UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Lake Champlain

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Jenkel Flips Bushes on Rend

Jenkel Flips Bushes on Rend
Derek Jenkel

Derek Jenkel of Pinckneyville, Illinois, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Rend Lake Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces. Jenkel earned $4,384 for his victory.

“I was flipping bushes in the mid-lake region,” says Jenkel, who earned his third career win in BFL competition. “I didn’t have a specific bay or creek or anything like that, but I figured out a pattern flipping buck brush and I was able to replicate it in multiple areas.

“Traditionally, the bass on Rend Lake love to be shallow – like fins sticking out of the water ridiculously shallow,” Jenkel continues. “However, they just weren’t there. I figured out that the fish were holding on deeper bushes, which really was odd to me. They were not supposed to be there. But they were, and once I figured that out I was able to apply that in multiple different areas.”

Jenkel says that the fishing was a little slow, as he and his co-angler only had about 13 keeper bites throughout the day. He fished six different areas, mainly flipping a watermelon-red-colored Zoom Brush Hog, but also adding one keeper on a Strike King Rage Bug.

“The key, honestly, was figuring out the depth,” Jenkel goes on to say. “It had to be bushes in three feet of water.”

 

The top 10 boaters:

 1st: Derek Jenkel, Pinckneyville, Ill., five bass, 15-8, $4,384

 2nd: Jerry Walker, Zeigler, Ill., five bass, 14-1, $1,767

 3rd: Terry Holsapple, Greenup, Ill., five bass, 13-8, $1,077

 4th: James Powell, Murphysboro, Ill., five bass, 13-6, $684

 5th: Mike Barnes, Mackinaw, Ill., five bass, 12-7, $587

 6th: Brad Porter, Bluford, Ill., five bass, 11-15, $538

 7th: Ray Cortivo, Troy, Ill., four bass, 11-13, $824

 8th: Toby Corn, Calvert City, Ky., five bass, 11-3, $590

 9th: James Williams, Neoga, Ill., five bass, 11-1, $366

 9th: Brennon McCord, West Frankfort, Ill., five bass, 11-1, $366

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Cortivo caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 10 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $335.

 

Co-angler Gabe Campbell

Campbell wins co-angler title

Gabe Campbell of West Frankfort, Illinois, won the Co-angler Division and $1,602 Saturday after catching four bass weighing 11 pounds, 3 ounces.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Gabe Campbell, West Frankfort, Ill., four bass, 11-3, $1,602

 2nd: Dave Dobill, Royalton, Ill., four bass, 10-12, $721

 3rd: Amanda Black, Greenup, Ill., four bass, 9-2, $633

 4th: Jacob Greco, Edwardsville, Ill., five bass, 8-12, $336

 5th: Aaron Arning, Walnut Hill, Ill., three bass, 8-8, $488

 6th: Tad Cain, La Place, Ill., three bass, 7-4, $264

 7th: James Lang, Benton, Ill., three bass, 6-14, $240

 8th: Drew Cress, Highland, Ill., two bass, 5-13, $216

 9th: Eugene Kim, Lindenhurst, Ill., three bass, 5-9, $230

 9th: Jamie Ebbert, Canton, Ill., two bass, 5-9, $230

 

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. 24-26 BFL Regional Championship on Grand Lake in Grove, Oklahoma. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard.

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