Walmart Bass Fishing League - Michigan
Grand River (July 30, 2011)
Boater Randy Ramsey of Battle Creek, Mich., caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 14 ounces July 30 to win $3,028 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus and a $1,000 Mercury bonus in the Walmart BFL Michigan Division tournament on the Grand River. Ramsey was jig fishing and drop-shotting an Erie Darter to catch his limit.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: Mark Modrak, China Township, Mich., five bass, 13-13, $1,514 + $1,000 Evinrude bonus
3rd: Ron Nelson, Berrien Springs, Mich., five bass, 13-11, $1,008
4th: Brian Feutz, Ada, Mich., five bass, 13-7, $707
5th: Mark Flick, Plainwell, Mich., five bass, 12-8, $606
6th: Marc Snyder, Saint Johns, Mich., five bass, 12-7, $555
7th: Matt Vermilyea, Perrysburg, Ohio, five bass, 12-4, $505
8th: Matthew Malmquist, White Lake, Mich., five bass, 12-2, $454
9th: William Cisler, Delton, Mich., five bass, 12-1, $404
10th: Jeff Elliott, Gregory, Mich., five bass, 11-11, $353
Kelley winning co-angler
Cody Kelley of Schoolcraft, Mich., caught a five-bass limit weighing 11 pounds, 5 ounces to win $1,514 in the Co-angler Division. Kelley fished the weeds on White Lake, using Pop-Rs and Sweet Beavers.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: John Duwel, Cincinnati, five bass, 11-0, $757
3rd: Tim Miller, Milford, Ohio, three bass, 10-9, $505
4th: Duane Mayhew, Warsaw, Ind., four bass, 9-5, $353
5th: Jon Witt, Kalamazoo, Mich., five bass, 9-4, $303
6th: Brian Mauzy, Dryden, Mich., four bass, 9-0, $278
7th: Brian Clark, Ceresco, Mich., three bass, 8-11, $252
8th: Steve Morrow, Sparta, Mich., four bass, 8-7, $227
9th: Homer Stephens, Noblesville, Ind., four bass, 8-5, $202
10th: Albert Schaaf Sr., Waynesville, Ohio, four bass, 7-11, $177
The next BFL Michigan Division tournament is scheduled for Aug. 27 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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