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Galesville’s Trim Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super Tournament on Mississippi River in La Crosse

La Crosse’s Juen Takes Home Co-angler Title

by: Joe Opager, Director of Public Relations,

Photo by FLW
(Sep 21, 2020 - LA CROSSE, Wis)

Boater Nick Trim of Galesville, Wisconsin, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 34 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Great Lakes Division Super-Tournament at the Mississippi River. For his victory, Trim earned $6,690.

“I made the lock to Pool 7 on both days and primarily fished wingdams with a topwater,” said Trim, who earned his second career win in Bass Fishing League competition this year. “Every fish that I weighed in came on a (Heddon) Zara Spook.”

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament as follows:

            1st:       Nick Trim of Galesville, Wis., 10 bass, 34-9, $6,690

            2nd:      Mike Brueggen of La Crosse, Wis., 10 bass, 30-13, $2,845

            3rd:       Brandon Gann of Sparta, Wis., 10 bass, 30-10, $1,897

            4th:       Rob Leidholdt of Milton, Wis., 10 bass, 28-14, $1,328

            5th:       Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wis., 10 bass, 28-13, $1,138

            6th:       Kyle Von Ruden of Stoddard, Wis., 10 bass, 28-12, $1,043

            7th:       Rick Bosshard of Hartland, Wis., 10 bass, 28-12, $948

            8th:       Brian Fitzpatrick of La Crosse, Wis., 10 bass, 28-1, $853

            9th:       Kevin Wolfram of Chicago, Ill., 10 bass, 27-1, $759

            10th:     Jerry Robackouski of Joliet, Ill., 10 bass, 26-15, $664

Complete results can be found at

Dakota Proft of Onalaska, Wisconsin, earned the day’s $742 Boater Big Bass award with a 5-pound, 2-ounce bass.

Kevin Ruh of Onalaska, Wisconsin, took home an extra $500 as the highest finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member. 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 FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency program can be found at

Brad Juen of La Crosse, Wisconsin, earned the win in the Co-angler Division Sunday after catching a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 25 pounds, 4 ounces. Juen earned $2,845 for his victory.

The top 10 co-anglers finished as follows:

            1st:       Brad Juen of La Crosse, Wis., 10 bass, 25-4, $2,845

            2nd:      Richard Conrad of Arcadia, Wis., 10 bass, 24-4, $1,422

            3rd:       Michael Black of Toledo, Ill., nine bass, 21-3, $948

            4th:       Arden Damberg of Wheatland, Iowa, 10 bass, 20-9, $664

            5th:       Thad Vettrus of Chippewa Falls, Wis., eight bass, 19-11, $569

            6th:       Scott Miller of Burlington, Wis., seven bass, 18-11, $893

            7th:       Lee Lewis of Peoria, Ill., seven bass, 16-11, $474

            8th:       Jason Swanson of Waterloo, Iowa, eight bass, 16-6, $427

            9th:       Ed Remian of Schiller Park, Ill., six bass, 15-11, $379

            10th:     Levi Schmidt of Caledonia, Minn., seven bass, 13-6, $332

Miller earned the event’s Co-angler Big Bass Award of $371 with a fish weighing in at 5 pounds, 11 ounces.

The Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Super Tournament on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin, was hosted by the La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau. It was the fifth and final qualifying tournament in the 2020 Great Lakes division.

Now the top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the Great Lakes Division based on point standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 22-24 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri, hosted by 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 co-anglers will fish for a new 18-foot Phoenix bass boat with a 200-horsepower outboard.

The 2020 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 co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional tournaments where they are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.

The 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American will be held Nov. 11-13 at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina and is hosted by Visit Anderson. The top 45 boaters and co-anglers plus tournament winners from each Phoenix Bass Fishing League division earn priority entry into the FLW Series, the pathway to the FLW Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour, where top pros compete with no entry fees. 

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