Erhardt Tulgestka, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 14 ounces Saturday to win the Walmart Bass Fishing League Michigan Division event on Burt Mullet. For his victory, Tulgestka earned $3,386.
According to FLW reports Tulgestka was fishing on Mullet Lake with tubes to claim victory.
Rounding out the top 10 pros were:
2nd Ralph Blasey, Pinckney, Mich., five bass, 25-1, $1,693
3rd: Heath Wagner, Angola, Ind., five bass, 24-6, $1,129
4th: Chad Pipkens, Holt, Mich., five bass, 24-4, $790
5th: Scott Dobson, Oak Park, Mich., five bass, 24-0, $677 plus $300 Evinrude bonus
6th: Michael Elkins, Parchment, Mich., five bass, 23-12, $621
7th: Matt Belletini, Birmingham, Mich., five bass, 23-11, $564
8th: Justin Brown, Bear Lake, Mich., five bass, 23-5, $508
9th: Brian Jackson, Crete, Ill., five bass, 23-0, $451
10th: Joseph Brzuchowski, Belleville, Mich., five bass, 22-13, $395
Larry Riley of Newark, Ohio, weighed five bass totaling 20 pounds, 2 ounces Saturday to win the Co-angler Division. Riley earned $1,693 for his victory.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers were:
2nd: Alexander Woodruff, Commerce Township, Mich., five bass, 19-11, $846
3rd: Chad Gittus, Mount Pleasant, Mich., five bass, 19-6, $564
4th: Grant Shively, Westland, Mich., five bass, 18-10, $395
5th: Jason Kopczyk, Commerce Township, Mich., five bass, 18-3, $339
6th: Jon Witt, Kalamazoo, Mich., five bass, 17-6, $310
7th: Michael Condux, Plainfield, Ill., five bass, 17-3, $268
7th: Aric Stoner, Blenheim, Ontario, five bass, 17-3, $268
9th: David Michaelis, Commerce, Mich., five bass, 17-2, $226
10th: Mike Schoemann, Waterford, Mich., five bass, 16-12, $198
The next BFL Michigan Division tournament is scheduled for July 13 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 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.
The BFL is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 120 tournaments throughout the season, five in each division. The top 40 boaters and co-anglers from each division qualify for a regional tournament and compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Walmart BFL All-American presented by Chevy. The 2013 BFL All-American is being held June 27–29 on the Nickajack Lake in Chattanooga, Tenn. Top winners in the BFL can move up to the EverStart Series or even the Walmart FLW Tour.
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