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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Illini
Lake Shelbyville (June 26, 2010)
Hirsch outfishes field on Lake Shelbyville
Boater Greg Hirsch of Saint Jacob, Ill., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $3,337 in the FLW BFL Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville. Hirsch was fishing secondary points in about 10 feet of water using Zoom Brush Hogs to reel in his stringer.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Ray Arning Jr., Walnut Hill, Ill., five bass, 14-8, $1,668
3rd: Jeremy Mull, Chatham, Ill., three bass, 12-8, $1,112
4th: Jerry Walker, Zeigler, Ill., five bass, 11-8, $779
5th: Matt Wolfe, Collinsville, Ill., five bass, 10-10, $667
6th: Matt Carroll, Hillsboro, Ill., four bass, 9-6, $584
6th: Brad Peters, Taylorville, Ill., five bass, 9-6, $584
8th: George Speed, Jr., Litchfield, Ill., four bass, 9-5, $501
9th: Danny Owens, Assumption, Ill., five bass, 9-2, $417
9th: David Young, Mayfield, Ky., five bass, 9-2, $417
Doss winning co-angler
Kevin Doss of Windsor, Ill., caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 5 ounces to win $1,668 in the Co-angler Division on Lake Shelbyville. He was fishing near Opossum Creek, using an 8-inch worm in 8 feet of water to sack his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Adam Settelmyer, Lockport, Ill., five bass, 10-1, $834
3rd: Tyson Kiselewski, Mount Vernon, Ill., three bass, 7-5, $558
4th: Brett Wysock, Wilmington, Ill., four bass, 7-2, $389
5th: Kyle Loyd, Vienna, Ill., three bass, 6-7, $334
6th: Michael Luce, Ledbetter, Ky., four bass, 6-6, $306
7th: Greg Mullins, Mt. Vernon, Ill., four bass, 6-5, $278
8th: Michael Lohmeyer, Mineral Point, Mo., two bass, 6-4, $250
9th: Terry Schrumpf, Highland, Ill., two bass, 6-0, $222
10th: Carl Lingle, Dongola, Ill., two bass, 5-10, $195
The next BFL Illini Division tournament is scheduled for July 17 at the Ohio River in Golconda, 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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