UPCOMING EVENT: TOYOTA SERIES - 2020 - Lake Seminole

Burton Wins on the Detroit River

Burton Wins on the Detroit River
Wilson Burton

Boater Wilson Burton of Findlay, Ohio, brought a two-day total of 10 bass to the scale weighing 40 pounds, 2 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine Michigan Division Super-Tournament at the Detroit River. For his victory, Burton earned $7,829.

The tournament was the fifth and final event in the 2020 Michigan Division presented by A.R.E. Truck Caps.

“I’ve fished BFL’s for years and have come close to a win, but this is my first victory and it feels good,” said Burton. “I changed things up and started bouncing hole to hole which has been beneficial. 

“I tend to get stuck in one spot and think they will show up, but the key to smallmouth is to keep jumping. I probably hit 15 different spots each day and I think it paid off.”

Burton said he caught his key fish using mango magic-colored Poor Boys Tubes and green pumpkin and goby-colored Berkley PowerBait MaxScent Flat Worms.

 

Top 10 boaters:

 1st:  Wilson Burton of Findlay, Ohio, 10 bass, 40-2, $7,829

 2nd: Cody Kelley of Portage, Mich., 10 bass, 39-12, $2,664

 3rd: Scott Dobson of Clarkston, Mich., 10 bass, 39-6, $2,459

 4th: Heath Wagner of Angola, Ind., 10 bass, 39-5, $1,243

 5th: Jeremy Antrup of Fremont, Ind., 10 bass, 38-0, $1,066

 6th: John Devries of Fishers, Ind., 10 bass, 37-7, $977

 7th: Pat Upthagrove of Monroe, Mich., 10 bass, 34-13, $888

 8th: Randy Ramsey of Burlington, Mich., 10 bass, 34-1, $799

 9th: David Reault of Livonia, Mich., 10 bass, 32-9, $910

 10th: Nathan Troyanek of New Boston, Mich., nine bass, 30-7, $622

Complete results 

Dobson earned the day’s $682 Boater Big Bass award with a 5-pound, 8-ounce bass. 

Burton took home an extra $2,500 as the highest finishing FLW PHOENIX BONUS member. 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 FLW PHOENIX BONUS contingency program can be found at PhoenixBassBoats.com.

 

Brian Kich

Co-angler victory goes to Kich 

Brian Kich of Berea, Ohio, earned the win in the Co-angler Division Sunday after catching a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 35 pounds, 13 ounces. Kich earned $2,664 for his victory.

 

Top 10 co-anglers:

 1st: Brian Kich of Berea, Ohio, 10 bass, 35-13, $2,664

 2nd: John Ward of Trenton, Mich., nine bass, 29-7, $1,332

 3rd: Andrew Troyer of Syracuse, Ind., eight bass, 28-3, $889

 4th: Rusty Low of Greenfield, Ind., nine bass, 26-14, $622

 5th: Todd Layne of Poca, W.Va., nine bass, 26-3, $533

 6th: Randall Hoover of Royal Oak, Mich., seven bass, 24-2, $829

 7th: David Borsa of Redford, Mich., seven bass, 21-10, $444

 8th: Tony Grubb of Ann Arbor, Mich., eight bass, 21-4, $400

 9th: Gordon Reilly of Indianapolis, Ind., six bass, 20-3, $555

 10th: Logan Roller of Tremont, Ill., five bass, 18-8, $311

Hoover earned the event’s Co-angler Big Bass Award of $341 with a fish weighing in at 6 pounds even.

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