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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Illini

    Ohio River/Golconda (Sept. 25-26, 2010)


    Walker wins Bass Fishing League tourney on Ohio River

    Boater Bill Walker of Mulkeytown, Ill., earned $4,257 as winner of the Sept. 25-26 BFL Illini Division Super Tournament on the Ohio River.
    Reiher winning co-angler

    Boater Bill Walker of Mulkeytown, Ill., caught a 10-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 5 ounces Sept. 25-26 to win $4,257 in the BFL Illini Division tournament on the Ohio River. Under mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions, Walker was fishing with spinnerbaits to catch his limits.

    Rounding out the top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Brent Maurer, Ledbetter, Ky., 10 bass, 22-10, $2,128

    3rd: Scott Dunn, Harrisburg, Ill., 10 bass, 21-15, $1,420

    4th: Nathan Murphy, Harrisburg, Ill., 10 bass, 21-7, $993

    5th: Leroy McDuffie, McLeansboro, Ill., 10 bass, 20-11, $1,851*

    6th: Ivan Maxwell, Tunnel Hill, Ill., nine bass, 19-5, $780

    7th: Jeff Fulkerson, Elizabethtown, Ill., 10 bass, 19-3, $709

    8th: Ray Arning Jr., Walnut Hill, Ill., 10 bass, 18-11, $639

    9th: Larry Sisk, Evansville, Ind., 10 bass, 18-11, $568

    10th: Clifford Pass, Lensburg, Ill., 10 bass, 17-1, $497

    *Includes $1,000 Evinrude bounus

    Reiher winning co-angler

    Jeff Reiher of Oak Forest, Ill., earned $2,129 as the co-angler winner of the BFL Illini Division Super Tournament.

    Jeff Reiher of Oak Forest, Ill., caught a 10-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 3 ounces Sept. 25-26 to win $2,129 in the Co-angler Division. He was fishing Bay Creek using topwater baits the first day and the Tennessee River with a finesse worm on day two.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Jeffrey Hartman Jr., Paducah, Ky., 10 bass, 19-1, $1,064

    3rd: Dale Montgomery, Marion, Ill., 10 bass, 18, $709

    4th: Dale Renth, Albers, Ill., nine bass, 17-13, $497

    5th: Rick Basso, Sesser, Ill., 10 bass, 17-8, $426

    6th: John Kuzera, Matteson, Ill., 10 bass, 16-2, $390

    7th: James Hall, Chicago, nine bass, 14-15, $355

    8th: Donald Seiber, Red Bud, Ill., seven bass, 14-4, $319

    9th: Ross Davis, St. Elmo, Ill., nine bass, 13-2, $284

    10th: Charles Dammerman, Mount Auburn, Ill., seven bass, 10-6, $248

    Coming up

    All five events in the Illini Division are complete and the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings in the division have now qualified for the Regional Championship scheduled for Oct. 7-9 on Lake Barkley in Kuttawa, Ky. 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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