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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Great Lakes

    Mississippi River/Lacrosse (Aug. 28-29, 2010)


    Benson wins BFL Super Tournament on Mississippi River

    Boater Jeff Benson (right) and father Charlie Benson won each of their respective divisions during the BFL Super Tournament Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River.
    Charlie Benson nets non-boater title during Great Lakes Division event to complete father-son sweep

    Boater Jeff Benson of Holmen, Wis., caught 10-bass weighing 32 pounds, 6 ounces Aug. 28-29 to win $5,817 in the BFL Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River. On a hot weekend Benson won the Boater division while his father Charlie took home the non-boater title. After they both finished in seventh place on day one the father son team fished together on Sunday; they were in Pool 8 using a chartreuse swimming jig with a white trailer in 7 feet of water to earn their victories.

    The remaining top 10 anglers included:

    2nd: Bill Frisk, Holmen, Wis., 10 bass, 30-8, $2,909

    3rd: Nathan Huss, Elkhart Lake, Wis., 10 bass, 30-3, $1,939

    4th: Mike Feldermann, Galena, Ill., 10 bass, 29-9, $1,357

    5th: Tom Welch, Fall River, Wis., 10 bass, 29-6, $1,163

    6th: Caleb Kuphall, Mukwonago, Wis., 10 bass, 28-15, $1,066

    7th: Ben Potaracke, La Crosse, Wis., 10 bass, 28-13, $970

    8th: Chris Maland, Ankeny, Iowa, 10 bass, 28-9, $873

    9th: Dan Ehmen, Rockford, Ill., 10 bass, 28-1, $776

    10th: Jeff Ritter, Prairie du Chien, Wis., 10 bass, 27-13, $679

    Benson snares non-boater title

    Charlie Benson of Holmen, Wisc., won the BFL Super Tournament Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River as a non-boater. For his efforts, Benson took home more than $2,900.Charlie Benson of Holmen, Wis., caught 10 bass weighing 27 pounds, 6 ounces Aug. 28-29 to win $2,909 in the Co-angler Division.

    The remaining top 10 co-anglers included:

    2nd: Stephen Mui, Bartlett, Ill., 10 bass, 26-11, $1,454

    3rd: Jason Swanson, Cedar Fall, Iowa, 10 bass, 24-13, $970

    4th: KC Schaible, Machesney Park, Ill., 10 bass, 24-2, $679

    5th: Michael Parve, West Bend, Wis., nine bass, 24-1, $582

    6th: Mike McKnight, Johnston, Iowa, 10 bass, 23-13, $533

    7th: William Hudzinski, West Allis, Wis., 10 bass, 23-4, $485

    8th: David Halverson, Necedah, Wis., 10 bass, 22-11, $436

    9th: Dave Aldrich, Mukwonago, Wis., 10 bass, 22-8, $388

    10th: Kenny Bowen, Red Wing, Minn., eight bass, 22-6, $339

    The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings have now qualified for the Oct. 21-23 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, 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. Click here for a complete list of standings in the Great Lakes Division.

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