Best Catch Report
Randy and Marti Walls caught a limit weighing 9.61 pounds to win the Best Catch Couples event on the St. Joseph River at Constantine.
Despite a good turnout, only five teams brought fish to the scales. Several teams reported catching bass but most were sub-legal fish.
Paul Wilkins and Lisa Marsh (Buchanan, Mich.) caught five keeper bass totaling 12.95 pounds to win ($190) the CastingCouples tournament on Muskegon Lake last weekend.
Wilkins and Marsh used Spinnerbaits and tubes to catch their limit in 6 feet of water.
Nate and Alyssa Yoder (Bristol, Ind.) were second ($90) with 12.19 pounds caught from the river using swimbaits.
Steve and Amy Martin (Constantine, Mich.) were third with an 11.50-pound limit to earn a $20 Gift Certificate from Clear H2O Tackle. They also had the biggest bass of the tournament ($40), a 4.09 largemouth. They used drop-shot rigs and tubes in 15 feet of water.
Next scheduled tournament is on Fishers lake in Three Rivers, Mich. Aug. 7th from 6:30 a.m. to- 12:30 p.m. Teams must consist of one male and one female. Entry fee is $50.
Any questions contact Rick at 269-240-4917 or Facebook MichianaCastingCouples.
Chad Lovell and Scott Solomon won the Southwest Michigan Anglers Club weeknight last week on the St Joseph River at Niles.
The winners used tubes to catch 11.87 pounds. They also had the big bass of the tournament, a 3.40 pounder.
Only five teams fished the event.
It was a tough night on Lake Templene for the Arjay’s Weeknight Circuit last Wednesday when only two limits were weighed in among 24 teams.
Joey Steiner and Chad Kelley only caught four but they had one of the right ones to take the win. Their 8.14-pound catch included a 3.66 largemouth which also earned them the Tackleshack Big Bass Award. They caught their fish on creature baits in 10 feet of water.
Boater Hugh Cosculluela of The Woodlands, Texas, won the Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine at Lake St. Clair Presented by TINCUP Whiskey in Harrison Township, Mich. last weekend.
TOP 10 RESULTS
|1st||Hugh Cosculluela of The Woodlands, Texas||5||23-1||$7,220|
|2nd||John Zubkoff of Monroe, Mich.||5||22-9||$2,360|
|3rd||Doug Jenkins of Cicero, Ind.||5||22-4||$1,574|
|4th||Jason Elliott of Warsaw, Ind.||5||21-2||$1,101|
|5th||Jeremy Reese of Powell, Ohio||5||20-14||$944|
|6th||Alex Redwine of Cincinnati, Ohio||5||20-9||$865|
|7th||Austin Freed of Wolcottville, Ind.||5||20-8||$1,482|
|8th||Scott Dobson of Clarkston, Mich.||5||20-6||$629|
|8th||Jeremy Antrup of Fremont, Ind.||5||20-6||$629|
|8th||Tom Beale of St. Clair Shores, Mich.||5||20-6||$629|
|RANK||STRIKE KING CO-ANGLER NAME/HOMETOWN||BASS||WEIGHT||AWARD|
|1st||Kristian Dus of Chicago, Ill.||5||22-9||$2,360|
|2nd||Chance Hoover of Lexington, Ky||5||21-13||$1,180|
|3rd||Andy Fryer of Sidney, Ohio||5||20-14||$1,112|
|4th||Greg Elswick of Goshen, Ind.||5||20-13||$511|
|4th||Nathan Housel of Carlisle, Pa.||5||20-13||$511|
|6th||Tim Hooker of Stoutsville, Ohio||5||19-5||$433|
|7th||Nicholas Veselka of Fishers, Ind.||5||19-3||$393|
|8th||Daniel Perdieu of Rochester, Ind.||5||18-12||$354|
|9th||Ryan Legg of Parma, Ohio||5||18-5||$315|
|10th||Grant Gallagher of Fremont, Ohio||5||18-1||$275|
|Boater Big Bass||Austin Freed of Wolcottville, Ind.||6-pound bass||$695|
|Strike King Co-Angler Berkley Big Bass||Billy E. Crider, Jr. of Kettering, Ohio||5-pound, 13-ounce bass||$347|
|Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus||Hugh Cosculluela of The Woodlands, Texas||Eligible Phoenix Boat*||$2,500|
* Boaters are eligible to win up to an extra $7,000 per event in each Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine tournament if all requirements are met. More information on the Phoenix MLF BIG5 Bonus contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.
|Boater||Austin Freed of Wolcottville, Ind.||Not Specified|
|Strike King Co-Angler||
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6th Sense Crush Squarebill Crankbait