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    Walmart Bass Fishing League - Michigan

    Grand River (July 30, 2011)


    Ramsey gets BFL win on Grand River

    Boater Randy Ramsey of Battle Creek, Mich., earned $3,028 plus a $2,000 Ranger Cup bonus and a $1,000 Mercury bonus as winner of the July 30 BFL Michigan Division event on the Grand River.
    Kelley winning co-angler

    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., earned $1,514 as the co-angler winner of the July 30 BFL Michigan event.

    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

    Coming up

    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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