 BonusBrennon McCord of Thompsonville, Ill.Eligible Phoenix Boat*$7,000
* 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
ANGLERBAITCOLOR
Boater3/8-ounce JigBlack & Blue
Strike King Co-AnglerCearlock: Double willow-blade spinnerbait
Sample: Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver
N/A
Black & Blue
2021 QUALIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
EVENTDATELOCATIONHOST
Illini Division – Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional ChampionshipOct. 7-9Lake Norfork, Mountain Home, Ark.Mountain  Home Area Chamber of Commerce
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 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 .

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