Fishing & Boating News
Brad Porter of Bluford, Ill., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds even Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division event on Rend Lake. For his victory, Porter earned $3,205.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters were:
Brendon Delaney of Highland, Ill., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 5 ounces Saturday to win $1,603 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
The next BFL Illini Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 8-9 on Lake Shelbyville in Shelbyville, Ill. 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. 4-6 Regional Championship on Cherokee Lake in Morristown, Tenn. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing - the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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