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    Detroit River (July 9, 2011)


    Moran best BFL boater on Detroit River

    Boater Mike Moran of Highland, Mich., earned $3,418 as winner of the July 9 BFL Michigan Division event on the Detroit River.
    Adams winning co-angler

    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., earned $1,709 as the co-angler winner of the July 9 BFL Michigan event.

    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

    Coming up

    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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