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Fishers of Men Central Illinois Division

Clinton Lake

May 10, 2008


 The Friday night pre-tournament meeting was held at the Weldon Village Hall in Weldon, IL. The forty four anglers who attended the meeting not only received fifty points. They also were served spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread and green beans for dinner along with homemade brownies and cookies was the dessert. Afterward our director gave a message from Matthew. It’s purpose is to build a strong foundation in our walk with Christ so that when the trials and storms of life come our house will remain strong because it is built on the rock ( JESUS ). Seven people rededicated there life to the Lord.  

Jesse and Anthony Lopez 1st Place Catch

 Saturday morning was cool with a temperature somewhere in the forties with very little wind. As the morning progressed an East wind began to blow at about ten to fifteen miles per hour which is a direction that the wind does not usually blow in Central Illinois. It did not seem to bother the fish any though as there were fifteen limits of bass brought to the scales at 3:00 PM. This matched a record number of five fish limits from last year in May when our anglers caught this same number of limits solidifying Clinton Lake as a great fishery for Bass. From the twenty nine teams who took to the water it was the team of Jesse and Anthony Lopez from Naperville who would finish the day on top with a five fish limit of bass weighing in at 19.13 lbs. The father and son duo would also catch the big bass of the tournament that weighed 5.61 lbs. They reported catching their fish using a black and blue jig tipped with a pork trailer, crankbaits and lizards. They were fishing main lake rocks in 2 to 5 feet of water. With the win they would take home $1,530.00 in prize money.

Brothers Ryan Boswell from Wilmington and Austin Boswell form Manteno would finish in second place earning them a check for $785.00. They reported catching their fish with crankbaits, spinnerbaits, and a Carolina rigged senko fishing in 2-4 ft of water. They were fishing all types of structure and spent a good portion of the day drift fishing because their trolling motor went dead at about 10:30 AM.

Third place prize money of $541 was awarded to the team of Bryan Thrasher from Mansfield and  Jeff Henson from Bloomington with five weighing 14.82 lbs. Fourth place was the team of Steve Riddle of Farmer City and Clint Seaman from nearby Weldon with five fish weighing 14.24 lbs. They received $314.00 for their efforts. Fifth place and our final money paying spot was another father and son team. Ian and George Estes both from Mahomet were awarded $238.00 for their five fish limit that weighed 14.16 lbs. Roger Shaw of Urbana caught the second biggest bass of the tournament with a largemouth that weighed 5.23 lbs earning his team $116.


6th Marlan Brown / Debbie Brown – 5 Fish – 13.55 lbs

7th Brad Lutz / Kyle Danhausen – 5 Fish – 13.25 lbs

8th Travis Boley / John McKinney – 5 Fish – 13.04 lbs

9th  Bryan Williams / Michael Sanders – 5 Fish – 12.76 lbs.

10th Jeff Toomer / Jon Toomer – 5 Fish – 12.57 lbs

11th Jason  Waldschmidt / Mark Mixel – 4 Fish – 12.39 lbs

12th Todd Crozier / Joe McKinney – 5 Fish – 12.21 lbs

13th Kent Oakley / Mike Barnes – 5 Fish – 11.21 lbs

14th Bobby Hawes / Tom Followell – 5 Fish – 10.68 lbs

15th Dave Blume / Art Griggs – 5 Fish – 10.18 lbs

16th Phil Santefort / Lance Freeman – 5 Fish – 10.02 lbs

17th Troy Boley / Terry Adair – 3 Fish – 9.27 lbs

18th Roger Massey / Roger Shaw – 3 Fish – 9.20 lbs

19th Jack Peplow / Bob Nelson – 4 Fish – 6.89 lbs

20th Jeff Cooley / Brad Miller – 4 Fish – 6.74 lbs

21st Tim Rivest / Heather Rivest – 3 Fish – 4.96 lbs

22nd Chris Hall / Gary Menard – 2 Fish – 4.41 lbs

23rd Cecil Dickson / Brett McCully – 2 Fish – 4.16 lbs

24th Ray Jones / John Prescott – 2 Fish – 3.92 – lbs

25th Tim Potts / Justin Williams – 2 Fish – 3.38 lbs

26th Chuck Fry / Chase McCumsey – 1 Fish – 1.58 lbs

27th Mark Vos / Daniel Ruedi – 1 Fish – 1.55 lbs

28th Dale McCumsey / H.R. Kirby – 0.00

28th Wayne Shaw / Roy Meyer – 0.00


Total Fish Weighed               106               

Total Fish Released               106

Total Weight                          267.00 lbs

Ave. Weight/Fish                   2.52 lbs

 We would like to thank our local sponsors who make it possible to have such a wonderful division.

 Kirchner Building Centers

Sam’s Club

Clinton IGA

Peterson Insurance

Rural King

Lincoln Christian College

The Boondock’s


          We 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, Reese Marine Towpower,  XTools, Solar Bat, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Berkley, Keelshield, Grace Full Gospel Church, MotorGuide, SOSPENDERS, Marshall’s Marine Lake City SC, Kistler,  Mizmo Bait Company, Dual Pro Charger,  , Buckeye Lures,  Stanley Jigs,  Deka Marine Master Batteries, Spike-It, Jacobs Glass, Poor Boys Baits, T&H Marine, Rejuvenade, and Keep Alive Oxygen Infusers

 Our next event will be June 13th and June 14th on Clinton Lake. Deadline for entry fees for this tournament is June 6th. The Friday night meeting will be held at the Weldon Village Hall in Weldon, IL. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. If you would like more information on any of our events please contact us.

 Carl Parks – Director Fishers of Men Illinois Central

204 Wilsey Ln.

Sidney IL, 61877


God bless