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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Illini

    Rend Lake (June 11, 2011)


    Corn wins Walmart BFL event on Rend Lake

    Boater Toby Corn of West Frankfort, Ill., earned $3,164 as winner of the June 11 BFL Illini Division event on Rend Lake.
    Oksanen winning co-angler

    Boater Toby Corn of West Frankfort, Ill., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 7 ounces June 11 to win $3,164 in the Walmart BFL Illini Division tournament on Rend Lake. Corn was flipping Lucky Craft and Mizmo jigs on the north end of the lake to catch his limit.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

    2nd: John Wright, Shelbyville, Ill., five bass, 14-5, $1,582

    3rd: David Smothers, Johnston City, Ill., five bass, 12-4, $1,054

    4th: Clifford Pass, Lenzburg, Ill., five bass, 12-3, $738

    5th: Aaron Mays, Mt. Vernon, Ill., five bass, 12-1, $633

    6th: Dennis Robbins, Sesser, Ill., five bass, 10-15, $580

    7th: Bill Walker, Mulkeytown, Ill., five bass, 10-4, $527

    8th: Jim Young, Roodhouse, Ill., three bass, 9-13, $475 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus

    9th: Kyle Danhausen, Kankakee, Ill., five bass, 9-12, $422

    10th: Ray Arning Jr., Walnut Hill, Ill., five bass, 9-10, $369

    Oksanen winning co-angler

    Donald Oksanen of Chicago earned $1,578 as co-angler winner of the June 11 BFL Illini event.

    Donald Oksanen of Chicago caught three bass weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces to win $1,578 in the Co-angler Division. He was using spinnerbaits and Brush Hogs in flooded timber on the north end of the lake to catch his fish.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Obadiah Holsapple, Greenup, Ill., four bass, 8-5, $789

    3rd: Jeremy Richardson, Benton, Ill., five bass, 8-2, $526

    4th: Shea Krotz, St. Jacob, Ill., three bass, 7-11, $368

    5th: David Bunton, Iuka, Ill., three bass, 6-6, $302

    Andy Paschedag, Edwardsville, Ill, four bass, 6-6, $302

    7th: Dan Brown, Springfield, Ill., three bass, 5-14, $263

    8th: Aaron Arning, Walnut Hill, Ill., three bass, 5-12, $237

    9th: Michael Mooney, Collinsville, Ill., three bass, 5-8, $210

    10th: Bob Rask, Dahinda, Ill., two bass, 5-6, $184

    Coming up

    The next BFL Illini Division tournament is scheduled for July 9 on the Mississippi River in Madison, Iowa. After the fifth Illini 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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