Greene Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake St. Clair

Greene Wins Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake St. Clair Kyle Greene won the Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on Lake St. Clair

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (Aug. 5, 2019) – Boater Kyle Greene of Ortonville, Michigan, took top honors at Saturday’s 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 rig and I caught over 50 keepers,” said 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 said he 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,” said 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 finished the tournament in:

               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 

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. 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 were:

               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.

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