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MLF Phoenix BFL Great Lakes Division Opener on Mississippi River in La Crosse Postponed Due to River Flooding

The Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, scheduled for Sat. April 29, has been postponed to Sunday, May 21, due to the flooding from the river and ramp closures. All launch and weigh-in locations and times will remain the same.

Sunday, May 21
Takeoff: 6 a.m. CT
Weigh-In: 2 p.m. CT

West Copeland & Clinton Boat Ramp, Northside Beach Road, La Crosse, Wis.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each Great Lakes Division qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 19-21 Phoenix BFL Regional on Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Missouri.

The 2023 Phoenix BFL Presented by T-H Marine is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 events throughout the season, five qualifying tournaments in each division. The top 45 boaters and Strike King co-anglers from each division, along with the five qualifying event winners, will advance to one of six BFL 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 BFL All-American. The 2023 All-American event will take place May 31-June 2, on Lake Hartwell in Seneca, South Carolina. The event is hosted by Visit Oconee SC.

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