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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Great Lakes
Mississippi River/Prairie Du Chien (July 30, 2011)
Anderson wins Walmart BFL event on Mississippi River
Boater Troy Anderson of Gallesville, Wis., caught three bass weighing 10 pounds, 2 ounces July 30 to win $3,879 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River at Prairie du Chien, Wis. Anderson was using Heddon spooks for part of his catch in Pool 9.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Jeff Ritter, Prairie du Chien, Wis., three bass, 10-1, $1,940
3rd: Mike Kiese, Weaver, Minn., three bass, 9-15, $1,293
4th: Travis Brueggen, Cashton, Wis., three bass, 9-14, $905
5th: Brandon Gann, Sparta, Wis., three bass, 9-6, $776
6th: Jim Caulum, Rockland, Wis., three bass, 9-4, $679
6th: Mike Feldermann, Galena, Ill., three bass, 9-4, $679
8th: Ted Stardig, Winona, Minn., three bass, 8-15, $549
8th: Kyle Von Ruden, Stoddard, Wis., three bass, 8-15, $549
10th: Jeff Benson, Holmen, Wis., three bass, 8-14, $453
Dressler winning co-angler
Jamie Dressler of Prairie du Chien, Wis., caught three bass weighing 9 pounds, 14 ounces to win $1,940 in the Co-angler Division. Dressler was flipping topwater frogs in Pool 9.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Jeff Mitchell, Iola, Wis., three bass, 9-0, $970
3rd: Richard Majewski, Fond du Lac, Wis., three bass, 8-10, $646
4th: Ronald Syverson, La Crosse, Wis., thee bass, 8-7, $453
5th: Bruce Biermann, Byron, Ill., three bass, 8-4, $355
5th: Thomas Bridges, Milwaukee, Wis., three bass, 8-4, $355
5th: Matt French, Congerville, Ill., three bass, 8-4, $355
8th: Pete Haire, Inver Grove Heights, Minn., three bass, 8-3, $291
9th: Jefferey Hensen, La Crosse, Wis., three bass, 8-2, $259
10th: Jason Swanson, Cedar Falls, Iowa, three bass, 8-1, $226
The next BFL Great Lakes Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 10-11 on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, 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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