Walmart Bass Fishing League - Illini
Rend Lake (May 1, 2010)
Boater Colby Schrumpf of Highland, Ill., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win $3,545 in the FLW BFL Illini Division tournament on Rend Lake. He was fishing the Gum Creek area in 8 to 10 feet of water, catching suspended fish with crankbaits.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Dan McDowell, Mattoon, Ill., five bass, 15-9, $1,773
3rd: Aaron McManaway, Altamont, Ill., five bass, 13-1, $2,181*
4th: Robert Atchison, Whittington, Ill., five bass, 11-7, $827
5th: Wes Cummins, Shattuc, Ill., five bass, 11-4, $709
6th: Bradley Smith, Saint Jacob, Ill., five bass, 10-15, $650
7th: Travis Lloyd, Kinmundy, Ill., three bass, 10-10, $591
8th: Jerry Walker, Zeigler, Ill., four bass, 10-4, $532
9th: Clifford Pass, Lenzburg, Ill., four bass, 9-7, $473
10th: Ray Arning, Jr., Walnut Hill, Ill., five bass, 9-5, $414
*Winnings include $1,000 Evinrude bonus
Mullins winning co-angler
Greg Mullins of Mt. Vernon, Ill., caught four bass weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces to win $1,773 in the Co-angler Division on Rend Lake. Mullins was flipping soft plastics into bushes on the north end of the lake.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Adam Settelmyer, Lockport, Ill., three bass, 6-3, $738
2nd: Donnie Shaffer, Odin, Ill., three bass, 6-3, $738
4th: Christopher Cunningham, Green Valley, Ill., three bass, 5-8, $414
5th: Dale Montgomery, Marion, Ill., two bass, 5-6, $355
6th: James Whitehorn, Dolton, Ill., two bass, 5-5, $325
7th: Brian McMahon, Evergreen Park, Ill., two bass, 5-1, $295
8th: Charles Dammerman, Mount Auburn, Ill., one bass, 5, $266
9th: Aaron Arning, Walnut Hill, Ill., one bass, 4-7, $236
10th: Mario Rossi, Granite City, Ill., two bass, 4-6, $207
The next BFL Illini Division tournament is scheduled for May 22 at Lake Shelbyville in Shelbyville, Ill. After the fifth Illini Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 7-9 Regional Championship at Lake Barkley in Kuttawa, Ky., where boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
About FLW Outdoors
FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 189 tournaments in 2010. FLW Outdoors has also taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing awarding the largest prizes in the history of fantasy sports. FLW Outdoors memberships are available featuring numerous benefits including Player's Advantage. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FantasyFishing.com.