Walmart Bass Fishing League - Michigan
Detroit River (July 9, 2011)
Boater Mike Moran of Highland, Mich., caught a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 7 ounces July 9 to win $3,418 in the BFL Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River. Moran used chartreuse soft-plastic baits reeled quickly near the surface to catch his fish.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Dave Hasty, Toledo, Ohio, five bass, 20-6, $1,709
3rd: Randy Ramsey, Battle Creek, Mich., five bass, 19-15, $1,138
4th: Jared Rhode, Port Clinton, Ohio, five bass, 19-10, $798
5th: Chad Pipkens, Holt, Mich., five bass, 18-12, $684
6th: John Devries, Fishers, Ind., five bass, 18-10, $627
7th: Chris King, South Amherst, Ohio, five bass, 18-5, $570
8th: Michael Sitko, Farmington Hills, Mich., five bass, 18-3, $513
9th: David Reault, Livonia, Mich., five bass, 18-2, $456
10th: Scott Dobson, Clarkston, Mich., five bass, 18-0, $399 plus $1,000 Evinrude bonus
Adams winning co-angler
Kenneth Adams Jr. of Gaines, Mich., caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 5 ounces to win $1,709 in the Co-angler Division.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Michael Madden, Whitehouse, Ohio, five bass, 18-14, $855
3rd: Duane Mayhew, Warsaw, Ind., five bass, 18-10, $570
4th: Eric Schoolmaster, Portage, Mich., five bass, 17-13, $399
5th: John Fuchs, Mishawaka, Ind., five bass, 17-4, $327
5th: Jason Kopczyk, Commerce Township, Mich., five bass, 17-4, $327
7th: Tony Grindstaff, Toledo, Ohio, five bass, 16-8, $270
7th: Dan O’Neil, Canton, Mich., five bass, 16-8, $270
9th: Nathan Nichols, Shelby Township, Mich., five bass, 16-6, $228
10th: Christopher Majerle, Trenton, Mich., five bass, 16-4, $199
The next BFL Michigan Division tournament is scheduled for July 30 on Grand River in Grand Haven, 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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