Walmart Bass Fishing League - Illini
Ohio River/Golconda (Aug. 6, 2011)
Boater Bill Walker of Mulkeytown, Ill., caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 13 ounces Aug. 6 to win $2,985 in the Walmart BFL Illini Division tournament on the Ohio River. Walker fished the back creeks using spinnerbaits.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Peyton Coleman, Ledbetter, Ky., five bass, 13-3, $1,493
3rd: Jason Hodge, Marion, Ill., five bass, 12-14, $994
4th: Brien Vaughn, Kinmundy, Ill., five bass, 12-4, $697
5th: Scott Freeman, Chicago, Ill., five bass, 12-2, $572
5th: Hilton Jones, Westfield, Ill., five bass, 12-2, $572
7th: Neil Arning, Orland Park, Ill., five bass, 11-14, $473
7th: Michael McAtee, Waverly, Ky., five bass, 11-14, $473
9th: Ivan Maxwell, Tunnel Hill, Ill., five bass, 11-13, $398
10th: Michael Black, Toledo, Ill., five bass, 11-11, $330
10th: Derek Jenkel, Pinckneyville, Ill., five bass, 11-11, $330
O’Dell winning co-angler
Patrick O’Dell of Windsor, Ill., caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 7 ounces to win $1,489 in the Co-angler Division. O’Dell used spinnerbaits and crankbaits in Lusk Creek to catch his limit.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Joey Morris, Galatia, Ill., five bass, 10-12, $744
3rd: John Quinlan, Saint John, Ind., five bass, 10-10, $497
4th: Andy Paschedag, Edwardsville, Ill., five bass, 10-4, $347
5th: Charles Dammerman, Mount Auburn, Ill., four bass, 9-15, $298
6th: Bill Higgins, Albers, Ill., three bass, 9-12, $273
7th: Obadiah Holsapple, Greenup, Ill., five bass, 9-8, $248
8th: Dale Renth, Albers, Ill., five bass, 8-14, $223
9th: Donald Oksanen, Chicago, Ill., five bass, 8-3, $198
10th: Mark Heimburger, White Heath, Ill., five bass, 8-1, $174
The next BFL Illini Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 17-18 on Lake Shelbyville in Shelbyville, 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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