St Clair
Augugt 28 2021
Event: St Clair NOTES:
Date: August 28 2021
Time: 7:00 - 3:00
Ramp: Harley Ensign Big Bass:Cody Barker 3.78 Lbs
Logan Barker and Cody Barker did not let the fact that they had never been to Lake St Clair in Michigan keep them from dominating the past weekend during the Trophy Bassmasters 2 club tournaments on the famous smallmouth fishery.  Logan Barker won both events while Cody Barker finished 2nd on Saturday and 3rd on Sunday and also collected the big bass award for each day. The Barkers, who are cousins, fished as boat partners both days and reported doing research on Youtube to help them decide what areas and techniques to use. Saturday was extremely hot and the lake was incredibly busy with large boats making the fishing very difficult. The catch rates showed this as only one of the 12 anglers had a 5 fish limit. Logan Barker’s catch on Saturday was 4 bass and 12.79lbs for the win. Cody Barker was a very close 2nd with 4 fish and 12.69lbs including the 3.78lb big bass for the day. Mike Johnson claimed the 3rd place prize with 4 bass and 11.36lbs. Johnson also had very little experience on the lake as he had only been there once before.  The 12 anglers only managed 32 keeper bass of at least 14” during the 8 hour competition day for a total weight of 80.67lbs. The Barkers went back to work on Sunday. They started in the same general area they had fished the day before. Logan reported that he only had 1 fish at 11am. Then in the next ˝ hour had a fish catching flurry that filled out his 5 fish limit and upgraded 1 time adding over 16lbs to his creel to secure the double win. Boyd Downey put together an 18.42lb bag of smallmouth to claim the runner up position. Cody Barker had another  good day. Cody’s 5 fish weighed 13.96lbs for 3rd place and once again included the big bass of the day. His big fish weighed in at 4.86lb. The club totals on Sunday improved to 34 keepers and 93.44lbs. As expected, with their top performances, the Barkers made moves up the Angler of the Year point list. Cody gained 2 spots  from 7th to 5th position and Logan improved from 9th to 6th, just 1 point behind Cody. 
Pairings   Finish
1 James Kain John Massara   1 Logan Barker 4 12.79
2 Virgil Grant     2 Cody Barker 4 12.69
3 Boyd Downey     3 Mike Johnson 4 11.36
4 Bob Flowers Nathan Plaugher   4 Steve Ganger 5 10.37
5 Don Ratcliff John Clark   5 Virgil Grant 4 8.52
6 Mike Johnson Dave Morlock   6 Bob Flowers 3 7.43
7 Mike Atchison     7 Don Ratcliff 3 6.89
8 Cody Barker Logan Barker   8 Mike Atchison 2 3.33
9 Steve Ganger     9 John Massara 1 2.53
10       10 Nathan Plaugher 1 2.41
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