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Winona State Anglers Take Over Lead Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Regional Tournament

by: Helen Northcutt,

Wyatt Stout (left) and Cade Laufenberg of Winona State University weighed in 15 lbs, 1 oz at the 2015 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Midwestern Regional
Photo by Shaye Baker/Bassmaster
(May 30, 2015 - LA CROSSE, WI.)

A flurry of activity early Friday pushed the Winona State University (WSU) bass fishing team of Cade Laufenberg and Wyatt Stout into the lead on Day 2 of the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Midwestern Regional.
 
Laufenberg and Stout have 29 pounds, 8 ounces of bass after two days of fishing on the Mississippi River. They checked in with a five-bass limit weighing 15-1 Friday, much of it caught shortly after fishing began. The pair had a limit by 6:15 a.m. They started the day on a hot spot that produced most of their first-day catch as well.
 
 “We have a school of fish that’s been producing for us really well,” Laufenberg said. “We probably caught 15 to 20 bass out of there quick, mostly on a Lethal Weapons football jig, fishing it really slow.”
 
To keep from depleting the school, the WSU anglers visited other parts of the river. Frog lures netted a chunky smallmouth weighing about 3 pounds, enabling them to upgrade their total for the day by nearly a pound.
 
“That helped take some pressure off our primary spot,” Laufenberg said. “We think there should be plenty of fish there still for tomorrow.”
 
WSU holds a slim margin of 13 ounces over the second-place team of Justin Brown and Brandon Bissell of Northern Michigan University, who have 28-11 after two days.
 
For leading on Day 2, Laufenberg and Stout take home the Livingston Lures Leader Award. Troy Switajewski and Daniel Carlson of St. Cloud State are leading for the Carhartt Big Bass award with a 4-pound, 6-ounce bass they caught Friday.
 
With Northern Michigan University less than a pound behind and only 5 pounds separating the Top 10, Winona State’s anglers will be under pressure to repeat, or even improve upon, the heavy limits they put together the first two days.
 
Others in the Top 5 include Ty Woodward and Max Hellmann of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, third with 26-14; Sheldon Rogge and Lance Maldonado of Kansas State University, fourth with 26-11; and Austin Brimeyer and Anthony Riesberg of the University of Dubuque, fifth with 25-14.
 
In addition to the Midwestern Regional title, at stake are 13 qualifying spots in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops. In 13th and on the bubble as the final round begins are Kit Benson and Wes Lashmett of Western Illinois University, who led after the first day of competition but dropped in the standings after catching only 9-1 Friday.
 
After a cut to the Top 20 teams, the remaining boats will head out onto the Mississippi River for one more day of competition Saturday. The final day’s festivities begin with launch at Veterans Freedom Park beginning at 5:30 a.m. CT and conclude with the Day 3 weigh-in also held at Veterans Freedom Park starting a 2 p.m. CT. Follow Bassmaster.com throughout the day for coverage from on the water and to view the LIVE streaming weigh-in at the end of the day.
 
The local host for the event is the LaCrosse Convention and Visitors Bureau.


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Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Presented by Bass Pro Shops - Midwestern Regional
5/28/2015 - 5/30/2015
Mississippi River - Veterans Freedom Park - La Crosse, WI
STANDINGS  DAY 2
Today's Activity

