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    Burt Mullet (June 1, 2013)

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    Tulgestka takes opening Michigan event on Burt Mullet

    Erhardt Tulgestka of Posen, Mich., won the June 1 Michigan Division event on Burt Mullet with a limit weighing 25 pounds, 14 ounces. He took home nearly $3,400 in tournament winnings for his victory.
    Riley claims co-angler honors
    01.Jun.2013

    CHEBOYGAN, Mich. – Erhardt Tulgestka, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division event on Burt Mullet. For his victory, Tulgestka earned $3,386.

    According to FLW reports Tulgestka was fishing on Mullet Lake with tubes to claim victory.

    Rounding out the top 10 pros:

    2nd Ralph Blasey, Pinckney, Mich., five bass, 25-1, $1,693

    3rd: Heath Wagner, Angola, Ind., five bass, 24-6, $1,129

    4th: Chad Pipkens, Holt, Mich., five bass, 24-4, $790

    5th: Scott Dobson, Oak Park, Mich., five bass, 24-0, $677

    plus $300 Evinrude bonus

    6th: Michael Elkins, Parchment, Mich., five bass, 23-12, $621

    7h: Matt Belletini, Birmingham, Mich., five bass, 23-11, $564

    8th: Justin Brown, Bear Lake, Mich., five bass, 23-5, $508

    9th: Brian Jackson, Crete, Ill., five bass, 23-0, $451

    10th: Joseph Brzuchowski, Belleville, Mich., five bass, 22-13, $395

    Complete results can be found here.

    Riley wins co-angler title

    Co-angler Larry Riley of Newark, Ohio won the June 1 Michigan Division event on Burt Mullet with a 20-pound, 2-ounce limit. Riley took home nearly $1,700 in tournament winnings for his victory.  Larry Riley of Newark, Ohio, weighed five bass totaling 20 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Co-angler Division. Riley earned $1,693 for his victory.

    Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:

    2nd: Alexander Woodruff, Commerce Township, Mich., five bass, 19-11, $846

    3rd: Chad Gittus, Mount Pleasant, Mich., five bass, 19-6, $564

    4th: Grant Shively, Westland, Mich., five bass, 18-10, $395

    5th: Jason Kopczyk, Commerce Township, Mich., five bass, 18-3, $339

    6th: Jon Witt, Kalamazoo, Mich., five bass, 17-6, $310

    7th: Michael Condux, Plainfield, Ill., five bass, 17-3, $268

    7th: Aric Stoner, Blenheim, Ontario, five bass, 17-3, $268

    9th: David Michaelis, Commerce, Mich., five bass, 17-2, $226

    10th: Mike Schoemann, Waterford, Mich., five bass, 16-12, $198

    Complete co-angler results can be found here.

    The next BFL Michigan Division tournament is scheduled for July 13 on the Detroit River in Trenton, Mich. After the last divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 3-5 Regional Championship on Chesapeake Bay in North East, Md. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

    The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27–29 on the Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.

    About FLW

    FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.




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