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Vatalaro wins Stren Series event on Lake Erie

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Gain pro Vic Vatalaro of Kent, Ohio, caught a final-round total of 10 bass weighing 38 pounds, 10 ounces to win the $262,125 Stren Series Northeast Division tournament presented by Yamaha on Lake Erie Saturday. READ MORE »

Sweet Vic-tory

Sweet Vic-tory

CLEVELAND – Throughout the entire week, Lake Erie did everything in its power to put its stamp on the four-day Stren Series Northest Division event. And today was no different. After wreaking havoc on the field over the first three days of competition, Lake Erie made sure to save its best for last. READ MORE »

Domonkos demolishes co-angler field on Lake Erie

Domonkos demolishes co-angler field on Lake Erie

CLEVELAND – Heading into the finals, co-angler Jeff Domonkos of Middleburg, Ohio, found himself in third place, a daunting 7 pounds behind leader Stephen Semelsberger Jr., and needing a drastic turn of events if he was to have any hope of capturing a tournament title in Saturday’s final day of Stren Series action. READ MORE »

Dreary Lake Erie

Dreary Lake Erie

CLEVELAND – Shortly after 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning, the top-10 Stren Series finalists made their way past Gordon Park Marina to kickoff the fourth and final day of Northeast Division competition on Lake Erie. And what a competition it has been. READ MORE »

Bishop leads Stren Series event on Lake Erie

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Ranger pro Kevin Bishop of Hilton, N.Y., caught a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 2 ounces to lead day three of the Stren Series Northeast Division event on Lake Erie. READ MORE »

Bishop moves to checkmate pro field

Bishop moves to checkmate pro field

CLEVELAND – After another head-scratching day of tournament action, co-angler Jay Garrard of Durham, N.C., seemed to be one the few people out there to accurately capture the true picture of this week’s Stren Series Northeast Division event. “Lake Erie,” the young man said, “can be merciless.” READ MORE »

Stren Series semifinals commence on Lake Erie

Stren Series semifinals commence on Lake Erie

CLEVELAND – With overcast skies and a reasonable chance of showers setting the conditions for Friday’s takeoff, the top 20 pros and 20 co-anglers hit the open waters of Lake Erie shortly after 6:30 a.m. in an attempt to lay the foundation for a tournament title. After all, the Lake Erie event can’t be won during today’s competition. However, it certainly can be lost. READ MORE »

Beck leads Stren Series event on Lake Erie

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Stratos pro Gerald Beck of Lexington, N.C., caught a 10-bass limit weighing 40 pounds to lead day two of the Stren Series Northeast Division event on Lake Erie. READ MORE »

Beck nets 40 pounds, Stren Series lead on Lake Erie

Beck nets 40 pounds, Stren Series lead on Lake Erie

CLEVELAND – Veteran pro Gerald Beck of Lexington, N.C., demonstrated once again why consistency is everything in tournament bass fishing. After hauling in a day-one catch of 20 pounds, 13 ounces, Beck followed up his stellar outing with a 19-pound, 3-ounce catch in Thursday’s Stren Northeast competition – a feat which allowed him to grab the top qualifying position heading into Friday’s semifinals. READ MORE »

The pressure is on

The pressure is on

CLEVELAND – With overcast skies and hazy conditions setting the stage for Thursday’s competition, the full field of 160 pros and 160 co-anglers departed Voinovich Park Marina shortly after 6:30 a.m. in search of the secret formula to deciphering Lake Erie’s massive expanse. With an all-important top-20 cut looming after today’s weigh-in, anglers are facing a number of hurdles – not the least of which is the increasing pressure on certain highly sought-after fishing areas. READ MORE »

Coates leads Stren Series event on Lake Erie

Pro Bryan Coates of Amherst, Ohio caught a five-bass limit weighing 24 pounds, 10 ounces to lead day one of the Stren Series Northeast Division event on the Lake Erie. READ MORE »

Top Coates

Top Coates

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Kid is at it again. After netting nearly $65,000 in cash and prizes at last year’s event on Lake Erie, Stren Series pro Bryan Coates has clearly decided that one tournament title on the Great Lakes isn’t nearly enough. Despite an incredible day of fishing from the majority of his fellow Northeast Division competitors – no pro on the top-10 list in Wednesday’s competition caught less than 20 pounds – Coates blazed a searing path on the water en route to claiming the top overall spot with an amazing five-fish catch of 24 pounds, 10 ounces. READ MORE »

Great Lakes grab bag

Great Lakes grab bag

CLEVELAND – As Stren Series competitors departed Voinovich Park Marina shortly after 6 a.m. Wednesday, they headed out onto the great expanse of Lake Erie – the 11th-largest lake in the world and fourth-largest Great Lake – knowing Mother Nature had done them a great favor. READ MORE »