Jeff Michels of Lakehead, Calf., brought a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 3 ounces to the scales on Friday for a two day total of 30 to take a commanding lead at the EverStart Series on Lake Shasta. Michels now holds a commanding 7 pound 14 ounce lead going into the final day of competition where only the top 10 advanced.
Rounding out the top 10 pros are:
2nd: Rob Bass, Redding, Calif., 10 bass, 22-2
3rd: Richard Dobyns, Yuba City, Calif., nine bass, 20-15
4th: Young Yang, Los Angeles, Calif., 10 bass, 19-2
5th: Jason Milligan, Shasta Lake, Calif., 10 bass, 18-4
6th: Charley Almassey, Oakley, Calif., 10 bass, 17-7
7th: Ken Phillips, Antioch, Calif., 10 bass, 17-4
8th: Howard Hughes, Redding, Calif., nine bass, 17-1
9th: Jim Hawkes, Apache Junction, Ariz., 10 bass, 17
10th: Cody Meyer, Grass Valley, Calif., 10 bass, 17
Jeff Michels caught the big bass weighing 6-5 on the pro side to win $300.
Bryant Smith of Castro Valley, Calif., leads the Co-angler Division with 10 bass weighing 18-3.
Rounding out the top 10 co-anglers are:
2nd: Lonnie Foster, Kneeland, Calif., 10 bass, 14-10
3rd: Toshitada Suzuki, Katusidadu, Japan, 10 bass, 14-2
4th: Roy De Smangles Jr., Lincoln, Calif., 10 bass, 13-11
5th: Matthew Nadeau, Grass Valley, Calif., 10 bass, 13-9
6th: Charles Keller, Redding, Calif., 10 bass, 13-9
7th: George Wise, Park City, Utah, 10 bass, 13-8
8th: Willie Church, Cottonwood, Calif., 10 bass, 13-5
9th: Daniel Leue, Colusa, Calif., 10 bass, 13-4
10th: Kirk Beardsley, Huntington Beach, Calif., 10 bass, 12-14
Jason Chang caught the co-angler big bass weighing 6-1 to take home $200.
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