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Porter Wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Illini Division On Rend Lake

Delaney wins co-angler title

by: Julie Huber,,

Boater Brad Porter of Bluford, Ill., won the Walmart BFL Illini Division on Rend Lake with five bass that weighed 18-0 that earned him $3,592.
Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors
(Aug. 06, 2012 - WHITTINGTON, IL)

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:

2nd: Matt Wolfe Collinsville, Ill. five bass 14-11 $1,603
3rd: Neil McCord West Frankfort, Ill. five bass 13-8 $1,068
4th: Todd Poe Ewing, Ill., five bass 13.0 $748
5th: Jeremy Mull Chatham, Ill. five bass 12-6 $641
6th: Toby Corn West Frankfort, Ill five bass 11-8 $588
7th: Brad Schoenrock Opdyke, Ill. five bass 10-12 $534
8th: Adam Eggertsen West Frankfort, Ill. five bass 10-8 $481
9th: Derek Jenkel Pinckneyville, Ill. five bass 10-6 $427
10th: Dave Dobill Royalton, Ill. five bass 10-0 $374

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:

2nd: Obadiah Holsapple Greenup, Ill. four bass 9-11 $801
3rd: James Hall Chicago, Ill. three bass 8-5 $533
4th: Matt Parish Hanna City, Ill. three bass 8-2 $374
5th: Kim Sapetti Chatham, Ill. four bass 7-13 $321
6th: Sheldon Ayers Anna, Ill. four bass , 7-11 $294
7th: Scott Holtswart Wentzville, Mo. five bass 7-7 $267
8th: Brett Wysock Wilmington, Ill. three bass 6-11 $240
9th: Jim Budde Waterloo, Ill. three bass 6-2 $214
10th: Garrett McDowell Mattoon, Ill. four bass 6-0 $187

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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