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Casting Couples Report

Rick and Jennifer Kedik (Niles) First Place

Rick and Jennifer Kedik (Niles) had a limit of five bass, including one smallmouth, within the first two hours to win the Casting Couples opener ($270) at Pine and Stone lakes in LaPorte, Ind.

Seventeen teams completed with five limits reported and every team weighed in a keeper bass.

Native Pride swing jigThe Kediks upgraded all day long to finish with 10.32 pounds. The key to their success was using a Native Pride swing jig with a Trokar hook topped with an Erie Darter.

John and Marcy Dixon (Elkhart) 2nd PlaceJohn and Marcy Dixon (Elkhart) had a limit early also with five bass weighing 9.93 pounds and take second ($140). The Dixon's used jerkbaits and jigs in 8 foot or less to take home $140.

Loren and Carrie Crosbie (Osceola) Third PlaceLoren and Carrie Crosbie (Osceola) caught a limit in the first 90-minutes of the tourney to finish third with 9.84 pounds. The Crosbie's used Finesse worms to catch their limit and earn $100.

Jake and Stephanie Lisenko (South Bend) used Native Pride jigs to catch a limit totaling 8.33 and finish fourth ($50). Jake commented that they caught their fifth keeper in the last 15 minutes of the tournament.

Steve and Amy Martin (Constantine, Mich.) rounded out the top five teams that brought in a limit of bass. Martin's total was 8.06 pounds to win them a $10 Gift Certificate to Beef 'O' Brady's in Granger, Ind.

Bigbass honors goes to Mark & Bobbie Flotow (LaPorte) with a 2.60-pound largemouth, earning them $80.

The next tournament is Diamond lake Cassopolis, MI. June 1st 6am-12pm, $50-entry fee, any questions contact Rick at 269-240-4917 or Facebook MichianaCastingCouples.