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Burmeister outfishes field on Wolf River Chain of Lakes

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Boater John Burmeister of New London, Wis., earned $4,279 as winner of the June 18 BFL Great Lakes Division tournament on Wolf River Chain of Lakes.
Clegg winning co-angler
June 18, 2011 • MLF • Phoenix Bass Fishing League

Boater John Burmeister of New London, Wis., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 14 ounces June 18 to win $4,279 in the BFL Great Lakes Division tournament on Wolf River Chain of Lakes.

Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

2nd: Jim Barczak of Fremont, Wis., 16-2, $2,140

3rd: Mark Hass of La Crosse, Wis., 15-9, $1,426

4th: Josh Wiesner of Fond Du Lac, Wis., 15-8, $998

5th: Chris Aswegan of Lisbon, Iowa, 15-5, $856

6th: David Zielinski of Wales, Wis., 15-0, $785

7th: Matthew Ward of Manitowoc, Wis., 14-15, $713

8th: Ben Kurtz of Elkhorn, Wis., 14-11, $642

9th: Tim Sadowske of Waukesha, Wis., 14-2, $571

10th: Dan Ehmen of Rockford, Ill., 13-9, $474

10th: Pete Johnson of Sheboygan, Wis., 13-9, $474

Clegg winning co-angler

Keith Clegg of New London, Wis., earned $2,140 as the co-angler winner of the June 18 BFL Great Lakes event.

Keith Clegg of New London, Wis., caught a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 14 ounce to win $2,140 in the Co-angler Division.

Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:

2nd: Michael Gray of Stoddard, Wis., 14-12, $1,070

3rd: Michael Loftus of Glendale Heights, Ill., 14-0, $712

4th: Justin Bowder of Rochester, Minn., 12-14, $463

4th: Tony Kromke of La Crosse, Wis., 12-14, $463

6th: Craig Coffman of Blaine, Minn., 12-13, $374

6th: Ed Emery of Fond du Lac, Wis., 12-13, $374

8th: Mike Parve of West Bend, Wis., 12-12, $321

9th: Nicholas Carter of Baraboo, Wis., 12-9, $285

10th: William McBride of Rockford, Ill., 12-7, $237

10th: Nathan Thomas of McHenry, Ill., 12-7, $237

Coming up

The next BFL Great Lakes Division tournament is scheduled for July 9 on Mississippi River/Wabasha in Wabasha, Minn. 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. 20-22 Regional Championship on 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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