Walmart Bass Fishing League - Michigan
Detroit River (Sept. 18-19, 2010)
Boater Michael Trombly of Perrysburg, Ohio, caught a 10-bass limit weighing 46 pounds, 7 ounces Sept. 18-19 to win $4,540 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus in the BFL Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River. Trombly was using tubes in weedy areas along the north shore to sack his limits.
Rounding out the top 10 boaters:
2nd: Mark Flick, Plainwell, Mich., 10 bass, 44-11, $2,270
3rd: Bill Vavrina, Brownstown, Mich., 10 bass, 41-12, $1,515
4th: Dave Hasty, Toledo, Ohio, 10 bass, 40-10, $1,059
5th: Mark Stephenson, New Castle, Ind., 10 bass, 39-10, $908
6th: Heath Wagner, Angola, Ind., 10 bass, 38-8, $832
7th: Kenneth Taylor, Shelby Township, Mich., 10 bass, 38-8, $757
8th: Chris King, South Amherst, Ohio, 10 bass, 37-7, $681
9th: Brent Dunmyer, Weston, Ohio, 10 bass, 36-3, $605
10th: Steve Roth, Syracuse, Ind., 10 bass, 35-15, $530
Davis winning co-angler
Scott Davis of Coloma, Mich., caught a 10-bass limit weighing 30 pounds, 11 ounces Sept. 18-19 to win $2,270 in the Co-angler Division. He was using a drop-shot near the mouth of the river to sack his limits.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Brian Ruetz, Toledo, Ohio, nine bass, 29-11, $1,135
3rd: Luke Shocklee, Rockwood, Mich., 10 bass, 29-4, $757
4th: Brad Craft, New Bremen, Ohio, 10 bass, 27-10, $530
5th: Theo Corcoran, Waterford, Mich., eight bass, 27-2, $454
6th: Mike Schoemann, Waterford, Mich., seven bass, 26-13, $416
7th: Adam Nuechterlein, Grass Lake, Mich., 10 bass, 25-14, $378
8th: Rick Roberts, Macomb, Mich., nine bass, 25-12, $341
9th: Mike Bender, Batavia, Ohio, seven bass, 25-1, $303
10th: David Matual, Chicago, Ill., nine bass, 24-3, $265
The top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings from the Michigan Division have now qualified for the Oct. 21-23 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky. 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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