Boater Bill Walker, Mulkeytown, Ill., caught a 10-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 5 ounces Sept. 25-26 to win $4,257 in the BFL Illini Division tournament on the Ohio River. Under mostly cloudy skies and windy conditions Walker was fishing with spinnerbaits to catch his limits.
The remaining top 10 anglers:
2nd: Brent Maurer, Ledbetter, Ky., 10 bass, 22-10, $2,128
3rd: Scott Dunn, Harrisburg, Ill., 10 bass, 21-15, $1,420
4th: Nathan Murphy, Harrisburg, Ill., 10 bass, 21-7, $993
5th: Leroy McDuffie, McLeansboro, Ill., 10 bass, 20-11, $1,851*
6th: Ivan Maxwell, Tunnel Hill, Ill., nine bass, 19-5, $780
7th: Jeff Fulkerson, Elizabethtown, Ill., 10 bass, 19-3, $709
8th: Ray Arning, Jr., Walnut Hill, Ill., 10 bass, 18-11, $639
9th: Larry Sisk, Evansville, Ind., 10 bass, 18-11, $568
10th: Clifford Pass, Lensburg, Ill., 10 bass, 17-1, $497
*Includes $1,000 Evinrude bounus
Jeff Reiher of Oak Forest, Ill., caught a 10-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 3 ounces Sept. 25-26 to win $2,129 in the Co-angler Division. He was fishing Bay Creek using topwater baits the first day and the Tennessee River with a finesse worm on day two.
The remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Jeffrey Hartman, Jr., Paducah, Ky., 10 bass, 19-1, $1,064
3rd: Dale Montgomery, Marion, Ill., 10 bass, 18, $709
4th: Dale Renth, Albers, Ill., nine bass, 17-13, $497
5th: Rick Basso, Sesser, Ill., 10 bass, 17-8, $426
6th: John Kuzera, Matteson, Ill., 10 bass, 16-2, $390
7th: James Hall, Chicago, Ill., nine bass, 14-15, $355
8th: Donald Seiber, Red Bud, Ill., seven bass, 14-4, $319
9th: Ross Davis, St. Elmo, Ill., nine bass, 13-2, $284
10th: Charles Dammerman, Mount Auburn, Ill., seven bass, 10-6, $248
All five events in the Illini Division are complete and the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings in the division have now qualified for the Regional Championship scheduled for Oct. 7-9 on Lake Barkley in Kuttawa, Ky. 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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