Feldermann of Illinois wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Mississippi River


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August 15, 2022 by Keith Worrall

Amended August 15, 2022 at 11:32 PM

Illinois’ Remian tops Strike King Co-Angler Division

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (August 15, 2022) – Boater Mike Feldermann from Galena, Illinoiscaught three bass on Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by TH Marine on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien. The tournament was the fourth event in the Bass Fishing League‘s Great Lakes Division. Feldermann earned $4,052 for his win.

“I went down a pool and hiked 40 miles south to a 200-yard section of lily pads,” Feldermann said. “I made a pass through there and caught one that weighed 5-2. I made another pass and caught one that weighed 4¼ pounds.

Feldermann said he stayed tied to the stretch he ran on and made a few more passes that resulted in a 17-inch guard before returning to the Washington Street ramp for the weigh-in. He said his four fish, including a small 15-inch bass, came on a black and yellow SPRO Frog.

“This win is great,” said Feldermann, who now has 11 career BFL wins to his name. “I’ve been fishing these tournaments for about 30 years, so when you get a bit older you appreciate them more. BFL is a tough tournament to win, but as I say, “You won’t win if you’re not there.”

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

1st: Mike Feldermann, Galena, IL, three bass, 12-6, $4,052
2nd: Hunter Litchfield, Macomb, IL, three bass, 9-15, $1,996
3rd: Mike Brueggen, La Crosse, Wis., three bass, 9-14, $1,201
4th: Dan Mohn, Lansing, Iowa, three bass, 9-10, $1,238
5th: Jeff Ritter, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, three bass, 9-9, $718
6th: Aidan Hansen, Osceola, Wis., three bass, 9-3, $659
7th: Brandon Gann, Sparta, Wisconsin, three bass, 9-2, $599
8th: Darren Hahne, Ottowa, Ill., three bass, 9-1, $539
9th: Bill Sepke, Indian Head Park, Illinois, three bass, 9-0, $449
9th: Ryan Lewis, Glasford, Ill., three bass, 9-0, $449

Full results are available at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

Feldermann’s 5-pound, 2-ounce bigmouth was the heaviest of the event in the Boater division and won the $460 Berkley Big Bass Boater of the Day award.

Ed Remian of Schiller Park, Ill., won the Strike King Co-angler Division and $2,226 on Saturday after catching three bass weighing 10 pounds, 1 ounce.

Strike King’s top 10 co-anglers were:

1st: Ed Remian, Schiller Park, Ill., three bass, 10-1, $2,226
2nd: Brian Brecka, Alma, Wis., three bass, 8-9, $638
2nd: Nicholas Oates, Marengo, Ill., three bass, 8-9, $738
2nd: Will Ahnen, Fennimore, Wis., three bass, 8-9, $638
5th: Mack Traynor, Hanover, Minnesota, three bass, 8-4, $359
6th: Dan McAdams, Reedsburg, Wis., three bass, 8-0, $329
7th: Danny Mancini, Necedah, Wis., three bass, 7-13, $284
7th: Alan Bernicky, Joliet, IL, three bass, 7-13, $484
9th: Mike Toft, Belleville, Wis., three bass, 7-8, $224
9th: Kyle Simonson, Appleton, Wis., three bass, 7-8, $224

Remian caught the biggest bass in the co-anglers division, a fish weighing 4 pounds and 8 ounces. The catch earned him the Berkley Big Bass Co-angler award of $230.

After four events, Jeff Ritter of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin leads the Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Boater Angler of the Year (AOY) race with 966 points, while Ed Remian of Schiller Park, Illinois leads the Strike King Co-Angler. AOY Division race with 949 points.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on points standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered into the Bass Fishing League Regional Championship Oct. 20-22 on Grand Lake in Grove. , Oklahoma. Boaters will compete for a prize of $60,000, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a 200 horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while fellow anglers will fish for a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a Mercury outboard of 200 horsepower.

The 2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by TH Marine is a 24-division circuit dedicated to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 Strike King boaters and co-fishermen in each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional championships where they compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the oldest championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.

The top 45 Strike King boaters and co-fishermen as well as tournament winners from each division of the Phoenix Bass Fishing League will also gain priority entry into the MLF Toyota Series, the path to the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour.

Proud sponsors of the 2022 MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by TH Marine include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, AFTCO, ARE Truck Caps, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, E3, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Gary Yamamoto Baits, General Tire, Lew’s, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Revital Outdoors, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, TH Marine, Toyota, Wiley X, YETI and Yo-Zuri .

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