Indiana Bass Masters wins Indiana Bass Federation Zone 1 Tournament of Champions

(Culver, IN)  The Indiana Bass Federation held their Zone 1 Tournament of Champions October 1 at Lake Wawasee. The two highest finishing anglers from each of the 23 clubs in Zone 1, which make the up the north part of the state down to SR 22, are invited to attend. The Indiana Bass Masters team of Steven Neale (Roanoke, IN) and George Crooks (Indianapolis) took home top honors with five bass weighing 10.11 pounds. The win was worth $485. They also took Big Bass Honors with a 3.79 pound largemouth which earned them another $80. The South Bend based St Joe Valley Bass Masters team with Fred Zimmerman and Bryce Amber (both of Granger) took second for the second year in a row with a five fish limit weighing 7.90 pounds that earned them $326. Andrew Quillen and (Fort Wayne) and Tom Stark (Angola) representing the Angola Bass Masters took home 3rd place and $277 with 7.33 pounds and narrowly edged out the 4th place team of Art Kerns (Wheatfield) and John Stepp (Michigan City) by only.01 of a pound.  A total of 45 fish were brought to the scales weighing 71.12 pounds. All were released alive.

For more information contact Mike Goins at 574-298-0208

Winners Steven Neale, left, and George Crooks.
Winners Steven Neale, left, and George Crooks.
Second Place Fred Zimmerman, left, and Bryce Amberg.
Second Place Fred Zimmerman, left, and Bryce Amberg.


Zone 1 2016 Tournament of Champions
Lake Wawasee
October 1, 2016
Place Name Club Fish Big Bass Weight
1 Steven Neale / George Crooks Indiana Bass Masters 5 3.79 10.11
2 Fred Zimmerman / Bryce Amberg St Joe Valley Bass Masters 5 1.97 7.9
3 Andrew Quillen / Tom Stark Angola Bass Masters 5 1.61 7.33
4 Art Kerns /  John Stepp Indiana Bass Club 5 1.59 7.32
5 Christine Valentine / TJ  Friddle Norther Bass Anglers 5 1.57 7.22
6 Ed Humes Jr  / Kevin Kersey MARCO Bass Masters 4 3.17 7.03
7 Mike Parker / Bo Judd C-City Bass Masters 4 1.77 5.41
8 Calvin Cole / Eric Estep Wawasee Hawg Hunters 4 1.55 5.35
9 Gary Butcher / Lavon Raber LaGrange Bass Masters #2 3 2.13 4.9
10 Tom Theuer / Chuck Nettleton Team Bass of Marion 2 2.84 4.36
11 Mike Raber / Casey Olds LaGrange Bass Masters #1 3 1.64 4.19
Travis Harris / Kris Shipley Ye Olde Tackle Box Team 0
Chris Howe / Chris York Potato Creek Bass Club 0
Tony Hubbard / Kevin Days Angola Hawg Hunters 0
Jason Lahr  / Curtiss Werner Best 5 Bass Club 0
Ricky Thompson / Mark Winky Fish Lake Bass Masters 0
Totals: 45 71.12