Walmart Bass Fishing League - Illini
Ohio River/Golconda (July 17, 2010)
Jerry Walker of Zeigler, Ill. caught a 5-bass limit weighing 12 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win $5,122 in the FLW BFL Illini Division tournament on the Ohio River. With overcast skies dominating the conditions, Walker employed spinnerbaits in shallow water on the Cumberland River to sack his limit.
Rounding out the top-10 finalists:
2nd: Clifford Pass, Lenzburg, Ill., five bass, 11-14, $1,561
3rd: Michael McAtee, Waverly, Ky., five bass, 11-8, $1,043
4th: Derek Jenkel, Pinckneyville, Ill., five bass, 11-2, $728
5th: Brent Maurer, Ledbetter, Ky., five bass, 10-11, $624
6th: David Young, Mayfiedl, Ky., five bass, 10-8, $572
7th: Derek Spiller, West Frankfort, Ill., five bass, 10-7, $520
8th: Mark Jordan, Kevil, Ky., five bass, 10-1, $468
9th: Anthony Balding, Jr., Millstadt, Ill., five bass, 10, $416
10th: Bobby McMullin, Pevely, Mo., five bass, 9-14, $364
Arning wins co-angler title:
Aaron Arning of Walnut Hill, Ill., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces to win $1,561 in the FLW BFL Illni Co-angler Division on the Ohio River. Arning landed the majority of his catch using a Senko on a Texas rig in shallow water on Deer Creek.
Rounding out the top-10 co-angler finalists:
2nd: Joshua Whitehead, East Alton, Ill., five bass, 7-9, $781
3rd: Terry Fritts, Red Bud, Ill., four bass, 7-3, $521
4th: Jeff Reiher, Oak Forest, Ill., five bass, 7-1, $364
5th: Charles Dammerman, Mount Auburn, Ill., five bass, 6-14, $312
6th: Jeffrey Hartman, Jr., Paducah, Ky., four bass, 6-13, $273
6th: John Kuzera, Matteson, Ill., five bass, 6-13, $273
8th: Kyle Loyd, Vienna, Ill., five bass, 6-9, $234
9th: Bill Higgins, Albers, Ill., two bass, 6-7, $208
10th: Sheldon Ayers, Anna., Ill., five bass, 6-2, $173
10th: Donald Hartman, Paducah, Ky., five bass, 6-2, $173
The next and last BFL Illini Division tournament in 2010 is scheduled for Sept. 25-26, at the Ohio River/Golconda in Golconda, Ill. After the fifth Illini Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and co-anglers based on the 2010 point standings will qualify for the Regional Championship at Lake Barkley in Kuttawa, Ky., on Oct. 7-9, for a chance to win a 198VX Ranger boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, 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, call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FantasyFishing.com.