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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Michigan

    St. Clair (June 25, 2011)


    Dobson reels in BFL win on St. Clair River

    Boater Scott Dobson of Clarkston, Mich., earned $3,514 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus and a $1,000 Evinrude bonus as winner of the June 25 BFL Michigan Division event on the St. Clair River.
    Hook winning co-angler

    Boater Scott Dobson of Clarkston, Mich., caught a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 12 ounces June 25 to win $3,514 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup and $1,000 Evinrude bonus in the Walmart BFL Michigan Division tournament on the St. Clair River. Dobson was targeting spawn and pre-spawn bass on sand flats with jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and tubes to catch his limit.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:

    2nd: Brian Jackson, Crete, Ill., five bass, 22-7, $1,757

    3rd: Mark Modrak, China Township, Mich., five bass, 19-5, $1,172

    4th: Randy Ramsey, Battle Creek, Mich., five bass, 19-3, $820

    5th: Dave Hasty, Toledo, Ohio, five bass, 18-12, $703

    6th: Matt Vermilyea, Perrysburg, Ohio, five bass, 18-9, $644

    7th: Michael Trombly, Perrysburg, Ohio, five bass, 18-5, $586

    8th: Donald Hewkin, Zion, Ill., five bass, 18-4, $527

    9th: Brent Dunmyer, Weston, Ohio, five bass, 18-2, $469

    10th: Mark Flick, Plainwell, Mich., five bass, 18-1, $410

    Hook winning co-angler

    Matthew Hook of Plainwell, Mich., earned $1,757 as co-angler winner of the June 25 BFL Michigan event.

    Matthew Hook of Plainwell, Mich., caught a five-bass limit weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce June 25 to win $1,757 in the Co-angler Division. Hook was fishing near the mouth of the Detroit River targeting spawning flats for post spawning bass. He was using tubes and spinnerbaits to catch his limit.

    Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Benjamin Vania, Griffith, Ind., five bass, 16-7, $879

    3rd: Joseph Nega, Chicago, Ill., five bass, 16-0, $585

    4th: Kenneth Adams, Jr., Gaines, Mich., five bass, 15-15, $410

    5th: Mark Fennell, Lagrange, Ind., five bass, 15-1, $351

    6th: Jay Ahonen, Ortonville, Mich., five bass, 14-15, $322

    7th: Kyle Moxon, Windsor, Ontario, five bass, 14-13, $293

    8th: David Adams, Schererville, Ind., five bass, 14-12, $249

    8th: Mark Frickman, Grand Ledge, Mich., five bass, 14-12, $249

    10th: Christopher Majerle, Trenton, Mich., five bass, 14-10, $205

    Coming up

    The next BFL Michigan Division tournament is scheduled for July 9 on 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. 20-22 Regional Championship on the Barren River in Scottsville, Ky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger 198VX with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy pick-up, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger 198VX.

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