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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Michigan
Burt/Mullett Lakes (June 5, 2010)
Pipkens outfishes BFL field on Burt-Mullett
Boater Chad Pipkens of Holt, Mich., caught a five-bass limit weighing 27 pounds, 10 ounces to win $3,545 in the BFL Michigan Division tournament on Burt-Mullett lakes. Under partly cloudy skies, Pipkens sight-fished in 10 to 15 feet of water in Burt Lake to bag his limit.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Trevor Jancasz, White Pigeon, Mich., five bass, 26-2, $1,773
3rd: Marc Snyder, Saint Johns, Mich., five bass, 24-5, $1,181
4th: David Reault, Livonia, Mich., five bass, 23-2, $827
5th: Randy Ramsey, Battle Creek, Mich., five bass, 22-10, $709
6th: Ryan Lapine, Portage, Mich., five bass, 21-13, $650
7th: Jeff Kellogg, Rockford, Mich., five bass, 21-12, $591
8th: Heath Wagner, Angola, Ind., five bass, 21-10, $532
9th: Scott Dobson, Clarkston, Mich., five bass, 21-6, $473
10th: Jared Rhode, Port Clinton, Ohio, five bass, 20-8, $414
Jay Shaffer of Bath, Mich., caught a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 4 ounces to win $1,733 in the Co-angler Division on Burt-Mullett lakes. Shaffer was using a Jackall Cross Tail in green-pumpkin in 10 to 15 feet of water to catch his spawning fish.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Joseph Nega, Chicago, five bass, 16-4, $866
3rd: Ted Gilmour, Trenton, Mich., five bass, 16-2, $577
4th: Jay Van Dyke, Wyoming, Mich., five bass, 15-3, $404
5th: Michael Stewart, Elk Grove Village, Ill., four bass, 14-12, $347
6th: Arthur Teper, Wixom, Mich., five bass, 14-4, $318
7th: Josh Vanorder, Hamilton, Mich., five bass, 14-2, $289
8th: Tony Grubb, Ann Arbor, Mich., five bass, 12-14, $260
9th: David Matual, Chicago, three bass, 12-3, $231
10th: Dennis Maybee, Flint, Mich., three bass, 11-8, $202
The next BFL Michigan Division tournament is scheduled for July 17 at the Detroit River in Trenton, Mich. After the fifth Michigan Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 21-23 Regional Championship at Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky., where boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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