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Spring Lake bass totals off a bit

April 29, 2010 at 07:22 PM

After several near misses in years past, Aaron Geheber of Manito and Andy Wegner of Morton won the Peoria Sportsman Club Spring Lake bass tournament.

Last weekend’s two-day event is one of the Peoria area’s most hotly contested and often produces an impressive haul. Last year’s winning weight for 12 bass was 43.27 pounds.

Numbers were off some this year, as Geheber and Wegner had 12 bass that went 31.17 pounds. That put them well ahead of runners-up Craig Picken and Brandon Lawson of Manito (12, 24.24) and third-place team of Matt Molitor and Clark Franki (12, 22.11).

“We just threw lizards, you had to stay with them,” said Geheber, who fished the north end. “I only three keepers the first day and three keepers the second day. The grass looks nice, the water looks beautiful but fishing has been tough.”

Adam Jaegle had big fish Saturday (5.31) and Tom Davis topped Sunday (6.75). Wayne Adams was top angler with 20.02 pounds.

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