Walmart Bass Fishing League - Illini
Fort Madison (July 9, 2011)
Boater Curt Erpenbach of Anderson, Ind., fished a jig around current and caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 5 ounces July 9 to win $4,555 in the BFL Illini Division tournament on the Mississippi River at Fort Madison.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Chad Kerr, Burlington, Iowa, five bass, 14-2, $1,277
3rd: Hilton Jones, Westfield, Ill., five bass, 13-13, $852
4th: Tim Kipling, Macomb, Ill., five bass, 13-3, $596
5th: Timothy Rivest, Rantoul, Ill., five bass, 12-11, $511
6th: Brett Rudy, Burlington, Iowa, five bass, 12-10, $468
7th: Michael Black, Toldeo, Ill., five bass, 12-2, $426
8th: Donald Freundt, Cedar Lake, Ind., five bass, 11-6, $383
9th: Terry Jones, Quincy, Ill., five bass, 11-3, $341
10th: Ray Arning Jr., Walnut Hill, Ill., five bass, 10-9, $298
Depew winning co-angler
Brandon Depew of Odin, Ill., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 10 ounces to win $1,277 in the Co-angler Division.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Quinton Inghram, Burlington, Iowa, five bass, 14-1, $639
3rd: Jeremy Richardson, Benton, Ill., five bass, 11-0, $427
4th: Ross Davis, St. Elmo, Ill., five bass, 10-12, $298
5th: Travis Rivest, Rantoul, Ill., five bass, 10-11, $255
6th: John Kuzera, Matteson, Ill., five bass, 9-7, $234
7th: Leonides Nevill, Chicago, Ill., four bass, 9-6, $213
8th: Robert Turney, Clinton, Ill., five bass, 9-0, $192
9th: John Quinlan, Saint John, Ind., four bass, 7-2, $170
10th: Jeff Reiher, Oak Forest, Ill., two bass, 6-6, $149
The next BFL Illini Division tournament is scheduled for Aug. 6 on the Ohio River in Golconda, Ill. 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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