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Greene Again on St. Clair

Greene Again on St. Clair
Kyle Greene

Kyle Greene of Ortonville, Michigan, took top honors at Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on Lake St. Clair after catching five bass weighing 23 pounds, 7 ounces. Greene took home $5,753 for his win.

“I was fishing the Canadian side of the lake in 16 to 22 feet of water, throwing a tube and a drop-shot and I caught over 50 keepers,” says Greene, who earned his third career victory in BFL competition on Lake St. Clair – second in 2019. “I had a 2-mile radius that had little sweet spots here and there, with  a mixture of sand and grass.”

Greene used a 4-inch, Fiesta Melon-colored Provider Tackle Tube – the same bait that helped him win the BFL tournament on Lake St. Clair in June – and various 3-inch Berkley Gulp! Minnow Baits on a drop-shot rig, adding that he weighed all smallmouth. He rigged the baits on Lew’s CXP40 Spinning reels and Dobyns DX 743SF Spinning rods.

“There was no rhyme or reason [to my drop-shots] – I’d catch one on one kind of [Gulp!] bait and one on another,” says Greene. “I rotated between the tube and drop-shot to change it up when they weren’t biting. It was a little slow at first, but it picked up from 9:30 [a.m.] to 1 [p.m.]. It was a great day out there.”

 

The top 10 boaters:

 1st: Kyle Greene, Ortonville, Mich., five bass, 23-7, $3,753 + $2,000 Ranger Cup Bonus

 2nd: Scott Dobson, Clarkston, Mich., five bass, 22-8, $2,632

 3rd: William Cisler, Delton, Mich., five bass, 22-6, $1,007

 3rd: Gary Solomon, Clinton Township, Mich., five bass, 22-6, $1,007

 5th: Troy Stokes, Brownstown, Mich., five bass, 22-3, $711

 6th: Pat Upthagrove, Monroe, Mich., five bass, 21-15, $651

 7th: Cameron Moore, Howe, Ind., five bass, 21-3, $592

 8th: Amon Jay Troyer, Millersburg, Ind., five bass, 20-14, $533

 9th: Jeremy Antrup, Fremont, Ind., five bass, 20-13, $474

 10th: Brad Ballew, Macomb Township, Mich., five bass, 20-8, $415

Complete results can be found at FLWFishing.com.

Dobson caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 15 ounces – the heaviest of the event in the Boater Division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $455.

 

Co-angler Jeremy Pinkowski

Pinkowski wins co-angler title

Jeremy Pinkowski of Oak Forest, Illinois, won the Co-angler Division and $2,127 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 21 pounds, 15 ounces.

 

The top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Jeremy Pinkowski, Oak Forest, Ill., five bass, 21-15, $2,127

 2nd: Austin Freed, Wolcottville, Ind., five bass, 21-7, $888

 3rd: Larry Salisbury, Oxford, Mich., five bass, 21-4, $742

 4th: Aaron Stahley, Batavia, Ohio, five bass, 21-0, $385

 4th: Jim Stone, Greenwood, Ind., five bass, 21-0, $385

 6th: Mark Saunders, Valley City, Ohio, five bass, 20-12, $326

 7th: Tom Stark, Angola, Ind., five bass, 20-8, $281

 7th: Gordon Reilly, Indianapolis, Ind., five bass, 20-8, $281

 9th: Kendra Mueller, Pinckney, Mich., five bass, 19-15, $222

 9th: Alex Redwine, Cincinnati, Ohio, five bass, 19-15, $222

Bill Deverny of Wellston, Michigan, caught the heaviest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 5 pounds, 14 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $227.

The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 17-19 BFL Regional Championship on Kentucky and Barkley lakes in Buchanan, Tennessee, presented by Evinrude. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower outboard.

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