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Biffle bests field at Mississippi River Rumble


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- It pays to be in the know.

After Saturday's third round of the Bassmaster Elite Mississippi River Rumble, second place angler Tommy Biffle said he had a special spot he was saving for Sunday. When asked if this spot would prove enough of a difference, Biffle answered, "Yeah."

A man of few words could bring home $100,000 and a spot in the Bassmaster Classic if he's right. 

John Crews got it almost right on Sunday. Crews reeled in the day's biggest fish (3 lb. 14 oz.) as part of a 16-6 day four bag. That would secure a 3rd place finish for Crews.

In the end it came down to Biffle and three-day leader Aaron Martens. The frontrunner could only manage 13 lb. 15 oz. on the final day of competition. That means Biffle's haul of 16-13 would be enough to overtake Martens for the win.

Interestingly enough, Biffle's secret spot did not net him the win.

"I left there, came back up here and went back at noon," Biffle said. "I caught another about three there, then caught some others, but that four pound fish wasn't there. In the last 45 minutes or so, I said I've got to make something happen. I ran down to another spot, and they were there."

You can find complete results from the weekend here.

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