Flick Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament On Lake St. Clair


HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Aug. 5, 2013) – Mark Flick of Delton, Mich., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the Bass Fishing League Michigan Division tournament on Lake St. Clair. For his victory, Flick earned $5,466.
     Flick mined a spot he found while pre-fishing for the EverStart series event held on the Detroit River the week prior. “I found it by accident two weeks ago while I was trying to stay out of a thunderstorm,” said Flick. “It was a long shallow point that had current on it, and the fish were relating to shell beds in 4 to 6 feet of water. When I found it in pre-fish, there was a lot of floating grass in the water and the way it flowed showed me the current seams. There were fish all around it, but the 4-pounders were actually in the shallower water.
     “I fished about a 200 square-foot area,” said Flick. “There were other boats around me but they weren’t catching them. I think the reason was that I was throwing a Lunch Money Lures Triple Dip Tube. It is a really big tube and the slow fall seemed to be key.”
     Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
            2nd:   Gary Greenwood, Irwin, Pa., five bass, 19-7, $1,733
            3rd:   Michael Trombly, Perrysburg, Ohio, five bass, 18-10, $1,155
            4th:    Mark Modrak, China Township, Mich., five bass, 18-8, $809 + $300 Evinrude Bonus
            5th:    Joe Balog, Harrison Township, Mich., five bass, 18-2, $664
            5th:    Chris King, South Amherst, Ohio, five bass, 18-2, $664
            7th:    Bill Vavrina, Brownstown, Mich., five bass, 17-6, $578
            8th:    Craig Kopczyk, Ortonville, Mich., five bass, 17-5, $520
            9th:    Kyle Greene, Ortonville, Mich., five bass, 17-4, $462
            10th: Erhardt Tulgestka, Posen, Mich., five bass, 17-3, $404
     Joseph Nega of Chicago, Ill., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 18 pounds, 1 ounces Saturday to win $1,733 in the co-angler division.
     Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
            2nd:   Nick Marble, Macomb, Mich., five bass, 17-9, $866
            3rd:   Zac Zernec, Ortonville, Mich., five bass, 17-6, $577        
            4th:    Erik Jacques, Harrison Township, Mich., five bass, 17-4, $404
            5th:    Stephen Caro, Grass Lake, Mich., five bass, 16-9, $347
            6th:    Kit Lepper, Union City, Mich., five bass, 16-4, $318
            7th:    Eddie Frye, Gallipolis, Ohio, five bass, 16-1, $289
            8th:    Patrick Lesniewski, Oregon, Ohio, five bass, 15-12, $260
            9th:    Eric Wild, Jackson, Mich., five bass, 15-11, $231
            10th: Tony Grub, Ann Arbor, Mich., five bass, 15-10, $192
            10th:    Vickie Jeffries, Celina, Ohio, five bass, 15-10, $192
     The next BFL Michigan Division tournament is scheduled for Aug. 24 on the Detroit River in Trenton, Mich. After the last divisional tournament is complete, the top 40 boaters and 40 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 3-5 Regional Championship on the Chesapeake Bay in North East, Md. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and a Chevy Silverado, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518 with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.

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