Illinois Angler Jigs Way To Victory

Illinois Angler Jigs Way To Victory
Chris Rush

Chris Rush is one step closer to the ABA National Championship with a first place win and $393 in an ABA American Fishing Tour bass tournament held on Coffeen Lake this past weekend.

Rush brought in a three-bass limit of 7.13 pounds, catching his fish on a jig in shallow water. In addition to the overall win, Rush weighed-in the Big Bass of the tournament, a 3.099-pound largemouth bass.

Second place went to Joey Gallagher with a weight of 6.74 pounds, while Earnest Smith finished third with 5.75 pounds.

The bass were really biting on Coffeen Lake as every angler caught their limit of bass.

The top five anglers were:

  • Chris Rush 7.31 Lbs.
  • Joey Gallagher 6.74 Lbs.
  • Ernest Smith 5.75 Lbs.
  • Ronny Johnston 5.63 Lbs.
  • Mike Castelli 5.49 Lbs.
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