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Mull Cracks 22 on Shelbyville

Jeremy Mull

Jeremy Mull of Chatham, Illinois, caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville presented by Navionics. Mull took home $5,745 for his victory.

 

Mull says he began his day flipping isolated trees and stumps on the main lake and in coves using a green-pumpkin-colored Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver with a 3/8-ounce weight.

 

“I caught a 5-pounder first thing in the morning from an isolated tree,” says Mull, who logged his second career-win – both on Lake Shelbyville – in BFL competition. “After that I kept moving and came across a stump that produced six to eight keepers. I flipped to it, headed down the bank and then would return. I did that several times and ended up weighing two bass off of it.”

 

At 10 a.m. Mull moved out deep to a brush pile, in 16 to 18 feet of water, on a small main-lake point. He says he switched to a Red Bug-colored Zoom Trick Worm with a 5/16-ounce Spot Remover jig head.

 

“I caught the last two that I weighed within a few minutes of each other and then the bite died off,” says Mull.  “I didn’t really do anything special out there – I got the bites needed and I was able to get them in the boat. It was one of those days you dream about having.”

 

The top 10 boaters:

 

1st:          Jeremy Mull, Chatham, Ill., five bass, 22-1, $3,745 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

              

2nd:         Brad Porter, Bluford, Ill., five bass, 16-10, $1,873

              

3rd:          Marion Cordes, Sullivan, Ill., five bass, 16-4, $1,181

              

4th:          Robert Neff, Roodhouse, Ill., five bass, 14-4, $827

              

5th:          Patrick O’Dell, Windsor, Ill., five bass, 14-0, $709

              

6th:          Paul Leonard, Chatham, Ill., five bass, 13-6, $1,095

              

7th:          Haldon Burgener, Moweaqua, Ill., five bass, 13-2, $591

              

8th:          Mike Barnes, Mackinaw, Ill., five bass, 12-15, $832

              

9th:          Chris Johnson, Griggsville, Ill., three bass, 12-12, $443

              

9th:          Greg Mullins, Mount Vernon, Ill., five bass, 12-12, $443

 

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.  

 

Leonard caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 3 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division. The catch earned him the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $445.

 

Co-angler Aaron Arning

 

Arning wins co-angler title

 

Aaron Arning of Walnut Hill, Illinois, caught five bass weighing 13 pounds, 2 ounces, to win the Co-angler Division and $1,793.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

              

1st:          Aaron Arning, Walnut Hill, Ill., five bass, 13-2, $1,793

              

2nd:         Archie Eslinger, Paris, Ill., four bass, 10-11, $846

              

3rd:          Brandon Depew, Odin, Ill., five bass, 9-5, $564

              

4th:          Anthony Macon, Greenville, Ill., four bass, 8-4, $367

              

4th:          Jimmy Null, Bethalto, Ill., three bass, 8-4, $367

              

6th:          Edward Helf, Alto Pass, Ill., four bass, 8-0, $310

              

7th:          Ryan Fancher, Olney, Ill., four bass, 7-7, $332

              

8th:          Steven Yeun, Elgin, Ill., four bass, 6-13, $254

              

9th:          Dillon Saffle, Ballwin, Mo., three bass, 6-10, $226

              

10th:        Richard Snodgrass, Bluffs, Ill., two bass, 6-6, $198

 

Lyle Lehman of Blue Mound, Illinois, caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division – a fish weighing 5 pounds, 6 ounces – and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $212.

 

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. 5-7 BFL Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, 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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