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Wolfe wins BFL event on Lake Shelbyville

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Boater Matt Wolfe of Collinsville, Ill., won the June 22 BFL Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville to earn $3,592 plus a $2,000 Ranger bonus.
Bettis winning co-angler
May 22, 2010 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater Matt Wolfe of Collinsville, Ill., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 15 ounces Saturday to win $3,592 plus a $2,000 Ranger bonus in the BFL Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville. Wolfe was using deep-diving crankbaits in deep-water points on the south end of the lake to bag his limit.

Rounding out the top 10 boaters:

2nd: Greg Harkins, Charleston, Ill., five bass, 14-11, $1,498

2nd: Terry Marucco, Decatur, Ill., five bass, 14-11, $1,498

4th: Greg Hirsch, Saint Jacob, Ill., five bass, 12-5, $838

5th: Matt Carroll, Hillsboro, Ill., five bass, 11-14, $718

6th: Edward Kallal, Melvin, Ill., five bass, 11-9, $659

7th: Jerry Walker, Zeigler, Ill., five bass, 10-14, $599

8th: Travis Gillett, Salem, Ill., five bass, 10-10, $539

9th: Douglas Williams, Windsor, Ill., four bass, 10-9, $479

10th: Greg Coleman, Butler, Ill., four bass, 10-3, $398

10th: Timothy Lane, Momence, Ill., five bass, 10-3, $398

Bettis winning co-angler

Gary Bettis of Olney, Ill., was the co-angler winner of the June 22 BFL Illini Division tournament, earning $1,796.Gary Bettis of Olney, Ill., caught four bass weighing 9 pounds, 7 ounces to win $3,579 in the Co-angler Division on Lake Shelbyville. On a day that was delayed by fog and then turned hot and sunny, Bettis found a Zoom Baby Brush Hog that did the trick for him to win the tournament.

Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Andrew Harper, Shelbyville, Ill., three bass, 8-14, $898

3rd: Aaron Wehmeyer, Bloomington, Ill., five bass, 8-13, $598

4th: George Osha, Steger, Ill., four bass, 8-8, $419

5th: Travis Rivest, Rantoul, Ill., three bass, 8-0, $359

6th: Michael Luce, Ledbetter, Ky., five bass, 7-15, $329

7th: Gene Harmon, Ewing, Ill., three bass, 7-6, $299

8th: Kyle Loyd, Vienna, Ill., five bass, 7-4, $269

9th: Bill Higgins, Albers, Ill., three bass, 6-14, $239

10th: Dale Renth, Albers, Ill., three bass, 6-13, $210

Coming up

The next BFL Illini Division tournament is scheduled for June 26 at Lake Shelbyville in Findlay, Ill. After the fifth Illini Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 7-9 Regional Championship at Lake Barkley in Kuttawa, Ky., where boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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