TRENTON, Mich. – Jared Rhode of Port Clinton, Ohio, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 20 pounds, 8 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division event on the Detroit River. For his victory, Rhode earned $5,164.
Rounding out the top 10 pros:
2nd: Heath Wagner, Angola, Ind., five bass, 20-7, $1,582
3rd: Chad Pipkens, Holt, Mich., five bass, 20-4, $1,054
4th: Jason Clough, Cement City, Mich., five bass, 20-3, $738
5th: Mark Modrak, China Township, Mich., five bass, 19-11, $633 + $1,000 Evinrude Bonus
6th: Scott Dobson, Clarkston, Mich., five bass, 19-6, $580
7th: Scott Michael, Hazel Park, Mich., five bass, 19-0, $474
7th: Steve Roth, Syracuse, Ind., five bass, 19-0, $474
7th: Michael Sitko, Farmington Hills, Mich., five bass, 19-0, $474
10th: Angel Rosario, Kalamazoo, Mich., five bass, 18-10, $369
Complete results can be found here.
Grubb grabs co-angler crown
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers:
2nd: Joey Miller, Syracuse, Ind., five bass, 20-13, $791
3rd: Aaron Kuschel, Milford, Mich., five bass, 20-3, $526
4th: Benny Gray, Ypsilanti, Mich., five bass, 18-12, $369
5th: Dave Hasty, Toledo, Ohio, five bass, 18-1, $316
6th: Brian Ruetz, Toledo, Ohio, five bass, 18-0, $290
7th: Jesse Hasty, Toledo, Ohio, five bass, 17-15, $264
8th: Mike Kiester, Davisburg, Mich., five bass, 17-13, $237
9th: Joe Cramier, Westland, Mich., five bass, 17-12, $211
10th: David Borsa, Dearborn Heights, Mich., five bass, 17-5, $185
Complete co-angler results can be found here.
The next BFL Michigan Division tournament is scheduled for July 28 on Lake St. Clair in Mount Clemens, 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. 11-13 Regional Championship on Lake Barkley in Kuttawa, Ky. 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.
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