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Pool 8 Produced for Laufenberg on Mississippi River

Pool 8 Produced for Laufenberg on Mississippi River
Cade Laufenberg

Cade Laufenberg of Winona, Minnesota, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division opener presented by Navionics on the Mississippi River Saturday after weighing five bass totaling 22 pounds, 3 ounces. For his victory, Laufenberg took home $6,016.

Laufenberg said he split his day between two areas he had found in practice – one on the north end of Pool No. 8, and the other on the south end. He said he put around 20 pounds of bass in the boat on the lower end within 30 minutes, including a 3-pounder on his first cast.

“I was fishing a wing dam near a spawning area,” said Laufenberg, a former standout YETI FLW College Fishing angler who now has four career-victories in FLW competition. “There was a special spot in there that you had to pinpoint with your cast. It was about as big as my boat deck. There was some sand that created a current seam and I was focusing right where the current met the slackwater.

“The location was crucial,” continued Laufenberg. “Any fish that were in that spawning area were pulled out because of a cold front that had passed through.”

Laufenberg said he caught everything he weighed in on a 5-inch Pearly Shad-colored Big Bite Baits Suicide Shad swimbait on a 1/8-ounce Gamakatsu Superline Swimbait Head. He said he caught 30 to 40 bass throughout his day, and that his limit that he brought to the scale consisted entirely of smallmouth.

“I finished out the event in the mouth of a small spawning pocket on the north end where two points came together,” said Laufenberg. “The fish were positioned right between them. I just rolled the swimbait through and ended up culling out three more fish. It was incredible.”

The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:

               1st:          Cade Laufenberg, Winona, Minn., five bass, 22-3, $6,016

               2nd:         Mike Brueggen, La Crosse, Wis., five bass, 18-6, $2,523

               3rd:          Fernando Lobato, Sparta, Wis., five bass, 16-2, $1,682

               4th:          Nathan Huss, Elkhart Lake, Wis., five bass, 15-15, $1,177

               5th:          Ron Taylor, Chicago, Ill., five bass, 15-10, $1,009

               6th:          Kevin Ruh, Onalaska, Wis., five bass, 15-9, $1,025

               7th:          Dan Mohn, Lansing, Iowa, five bass, 15-8, $841

               8th:          Jim Caulum, Rockland, Wis., five bass, 15-4, $757

               9th:          Travis Brueggen, Cashton, Wis., five bass, 15-3, $673

               10th:        Bob Oines, Galesville, Wis., five bass, 15-2, $889

Complete results can be found here

Big Bass

Laufenberg also caught a bass weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – which earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $770.

 

Shawn Overton

Co-angler Winner

Shawn Overton of Coal Valley, Illinois, won the Co-angler Division and $2,623 Saturday after bringing a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds, 1 ounce to the scale.

The top 10 co-anglers were:

               1st:          Shawn Overton, Coal Valley, Ill., five bass, 15-1, $2,623

               2nd:         Donald Roscovius, Tomah, Wis., five bass, 13-15, $1,262

               3rd:          Bryan Bergman, Monona, Wis., five bass, 13-14, $891

               4th:          Chad Smith, Davenport, Iowa, four bass, 12-8, $589

               5th:          Jared Greninger, Byron, Ill., four bass, 12-6, $697

               6th:          Rollie Truehl, DeForest, Wis., five bass, 11-9, $463

               7th:          Alan Bernicky, Joliet, Ill., five bass, 11-6, $399

               7th:          John Pliwko, Plover, Wis., four bass, 11-6, $399

               9th:          Tim Willihnganz, Madison, Wis., five bass, 11-5, $336

               10th:        Josh Mohn, Lansing, Iowa, five bass, 11-4, $294

Complete results can be found here.

Big Bass

Tom Zenanko of Prior Lake, Minnesota, caught the biggest bass among Co-angler Division anglers, a fish weighing 4 pounds, 13 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $192.


The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 12-14 BFL Regional Championship on the Barren River in Scottsville, Kentucky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude outboard.

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