Thursday, August 31, 2006

bass fishing : Becker Wins Bass Fishing League

TRENTON, Mich. (Aug. 28, 2006) - Boater Gary Becker of Saint Marys, Ohio, earned $3,879 Saturday as winner of the Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division event on the Detroit River. The tournament was the fourth of five regular-season Michigan Division events and earned Becker 200 points in the Boater Division.
Becker's winning catch of five bass weighed 24 pounds, 13 ounces. He was throwing a tube and other soft-plastics to catch his bass.
Becker also took home an additional $1,000 for being the highest placing Ranger Cup participant.
Rounding out the top five boaters are Gary Ginter of Maplewood, Ohio (five bass, 24 pounds, 12 ounces, $1,940); Steve Clapper of Lima, Ohio (five bass, 23 pounds, 3 ounces, $1,293); David Hayward of Sylvania, Ohio (five bass, 22 pounds, 5 ounces, $905) and Joe Balog of Harrison Township, Mich. (five bass, 21 pounds, 13 ounces, $776).
Barrett Moss of Somerset, Ky. won the Boater Division Snickers Big Bass award with a 6-pound, 4-ounce bass earning him $515.
Scott Leo of Grand Rapids, Mich., won the Co-angler Division and earned $1,940 thanks to five bass weighing 23 pounds, 3 ounces. Leo also earned an additional $257 as the co-angler Snickers Big Bass winner with a 6-pound, 2-ounce bass.
Rounding out the top five co-anglers are Damon Herndon of Reading, Mich. (five bass, 21 pounds, 7 ounces, $970); Steve Furr of Lima, Ohio (five bass, 21 pounds, 4 ounces, $646); Charles Hasty of Toledo, Ohio (five bass, 21 pounds, 3 ounces, $453); and Philip Borsa of Redford, Mich. (five bass, 21 pounds, $388).
The Michigan Division's next event will take place on the Detroit River again near Trenton, Mich., Sept. 9-10 for two-day Super Tournament, the division's fifth and final event.


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