The fourth tourney of the Michigan BFL took place on the Detroit River with Jon Witt winning the co-angler division with over 21 pounds of smallmouth bass. Tubes and dropshot were his main techniques used for the eight or so keepers he caught. His weight would have even been better but for two big ones that broke off at the boat. Witt is on somewhat of a hot streak with 3 top ten finishes out of the 4 events so far this season. Weighing down his trophy case Jon also received big fish honors of the day with his 5-6 smallie that his boater had to hand land because he already had one in the net.
Jon was paired with a well-known tournament angler, Kendall Ulsh, who had them on the size fish needed to win a big show. Kendall and Jon not only had to hold their own against the rest of the 72 boat field but share water with the Bassmaster Elites that were also looking for big limits. Ulsh proved he can compete with the big guys and Witt showed if he’s around fish he can catch them.
Jon not only wanted to give credit to his boater but also to the Phoenix boat that transported them to and from the fish. Witt stated “it was fast, smooth, and dry”. He was also quick to thank us at Bad Poncho Outdoors, Bass Angler Magazine and SolarBat sunglasses for playing a part in his recent success. We at Bad Poncho Outdoors would like to thank Jon for the professional upstanding way he has represented our brand since being on staff and hope for a long relationship with much success.
The MI BFL will be back at the Detroit River in September for their super tourney with Alan Gray weighing fish and giving commentary this should be another entertaining and exciting event. With everyone being familiar with the water this should produce some more big weights. At this point Jon Witt is in second place in the points with our other angler in this field Tony Mitchell just outside of the top ten we are proud to be associated with both of these dedicated anglers.