Congratulations to Illinois’ own Bob Bluemenstein for capturing the Central Regional title. Bob caught 59lbs 2 ounces over the 3 days, anchored by a 25lb day 2 effort. Read about it on!

Congratulations also goes to Matt Marques of Seneca for finishing 42nd overall on the coangler side, and first for the IBN nonboater rankings. Matt won a very tight race with the other Illinois coanglers, with a margin of victory of just 2 ounces! Nice job Matt!

You can see the full standings and results on by clicking here!