Milton's Leidholdt wins Great Lakes Bass Fishing League opener

Rob Leidholdt of Milton, WI, was the top dog in the T-H Marine BFL Great Lakes Division opener in La Crosse on Saturday.
Despite high, turbulent water, Leidholdt reeled in five fish weighing 17 pounds, 11 ounces and pocketed a $5,046. Leidholdt outlasted 153 other anglers in the Pro Division.
Mike Brueggen and Ben Potaracke, both from La Crosse, led local pros with fourth and fifth place finishes, respectively. Brueggen won $1,177 with a 16-0 weight. Potaracke won $1,209 with 15-15.
David Howard of Farmington IL, captured the Co-Angler Division title with a 16-9 bag. He cashed $2,523.
The only Coulee Region angler to finish among the top 10 co-anglers was Brad Juen, who weighed in four bass at 11-6 (4). Juen won $663.

PRO DIVISION
1. ROB LEIDHOLDT, MILTON, WI, 17-11 (5), $5,046
2. MICHAEL HANRAHAN, PLEASANT HILL, IA, 16-15 (5), $2,523
3. RYAN LEWIS, GLASFORD, IL, 16-14 (5), $1,682
4. MIKE BRUEGGEN, LACROSSE, WI, 16-0 (5), $1,177
5. BEN POTARACKE, LACROSSE, WI, 15-15 (5), $1,209
6. DAN MOHN, LANSING, IA, 15-12 (5), $925
7. BOB DOWNEY, HUDSON, WI, 15-8 (5), $841
8. NICK TRIM, GALESVILLE, WI, 15-1 (5), $857
9. FRANK CIPRA, PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI, 14-10 (5), $673
10. JEFF RITTER, PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI, 14-1 (5), $589

CO-ANGLER DIVISION
1. DAVID HOWARD, FARMINGTON, IL, 16-9 (5), $2,523
2. KORY KRIENKE, ANNANDALE, MN, 14-9 (5), $1,262
3. MIKE FRAZER, DE FOREST, WI, 14-1 (5), $841
4. JAKE LAMBRECHT, DAVENPORT, IA, 13-14 (5), $589
5. ALEXANDRU SPIAC, CHICAGO, IL, 12-6 (5), $505
6. BRAD JUEN, LA CROSSE, WI, 11-6 (4), $663
7. JASON WULF, CROWN POINT, IN, 10-2 (3), $471
8. CHAD SCHULTZ, ROCKTON, IL, 9-10 (4), $378
9. JASON SWANSON, WATERLOO, IA, 9-5 (3), $336
10. CHAD SMITH, DAVENPORT, IA, 8-4 (3), $294