Boater Toby Corn of West Frankfort, Ill., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 7 ounces June 11 to win $3,164 in the Walmart BFL Illini Division tournament on Rend Lake. Corn was flipping Lucky Craft and Mizmo jigs on the north end of the lake to catch his limit.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: John Wright, Shelbyville, Ill., five bass, 14-5, $1,582
3rd: David Smothers, Johnston City, Ill., five bass, 12-4, $1,054
4th: Clifford Pass, Lenzburg, Ill., five bass, 12-3, $738
5th: Aaron Mays, Mt. Vernon, Ill., five bass, 12-1, $633
6th: Dennis Robbins, Sesser, Ill., five bass, 10-15, $580
7th: Bill Walker, Mulkeytown, Ill., five bass, 10-4, $527
8th: Jim Young, Roodhouse, Ill., three bass, 9-13, $475 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus
9th: Kyle Danhausen, Kankakee, Ill., five bass, 9-12, $422
10th: Ray Arning Jr., Walnut Hill, Ill., five bass, 9-10, $369
Oksanen winning co-angler
Donald Oksanen of Chicago caught three bass weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces to win $1,578 in the Co-angler Division. He was using spinnerbaits and Brush Hogs in flooded timber on the north end of the lake to catch his fish.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Obadiah Holsapple, Greenup, Ill., four bass, 8-5, $789
3rd: Jeremy Richardson, Benton, Ill., five bass, 8-2, $526
4th: Shea Krotz, St. Jacob, Ill., three bass, 7-11, $368
5th: David Bunton, Iuka, Ill., three bass, 6-6, $302
Andy Paschedag, Edwardsville, Ill, four bass, 6-6, $302
7th: Dan Brown, Springfield, Ill., three bass, 5-14, $263
8th: Aaron Arning, Walnut Hill, Ill., three bass, 5-12, $237
9th: Michael Mooney, Collinsville, Ill., three bass, 5-8, $210
10th: Bob Rask, Dahinda, Ill., two bass, 5-6, $184
The next BFL Illini Division tournament is scheduled for July 9 on the Mississippi River in Madison, Iowa. 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. 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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