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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Illini

    Rend Lake (May 1, 2010)


    Schrumpf outfishes field on Rend Lake

    Boater Colby Schrumpf of Highland, Ill., won the May 1 BFL Illini Division tournament to earn $3,545.
    Mullins winning co-angler

    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., won in the Co-angler Division of the May 1 BFL Illini Division tournament to earn $1,773.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

    Coming up

    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.

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