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Best Catch Report

Randy and Marti Walls - 1st Place

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.

CastingCouples Report

Paul Wilkins and Lisa Marsh (Buchanan, Mich.) - 1st Place

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.) - 2nd Place

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.) - 3rd Place

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.

Arjay’s Report

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 - 1st Place

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.

MLF Report

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.


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
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

Drop Shot (unspecified)

6th Sense Crush Squarebill Crankbait

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