Malone wins Mississippi River

FLW Bass Fishing League

Paul Malone of Pleasant Valley, Iowa, caught a 5-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday, May 15, 2010 to win $4,830 in the FLW BFL Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River near La Crosse, Wis. He was swimming a jig through weed clumps under cloudy skies to sack his limit.

The remaining top 10 anglers were:

2nd: Dan McGarry, Tomah, Wis., five bass, 15-13, $2,415
3rd: Steve Hedberg, La Crescent, Minn., five bass, 13-14, $1,609
4th: Dave Robel, Muscoda, Wis., five bass, 13-12, $2,127*
5th: Justin Drljaca, Milwaukee, Wis., five bass, 13-11, $925
5th: Chris Maland, Ankeny, Iowa, five bass, 13-11, $925
7th: Jimmy Johnson, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 13-8, $805
8th: Karen Savik, St. Louis Park, Minn., five bass, 13-5, $724
9th: Brian Fitzpatrick, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 13, $644
10th: Greg Ginneberge, Iowa City, Iowa, five bass, 12-12, $563

*Includes $1000 Evinrude bonus

Dave Doty of Cottage Grove, Minn., caught four bass weighing 14 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday, May 15, 2010 to win $2,415 in the FLW BFL Great Lakes Co-angler Division on the Mississippi River, La Crosse, Wis. Under cloudy skies he was using a Booyah jig in about 1-3 feet of water to bag winning fish.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Tim Theobald, Lodi, Wis., five bass, 13-11, $1,207
3rd: Rich Davis, Brookfield, Ill., five bass, 11-5, $684
3rd: Ted Joyce, Ixonia, Wis., four bass, 11-5, $684
5th: Cory Fisher, Madrid, Iowa, five bass, 11-4, $483
6th: Mark McCartney, Rochelle, Ill., five bass, 10-14, $443
7th: Timothy Marcou, West Salem, Wis., five bass, 10-12, $402
8th: Jason Steger, Stanley, Wis., five bass, 10-8, $362
9th: K.C. Schaible, Machesney Park, Ill., four bass, 10-4, $322
10th: Kevin Denly, Farmington, Iowa, three bass, 9-10, $282

The next BFL Great Lakes Division tournament is scheduled for June 19, at Lake Winneconne in Winneconne, Wis. After the fifth Great Lakes Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Regional Championship at Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky., Oct. 21-23, for a chance to win a 198VX Ranger boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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