Name # Live # Fish # Live Lbs - Oz
1 Cade Laufenberg - Wyatt Stout Winona State University 5 5 15- 1 10 10 29- 8
2 Justin Brown - Brandon Bissell Northern Michigan University 5 5 13-14 10 10 28-11
3 Ty Woodward - Max Hellmann University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 5 5 14- 1 10 10 26-14
4 Sheldon Rogge - Lance Maldonado Kansas State University 5 5 13-12 10 10 26-11
5 Austin Brimeyer - Anthony Riesberg University of Dubuque 5 5 13- 4 10 10 25-14
6 Grant Ehlenfeldt - Brett Stanek University of Wisconsin-Platteville 5 5 12- 7 10 10 25-10
7 Troy Switajewski - Daniel Carlson St. Cloud State 5 5 12-12 10 10 24-14
8 Taylor Bivins - Kyle Alsop Kansas State University 5 4 12- 6 10 9 24-11
9 Pat Bowers - Sig Finley University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse 5 5 11- 8 10 10 24- 9
10 Tyler Rocke - Justin Schick Illinois Central College 5 5 13- 3 10 10 24- 8
11 Jared Mataczynski - Steve Nebel University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 5 5 12-15 10 10 24- 8
12 Nick Carter - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 5 5 12- 5 10 10 24- 1
13 Kit Benson - Wes Lashmett Western Illinois University 5 5 9- 1 10 9 24- 0
14 Cole Atkinson - St Ambrose University 5 5 13-11 10 10 23-15
15 Trevor Lo - Chris Burgan University of Minnesota 5 4 10- 4 10 9 23-13
16 Tyler Nekolny - Adam Fuchs Kansas State University 5 5 13- 2 10 10 23- 7
17 Justin Bruno - Brody Anderson Grand Valley State University 5 5 12-14 10 10 23- 3
18 Samuel Moore - Ross Kellermeier Bemidji State University 5 5 13-13 10 9 23- 2
19 Qiurun Chen - Luke Stoner University of Illinois 5 5 9-12 10 10 23- 2
20 Kason Morley - Ryan Pinkalla University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 5 5 12-14 10 10 23- 1
21 Adam Knowles - Konner Kearney University of Wisconsin 5 5 12- 4 10 10 22-13
22 Craig Wise - Jackson Grabeel Western Illinois University 5 5 10-11 10 10 22-12
23 Mitch VanErt - Steven Sellnow University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 5 5 11- 7 10 10 22- 9
24 Michael Harlin - Ben Verhoef University of Missouri 5 5 11-12 10 10 22- 3
25 Nick Marsh - Jake Bayer Adrian College 5 5 11- 1 10 10 22- 2
26 Jake Kurtzweg - Brandon Hiltner Bemidji State University 5 5 10-14 10 10 22- 1
27 Kody Mattson - Tayler Stolpa Winona State University 5 5 10- 0 10 10 21-14
28 Cody Hahner - Mark Hugus University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 5 5 11- 9 10 10 21-12
29 Bryce Wegman - Carlos Thomas Illinois State University 5 5 9- 6 10 10 21-11
30 Evan Chambers - Travis Ketterhagen University of Wisconsin-Platteville 5 5 9-15 10 9 21-10
31 Nick Dion - Jake Crawford Lake Superior State University 5 5 11- 4 10 10 21- 9
32 Eamonn Ryan - Nick Kushnerik University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 5 5 11-15 10 10 21- 8
33 Andrew Mohlenbrock - Hunter McKinley Murray State University 5 5 9-12 10 10 21- 2
34 Garrett Cates - Brett Herder Kansas State University 5 5 10-11 10 10 20-11
35 Jordan Ledbetter - Curtis Lilly McKendree University 5 5 10-14 10 10 20- 9
36 Jarrett Martin - Jeff Morton Adrian College 5 5 10- 6 10 10 20- 8
37 Josh Pagel - Tanner Blaschka University of Wisconsin 5 5 10-11 10 10 20- 2
38 Andrew Guilliams - Adam Staples Missouri State University 5 5 9-11 10 9 19-10
39 Erik Quanrud - Tou Long Lor St. Cloud State 5 5 10- 8 10 10 19- 7
40 Andrew Nordbye - Adam Almohtadi Northwest Missouri State University 5 5 7-12 10 10 19- 6
41 Thor Swanson - Mitch Swanson Bemidji State University 5 4 10- 8 10 9 19- 6
42 Andrew Mlotek - Daniel Blasy University of Wisconsin-Whitewater 5 5 10- 6 9 9 19- 3
