UPCOMING EVENT: ABU GARCIA COLLEGE FISHING - 2020 - Harris Chain of Lakes

Scattered Weeds Bring Greene the Gold

Scattered Weeds Bring Greene the Gold
Kyle Greene

Kyle Greene of Ortonville, Michigan, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 23 pounds even Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament of 2016 on Lake St. Clair. For his victory, Greene took home $6,155.

Greene says he spent his day on the Canadian side of Lake St. Clair, targeting scattered weeds. He moved along a 300-yard stretch and fished in 6 to 10 feet of water.

“I used two baits – a Fiesta Melon-colored PROvider Performance Series Tube and a natural-colored swimbait,” says Greene, who earned the first win of his FLW career. “The weed patches had holes in the middle of them. I casted the swimbait up into the weeds and reeled it in slow, or let the tube lay on the bottom.

“I caught a 5-pounder on the swimbait to start things out, but the tube did the rest of the damage,” Greene continues. “I ended up catching nearly 40 keepers throughout the event.”

Greene had most of his winning weight by 9:30 a.m.

“Over the past few years I’ve had strong finishes at BFL events, but have never won,” says Greene, who started fishing BFL events in 1995. “This feels pretty good. I guess it was my time.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:          Kyle Greene, Ortonville, Mich., five bass, 23-0, $4,155 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

2nd:         Tim Rachoy, Crown Point, Ind., five bass, 21-15, $2,078

3rd:          Dan Mason, Pain Court, Ontario, Canada, five bass, 21-1, $1,953

4th:          Tony Hansen, Vermontville, Mich., five bass, 20-0, $970

5th:          Frank Novock, Rockwood, Mich., five bass, 19-14, $831

6th:          Heath Wagner, Angola, Ind., five bass, 19-4, $762

7th:          Steve Clapper, Lima, Ohio, five bass, 19-1, $693

8th:          Scott Dobson, Clarkston, Mich., five bass, 19-0, $888

8th:          Chris King, South Amherst, Ohio, five bass, 19-0, $588

10th:        Angel Rosario, Kalamazoo, Mich., five bass, 18-13, $485

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com

Mason caught a bass weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces – the biggest of the tournament in the pro division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $570.

 

Co-angler Jason Hayward

Hayward wins co-angler title

Jason Hayward of Plainwell, Michigan, weighed in five bass totaling 23 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the co-angler division and earn $2,363.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:          Jason Hayward, Plainwell, Mich., five bass, 23-4, $2,363

2nd:         Mike Raber, Wolcottville, Ind., five bass, 19-10, $1,039

3rd:          Brian Ruetz, Toledo, Ohio, five bass, 19-3, $691

4th:          Paul Porento, Highland, Ind., five bass, 18-8, $450

4th:          Aaron Stahley, Batavia, Ohio, five bass, 18-8, $450

6th:          Mark Lyons, Marion, Ind., five bass, 17-13, $381

7th:          Mark Saunders, Medina, Ohio, five bass, 17-8, $346

8th:          Jeff Napier, Martinsville, Ind., five bass, 17-7, $312

9th:          Garry Lloyd, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., five bass, 17-4, $277

10th:        Bill Dodge, Laingsburg, Mich., four bass, 17-2, $242

Hayward also caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $285.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 13-15 Regional Championship on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Kentucky. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

 

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