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Kirk Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Shelbyville

Kirk Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Shelbyville Scott Kirk of Sesser, Ill., won the Bass Fishing League Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville
 

FINDLAY, Ill. (Aug. 13, 2007) - Boater Scott Kirk of Sesser, Ill., won the Bass Fishing League Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville Saturday with a five-bass catch weighing 13 pounds, 4 ounces. The victory earned Kirk $3,329 plus a $587 Ranger contingency bonus and placed him one step closer to qualifying for the Mississippi River Regional Championship in Fort Madison, Iowa on Oct. 4-6, where he could ultimately win a new 519VX Ranger boat and a Chevy truck. Kirk caught his bass fishing shallow using a green and blue tube to catch his limit.
   Rounding out the top five boaters are Jason Thomas of Mount Vernon, Ill. (four bass, 12-06, $1,958); Danny Livingston of Advance, Mo. (three bass, 11-00, $1,307); Donnie Dill of Effingham, Ill. (two bass, 10-08, $914) and Troy Rogers of Evansville, Ind. (four bass, 10-06, $783).
   Dill took home the Boater Division Snickers Big Bass award, earning $520 for a 5-pound, 9-ounce bass.
   Sheldon Ayers of Anna, Ill., earned $1,878 as the co-angler winner Saturday thanks to two bass weighing 10 pounds that he caught while fishing the middle of the lake using a shaky head.
   Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Dale Renth of Albers, Ill. (two bass, 7-11, $939); Matt Micnheimer of Coffeen, Ill. (three bass, 7-06, $627); Dustin Biggs of Westfield, Ill. (two bass, 6-15, $438) and Jacob Zeigler of Herrin, Ill. (three bass, 6-10, $376).
   Renth earned $245 as the co-angler Big Bass winner after catching a 6-pound, 1-ounce bass.
   The final event of the regular season will be a two-day Super Tournament held Sept. 8-9 on the Ohio River in Golconda, Ill.

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