43 Justin Lundborg - Cody Hallanger University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 5 5 9- 4 10 10 19- 2
44 Nathan Hettinga - Dustin Genrich University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse 5 5 8-10 10 10 19- 1
45 Chris Oja - Dan Konkle Ferris State University 5 5 8-10 10 9 18- 9
46 Marshall Sandretto - Kevin Gross Milwaukee School of Engineering 5 5 12- 0 8 8 18- 8
47 Danny Sprague - Cody Harris Michigan State University 4 4 7- 8 9 9 17-14
48 Brandon Feldman - Brian Goebel University of Dubuque 5 5 11- 7 9 9 17-13
49 Nick Uebelhor - University of Evansville 5 5 12-10 8 8 17-10
50 Brock Wilke - Taylor Schmitt McKendree University 5 5 11- 2 8 8 17- 6
51 Alex Meister - Andrew Wolfe University of Wisconsin 4 4 7- 2 8 8 17- 6
52 Ben Kroeger - Brad Schaefer University of Nebraska - Omaha 4 4 7- 7 9 9 17- 5
53 Reece Ellerbusch - Trent Robinson McKendree University 5 5 9-15 9 9 17- 3
54 Brett Daggett - Jordan Saladis University of Wisconsin-Platteville 5 0 9- 6 9 4 16-12
55 Ryan Kirkpatrick - Logan Thomas Murray State University 5 5 8- 9 10 10 16-12
56 Carl Hanson - Michael Jansen University of Wisconsin-Stout 5 2 11- 2 8 3 16- 9
57 Austin Williams - Garrett Haglin Bemidji State University 5 5 9- 8 9 9 16- 7
58 Matt Feiten - Trevor Epping University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 5 5 9- 7 9 9 15-15
59 Kyle McCarty - Kyle Knutson University of Wisconsin-Platteville 5 2 8- 0 9 6 15-14
60 Phillip Germagliotti - Shane Campbell McKendree University 3 3 5- 2 8 8 15- 4
61 John Murphy - Austin Niggli McKendree University 2 2 5- 7 7 7 15- 3
62 Caleb Taylor - Zach Nelson Adrian College 5 5 8-15 8 8 14- 9
63 Charlie Sterrett - Bret Vogt University of Illinois 4 4 6-10 8 8 14- 8
64 Nate Sleight - Logan Archibald Lake Superior State University 2 2 3-14 7 7 14- 0
65 Dan Martin - Evan Hakman Eastern Illinois University 2 2 3-10 7 7 13- 7
66 Max Mercer - Keaton Williams University of Iowa 5 5 9-11 7 7 13- 4
67 Tyler Robinson - Hayden Roelofs Bemidji State University 2 2 3- 4 6 6 12-13
68 Bryce Smith - Spencer Oemig University of Wisconsin 1 1 2- 4 6 6 12- 8
69 Grant Stittleburg - Remington Stittleburg University of Wisconsin-Platteville 4 3 8-11 6 5 12- 4
70 Sam Sobieck - Connor Graham University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 2 2 4- 0 6 6 10-14
71 Tyler Ellis - Matt Fielder Missouri State University 1 1 1-15 6 6 10-12
72 Luke Wagner - James McMullen Marquette University 2 2 3- 6 5 5 8-11
73 Brian Lafferty - Sam Wheeler Western Illinois University 0 0 0- 0 4 4 7-13
74 Austin Chapman - Brad Wyss McKendree University 2 2 3- 1 4 4 7- 4
75 Joel Finch - Andrew Ketchum Ferris State University 2 2 4- 3 3 3 7- 2
76 Brian McClanahan - Derrik Starrett McKendree University 2 2 3-15 3 3 5-10
77 Jordan Meddaugh - Matt Anchor University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 3 2 5- 4 3 2 5- 4
78 Michaela Anderson - Alex Smith University of St Thomas 0 0 0- 0 3 0 5- 4
79 Daniel Fuhrig - Colby Brauer University of Missouri 0 0 0- 0 2 2 3-12
80 Grant Srajer - Travis Blinn Kansas State University 1 1 2- 5 1 1 2- 5
81 Aaron Gohla - Darren Fruit University of Wisconsin-Platteville 0 0 0- 0 2 2 1- 7
82 Derrick Meisenheimer - Brett Fickle University of Central Missouri 0 0 0- 0 1 1 1- 5


BIG BASS

      
Day Name City,State Lbs-Oz
1 Justin Brown - Brandon BisseBlel ar Lake, MI 3-13
1 Kit Benson - Wes Lashmett Naperville, IL 3-13
2 Troy Switajewski - Daniel CaPrlsrionnceton, MN 4- 6



TOTALS

Day # Live Lbs-Oz # Limits # Fish
1 347 337 740- 7 53
2 337 321 733- 8 58