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Vatalaro victorious again at Lake Erie

Vatalaro victorious again at Lake Erie

<I>Ohio pro lands biggest sack of tournament, successfully defends 2001 EverStart title</I><br><br>PORT CLINTON, Ohio – The last time Vic Vatalaro fished Lake Erie in competition out of northern Ohio, he won the 2001 EverStart Series Northern Division tournament launched out of Sandusky. Saturday, just up the road in Port Clinton, the 34-year-old pro from Kent, Ohio, showed why that first victory was no fluke when he went out and caught the biggest stringer of this year’s Northern Division tournament here to win his second EverStart Series trophy. READ MORE »

Cooksey claims co-angler trophy at Erie

Cooksey claims co-angler trophy at Erie

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Bub Cooksey, 44, of Newark, Ohio, landed a healthy 17-pound, 8-ounce limit of bass in Saturday’s final round of EverStart Series Northern Division competition at Lake Erie to claim the $5,000 Co-angler Division victory. READ MORE »

Vatalaro wins EverStart Series Northern Division on Lake Erie

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Vic Vatalaro of Kent, won $10,000 cash and a new Ranger 519VS Comanche bass boat Saturday as the winner of the EverStart Series Northern Division on Lake Erie. He landed the $51,900 prize package with five bass weighing 23 pounds, 7 ounces. READ MORE »

Finals begin at Lake Erie

Finals begin at Lake Erie

<I>Wind likely to batter EverStart anglers once again</I><br><br>PORT CLINTON, Ohio – It’s day four of EverStart Series competition at Lake Erie, and that means it’s do-or-die time for Northern Division finalists as they vie for the winner’s trophy. The top 10 pros and co-anglers took off under a ruddy sunrise Saturday morning and all started the one-day shootout with zero weight. READ MORE »

Vatalaro leads 10 anglers into final round of $239,325 EverStart Series tournament

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Vic Vatalaro of Kent caught five bass weighing 18 pounds, 14 ounces Friday to lead the semifinal round of the EverStart Series Northern Division on Lake Erie in Port Clinton. Vatalaro, whose last EverStart Series win came in 2001, leads a pack of 10 Pro Division anglers who will compete Saturday for a top award of as much as $61,900 in cash and prizes. READ MORE »

Vatalaro blows into first at EverStart

Vatalaro blows into first at EverStart

<I>Wind change stirs up Lake Erie; Phillips leads co-anglers by 6 pounds</I><br><br>PORT CLINTON, Ohio – The wind changed direction for day three of EverStart Series Northern Division competition on Lake Erie, and that blew a number of anglers off course Friday. But not Vic Vatalaro. The pro from Kent, Ohio, battled back to his hot spot through the swells and captured the semifinal-round lead with a five-bass weight of 18 pounds, 14 ounces. <i><a href="/article.cfm?id=138780">Plus: day-four preview</a></i> READ MORE »

Calm after the storm

Calm after the storm

<I>Semifinals under way at EverStart Lake Erie</I><br><br>PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Feisty thunderstorms rumbled through northern Ohio overnight, but they likely won’t have much of an impact on EverStart Series anglers as they vie to make the top-10 cut in Friday’s semifinal round of Northern Division competition. By takeoff time, clouds remained but the torrential rain had stopped and the wind had died down. READ MORE »

Balog leads opening round of EverStart Series event on Lake Erie

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Joe Balog of Independence caught a two-day total of 10 bass that weighed 38 pounds, 7 ounces to lead the four-day $239,325 EverStart Series Northern Division event on Lake Erie. Balog landed five bass weighing 19 pounds, 9 ounces Thursday to lead the open round and take a step closer to a top pro award of $61,900 in cash and prizes, including a fully-rigged Ranger 519VS Comache. READ MORE »

Former championship winner Balog leads pros at Erie

Former championship winner Balog leads pros at Erie

<I>Points leader Jancasz crushes co-angler field by over 5 pounds after opening round</I><br><br>PORT CLINTON, Ohio – It surprised very few people Thursday when former EverStart Series Championship winner Joe Balog took control of the pro field after the opening round of EverStart Northern Division competition on Lake Erie, his home lake.<br><br>What is surprising is that, this time, he’s wearing clean underwear. <i><a href="/article.cfm?id=138777">Plus: day-three preview</a></i> READ MORE »

Day two on Erie

Day two on Erie

<I>EverStart opening-round cuts Thursday</I><br><br>PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Long, eastward runs and a shallower bite seemed to be the keys to success for anglers competing in EverStart Series Northern Division competition at Lake Erie Wednesday, which was a bit a of a surprise. Not surprising was the key lure: tube baits. Look for more competitors to head east to throw their tubes as they vie to make the cut in Thursday’s action. READ MORE »

Webber leads opening day of $239,325 EverStart Series event

PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Rob Webber of Elyria caught five bass weighing 21 pounds, 3 ounces to lead the first day of EverStart Series Northern Division competition on Lake Erie. A field of 179 pros and 179 co-anglers will battle it out for four days in search of their share of a $239,325 total purse. READ MORE »

Webber snares pro lead at Erie

Webber snares pro lead at Erie

<I>Saros, Jancasz top co-anglers</I><br><br>PORT CLINTON, Ohio – While the total number of five-bass limits was down relative to previous EverStart Series tournaments on Lake Erie, anglers still caught a load of smallmouth bass on day one of Northern Division competition on the great lake. Leading the pack was Rob Webber, a local pro from Elyria, Ohio, who placed first Wednesday with five bass weighing 21 pounds, 3 ounces. <i><a href="/article.cfm?id=138774">Plus: day-two preview</a></i> READ MORE »

Erie EverStart ensues

Erie EverStart ensues

<I>Third Northern Division event of season fires up during dog days of August</I><br><br>PORT CLINTON, Ohio – Big Lake Erie greeted EverStart Series anglers with relatively calm waters and the prospect of agreeable weather for the first day of tournament action at the third Northern Division event of the year. READ MORE »

Destination: Lake Erie

Destination: Lake Erie

<I>EverStart Series Northern Division, Aug. 20-23</I><br><br>EverStart Series pros competing in the Northern Division tournament on Lake Erie will find the fishing a little different than it was one month earlier during the Detroit River event. Even though just one month has passed, the fish will most likely no longer be scattered in summertime patterns, according to Banana Boat pro Kevin Vida of Clare, Mich. “The fish will be feeding up for the fall and will be found in groups,” he said. READ MORE »