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Week 14 Winner(s)

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One of our weekly winners ties catman for the most weekly wins at 2, the other gets his first weekly win and goes straight to the top and is now the points leader. Congratulations this week goes to Braves57 and RosoRiverRats who both scored an impressive 377 points this week. Pocono was good to you two!!

braves57 377

RosoRiverRat 377

Jbell1981 370

Rip_Some_Lip ® 369

Sutty 344

jwhjr ® 336

Meaney --17-- ® 334

PerchPounder 333

Fishing_Novice ® 331

Cyberfish 329

bbqhead 325

legend 89 322

PikeBayCommanche 322

Down to Earth ® 306

fishinchicks ® 301

Harmonica Bear 301

Tunrevir1 301

Cheeser 289

MNO Man ® 289

Crazy Train 287

rossthefisherman ® 287

Capt.Blaine 285

Johnsonator ® 285

delzz7 284

Airjer 283

lawdog 280

LMITOUT88 ® 278

TNFL 278

xedge2002 275

Juneau4 ® 274

the pro ® 273

HOF#13 271

shiner2367 ® 270

anyfishwilldo 261

Iron Cowboys 261

musky999 261

DDT26 ® 260

Jking 257

yaggieboys 256

muc33 255


Outdoornut 254

Sifty 253

harvey lee 245

1lkstage 243

2dog ® 242

Uncle Bill 239

ReefRunner ® 237

Lee Enterprises 234

MN Mike 233

Outdoor Ran 231

fishonnopeoff ® 227

FatMike ® 223

wally20 223

mnwildman 221

Wallyeyes ® 220

Smoke20 ® 211

catman ® 208

wyldewal 208

SoldierGirl ® 206

MetroJoe 204

Papa Grump 204

Bass N Spear ® 196

mnhunter381 ® 193

Double D's 166

hoppe56307 ® 159

Trick on the track ® 157

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Overall Points

1 braves57 4078

2 bbqhead 4041

3 Capt.Blaine 3958

4 Outdoornut 3957

5 catman ® 3903

6 Airjer 3895

7 PikeBayCommanche 3850

8 musky999 3850

9 RosoRiverRat 3848

10 NAPAFISH 3833

11 the pro ® 3816

12 Cheeser 3808

13 Johnsonator ® 3771

14 MNO Man ® 3754

15 Crazy Train 3742

16 Tunrevir1 3737

17 harvey lee 3736

18 TNFL 3725

19 mnhunter381 ® 3714

20 MetroJoe 3710

21 wally20 3691

22 1lkstage 3685

23 yaggieboys 3681

24 Smoke20 ® 3679

25 Bass N Spear ® 3675

26 Fishing_Novice ® 3653

27 mnwildman 3653

28 lawdog 3651

29 Rip_Some_Lip ® 3643

30 legend 89 3641

31 rossthefisherman ® 3638

32 FatMike ® 3637

33 delzz7 3629

34 Down to Earth ® 3621

35 Meaney --17-- ® 3602

36 Jking 3600

37 Jbell1981 3599

38 Cyberfish 3598

39 fishinchicks ® 3596

40 DDT26 ® 3588

41 jwhjr ® 3587

42 anyfishwilldo 3587

43 LMITOUT88 ® 3584

44 Juneau4 ® 3575

45 Iron Cowboys 3561

46 Papa Grump 3553

47 HOF#13 3524

48 Sutty 3522

49 fishonnopeoff ® 3500

50 wyldewal 3498

51 shiner2367 ® 3496

52 SoldierGirl ® 3484

53 Trick on the track ® 3482

54 PerchPounder 3475

55 Sifty 3451

56 Harmonica Bear 3447

57 Outdoor Ran 3430

58 Wallyeyes ® 3424

59 muc33 3418

60 2dog ® 3418

61 hoppe56307 ® 3414

62 Lee Enterprises 3397

63 Uncle Bill 3374

64 Double D's 3211

65 xedge2002 3193

66 MN Mike 3029

67 ReefRunner ® 2454

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Previous Winners

2006 - Baga(Sandee), 346 points

2007 - TeamWFO(woodyjdh), 364 points

Points ahead or behind compared to this point last year

1lkstage 410

Airjer 281

anyfishwilldo 146

bbqhead 440

braves57 209

Capt.Blaine 487

Cheeser 570

Cyberfish 78

delzz7 120

Double D's -416

Harmonica Bear -183

harvey lee -69

HOF#13 -142

Jbell1981 -76

Jking -242

lawdog 327

Lee Enterprises -242

legend 89 -17

MetroJoe 120

MN Mike 103

mnwildman 174

muc33 100

musky999 130


Outdoor Ran -466

Outdoornut 426

Papa Grump 104

PerchPounder -246

PikeBayCommanche 342

RosoRiverRat 397

Sifty 112

Sutty 3

TNFL 181

Tunrevir1 295

Uncle Bill 2

wally20 275

wyldewal -300

xedge2002 -448

yaggieboys -71

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