MFL Lake Erie
May 28 2023


Event: MFL Erie The Trophy Bassmasters headed north yesterday to Lake Erie for the 5th tournament of the season. The 15 anglers found the bass very cooperative as all but 2 of the anglers landed a 5 bass limit. Lake Erie has a closed season from the 1st of May until the end of June where bass can be caught but must be released immediately. The club measures each fish and uses a length to weight formula to determine the converted total weight for each angler. For the 3rd tournament in a row Kelly Dearwester had an outstanding performance. Dearwester landed 5 good smallmouth bass that figured out to 21.33lbs to give him the win. Jim Hartman also targeted smallmouth. Hartman tallied 5 brown fish for 20.32lbs to earn the runner up position. Hartman also had the big bass of the day with a 5.14lb beauty. By ODNR law, each angler is allowed to possess 1 fish 18 or over as a trophy. This makes it possible to get a picture of the big bass of the day. The fish is then released alive. Don Ratcliff also continues his early tournament success. Ratcliff scored 5 largemouth bass at 16.39lbs to take 3rd place. This is Ratcliffs 4th top 3 finish in the initial 5 events. For complete results log onto www.trophybass.org.
Date: May 28 2023
Time: 6:30 - 3:00
Ramp: West Harbor Big Bass: Jim Hartman 5.14 Lbs
Pairings   Finish
1 Mike Johnson     1 Kelly Dearwester 5 21.33
2 Bert Grubbs Bert Andy Grubbs   2 Jim Hartman 5 20.32
3 Virgil Grant 3   3 Don Ratcliff 5 16.39
4 Jim Hartman Lawson Hartman   4 Bert Grubbs 5 15.41
5 Mike Atchinson 1   5 Virgil Grant 5 15.35
6 Nathan Plaugher     6 Don Kraft 5 14.41
7 Don Ratcliff     7 Mike Johnson 5 13.62
8 Kelly Dearwester 4   8 Glen Cronley 5 13.50
9 Bob Flowers John Medina   9 Steve Barker 5 1300
10 Steve Ganger 2   10 Logan Barker 5 12.71
11 Jim Miller     11 Bob Flowers 5 8.82
12 Boyd Downey John Massara   12 John Medina 3 7.92
13 Glen Cronley     13 Mike Atchinson 5 7.55
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