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Walmart Bass Fishing League - Michigan
Detroit River (July 17, 2010)
Dobson wins BFL Michigan Division event on Detroit River
Scott Dobson of Clarkston, Mich., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win $6,418 in the FLW BFL Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River. Dobson was targeting deep flats, drop-shotting Berkley Gulp baits to catch his limit.
Rounding out the top-10 boaters:
2nd: Matt Elkins, Spencerville, Ohio, five bass, 23-2, $1,709
3rd: Jared Rhode, Port Clinton, Ohio, five bass, 21-10, $1,138
4th: Bob Priest, Clarklake, Mich., five bass, 19-12, $798
5th: John Zubkoff, Monroe, Mich., five bass, 19-8, $684
6th: Dick Parker, Amherst, Ohio, five bass, 18-15, $627
7th: Mark Stephenson, New Castle, Ind., five bass, 18-2, $570
8th: Brian Metry, Grosse Pointe, Mich., five bass, 16-14, $513
9th: Chris King, South Amherst, Ohio, five bass, 16-11, $456
10th: Miles Johnson, Washington Township, Ohio, five bass, 15-8, $399
Hasty nets co-angler title
Chuck Hasty of Toledo, Ohio., caught a 5-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 2 ounces to win $1,709 in the FLW BFL Michigan Co-angler Division on the Detroit River. Hasty was dragging the bottom of the river with a Gulp Goby to sack his limit.
Rounding out the top-10 co-anglers:
2nd: Rick Roberts, Macomb, Mich., five bass, 16-9, $855
3rd: Jason Kopczyk, Commerce Township, Mich., five bass, 15-14, $570
4th: Dennis Mitchell, Malvern, Ark., four bass, 14-8, $399
5th: Chris Hanas, St. John, Ind., four bass, 14-3, $342
6th: Mark Lyons, Marion, Ind., five bass, 13-9, $313
7th: David Michaelis, Commerce, Mich., five bass, 13-7, $285
8th: David Adams, Schererville, Ind., five bass, 13-6, $256
9th: Rex Heimberger, Baltimore, Ohio, four bass, 13-4, $228
10th: Adam Nuechterlein, Grass Lake, Mich., five bass, 12-15, $199
The next BFL Michigan Division tournament is scheduled for July 31, at St. Clair River in Harrison Township, Mich. After the fifth Michigan Division tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and co-anglers based on the 2010 point standings will qualify for the Regional Championship at Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky., on Oct. 21-23, for a chance to win a 198VX Ranger boat with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Yamaha outboard and a Chevy pick-up, co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.
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