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    Mississippi River/Wabasha (July 9, 2011)

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    Johnson outfishes field on Mississippi River

    Boater Jimmy Johnson of La Crosse, Wis., earned $4,385 as winner of the July 9 BFL Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River.
    Shaw winning co-angler
    09.Jul.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., earned $2,193 as the co-angler winner of the July 9 BFL Great Lakes event.

    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

    Coming up

    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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