DeVoss Wins FLW League on Green Bay
Jul 1st, 2008 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jul 1st, 2008 at 12:00 AM
GREEN BAY, Wis. (June 30, 2008) – Paul DeVoss of Bagley, Wis., caught five walleyes that weighed 32 pounds, 13 ounces and earned $6,930 plus $500 contingency bonus Saturday as winner of the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Wisconsin Division event on Green Bay. The victory placed DeVoss one step closer to qualifying for the Walleye League Finals on the Mississippi River in Winona, Minn., Sept. 11-13. DeVoss’s co-angler, Steve Keller of Beloit, Wis., earned $3,465 for the win.
Rounding out the top five are Adam Adler of Oconto Falls, Wis., who earned $3,465 plus $400 contingency bonus, and co-angler Daniel Hoffman of Green Bay, Wis., who earned $1,733 (five walleyes, 28 pounds) ; Joseph Mans of Peshtigo, Wis., who earned $2,970 plus $300 contingency bonus, and co-angler Steve Weller of Waupaca, Wis., who earned $1,485 (five walleyes, 27 pounds, 13 ounces) ; Korey Sprengel of Beaver Dam, Wis., who earned $2,475, and co-angler Chris Kuehn of Osseo, Wis., who earned $1,238 (five walleyes, 25 pounds, 2 ounces) and Joe Jochman of Appleton, Wis., who earned $1,980 plus $200 contingency bonus, and co-angler Jason Koschnik of Neenah, Wis., who earned $990 (four walleyes, 24 pounds, 15 ounces).
Four FLW Walleye League divisions – Michigan, Minnesota, Heartland and Wisconsin – each feature three one-day events. Every angler who receives weight credit earns points, with 100 points awarded to the winner, 99 for second, 98 for third, and so on. These points determine angler standings.
The top 30 boaters and top 30 co-anglers from each FLW Walleye League division at the end of the season advance to the $133,400 Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League Finals set for Sept. 11-13 on the Mississippi River in Winona, Minn. The boater and co-angler point’s champions from each division also advance to the $650,000 no-entry-fee Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour Championship in Bismarck, N.D., Sept. 24-27 for a chance to compete for as much as $150,000 in the Pro Division and $20,000 in the Co-angler Division. Anglers finishing the season in the top 10 in each division also receive priority entry into the Wal-Mart FLW Walleye Tour for 2009.
Wisconsin Division anglers will visit Green Bay in Oconto, Wis., Aug. 2 for their third and final regular-season event.
For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing and Player’s Advantage, visit FantasyFishing.com.
All awards are based on 100-boat fields in qualifying events.