Shelbyville, Ill. Sept. 8, 2011 – The Walmart Bass Fishing League is headed to Lake Shelbyville Sept. 17-18 for its fifth and final stop in the Illini Division. This is a two-day super tournament where as many as 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing for top awards up to $11,000 and $4,500, respectively.
“Shelbyville is tougher in the fall than the spring, but I think more fish will be out deep with the hot summer we’ve had here,” said FLW Walmart pro Bobby McMullin of Pevely, Mo. “Typically worms and jigs are productive out there in deep water.”
Takeoffs will be at the 9th Street Ramp located on Ninth Street in Shelbyville at 7 a.m. each morning. Saturday’s weigh-in will be at the marina beginning at 3 p.m., and Sunday’s final weigh-in is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Walmart located at 2607 W. Main St. in Shelbyville. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, offering bigger prizes to those who qualify for regional championships and those who make it to 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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