Boater Heath Wagner of Angola, Ind., caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 3 ounces Aug. 27 to win $3,021 plus a $1,000 Mercury bonus in the Walmart BFL Michigan Division tournament on the Detroit River. Wagner used crankbaits in 12 feet of water on the north shore of Lake Erie.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 boaters:
2nd: James Dixon, Southfield, Mich., five bass, 20-12, $1,511
3rd: Matthew Malmquist, White Lake, Mich., five bass, 20-6, $1,007
4th: Todd Schmitz, Goshen, Ind., five bass, 19-7, $705
5th: Ben Felton, Marshall, Mich., five bass, 19-1, $604
6th: David Kolodziej, Sterling Heights, Mich., five bass, 18-11, $554
7th: John Zubkoff, Monroe, Mich., five bass, 18-9, $504
8th: Scott Dobson, Clarkston, Mich., five bass, 18-7, $453 + $1,000 Evinrude bonus
9th: Chris Williams, South Lyon, Mich., five bass, 17-14, $403
10th: Mark Modrak, China Township, Mich., five bass, 17-13, $352
Soulliere winning co-angler
Derrick Soulliere of Belle River, Ontario, caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 4 ounces Aug. 27 to win $1,511 in the Co-angler Division. Soulliere was drop-shotting tubes in the St. Clair River at depths of 12 to 26 feet deep.
Rounding out the remaining top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Chuck Hasty, Toledo, Ohio, five bass, 20-15, $755
3rd: John Duwel, Cincinnati, Ohio, five bass, 19-7, $504
4th: Tony Grubb, Ann Arbor, Mich., five bass, 18-8, $352
5th: Jay Ahonen, Ortonville, Mich., five bass, 17-10, $302
6th: Larry Kitchel, Logansport, Ind., five bass, 17-5, $277
7th: Rick Roberts, Macomb, Mich., five bass, 17-0, $252
8th: Cody Kelley, Schoolcraft, Mich., five bas, 16-10, $227
9th: Joseph Nega, Chicago, Ill., five bass, 16-5, $201
10th: Larry Riley, Newark, Ohio, five bass, 16-3, $176
The next BFL Michigan Division tournament is scheduled for Sept. 24-25 on the St. Clair River in Harrison Township, 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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