Brueggen wins Mississippi River

FLW Bass Fishing League

Mike Brueggen of Lacrosse, Wis, caught a 5-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday, July 24, 2010 to win $4,037 in the FLW BFL Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River. On a hot Saturday Brueggen was using Lethal Bombs and frogs in the Main Lake Pool 10 to catch his limit. He was targeting current breaks and weed mats to sack his limit.

The remaining top 10 anglers were:

2nd: Jeff Ritter, Prairie Du Chien, Wis., five bass, 15-5, $2,019
3rd: Dan Mohn, Lansing, Iowa, five bass, 15-1, $1,345
4th: Paul Malone, Pleasant Valley, Iowa, five bass, 14-15, $942
5th: Clayton Reitz, Morton, Ill., five bass, 14-11, $807
6th: Wells Kaiser, Cuba City, Wis., five bass, 14-6, $740
7th: Curtis Samo, Rochelle, Ill., five bass, 14-5, $673
8th: Jim Caulum, Rockland, Wis., five bass, 14-3, $606
9th: Brian Fitzpatrick, Lacrosse, Wis., five bass, 14-2, $1,538*
10th: Chris Aswegan, Lisbon, Iowa, five bass, 14, $471
*Includes $1000 Evinrude bonus

Don Vandermeer of Loves Park, Ill., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday, July 24, 2010 to win $2,019 in the FLW BFL Great Lakes Co-angler Division on the Mississippi River. Vandermeer was using white frogs in the Lansing Pool to catch his limit.

The remaining top 10 co-anglers were:

2nd: Mike Puterbaugh, Montello, Wis., five bass, 14-5, $1,009
3rd: Ted Stardig, Winona, Minn., five bass, 13-3, $675
4th: William Payton, Waterloo, Iowa, five bass, 13, $471
5th: Nick Kasten, Lake Geneva, Wis., five bass, 12-15, $404
6th: Tyler Christopherson, Chana, Ill., five bass, 12-10, $370
7th: Stephen Mui, Bartlett, Ill., five bass, 12-6, $336
8th: Dave Aldrich, Mukwonago, Wis., five bass, 12-5, $303
9th: Dennis Marcinek, Chicago, Ill., five bass, 12-4, $269
10th: Frank Cipra, Prairie Du Chien, Wis., five bass, 12-1, $235

The next and final BFL Great Lakes Division tournament in 2010 is scheduled for Aug. 28-29, at the Mississippi River in Lacrosse, 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 Gilberstville, Ky., on 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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