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R&B Report

Larry Thomas (Kendallville) and Dave Terry (Albion) First Place

Larry Thomas (Kendallville) and Dave Terry (Albion) beat out 40 teams and won themselves $700 in a recent R&B Circuit event on Lake Tippecanoe.

The duo had a 15.63-pound limit caught with drop shot rigs and homemade jigs on the outside of weed edges between 5-15 feet of water. They worked through two areas on the lake and caught three limits of bass.

Kyle Kaser (Plymouth) fished alone and weighed 14.16 pounds to win $420. He slung bladed jigs in five different channels. The fish were set up on the first drop off of shore.

Andy Brossia came from Ohio to put together a 14.03-pound limit by working a hollow bellied frog in lily pads. He had culled 8 times by 10:15, but never caught another fish after that time. He won $315. 

Provided by SMAC

Mike Vanderyden and Brett Gessinger won the Southwest Michigan Anglers Club (SMAC) weeknight event on Juno with a limit weighing 9.87 pounds.

The winners caught their fish on jigs.

Bo Thomas and Jackson Disher were second with 9.20 pounds caught on 1/-2 ounce white War Eagle spinnerbaits fished over the top of weed edges while Scott Crocker and Terry Smith were third with an 8.53-pound limit caught on jigs and wacky worms.

Casting Couples will conduct an Open Bass Tournament June 16 at Lake St. Clair.

Although Casting Couples regular season events are for man/woman teams, the Open is available to all-male teams.

The tournament is a fund-raiser with an $80 entry fee. Hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and they will use the Clinton River cutoff ramp.

The tournament is the day before the R&B Circuit there and tournament director Rick Kedik said R&B competitors who are there to practice are welcome to fish. Call or text Kedik at 269-240-4917.