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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Illini

    Lake Shelbyville (Sept. 28-29, 2013)


    McManaway catches quality for win on Shelbyville

    Aaron McManaway of Altamont, Ill., won the Sept. 28-29 Illini Division Super Tournament on Lake Shelbyville with seven bass over two days that weighed 20 pounds, 13 ounces. He walked away with more than $6,800 for his efforts.
    Danhausen nets co-angler crown

    SHELBYVILLE, Ill. – Aaron McManaway of Altamont, Ill., weighed in a two-day total of seven bass for 20 pounds, 13 ounces Sunday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division Super Tournament on Lake Shelbyville. For his victory, McManaway earned $6,840.

    McManaway kept an open mind and changed with the conditions to pick up his first BFL win since 2006 by nearly 3 pounds.

    “I was fishing a shallow wind-blown pattern,” said McManaway. “I was basically chasing shad on shallow flats.

    “It worked pretty good on Saturday because we had low pressure and a little bit of cloud cover, but I knew Sunday I was probably in trouble,” continued McManaway.

    “Everybody struggled on Sunday,” said McManaway. “I’m lucky I had what I had. I had to go a little deeper on Sunday; they backed off and set up on some deeper cover. I didn’t catch much, but I caught enough.

    “Fishing the conditions was the key to winning,” finished McManaway. “I just went with my gut and it worked.”

    McManaway said he fished a Spro Aruku Shad in less than 3 feet of water on the first day and flipped a Berkley Chigger Craw in 6 feet of water on the second day.

    Rounding out the top 10 pros:

    2nd: Marion Cordes, Sullivan, Ill., 10 bass, 18-0, $2,270

    3rd: Brian Futch, Vienna, Ill., eight bass, 17-10, $1,515

    4th: Leroy McDuffie, McLeansboro, Ill., six bass, 17-8, $1,059 + $300 Evinrude Bonus

    5th: Michael Black, Toledo, Ill., six bass, 15-3, $908

    6th: Kyle Danhausen, Kanakee, Ill., eight bass, 14-9, $832

    7th: Toby Corn, West Frankfort, Ill., five bass, 14-5, $757

    8th: Mike Barnes, Mackinaw, Ill., seven bass, 13-13, $681

    9th: Brent Ausbrook, Olney, Ill., five bass, 13-7, $605

    10th: Allen Williford, West Frankfort, Ill., six bass, 13-2, $530

    Complete results can be found here.

    Danhausen wins co-angler title

    Co-angler Dany Danhausen of Kankakee, Ill., won the Sept. 28-29 Illini Division Super Tournament on Lake Shelbyville with a two-day total of 17 pounds, 8 ounces. For her efforts, Danhausen was awarded more than $2,200 in prize money.Dany Danhausen of Kanakee, Ill., weighed in a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 17 pounds, 8 ounces Sunday to win $2,270 in the co-angler division.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Bob Rask, Dahinda, Ill., five bass, 12-13, $1,135

    3rd: Tony Westjohn, Montrose, Ill., six bass, 11-9, $757

    4th: J.D. Walker, Noble, Ill., five bass, 10-9, $530

    5th: Roy Bradford, Bushnell, Ill., five bass, 9-15, $454

    6th: Jacob Collins, Hillsboro, Ill., five bass, 9-13, $416

    7th: Patrick Odell, Windsor, Ill., four bass, 9-5, $378

    8th: Jimmy Null, Bethalto, Ill., four bass, 7-8, $341

    9th: Joe Seiber, Red Bud, Ill., five bass, 7-6, $303

    10th: Bill Higgins, Albers, Ill., three bass, 6-9, $265

    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.

    About FLW

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