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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Illini
Lake Shelbyville (June 21, 2014)
Shaw looked deep for Shelbyville victory
SHELBYVILLE, Ill. – Wayne Shaw of Urbana, Ill., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the second Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division tournament of 2014 on Lake Shelbyville. For his victory, Shaw earned $4,926.
“I pretty much fished deep the whole day,” said Shaw. “I fished places that were from 12 to 20 feet of water. I was fishing drop-offs and points with some brush and rocks on them. I only fished about six spots all day.
“I caught my big bass around 12:30,” said Shaw of his 6-pound kicker. “I had five fish at the time and it culled my smallest. It was probably a 5-pound upgrade.
“I had been struggling,” Shaw continued. “But, Shelbyville is my home lake and it was one of those days when everything went right. I just made good decisions and it all worked out.
“You never know if you’re going to win, and I didn’t want to count my chickens before they hatched, but I absolutely felt good when I was headed back toward the marina,” Shaw finished.
Shaw said he used a ¾-ounce brown and green-pumpkin-colored football jig with a Yum F2 Craw Papi for a trailer.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Luke Budde, Waterloo, Ill., five bass, 16-7, $1,963
3rd: Brett Govreau, House Springs, Mo., five bass, 15-12, $1,309
4th: Cody Salzmann, Mattoon, Ill., five bass, 14-7, $916
5th: Shane Haslett, Beecher City, Ill., four bass, 13-7, $785
6th: Micah Mulvany, Salem, Ill., five bass, 12-12, $720
7th: Marcus Sykora, Osage Beach, Mo., five bass, 12-8, $654
8th: Greg Hirsch, St. Jacob, Ill., four bass, 12-0, $589
9th: Greg Mullins, Mount Vernon, Ill., four bass, 11-8, $523
10th: Larry Caldwell, St. Peters, Mo., five bass, 11-7, $458
Complete results can be found here.
Budde wins co-angler title
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Aaron Wehmeyer, Odell, Ill., three bass, 12-15, $981
3rd: Charles Dammerman, Owaneco, Ill., five bass, 12-13, $655
4th: Brian McMahon, Evergreen Park Ill., five bass, 11-9, $458
5th: David Jones, Machinaw, Ill., five bass, 10-5, $393
6th: Travis Little, New Athens, Ill., four bass, 10-1, $360
7th: Jim Randle, Decatur, Ill., three bass, 9-4, $327
8th: Christopher Ervin, Coulterville, Ill., three bass, 8-5, $278
8th: Chuck Teegardin, St. Louis, Mo., four bass, 8-5, $278
10th: Carl Lingle, Dongola, Ill., four bass, 7-14, $229
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. 16-18 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C 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 Rayovac FLW Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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