Wind: 15 mph South
Central Illinois Division would like to thank the First Christian
for inviting us in and serving us a wonderful meal! Pat Smith and
his family have been with us since we started our division and we
are so blessed by their hospitality. We were treated with pork
chop sandwiches that people are still talking about,
style beans and potato salad. Then it was on to dessert with
brownies and ice cream. WOW! Thank you so much.
Director Carl Parks gave his testimony through which one young
lady gave her life to Christ and three people rededicated there
morning was calm and crisp about 40 degrees but by the afternoon
it warmed up nicely to about 72 degrees with sunny skies. The wind
was out of the south at approx. 15 mph. Twenty two teams took to
the water at first light in hopes that they would return to the
Clinton Marina at 3:00 pm for the weigh-in with the winning bag of
team of Travis Boley and John McKinney overtook the rest of the
field with five fish weighing in at a whopping 20.49 lbs. Travis
and John also won the Big Bass honors with a Largemouth Bass
weighing 6.20 lbs. Total prize money for the team was $1,172.00.
Congratulations guys on winning our first event.
and $674.00 was won by the team of Terry Potts and Ian Estes with
four fish weighing 15.21 lbs. They also won Second Big Bass honors
with a Largemouth weighing 5.93 lbs. Great job!
was Bob Nelson and Jack (Bass)Peplow with five fish weighing 12.22
lbs. winning their team a total of $416.00.
goes to the team of Jay Peterson and Mike Barnes with four fish
weighing 9.57 lbs., which paid them $238.00
Caudill / Rob Caudill: 4 fish 9.38 lbs.
Tim Potts / Justin Williams: 3 fish 9.31 lbs.
Thrasher / Jeff Henson 3 fish 7.34 lbs.
Blume / Art Griggs 2 fish 6.76 lbs.
Hess / John Sellers 2 fish 6.59 lbs.
Brown / Debbie Brown 3 fish 5.84 lbs.
Busch / Dee Hobbs 2 fish 5.54 lbs.
Hawes / Tom Followell 2 fish 5.10 lbs.
Williams / Michael Sanders 2 fish 4.58 lbs.
Sporleder / Kevin Cupp 2 fish 4.52 lbs.
Kempka / Tim Gemmel 1 fish 3.54 lbs.
Cooley / Taylor Cooley 1 fish 2.91 lbs.
Boley / Terry Adair 1 fish 2.33 lbs.
reynolds / Dale McCumsey 1 fish 1.82 lbs.
Veliz / Toby Hart 1 fish 1.81 lbs.
Fish Caught: 48 Total
Weight: 134.86 lbs.
fish were released alive.
next event will be a Legacy Tournament (Adult/Junior) on May 5th
. The Friday night prior to the tournament we will have a
pre-tournament meeting with a free meal at 6:30 p.m. If you are
already a member of Fishers of Men there is no membership fee,
otherwise the membership fee is $25 per team. The entry fee is $75
per team and it will pay one place per three boats. The tournament
hours are from safe light until 1:00 PM. Weigh-in will be at the
Clinton Marina. Stop by and see us!
would like to take this opportunity to thank all the fine
companies that make Fishers of Men possible; Triton Boats,
Mercury, Shakespeare, All Star Rods, Pflueger, Strike King Lure
Company, XTools, Solar
Bat, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Keelshield, MotorGuide,
SOSPENDERS,Marshall’s Marine Lake City SC, Kistler,
All-Terrain Tackle, Dual Pro Charger,
Lowrance, Buckeye Lures,
Stanley Jigs, Deka
Marine Master Batteries, Spike-It, Jacobs Glass, Hooah Energy
Bars, Poor Boys Baits, T&H Marine BASS Rx, and Keep Alive
would also like to thank our local sponsors who support the
Central Illinois Division: Clinton Walmart, Peterson Insurance,
The City of Clinton, The Clinton area Hotels and Motels, Clinton
IGA Foodliner and Kathy Look with American Home Loans.
May 5th – Legacy Series
May 26th – Team Series
June 9th – Legacy Series
June 23rd – Team Series
July 28th – Team Series
August 11th – Team Series
you would like more info on any of our events, please contact Carl
Parks- Central Illinois Director