The inaugural INDIANA BASS FEDERATION FISHING PARTY was held Friday and Saturday, November 11th and 12th at the famous Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, TN. The event started with a barbecue dinner on Thursday evening at the Rhea County Visitors Center. Awards were given to teams with who traveled the furthest, teams with the oldest combined age of the competitors. A drawing for door prizes was held with some wonderful prizes from our Sponsors. The weather did not cooperate very well as we fished in the rain from takeoff through noon on Friday but a good number of fish were caught. The team of Matt Yagle and Ernie McCormick lead day one with three fish weighing 15.44 lbs. They had big bass of the tournament with a 7.43 lb largemouth backed up by a 6 pounder and another small keeper. Eventual winners Paul Jones and Dale Fess weighed in a 5 fish limit on day 1, weighing 13.41 and another limit on day 2 of 14.21 taking home $2,000.00 and bragging rights. 2nd Place team of Brian Coleman and Korey Meadows weighed in 25.25 over the two days to win $800. They also won the Brownies Marine awards as they were fishing out of Brian’s Ranger he purchased at Brownies. Ernie McCormick and Matt Yagle ended up third winning $400. They also won the bonus from Just Add Water Boats for fishing out of a Vexus boat.
|1||Dale Fess – Paul Jones||Lily Pad Bass, First River City||27.62||$2,000.00|
|2||Brian Coleman – Korey Meadows||Tri County Bass Anglers||25.25||$800.00||$600 from Brownies Marine|
|3||Ernie McCormick – Matt Yagle||Hardluck Bassmasters||24.87||$400.00||$400 BB and $200 from JUST ADD WATER boats|
|4||Dave Schneider Jr – Dave Schneider Sr.||Indy Bass||23.15||$300.00||Parent child team|
|5||Tony Emberton – Tom Pritchard||Tri County Bass Anglers||21.38||$250.00||Military veteran on board, Tom Pritchard US Army|
|6||Curt Cox – Corey Showalter||Gad-A-Bout Bass Club||20.12||$250.00|
|7||Tom Bowker – Richard Lorenze||Sycamore Bass Club||18.21||$200 from HONEY CREEK TACKLE|
|8||Dave Martin – Mike Bracken||Indy Bass||17.96|
|9||Fred Mathes – Roger Dunaway||Hoosier Hills Bassmasters||17.43|
|10||Jerry Arnett – Bob Mock||Peru Bassmasters||15.21|
|11||Danny Abrams – Nicole Foor||IBF Trail Club||12.98||Team with a female member|
|12||Kenny Swint – Jared Wiser||Hard Luck Bassmasters||10.68|
|13||Jeff Ellis – Steve Contos||Speedway 500 Bassmasters||9.26|
|14||Mike Goins – Larry Deacon||Potato Creek Bass Club||5.94|
|15||Jason Wulf – Jim Richmond||Indiana Bass Club||5.24|
|16||Tom Foreman – Rob Foreman||Hardluck Bassmasters||5.23|
|17||Kelly Hook – Eric Pate||Lilly Pad Bass Club||5.16|
|18||Robert Henslee – Robert Henslee||Indy Bass||3.75|
|Jeremy Arnold – Julie Arnold||0|
|Charles Largen – Paul Gleissner||Potato Creek Bass Club||0||Longest traveled|
Please call, stop by, use the products and thank the sponsors who donated to support this tournament, including, Brownies Marine, Honey Creek Tackle, Just Add Water Boats, Sherm’s Marine, Moore Boats and Bass Boat Saver.
Plans are already being discussed about next year. Do you have any suggestions? Please let us know.
Thanks for fishing with Indiana Bass Federation.
Board of Directors.