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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Illini

    Lake Shelbyville (Sept. 17-18, 2011)

    Wright wins BFL Super Tournament on Lake Shelbyville

    Boater John Wright of Shelbyville, Ill., used a catch of 31 pounds, 3 ounces to win the two-day BFL Super Tournament on Lake Shelbyville. For his efforts, Wright won $5,890 in winnings.
    Null snares co-angler title

    Boater John Wright of Shelbyville, Ill., caught a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 31 pounds, 3 ounces Sept. 17-18 to win $3,893 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the Walmart BFL Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville. Wright fished ledges and used a Zoom worm and PB&J jig.

    Best of the rest

    The remaining top 10 anglers included:

    2nd: Bobby McMullin, Pevely, Mo., nine bass, 20-14, $1,947

    3rd: Roger Ward, Macomb, Ill., eight bass, 19-15, $1,298

    4th: Greg Coleman, Butler, Ill., 10 bass, 19-12, $908

    5th: Jim Young, Roodhouse, Ill., eight bass, 19-2, $779 + $1,000 Evinrude bonus

    6th: Matt Carroll, Hillsboro, Ill., nine bass, 18-11, $714

    7th: Anthony Balding Jr., Millstadt, Ill., nine bass, 17-1, $649

    8th: Kyle Danhausen, Kankakee, Ill., seven bass, 16-6, $584

    9th: Michael Black, Toledo, Ill., six bass, 14-11, $519

    10th: Neil Arning, Orland Park, Ill., six bass, 10-7, $454

    Null nets co-angler crown

    Co-angler Jimmy Null of Bethalto, Ill., used an 11-pound, 2-ounce catch to win the two-day BFL Super Tournament on Lake Shelbyville. For his efforts, Null took home $1,947 in winnings.Jimmy Null of Bethalto, Ill., caught a two-day total of seven bass weighing 11 pounds, 2 ounces Sept. 17-18 to win $1,947 in the Co-angler Division. Null fished shallow patterns in the middle of the lake and used a crankbait and Zoom Baby Brush Hog to catch his bass.

    Best of the rest

    The remaining top 10 co-anglers included:

    2nd: Sheldon Ayers, Anna, Ill., five bass, 9-7, $973

    3rd: Bill Knapp, Bolingbrook, Ill., six bass, 9-3, $650

    4th: Christopher Cunningham, Green Valley, Ill., four bass, 8-15, $454

    5th: Brett Wysock, Wilmington, Ill., four bass, 6-12, $389

    6th: Aaron Wehmeyer, Bloomington, Ill., four bass, 6-12, $357

    7th: Patrick O’Dell, Windsor, Ill., three bass, 6-5, $324

    8th: Dale Renth, Albers, Ill., two bass, 5-3, $292

    9th: Roy Bradford, Bushnell, Ill., three bass, 4-13, $260

    10th: Lyle Lehman, Blue Mound, Ill., two bass, 3-13, $227

    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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