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    Mississippi River-La Crosse (July 13, 2013)

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    Gann gains BFL victory on Mississippi River

    Boater Brandon Gann of Sparta, Wisc., won the July 13 Walmart BFL Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River with a total catch of 13 pounds, 5 ounces. For his efforts, Gann took home more than $4,470 in winnings.
    Booth wins co-angler title during Great Lake Division event
    13.Jul.2013

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – Brandon Gann of Sparta, Wis., weighed a three-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River at La Crosse. For his victory, Gann earned $4,472.

    Gann said he caught a smallmouth that weighed more than 5 pounds in practice, and kept rolling with more than o a 4-pound average for his first-place limit during the tournament.

    “I found two main river points in practice, and I fished them the whole tournament,” said Gann. “I cast my jig onto the upstream side of the point, and the fish would bite when I dragged it off the lip and into the trough.”

    The Sparta Wisconsin pro also caught the big bass of the tournament, a 5-3 smallmouth. “When I caught her, I knew I had a good chance to win,” said Gann.

    Gann said he used a watermelon/green pumpkin Yank ‘Em jig tipped with a Gene Larew Biffle Bug to catch his fish. “I had the fish I weighed in by 10:30. After that, I just started working my way back down so I’d be close to the weigh-in.”

    Rounding out the top 10 pros:

    2nd: Travis Brueggen, Cashton, Wis., three bass, 12-3, $2,236

    3rd: Tom Howland, Riceville, Iowa, three bass, 11-13, $1,492

    4th: Jesse Kassera, Sparta, Wis., three bass, 10-6, $968

    4th: Darren Zumach, Onalaska, Wis., three bass, 10-6, $968

    6th: Dan McGary, Tomah, Wis., three bass, 10-5, $782

    6th: Clayton Reitz, Morton, lll., three bass, 10-5, $782

    8th: Jesse Wolfe, Nelson, Wis., three bass, 10-1, $671

    9th: Mike Brueggen, La Crosse, Wis., three bass, 10-0, $559

    9th: Jimmy Johnson, La Crosse, Wis., three bass, 10-0, $559

    For a complete list of boater results, click here.

    Booth snares co-angler crown

    Co-angler Mitchell Booth of Boyceville, Wisc., won the July 13 Walmart BFL Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River with a total catch of 10 pounds, 10 ounces. Booth walked away with over $2,200 for his victory.Mitchell Booth of Boyceville, Wis., weighed a three-bass limit totaling 10 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win $2,236 in the co-angler division.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Randy Warner, Elmwood, Ill., three bass, 10-1, $1,118

    3rd: Jason Brenic, Sussex, Wis., three bass, 9-12, $745

    4th: Ben Rockey, Milwaukee, Wis., three bass, 8-13, $522

    5th: Jared Greninger, Rockford, Ill., three bass, 8-3, $447

    6th: Nick Zimbauer, Eau Claire, Wis., three bass, 8-2, $410

    7th: Ted Joyce, Ixonia, Wis., three bass, 7-15, $316

    7th: Matt Knox, Washington, Ill., three bass, 7-15, $316

    7th: Dan McAdams, Nekoosa, Wis., three bass, 7-15, $316

    7th: Paul Vonwald, La Crosse, Wis., three bass, 7-15, $316

    For a complete list of co-angler results, click here.

    The next BFL Great Lakes Division tournament is scheduled for August 24 on the Mississippi River in Prairie Du Chien, Wis. After the last divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 10-12 Regional Championship on Kentucky/Barkley lakes in Gilbertsville, Ky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

    The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

    About FLW

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