Walmart Bass Fishing League - Michigan
Lake St. Clair (Aug. 3, 2013)
HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Mark Flick of Delton, Mich., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division event on Lake St. Clair. For his victory, Flick earned $5,466.
Flick mined a spot he found while prefishing for the EverStart series event held on the Detroit River the week prior.
“I found it by accident two weeks ago while I was trying to stay out of a thunderstorm,” said Flick. “It was a long shallow point that had current on it, and the fish were relating to shell beds in 4 to 6 feet of water. When I found it in prefish, there was a lot of floating grass in the water and the way it flowed showed me the current seams. There were fish all around it, but the 4-pounders were actually in the shallower water.
“I fished about a 200-square-foot area,” said Flick. “There were other boats around me but they weren’t catching them. I think the reason was that I was throwing a Lunch Money Lures Triple Dip Tube. It is a really big tube and the slow fall seemed to be key.”
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Gary Greenwood, Irwin, Pa., five bass, 19-7, $1,733
3rd: Michael Trombly, Perrysburg, Ohio, five bass, 18-10, $1,155
4th: Mark Modrak, China Township, Mich., five bass, 18-8, $809 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
5th: Joe Balog, Harrison Township, Mich., five bass, 18-2, $664
5th: Chris King, South Amherst, Ohio, five bass, 18-2, $664
7th: Bill Vavrina, Brownstown, Mich., five bass, 17-6, $578
8th: Craig Kopczyk, Ortonville, Mich., five bass, 17-5, $520
9th: Kyle Greene, Ortonville, Mich., five bass, 17-4, $462
10th: Erhardt Tulgestka, Posen, Mich., five bass, 17-3, $404
Complete results can be found here.
Nega takes co-angler title
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Nick Marble, Macomb, Mich., five bass, 17-9, $866
3rd: Zac Zernec, Ortonville, Mich., five bass, 17-6, $577
4th: Erik Jacques, Harrison Township, Mich., five bass, 17-4, $404
5th: Stephen Caro, Grass Lake, Mich., five bass, 16-9, $347
6th: Kit Lepper, Union City, Mich., five bass, 16-4, $318
7th: Eddie Frye, Gallipolis, Ohio, five bass, 16-1, $289
8th: Patrick Lesniewski, Oregon, Ohio, five bass, 15-12, $260
9th: Eric Wild, Jackson, Mich., five bass, 15-11, $231
10th: Tony Grub, Ann Arbor, Mich., five bass, 15-10, $192
10th: Vickie Jeffries, Celina, Ohio, five bass, 15-10, $192
Complete co-angler results can be found here.
The next BFL Michigan Division tournament is scheduled for Aug. 24 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 the 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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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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