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Mataczynski Boats 20-15 on Mighty Miss

Jared Mataczynski of Wausau, Wis., won the May 14 Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River with a 20-pound, 15-ounce limit and earned over $4,800 for his efforts.

Jared Mataczynski of Wausau, Wisconsin, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Mississippi River presented by Power-Pole. For his victory, Mataczynski took home $4,830.

“I spent the day in Pool No. 8 fishing what I call a ‘current slick’,” says Mataczynski, who earned his first win in BFL competition. “It’s basically an area where two currents merge back together behind an island. It had a little bit of everything – a sand bar, a wing dam – it was pretty much smallmouth heaven.

“The first hour was pretty chaotic,” continues Mataczynski. “I threw a Summer Sexy Shad-colored Strike King Red Eye Shad and brought in keepers just about every time I drifted from the spot. I nosed up between the currents and bombed it close to the island, and then drifted.”

Mataczynski ended up catching the majority of his 15 keepers within the first hour.

“The heaviest fish were right on the knob of the wing dam right before it dropped into deep water,” says Mataczynski. “My last big one came in at 9:30 a.m. The area was so active I had no reason to leave and go to another pool. It was a great day.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Jared Mataczynski, Wausau, Wis., five bass, 20-15, $4,830

2nd:         Rick Bosshard, Hartland, Wis., five bass, 15-6, $2,415

3rd:          Cade Laufenberg, Winona, Minn., five bass, 15-4, $1,609

4th:          Fernando Lobato, Sparta, Wis., five bass, 14-13, $1,127

5th:          Kevin Wolfram, Wheaton, Ill., five bass, 14-7, $966

6th:          Chris Welch, Fall River, Wis., five bass, 14-4, $885

7th:          Mike Brueggen, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 13-11, $805

8th:          Devin Teigen, Eau Claire, Wis., five bass, 13-9, $724

9th:          Brandon Gann, Sparta, Wis., five bass, 13-7, $644

10th:        Caleb Kuphall, Mukwonago, Wis., five bass, 13-5, $535

10th:        Ben Potaracke, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 13-5, $535

Complete results can be found here.  

Glenn Walker of Savage, Minnesota, caught a 4-pound, 9-ounce bass – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $720.

 

Co-angler Christian Pettit of Marinette, Wis., won the May 14 Great Lakes Division event on the Mississippi River with a 14-pound limit to claim a $2,400 payday.

Pettit wins co-angler title

Christian Pettit of Marinette, Wisconsin, weighed in five bass totaling 14 pounds even Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $2,415.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Christian Pettit, Marinette, Wis., five bass, 14-0, $2,415

2nd:         David Halverson, Necedah, Wis., five bass, 13-12, $1,207

3rd:          Stefan Marginean, Glenview, Ill., five bass, 13-10, $806

4th:          Jason Brenic, Pewaukee, Wis., five bass, 13-9, $563

5th:          Brad Goetz, Medinah, Ill., five bass, 12-9, $483

6th:          Matthew Frisk, Sparta, Wis., five bass, 11-13, $443

7th:          Michael Taylor, Tipton, Iowa, five bass, 11-7, $402

8th:          Cody Hackett, Stoddard, Wis., five bass, 11-5, $362

9th:          Chuck Davis, Farmington, Ill., five bass, 10-15, $322

10th:        Lor Vue, La Crosse, Wis., four bass, 10-12, $282

K.C. Shaible of Machesney Park, Illinois, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 5 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $360.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 13-15 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

 

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Toho Day 3 Coverage

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