Ohio’s Reese wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League event on Detroit River


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August 30, 2022 by Keith Worrall

Amended August 30, 2022 at 4:39 PM

Albion’s Miller Claims Strike King Co-Angler Division Victory

TRENTON, Michigan (August 29, 2022) – Boater Jeremy Reese from Powell, Ohiocaught five bass on Saturday weighing 26 pounds and 6 ounces, to win the MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by TH Marine on the Detroit River . The tournament was the third regular season event for the Michigan Division of the Bass Fishing League. Reese won $4,820 for his victory.

“I did a pretty long run in Lake Erie and had a few different areas, and just alternated around them,” Reese said. “There was another angler up there, an absolute hammerhead, and we shared the same things. We worked together, shot and shared very well.

The tournament got off to a good start for Reese as he brought in some quality fish shortly after take off on Saturday.

“Saturday was a morning bite for me,” Reese said. “I had all the fish I weighed before 10 a.m., fishing rock piles 15 to 29 feet deep.

“I’ve worked extensively with Venture Lures,” Reese added. “I tested and designed baits with them, and used a Venture Lures Dropper Worm Green Pumpkin 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, Michigan, 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, Michigan, 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, Michigan, five bass, 22-6, $675
9th: Scott Dobson, Clarkston, Michigan, five bass, 22-3, $800
10th: Matt Elkins, Spencerville, Ohio, five bass, 22-0, $525

Full results are available at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

Reese and David Gloden of Ionia, Mich., both caught a bass weighing 5 pounds, 11 ounces in the Boater Division tied for the Berkley Big Bass of the Day award. Each fisher received $322.

Rob Miller of Albion, Mich., won the Strike King Co-angler Division and $2,571 on Saturday after catching five bass weighing 22 pounds, 1 ounce.

Strike King’s top 10 co-anglers were:

1st: Rob Miller, Albion, Michigan, five bass, 22-1, $2,571
2nd: Nick Shinigwai Yeung, Simcoe, ON, five bass, 21-4, $1,125
3rd: Tom Lyskawa, Arlington Heights, IL, five bass, 21-0, $1,052
4th: Mark Lyons, Marion, Ind., five bass, 20-3, $487
4th: Jacob Cox, Corunna, Michigan, five bass, 20-3, $487
6th: Robert Miller, Litchfield, Michigan, five bass, 19-13, $412
7th: David Borsa, Redford, Michigan, 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, Michigan, five bass, 19-2, $262

Miller also caught the largest bass in the Co-angler division, a fish weighing 5 pounds and 13 ounces. The catch earned him the Berkley Big Bass Co-angler award of $322.

The region’s top 45 boaters and co-anglers based on points standings, along with the five winners of each qualifying event, will be entered into the Bass Fishing League Regional Championship Oct. 13-15 on the Mississippi River in La Lacrosse, Wis. . Boaters will compete for a prize of $60,000, including a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a 200 horsepower Mercury outboard and $10,000, while fellow anglers will fish for a new Phoenix 819 Pro with a Mercury outboard of 200 horsepower.

The 2022 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by TH Marine is a 24-division circuit dedicated to weekend anglers, with 128 tournaments throughout the season, five qualifying events in each division. The top 45 Strike King boaters and co-fishermen in each division, along with the five winners of the qualifying events, will advance to one of six regional championships where they compete to finish in the top six, which then qualifies them for one of the oldest championships in all of competitive bass fishing – the Phoenix Bass Fishing League All-American.

The top 45 Strike King boaters and co-fishermen as well as tournament winners from each division of the Phoenix Bass Fishing League will also gain priority entry into the MLF Toyota Series, the path 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 TH Marine include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, AFTCO, ARE 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, TH Marine, Toyota, Wiley X, YETI and Yo-Zuri .

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