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Casting Couples Report

Loren and Carrie Crosbie - 1st Place

Loren and Carrie Crosbie (Osceola) had a limit of five bass totaling 11.55 pounds to win the Casting Couples tournament on Pine and Stone lakes in LaPorte, Ind.

The fish were biting as half the field weighed in limits.

The winners, who pocketed $250, also had the second biggest bass of the day with a 2.77-pound largemouth. They said they had a limit within 45 minutes by using finesse worms in 3-6 feet of water.

Travails Report

Scott & Lee Ann Sizemore - 1st Place

Scott & Lee Ann Sizemore out-fished 10 other teams to win the Travails Bass Tournament on the Barbee Chain last weekend.

The winners had 14 pounds, 1 ounce, anchored with a 3-10.

Bo (no last name provided) - 2nd Place

Bo (no last name provided) was second with 10-10 and had big bass of the event, a 4-5 largemouth.

Top finishers said they caught their fish off beds in 5-10 foot of water. The next event is on Hamilton Lake June 12 from 6-2. Contact Steve Nielson, (574) 536-2177.

LMBT Report

Mickey Thomas and Don Miles - 1st Place

Mickey Thomas and Don Miles won the Little Money Bass Tournament event on Koontz Lake last weekend with 11 pounds 4 ounces.

The winners also had big bass, a 4-4 largemouth. They caught their fish on Senkos and 9K Black Mystic Jigs.

Steve and Amy Martin - 3rd Place

Mike Haas and John Federnok were second with 10-12 while Steve and Amy Martin were third with 9-1.

The next event is June 4th at Portage Lake. For more information, see Michiana Outdoors News’ Lake Drive Marine Event calendar.

MFL Report 

Jeremy and Lane Groves - 1st Place

Jeremy and Lane Groves caught 7.69 pounds to win the Michiana Fishing League tournament on the St. Joseph River at Veterans Park recently.

Competing teams had to battle the swift current and high water from previous days of cold rain.  With water temps in the low 50’s, anglers found it to be a tough day on the water.

Groves, a father and son team, found a couple over 15-inch smallmouths by pitching Pig Pluckers Tube Jigs and Conklins Custom Crankbaits in eddies. They also had the big bass of the event, a 3.30 pounder.

Lee Duracz and Terry Burgess were second with 4.26 pounds while Kasey Conklin and John Bryant were third with 2.91 pounds.

The Michiana Fishing League’s next open tournament will be held on May 22nd at Pine and Stone Lake in LaPorte, Ind. Check out their Facebook page or the Michiana Outdoors News Lake Drive Marine Event calendar for details.

Starboard Choice Report

John Gipson and Kris Iodice - 1st Place

John Gipson and Kris Iodice won the Starboard Choice Marine Tournament at Nyona Lake last weekend.

The winners had 13.51 pounds that included big bass, a 4.82-pound largemouth. They caught their fish on Senkos and jigs in 4-10 feet of water. 

John and Marshall Dixon - 2nd Place

John and Marshall Dixon were second with 10.33. They caught their fish on spinnerbaits and jigs along the break.

The next tournament is Sunday, May 29 at the St. Joe River in Benton Harbor.  The hours will be 6:30 - 2:30. For more information, contact John Gipson at gipsonj@purdue.edu.