Boater Jesse Wolfe of Nelson, Wis., caught 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 15 ounces in the Sept. 10-11 Walmart BFL Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River to win $5,690 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus. Wolfe was fishing slop with frogs to catch his daily limits.
The remaining top 10 anglers:
- 2nd: Nathan Huss, Elkhart Lake, Wis., 10 bass, 31-9, $2,845
- 3rd: Jim Caulum, Rockland, Wis., 10 bass, 30-12, $1,897
- 4th: Kevin Schroeder, Caledonia, Minn., 10 bass, 30-9, $1,328
- 5th: Jimmy Johnson, La Crosse, Wis., 10 bass, 30-4, $1,138
- 6th: Mike Brueggen, La Crosse, Wis., 10 bass, 30-4, $1,043
- 7th: Tom Monsoor, La Crosse, Wis., 10 bass, 29-14, $948
- 8th: Jeff Ritter, Prairie du Chien, Wis., 10 bass, 29-10, $853
- 9th: Jeff Benson, Holmen, Wis., 10 bass, 29-6, $759
- 10th: Travis Brueggen, Cashton, Wis., 10 bass, 28-9, $664
K.C. Schaible of Machesney Park, Ill., caught 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 1 ounce in the Sept. 10-11 event to win $2,845 in the Co-angler Division. Schaible was using frogs in the slop to catch his limits.
The remaining top 10 co-anglers:
- 2nd: Nick Kasten, Lake Geneva, Wis., 10 bass, 27-0, $1,422
- 3rd: Al Kjos, La Crosse, Wis., 10 bass, 25-5, $948
- 4th: Mike Parve, West Bend, Wis., 10 bass, 25-3, $664
- 5th: Robby Tufte, Fountain City, Wis., 10 bass, 25-2, $569
- 6th: Jeffrey Hensen, La Crosse, Wis., 10 bass, 24-8, $522
- 7th: Richard Conrad, Hudson, Wis., 10 bass, 24-4, $474
- 8th: Kevin Andera, Calmar, Iowa, 10 bass, 24-0, $427
- 9th: Kevin Candahl, Holmen, Wis., 10 bass, 22-12, $379
- 10th: Craig Fanning, Elwood, Ill., 10 bass, 21-14, $332
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 20-22 Regional Championship on the Barren River in Scottsville, Ky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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