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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Great Lakes
Mississippi River-La Crosse (Sept. 21-22, 2013)
Thill takes title on Mississippi River
LA CROSSE, Wis. – Dan Thill of La Crosse, Wis., weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass for 30 pounds, 13 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Great Lakes Division Super Tournament on the Mississippi River at La Crosse. For his victory, Thill earned $5,817.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Mike Brueggen, La Crosse, Wis., 10 bass, 30-5, $2,909
3rd: Kyle Von Ruden, Stoddard, Wis., 10 bass, 30-1, $1,939
4th: Jeff Benson, Holmen, Wis., 10 bass, 29-9, $1,357
5th: Tom Monsoor, La Crosse, Wis., 10 bass, 29-5, $1,163
6th: Mike Kiese, Weaver, Minn., nine bass, 28-15, $1,066 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
7th: Joe Hall, Lake City, Minn., 10 bass, 28-2, $970
8th: Brandon Gann, Sparta, Wis., 10 bass, 28-1, $873
9th: Travis Brueggen, Cashton, Wis., 10 bass, 28-0, $776
10th: Steve Johnson, Lake Villa, Ill., 10 bass, 28-0, $679
Complete results can be found here.
Brenic wins co-angler title
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Kyle Rabelhofer, Silver Lake, Wis., 10 bass, 21-13, $1,454
3rd: Timothy Wittren, Mauston, Wis., nine bass, 20-14, $970
4th: Ron Check, Prairie Du Chien, Wis., 10 bass, 20-10, $679
5th: Brad Wessling, Milwaukee, Wis., 10 bass, 19-11, $582
6th: Bill McBride, Rockford, Ill., nine bass, 19-10, $533
7th: Patrick Reynolds, Waterloo, Iowa, nine bass, 18-14, $485
8th: Dylan Fisher, Prairie Du Chien, Wis., nine bass, 17-11, $436
9th: Richard Conrad, Hudson, Wis., eight bass, 17-7, $388
10th: Alan Bernicky, Joliet, Ill., seven bass, 16-8, $339
Complete co-angler results can be found here.
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 10-12 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake 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.
FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.