(Sep. 18, 2012 - TRENTON, MI.)...
Mark Modrak of China Township, Mich., weighed a two-day total of 10 bass totaling 44 pounds, 12 ounces to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division super tournament on the Detroit River in Trenton, Mich., on Sunday. For his victory, Modrak earned $7,604.
"I was fishing an area right where the Detroit River flows into Lake Erie,"said Modrak. "I was fishing current eddies near the mouth of the river in about 14 feet of water. I threw a custom-colored tube with a ?-ounce head. We call the color ’Christmas in the Army.’ It’s an olive drab color with green, red and gold flakes. I fished it over the grass and rocks and had pretty good success with it."
Modrak had a very successful tournament and boated 25 keepers on day one and 15 on day two despite the different weather conditions.
"It was really nice out on Saturday,"Modrak said. "It was pretty calm, and you could run anywhere you wanted to. Day two was a different story, though. It was very rough, and I had to stay tucked up into my river spot. The key for me out there was being able to feel my bites. They were real light, almost like a perch bite. The fish have had a lot of pressure lately, so it feels great to be able to get the win."
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
|2nd: ||Randy Beattie ||Perry, Mich. ||10 bass ||43-1 ||$2,302 |
|3rd: ||Jason Root ||Fostoria, Ohio ||10 bass ||41-15 ||$1,536 |
|4th: ||Scott Dobson ||Clarkston, Mich. ||10 bass ||39-8 ||, $1,074 |
|5th: ||Jon Zubkoff ||Monroe, Mich. ||10 bass ||38-8 ||$921 |
|6th: ||Jeff Vizachero ||Grosse Ile, Mich. ||10 bass ||37-6 ||$844 |
|7th: ||Heath Wagner ||Angola, Ind. ||10 bass ||36-14 ||$767 |
|8th: ||Devon Banks ||Lake Orion, Mich. ||10 bass ||36-12 ||$691 |
|9th: ||David Reault ||Livonia, Mich. ||10 bass ||36-10 ||$614 |
|10th: ||Chad Pipkens ||Holt, Mich. ||10 bass ||36-6 ||$537 |
David Michaelis of Commerce, Mich., weighed in 10 bass totaling 41 pounds, 2 ounces Sunday to win $2,302 in the co-angler division.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
|2nd: ||Dave Hasty, ||Toledo, Ohio ||10 bass ||34-7 ||$1,151 |
|3rd: ||Erik Jacques ||Harrison Township, Mich. ||10 bass ||33-14 ||$767 |
|4th: ||Jay Ahonen ||Ortonville, Mich. ||10 bass ||33-14 ||$537 |
|5th: ||Matthew Hook ||Plainwell, Mich. ||10 bass ||33-11 ||$460 |
|6th: ||Tony Grubb ||Ann Arbor, Mich. ||10 bass ||29-15 ||$422 |
|7th: ||Eric Schoolmaster ||Portage, Mich. ||10 bass ||29-7 ||$384 |
|8th: ||Kevin Webb ||Xenia, Ohio ||nine bass ||29-1 ||$345 |
|9th: ||Ronnie Shephard Jr. ||Oak Hill, Ohio ||10 bass ||28-12 ||$307 |
|10th: ||Duane Mayhew ||Warsaw, Ind. ||seven bass ||26-10 ||$269 |
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. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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