Thursday September 11, 2008
Michigan’s Derek Cummings jumped into the overall northern division lead today, propelled by his 23-11 bag of St. Clair smallmouth, Cummings took over the top spot form his team mate and day 1 leader Mark Modrak. He finished the day with a combined two day total of 44-1. One more day to go.
Modrak, is far from “out of it” as he sits in the number two slot with 39-3.
Rounding out the top six in the individual standings is; Minnesota’s Bob Perkins, 38-15
In third, Indiana’s Todd Kuhn at 37-13, fourth, Indiana’s Britt Davidson in fifth with 37-6 and Ohio’s Jeff Melsop in sixth with 36-1.
As it should, it all comes down to tomorrow’s final day in the individual standings to see who will be crowned the northern division champion and win the Castrol Maximum Performer cash bonus. The race for the top two spots on each state team and a berth in the March 2009 TBF Federation National Championship, presented by the National Guard, on Missouri’s Bull Shoals lake is also very tight.
On the state team standings it may appear that the reigning champs from Indiana will be giving up the Divisional Cup to Michigan, as the Michigan team increased their team lead today to over 50 pounds, finishing the day with a team weight of 308-6, Indiana does sit in second at 251-3. Anything can and usually does happen but it looks like the race is for the third place money. Third is currently held by Ohio with 209-4, Wisconsin is in fourth with 194-0, and Illinois sits in fifth with 187-5. Minnesota holds the sixth spot at 164-12.
For details about how the anglers are catching their fish read the story on our partner’s website at flwoutdoors.com Click here
For full, individual and team standings, Click here
Day 3 final weigh in begins at 3:00pm EST at Selfridge DNR ramp next to the main gate of the Selfridge Air National Guard Base. It is free to the public.
TBF wants to say a special word of prayer for all those families affected by the 9-11 terrorist attack on the US seven years ago today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We will never forget.