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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Great Lakes

    Mississippi River/La Crosse (May 7, 2011)

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    Wolfe wins on Mississippi

    Boater Jesse Wolfe of Nelson, Wis., earned $4,763 as winner of the May 7 BFL Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River.
    Gray winning co-angler
    07.May.2011

    Boater Jesse Wolfe of Nelson, Wis., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 9 ounces May 7 to win $4,763 in the BFL Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Mike Brueggen, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 18-10, $2,381

    3rd: Dan McGarry, Tomah, Wis., five bass, 18-2, $1,585

    4th: Brian Fitzpatrick, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 17-7, $1,111

    5th: Richie Eaves, Nauvoo, Ill., five bass, 16-9, $913

    Ben Potaracke, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 16-9, $913

    7th: Dave Doty, Cottage Grove, Minn., five bass, 16-7, $714

    Fernando Lobato, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 16-7, $714

    Randy Wieczorek, Buffalo City, Wis., five bass, 16-7, $714

    10th: Andrew Hauser, Holmen, Wis., five bass, 16-5, $556

    Gray winning co-angler

    Michael Gray of Stoddard, Wis., earned $2,381 as the Co-angler Division winner of the May 7 BFL Great Lakes event.

    Michael Gray of Stoddard, Wis., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds to win $2,381 in the Co-angler Division.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Brett Shillin, Onalaska, Wis., five bass, 16-8, $1,191

    3rd: Max Weiss, Wabasha, Minn., five bass, 16-6, $791

    4th: Jamie Dressler, Prairie Du Chien, Wis., five bass, 16-2, $556

    5th: Jason Steger, Stanley, Wis., five bass, 16, $476

    6th: Joe Jender, Milwaukee, Wis., five bass, 15-6, $417

    John Maher, Duluth, Minn., five bass, 15-6, $417

    8th: Nick Kasten, Lake Geneva, Wis., five bass, 14-14, $357

    9th: Charlie Benson, Holmen, Wis., five bass, 14-4, $282

    Andy Heisler, Lacrescent, Minn., five bass, 14-4, $282

    Cary Joholski, Coon Valley, Wis., five bass, 14-4, $282

    Coming up

    The next BFL Great Lakes Division tournament is scheduled for June 18 on the Wolf River Chain of Lakes in Winneconne, Wis. After the fifth Great Lakes Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 20-22 Regional Championship on the Barren River in Scottsville, Ky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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