Jimmy Brown and Larry Reyes caught 9.84 pounds to win the Michiana Fishing League tournament on Lake Maxinkuckee.
The battle on Lake Maxinkuckee was a rough one for a lot with the 15 mph + winds. The bite wasn’t as active as it normally is and some anglers found success.
Casting Couples Report
Ben Harrison and Nicci Heneke (Portage, MI.) caught a quality limit of smallmouth in the CastingCouples tourney on Paw Paw Lake, giving them an easy win.
The couple had the only limit of smallmouth in the tournament and it weighed 15.82 pounds to earn them $215. They said they caught a 3-pound smallmouth on their fourth cast and began targeting them all day. It was their first time on the lake.
Dan Linn and Adam Crocker fished shallow to catch a limit and win the final Southwest Michigan Anglers Club (SMAC) tourney on Juno Lake recently.
Linn and Crocker had 9.95 pounds that included big bass – a 3.29-pound largemouth. They said they used bladed jigs and Waveworm Tiki Sticks.
Jaxon Disher and Tyler Schmidt were second with a 9.73-pound limit caught on jigs while Scott Solomon and Chad Lovell were third with 9.17 pounds caught on tubes.
Jordan Smith and Austin Funderburk were fourth with 8.08 pounds.
There were 20 teams in the event and 11 weighed in limits.
Kent Dowden fished alone in the Arjay’s season finale on Klinger Lake and walked away with the top two prizes.
His limit of fish weighed 11.34 pounds and included the Tackle Shack Big Bass prize with a 2.52- pound largemouth. He caught his fish on jigs in 6 feet of water.
Deepwater tactics paid off for the top three teams fishing the Arjay’s Wednesday Nighter on Clear Lake near Three Rivers, Mich.
The bite was tough as only four limits were caught among the 22 teams.
Doug and Eric Sanderson won with a limit weighing at 8.72 pounds. They caught their fish utilizing the drop-shot technique in 12-14 feet of water.
Scott Carpenter and Brandon Flowers had four fish weighing in at 8.42 pounds for second. They threw jigs and tubes in 15 feet.
Third place went to Robert Hagen and Brandon Kauffman who had a 7.94-pound limit, caught on Yamamoto grubs in 12-15 feet along breaks and weed lines.