Walmart Bass Fishing League - Great Lakes
Mississippi River/Wabasha (July 9, 2011)
Boater Jimmy Johnson of La Crosse, Wis., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 1 ounce July 9 to win $4,385 in the BFL Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River. Johnson said he had success with a yam-colored Lethal Weapon Drag Queen jig.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Eric Ronningen, Rochester, Minn., five bass, 16-14, $2,193
3rd: Troy Anderson, Galesville, Wis., five bass, 16-0, $1,463
4th: Brian Harmon, Mondovi, Wis., five bass, 15-15, $1,023
5th: Dan McGarry, Tomah, Wis., five bass, 15-5, $877
6th: Ryan Kranz, Hastings, Minn., five bass, 15-4, $804
7th: Jim McKie, Alma, Wis., five bass, 15-2, $731
8th: John Moeser, Rhinelander, Wis., five bass, 14-14, $658
9th: Rob Heilman, Onalaska, Wis., five bass, 14-12, $585
10th: Gary Shild, Mundelein, Ill., five bass, 14-11, $512
Shaw winning co-angler
Cody Shaw of Reedsburg, Wis., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 13 ounces July 9 to win $2,193 in the Co-angler Division.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Eric Correll, Onalaska, Wis., five bass, 14-5, $913
2nd: Matt Houman, Osceola, Wis., five bass, 14-5, $913
4th: Edmund Remian, Schiller Park, Ill., five bass, 13-8, $512
5th: Frank Cipra, Prairie du Chien, Wis., five bass, 12-13, $439
6th: Mark Persson, Elk River, Minn., five bass, 12-12, $402
7th: Matt French, Congerville, Ill., five bass, 12-11, $347
7th: Andrew Hegerty, Colgate, Wis., five bass, 12-11, $347
9th: Justin Bowder, Rochester, Minn., five bass, 12-7, $274
9th: Michael Loftus, Glendale Heights, Ill., five bass, 12-7, $274
The next BFL Great Lakes Division tournament is scheduled for July 30 on the Mississippi River in Prairie du Chien, 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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