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MICHIGAN STILL IN COMMAND with Wisconsin closing the gap

Robinson and Waugh Battle for Castrol Maximum Performer Division Champions Title

On today’s second day of the TBF Northern Division Championship at Fort Madison, Iowa. Defending Division Champs from Michigan held on to their day one lead in their quest to become back to back champions their two day total is 113-07. While still in command, the Michigan lead is somewhat smaller today as the always tough Wisconsin squad closed some of the ground that was between them finishing second at 102-06. Minnesota made a jump to finish in third with 92-08 while Ohio slid one spot into fourth with 89-03. Illinois and Indiana held down the fifth and sixth places with 87-15 and 59-10 respectively.

In the individual overall race for the Castrol Maximum Performer Division Champions Award, Michigan’s Tommy Robinson took over the lead with 21-07 from day 1 leader Tony Waugh from Ohio who now sits in second on a weight of 20-07. Robinson spoke briefly form the weigh in stage to tell the crowd he is having to scramble every day. His fish today were biting completely different that on day 1, so day 3 will come down to whether he can adjust to what his fish are doing or not.

Another Michigan angler, Jason Knapp and a good friend of Robinson’ s sits in third with 19-07 and is breathing down Robinson’s and Waugh’s neck. They cannot let up or stumble on tomorrow’s final day or Knapp’s may overtake them.

Peoria, Illinois Angler Lee Lewis held down the fourth spot overall at 16-11 and the top spot on the Ohio Team. He has a 6 pound cushion on his state team lead so barring a disaster tomorrow by Lewis or a huge bag by one of the other Illinois anglers, he should be on his way to representing Illinois as their boater in the 2010 TBF Federation National Championship! Leading the Wisconsin’s Team and sitting in fifth overall with 15-03 is James Tomsovic from Sparta, WI.

Minnesota’s Nate Carlson caught a 4-09 largemouth that held up for the days big bass.

In addition to the $24,000.00 cash payout and Castrol Maximum Performer bonus there is also a total of $1200.00 in Ranger Cup monies at stake for those anglers who are Ranger Cup qualified.

Final day weigh in begins at Captain Kirks Marina in Fort Madison Iowa, it is free to the public.

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