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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Michigan

    LAKE ST. CLAIR (June 24, 2000)


    Reault wins Red Man bass event on Lake St. Clair


    ROSEVILLE, Mich. — David Reault, a 43-year-old real estate broker from Livonia, Mich., out-fished 117 competitors Saturday to earn $4,208 and 50 CITGO Challenge Points on the boater side of the Red Man Tournament Trail's Michigan Division event on Lake St. Clair.

    Reault caught five smallmouth bass weighing 19 pounds, 10 ounces during the one-day event to top Aaron Talmage of LaGrange, Ind., who finished with a five-bass catch of 17-14 worth $2,104. Reault caught his limit fishing shallow weeds with a jerkbait.

    Neil Biezen of Portage, Mich., took third place and collected $1,052 with five bass weighing 17-12. Kevin Vida of Claire, Mich., placed fourth and earned $912 with five bass weighing 17-7, while Todd Koehler of Macomb, Mich., placed fifth and earned $842 with five bass weighing 17-4.

    Vida won the Berkley Power Bait award, a package of baits valued at $200, for the heaviest overall catch on Power Bait or Frenzy lures.

    Tim Wilson, 41, of Marion, Ind., won the Abu Garcia Big Bass Award in the Boater Division and collected $585 with a 4-pound, 11-ounce smallmouth that he caught while slow rolling a spinnerbait on the south end of the lake.

    First place in the Co-Angler Division and $2,104 went to Doug Troyer, 37, of Walkerton, Ind., who topped 117 competitors with five bass weighing 16-6. Second place in the Co-Angler Division and $1,052 went to John Clark of Findlay, Ohio, with five bass weighing 16-2, while William Herzog Jr. took third place and $526 with five bass weighing 15-4.

    Warren Dittmeyer, 43, of Marion, Ind., won the co-angler Abu Garcia Big Bass Award of $292 with a 4-pound, 14-ounce smallmouth that he caught on a spinnerbait in the Detroit River.

    On July 15, the Red Man Tournament Trail will visit Saginaw Bay for the second of five events in the Michigan Division. The boater with the most CITGO Challenge points after the division's season finale, a two-day Super Tournament Sept. 16-17 on the Detroit River, will be declared the Divisional Points Champion and awarded $1,000. The co-angler amassing the most points by the end of the season will receive $500.