UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Clear Lake

Brueggen Nets Third Win on Mighty Miss

Brueggen Nets Third Win on Mighty Miss
Mike Brueggen

Mike Brueggen of La Crosse, Wisconsin, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 11 ounces, Saturday to win the fourth FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament of 2016 on the Mississippi River. For his efforts, Brueggen took home $5,963.

“I started off the day in the middle of Pool No. 9 targeting largemouth in weeds,” says Brueggen, who earned his third win in BFL competition. “I was in the backwaters and the water was running high.”

Brueggen used a black and purple-colored Kureiji swim jig to catch four keepers.

“As the day progressed, I switched patterns to target smallmouth,” says Brueggen. “I ran to a shell bed and used a green-pumpkin-orange Kureiji football-head jig and a Carolina-rigged Zoom Lizard. I dragged them until a fish came up to the surface for a minnow, and then I threw a Heddon Zara Spook to it.”

Brueggen says he ended up weighing a mixed limit of bass - three smallmouth and two largemouth.

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Mike Brueggen, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 15-11, $3,963 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

2nd:         Travis Brueggen, Cashton, Wis., five bass, 15-9, $1,981

3rd:          Curtis Samo, Rochelle, Ill., five bass, 14-14, $1,322

4th:          Chris Aswegan, Tiffin, Iowa, five bass, 14-12, $925

5th:          Kyle Schauf, Onalaska, Wis., five bass, 14-11, $793

6th:          Jeff Ritter, Prairie du Chien, Wis., five bass, 13-5, $893

6th:          Kevin Wolfram, Wheaton, Ill., five bass, 13-5, $893

8th:          Jimmy Johnson, Holmen, Wis., five bass, 13-2, $594

9th:          Jim Caulum, Rockland, Wis., five bass, 13-0, $528

10th:        Kevin Ruh, Onalaska, Wis., five bass, 12-12, $562

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com

Don Gerz of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 9 ounces – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $535.

 

Co-angler Bradley Juen

Juen wins co-angler title

Bradley Juen of La Crosse, Wisconsin, weighed in five bass totaling 12 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $1,981.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Bradley Juen, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 12-4, $1,981

2nd:         Ben Fisher, Waterloo, Iowa, five bass, 11-9, $991

3rd:          Michael Taylor, Tipton, Iowa, five bass, 11-0, $662

4th:          Matt Knox, Metamora, Ill., five bass, 10-12, $462

5th:          David Boelkins, Waukesha, Wis., five bass, 10-5, $396

6th:          Jeffrey Phillip, Montfort, Wis., five bass, 10-4, $363

7th:          Cody Hackett, Stoddard, Wis., five bass, 10-3, $266

7th:          Bryan Bye, Beloit, Wis., four bass, 10-3, $266

7th:          Craig Fanning, Elwood, Ill., five bass, 10-3, $266

7th:          Art Sukowatey, Greendale, Wis., five bass, 10-3, $266

7th:          Ovidiu Marginean, Des Plaines, Ill., five bass, 10-3, $266

Donald Roscovius of Tomah, Wisconsin, caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 3 pounds, 13 ounces, and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $267.

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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White Drops 24-12 at Clear Lake

White Drops 24-12 at Clear Lake

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Big Bags on Deck at Clear Lake

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Fish Northern Rivers for Smallmouth

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Whitehead Tops on Pickwick

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Tramel Rolls at Old Hickory

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Topwater Gives Trim the W

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Langford Wins on Smith Mountain

Langford Wins on Smith Mountain

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Rockefeller Frogs on Clarks Hill

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Strong Day One Carries Sifers

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Galesville’s Trim Wins Two-Day Phoenix Bass Fishing League Super Tournament on Mississippi River in La Crosse

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Lieblong Again at Dardanelle

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Bennett Takes Dardanelle Lead

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Burton Edges Ahead at the Detroit River

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King Tops Day 1 at Dardanelle 

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Dardanelle Midday Update – Day 1

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Stokes Leads on the Detroit River

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Detroit River Midday Update – Day 1

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