Lake Erie 1
April 30 2023


Event: Erie 1
James Kain had a big weekend. Saturday the 29th was his birthday and Sunday the 30th Kain caught the largest bag of fish ever weighed in at a Trophy Bassmasters club tournament since the club began in 1974. Kain weighed in 5 big smallmouth bass that pulled the scales to 22.97lbs in the 2nd tournament of the 2023 season. Kainís creel also included the big bass of the day at 5.59lbs giving him both prizes. The club competed on Lake Erie and the connecting bays and harbors Sunday from 7AM to 3PM. Fifteen anglers braved the cold, wind, rain, and sleet to bring in a total of 70 keeper bass of at least 14Ē for a combined weight of 179.39lbs. All 70 were released alive.  Don Ratcliff netted 5 largemouth bass weighing an impressive 17.83lbs to capture 2nd place. Steve Ganger rounded out the top 3 as he also had 5 largemouth. Gangerís total was 14.68lbs.
Date: April 30
Time: 7:00 - 3:00
Ramp: East Harbor Big Bass: James Kain 5.59 Lbs
Pairings   Finish
1 Glen Cronley     1 James Kain 5 22.97
2 Virgil Grant Joe Morse   2 Don Ratcliff 5 17.83
3 Don Kraft     3 Steve Ganger 5 14.68
4 Steve Ganger     4 Boyd downey 5 13.89
5 Bert Grubbs Bert Andy Grubbs   5 Cody Barker 5 13.58
6 Chad Thrush     6 Nathan Plaugher 5 13.08
7 Cody Barker Logan Barker   7 Logan Barker 5 13.06
8 Mike Atchison     8 Bert Gruggs 5 12.08
9 James Kain John Massara   9 Joe Morse 5 11.83
10 Boyd Downey     10 Virgil Grant 5 11.25
11 John Downey Karl Dearwester   11 Jim Hatrman 5 10.62
12 Jim Hartman Lawson Hartman   12 Glen Cronley 4 10.14
13 Bob Flowers     13 Don Kraft 2 3.67
14 Nathan Plaugher     14      
15 Don Ratcliff     15      
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