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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Illini

    Rend Lake (July 20, 2013)

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    Corn notches second win on Rend

    Toby Corn of West Frankfort, Ill., won the July 20 Illini Division on Rend Lake with a limit weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces. Corn walked away with a check for close to $6,800 thanks to his victory.
    Kehrer, Renth tie for co-angler honors
    20.Jul.2013

    WHITTINGTON, Ill., – Toby Corn of West Frankfort, Ill., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 14 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division event on Rend Lake. For his victory, Corn earned $6,794.

    Corn used his local knowledge to edge out the field by for his second BFL win on Rend Lake.

    “The lake fished very similar,” Corn said. “I started guiding there when I was 16; I’ve literally fished tournaments my whole life there.

    “I was fishing main-lake point bushes in the morning, and in the afternoon I was stroking a jig like we do on Kentucky Lake,” Corn added. “Around noon I pulled up on one spot, and I had a 5-pounder and two 3-pounders in about eight casts.

    “The wind was a major hindrance for me this tournament,” Corn went on to say. “I could not fish my prime areas. The area I caught my three big fish on I hadn’t fished all year.”

    Corn said he fished a black and blue Lunker Lure Rattleback jig in 3/8- and ½-ounce sizes on 10-pound-test line so that it would fall faster and trigger a reaction strike.

    Rounding out the top 10 pros:

    2nd: Kenny Hemmen, St. Louis, Mo., five bass, 14-8, $1,897

    3rd: Kenneth Shadwell, Decatur, Ill., five bass, 14-4, $1,265

    4th: Skip Bennett, Texico, Ill., five bass, 13-12, $885

    5th: Clay Reeves, Clinton, Ill., five bass, 13-7, $759

    6th: Derek Jenkel, Pinckneyville, Ill., five bass, 13-2, $696

    7th: Robert Atchison, Whittington, Ill., five bass, 12-13, $632

    8th: Neil McCord, West Frankfort, Ill., five bass, 12-8, $537

    8th: Jim Young, Roodhouse, Ill., five bass, 12-8, $537

    10th: Jerry Walker, Zeigler, Ill., five bass, 12-5, $443

    Complete results can be found here.

    Kehrer, Renth tie for co-angler title

    Co-anglers Steve Kehrer of Woodlawn, Ill., and Dale Renth of Albers, Ill., tied for the win in the July 20 Illini Division event on Rend Lake with a limits weighing 12 pounds, 3 ounces. Both anglers received a check for $1,423 for their efforts. Steve Kehrer of Woodlawn, Ill., and Dale Renth of Albers, Ill., both weighed five-bass limits totaling 12 pounds, 3 ounces Saturday to each win $1,423 in the co-angler division.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    3rd: Chad Buhs, Washington, Ill., four bass, 10-8, $633

    4th: Travis Little, New Athens, Ill., five bass, 9-14, $443

    5th: Scott McCleery, Winchester, Ill., four bass, 9-5, $379

    6th: Keenan Hess, Herrin, Ill., four bass, 9-1, $348

    7th: Ed Flanigan, Ashley, Ill., five bass, 8-12, $316

    8th: Chad Nosbisch, Teutopolis, Ill., two bass, 8-5, $285

    9th: Terry Holsapple, Greenup, Ill., four bass, 8-2, $253

    10th: Brett Wysock, Wilmington, Ill., five bass, 7-12, $221

    Complete co-angler results can be found here.

    The next BFL Illini Division tournament is scheduled for Aug. 10 on the Ohio River in Golconda, Ill. 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 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.




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