Boater John Moeser of Mass City, Mich., caught a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win $4,199 in the FLW BFL Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River. He spent the hot, humid day running and gunning, using topwater baits to catch his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Randy Ramsey Jr., Chicago, five bass, 15-3, $2,100
3rd: Ted Buckman, Machesney Park, Ill., five bass, 14-10, $1,398
4th: Bert West, Lodi, Wis., five bass, 14-7, $1,980*
5th: Darren Zumach, Onalaska, Wis., five bass, 14-4, $840
6th: Mike Feldermann, Galena, Ill., five bass, 14-2, $770
7th: Bradley Ksionek, Wausau, Wis., five bass, 14-1, $700
8th: Tim Domaille, Rochester, Minn., five bass, 13-14, $630
9th: Kris Brantner, Pepin, Wis., five bass, 13-12, $525
9th: Kyle Von Ruden, Stoddard, Wis., five bass, 13-12, $525
*includes $1,000 Evinrude bonus
Check winning co-angler
Ron Check of Priairie Du Chien, Wis., caught a five-bass limit weighing 12 pounds, 15 ounces to win $2,100 in the Co-angler Division on the Mississippi River. He was fishing north of Wabasha, dragging the bottom with a 4-inch white tube to sack his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Jared Greninger, Rockford, Ill., five bass, 12-7, $1,050
3rd: Stephen Mui, Bartlett, Ill., five bass, 12-4, $701
4th: Matt Ames, Rockford, Ill., five bass, 12-3, $490
5th: Jason Hull, Belleville, Wis., five bass, 12-1, $420
6th: KC Schaible, Machesney Park, Ill., five bass, 11-15, $385
7th: Mark McCartney, Rochelle, Ill., five bass, 11-10, $350
8th: Richard Ray, Marshalltown, Iowa, five bass, 11-2, $315
9th: Michael Gray, Stoddard, Wis., five bass, 10-7, $280
10th: Jereimiah Hatfield, Cashton, Wis., five bass, 10-6, $245
The next BFL Great Lakes Division tournament is scheduled for July 24 at the Mississippi River in Prairie Du Chien, Wis. After the fifth Great Lakes Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 21-23 Regional Championship at Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, 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.
About FLW Outdoors
FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 189 tournaments in 2010. FLW Outdoors has also taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing awarding the largest prizes in the history of fantasy sports. FLW Outdoors memberships are available featuring numerous benefits including Player’s Advantage. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FantasyFishing.com.