My Tyme wins Ludington offshore Classic fishing tournament
The crew of My Tyme is on a hot streak after winning the Ruboy Thursday Shootout and then following that up by taking top honors in the pro division of this weekend’s Ludington Offshore Classic Fishing Tournament.
The boat owned by Bill Dodrill based out of Michigan City, Ind. was in second place after day one, trailing Hour Time by a little more than 5 pounds. But on Sunday it came down to the final weigh-in, and My Tyme, with their 11-fish catch of 107.6-pounds, overtook the lead and claimed the $10,000 top prize.
“The salmon are just getting here,” said Captain Carl Stopczynski, who was behind the wheel of Dodrill’s boat. “It is always tough when they are just getting here.”
Heavy rains on Saturday along with wind during both days made for tough fishing conditions for the more than 100 boats entered in this year’s competition, which includes both the professional and amateur divisions and the Big Fish tournament.
Saturday was a good day for trout fishing, according to Stopczynski The trout, along with a nearly 19-pound king salmon, helped to get the team positioned in second place after day one of the two-day tournament.
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