Factory reps from the nation’s top tackle manufacturers will be on hand both days to show the latest products and innovations at the Kalamazoo store.
Show hours are 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
D&R Sports Center’s website, www.dandrsports.com, offers info and the seminar schedule.
Tough river event
Kris Thornton (Osceola) and John Fuchs (Mishawaka) weighed a 4.24-pound, five-fish limit that included 4 “under 12 inches” and 1 over “15 inches” to win the R&B Circuit open on the St. Joseph River at Maggies Landing.
Fishing conditions were extremely tough due to muddy water. The new DNR bass regulation on rivers imposes a 12- to 15-inch slot limit, meaning each angler is limited to keeping fish under 12 inches and only one over 15 inches.
The winners caught their fish on jerkbaits and within the first 15 minutes of the tournament. They took home $320.
Curtiss Werner (Osceola) and Darrin Schaap (Edwardsburg) were second ($210) with 4.11 pounds caught on Money Mouth Baits’ Double Take Rig.
A single, 3.75-pound largemouth caught on a black/blue jig gave Andy Jenkins (Elkhart) and Scott Beard (Elkhart) third place ($110) and earned them big fish honors ($160).
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