Ohio’s Reese Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Detroit River
Aug 30th, 2022 by Keith Worrall
Modified Aug 30th, 2022 at 4:39 PM
Boater Jeremy Reese of Powell, Ohio and Strike-King co-angler Rob Miller of Albion, Michigan.
Albion’s Miller Claims Strike King Co-Angler Division Victory
TRENTON, Mich. (Aug. 29, 2022) – Boater Jeremy Reese of Powell, Ohio, caught five bass Saturday weighing 26 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on the Detroit River . The tournament was the third regular-season event for the Bass Fishing League Michigan Division. Reese earned $4,820 for his victory.
“I made a pretty long run into Lake Erie and had a few different areas, and I just alternated around them,” Reese said. “There was another fisherman up there, an absolute hammer, and we were sharing the same stuff. We worked together and rotated through and shared it real well.”
The tournament began well for Reese, as he boated quality fish soon after Saturday’s takeoff.
“Saturday was a morning bite for me,” Reese said. “I had all of the fish I weighed in before 10 a.m., fishing rock piles from 15 to 29 feet deep.
“I’ve been working a lot with Venture Lures,” Reese added. “I’ve been testing and designing baits with them, and used a green pumpkin Venture Lures Dropper Worm this week.”
The top 10 boaters finished the tournament in:
1st: Jeremy Reese, Powell, Ohio, five bass, 26-6, $4,820
2nd: Trevor Jancasz, White Pigeon, Mich., five bass, 24-0, $2,249
3rd: Brett Haake, Shorewood, Ill., five bass, 23-4, $1,698
4th: Jared Rhode, Port Clinton, Ohio, five bass, 23-1, $1,050
5th: Kyle Greene, Ortonville, Mich., five bass, 22-14, $862
5th: Austin Anderson, Ashley, Ind., five bass, 22-14, $1,362 (includes $500 Phoenix MLF Contingency Bonus)
7th: John Dawson, Mount Vernon, Ohio, five bass, 22-13, $750
8th: Mike Trombly, Belleville, Mich., five bass, 22-6, $675
9th: Scott Dobson, Clarkston, Mich., five bass, 22-3, $800
10th: Matt Elkins, Spencerville, Ohio, five bass, 22-0, $525
Complete results can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
Reese and David Gloden of Ionia, Michigan, both caught bass weighing 5 pounds, 11 ounces in the Boater Division to tie for the day’s Berkley Big Bass award. Each angler received $322.
Rob Miller of Albion, Michigan, won the Strike King Co-angler Division and $2,571 Saturday after catching five bass weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce.
The top 10 Strike King co-anglers were:
1st: Rob Miller, Albion, Mich., five bass, 22-1, $2,571
2nd: Nick Shinigwai Yeung, Simcoe, Ontario, five bass, 21-4, $1,125
3rd: Tom Lyskawa, Arlington Heights, Ill., five bass, 21-0, $1,052
4th: Mark Lyons, Marion, Ind., five bass, 20-3, $487
4th: Jacob Cox, Corunna, Mich., five bass, 20-3, $487
6th: Robert Miller, Litchfield, Mich., five bass, 19-13, $412
7th: David Borsa, Redford, Mich., five bass, 19-10, $375
8th: Brian Hicks, Auburn, Ind., five bass, 19-7, $337
9th: Paul Porento, Lowell, Ind., five bass, 19-3, $300
10th: Tyler Bliemeister, Ray Township, Mich., five bass, 19-2, $262
Miller also caught the largest bass in the Co-angler Division, a fish weighing in at 5 pounds, 13 ounces. The catch earned him the day’s Berkley Big Bass Co-angler award of $322.
The top 45 boaters and co-anglers in the region based on point standings, along with the five winners in each qualifying event, will be entered in the Oct. 13-15 Bass Fishing League Regional Championship on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Boaters will compete for a top award of $60,000, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a 200-horsepower Mercury outboard.
The 2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine is a 24-division circuit devoted to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 boaters and Strike King co-anglers from each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six Regional Championships where they are competing to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the longest-running championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.
The top 45 boaters and Strike King co-anglers plus tournament winners from each Phoenix Bass Fishing League division will also earn priority entry into the MLF Toyota Series, the pathway to the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and ultimately the MLF Bass Pro Tour.
Proud sponsors of the 2022 MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, AFTCO, A.R.E. Truck Caps, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, E3, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Gary Yamamoto Baits, General Tire, Lew’s, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Revital Outdoors, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Toyota, Wiley X, YETI and Yo-Zuri.
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