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    Burt/Mullett Lakes (June 5, 2010)


    Pipkens outfishes BFL field on Burt-Mullett

    Boater Chad Pipkens of Holt, Mich., earned $3,545 as winner of the June 5 BFL Michigan Division event on Burt-Mullet lakes.

    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., earned $1,733 as the co-angler winner of the June 5 BFL Michigan Division event.Shaffer winning co-angler

    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

    Coming up

    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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