Casting Couples Report
Hunter Lunderson and Evan Delarosa (Hartford, Mich.) weighed in a limit of four bass totaling 12.12 pounds to win the Casting Couples Open tournament on the St. Joseph River at Benton Harbor over the holiday.
Eight teams found a tough bite and fished under overcast skies and 29 to 39 degrees.
The winners ($190) earned an extra $70 for catching the biggest bass, a 5.09-pound smallmouth. Lunderson and Delarosa used blade baits to catch a limit in the first hour and only boated one more keeper the rest of the day.
Brian Souza and Tom Bond (Granger, Ind.) had two keeper bass totaling 8.42 pounds to take home $90 for second. Souza and Bond used blade baits in 20 foot of water to catch their fish.
Matthew Davis (Coloma, Mich.) fished alone to catch two keepers weighing 6.67 pounds good enough for third place. Davis used blade baits in 20 foot of water.
As a side note, Mike Martin (LaPorte, Ind.) caught a 7-pound-plus walleye on a blade bait and released it back into the river.
Casting Couples will be posting next year’s spring opens schedule in the coming weeks.
Look for Casting Couples Spring time OPENs posting soon, have a great wintery holiday season, see you in 2022. Any questions contact Rick at 269-240-4917.