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Walmart BFL Great Lakes Division to host event on Mississippi River

Walmart BFL Great Lakes Division to host event on Mississippi River
A Walmart-wrapped Ranger boat idles toward the day-one All-American launch site on the Mississippi River.

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - The Walmart Bass Fishing League is headed to the Mississippi River at Prairie Du Chien July 30 for the fourth of five stops in the Great Lakes Division. As many as 400 boaters and co-anglers will compete for top awards of up to $9,500 and $3,000, respectively.

"This is going to be a good smallmouth tournament," said Walmart FLW pro Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wis. "The heat really shouldn't be a factor. If a guy can find the right patch of lily pads he can kill `em with a buzzbait. The smallmouth are biting like crazy, this tournament could be won on five casts. Guys might also catch largemouth by fishing in the slop with big frogs.

"The high water levels should actually make the fishing better," Monsoor continued. "The fish have actually moved up and are less scattered than they would be in shallower water. It is going to take about 15 to 17 pounds to win."

Takeoffs and weigh-ins will be at Washington Street Park located at West Washington and North Main in Prairie Du Chien. Takeoff is scheduled for 6 a.m. while weigh-in will begin at 2 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.

The Walmart BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, offering bigger prizes to those who qualify for regional championships and those who make it to 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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