May 25th Friday night meeting was held at the Weldon,
Village Hall in Weldon, Illinois where the anglers were treated to
a spaghetti dinner with garlic bread and lots of pie for dessert.
Thanks to the Spaghetti shop in
for helping us out and to the
for letting us use their facilities Friday and for the next three
Friday night meetings. There were thirty five people there Friday
that heard our director Carl Parks give a message from the Word of
God about the “Parable of the Sower” and the “Parable of the
Wheat and the Tares” that is out of the book of Matthew chapter
13:1-30. In this
chapter it talks about the ground of a person’s heart and how
tillable it is. When the seed is planted does it get taken
immediately? Does it spring up and then get scorched by the sun?
Does it get choked by the worries of this life? Does it produce a
crop? Does your heart have good soil for the seed to fall on?
Afterward there was a young man who gave his life to Christ and
eight people who rededicated their lives to Christ. PRAISE THE
Morning there were twenty teams who took to the water with the
hopes of coming back with the winning limit of Bass to take the
first place prize money. The conditions Saturday morning were
calm, but the forecast called for thunderstorms throughout the
day. After all the boats’ live wells were checked, we had a word
of prayer to our Lord for safety and a bountiful catch for all of
our anglers. God heard our prayer and blessed us with an awesome
day of fishing. Not only did He keep the storms at bay but He also
blessed us with a bountiful catch. Who says God doesn’t answer
prayer? God hears the prayers of His people. Out of the twenty
teams that were competing, fifteen teams brought a limit of Bass
to the scales. It was an exciting time at the weigh-in with team
after team stepping up onto the stage to see if their limit was
good enough o take first place.
all was said and done, the father and son team of James Ferrell,
and Jim Ferrell took home the win with five Bass weighing 17.77
caught 3 keepers on black neon tubes in 2 to 8 feet of water and 2
were taken on black power worms. They were fishing main lake wood
and also in the back ends of coves. Also taking second Big
Bass with a Largemouth that weighed 5.40 lbs. Their total winnings
for Saturday were $1,115.00 and First place plaques. They also
received two Esox rod coupons valued at $150.00 each for the
purchase of an Esox fishing rod.
place was awarded to the husband and wife team of Marlan and
Debbie Brown from the
area with five Bass that weighed 16.59 lbs. With their biggest
fish weighing 4.51 lbs. Their total prize money was $585.00.
place goes to the team of Bryan Thrasher from Mansfield and Jeff
with five fish weighing 16.30 lbs. They received $414.00 for their
place and our final money spot went to the team of Bryan Williams
of Mahomet and Michael Sanders of Monticello with five fish that
weighed in at 15.75 lbs. And also taking the Big Bass prize with a
Largemouth Bass that weighed 5.61 lbs. For their efforts they
received Fourth place prize money and the Big Bass prize money
totaling $336.00. Bryan Williams also received the Big Bass
place was the team of Tim
Potts of Clinton and Justin Williams from Wapella with another
limit weighing 15.66 lbs.
place was the team of Billy Caudill from Oakwood and Rod Caudill
from Collison with a limit of five Bass weighing 14.39 lbs.
place was the team of Terry Potts of Clinton and Ian Estes from
Mahomet with yet another limit of Bass weighing 14.07 lbs.
place goes to the team of Troy Boley of
Seymour and Terry Adair of Farmer City with yet another
limit of Bass weighing
place was the team of Travis Boley of Weldon and John McKinney of
Mahomet with a limit of Bass weighing 12.90 lbs.
place was the team of Mark Busch and Dee Hobbs both from
Yorkville, Illinois with a limit of five Bass weighing in at 12.47
place was the team of Mike Barnes of Mackinaw and Jay Peterson of
Clinton with five fish weighing 12.33 lbs.
place was the team of Bob Nelson and Jack (Bass) Peplow both from
Danville with five fish weighing in at 12.26 lbs.
place was the team of Bobby Hawes and Tom Followell both from
Clinton with five fish weighing 12.18 lbs.
place goes to the team of Kevin Cupp
of Mansfield and Brent Sporleder from Fisher with five fish
weighing 11.60 lbs.
place was the team of Jason Waldschmidt
from Pontiac and Chris Hall of Mattoon with our final limit
of fish weighing 10.80 lbs.
place Jeff Cooley of Clinton and Brandon Baker of Bloomington with
four fish weighing 10.48 lbs.
place was the team of Art Griggs from Pontiac and Dave Blume from
Bloomington with three fish weighing 8.51 lbs.
place was the team of Lester Brown and Darlene Eaton both from
Barry, Illinois with three fish weighing 4.80 lbs.
place was the Team of Kyle Hess from St. Joseph and
William Fields with one fish weighing 2.87 lbs.
place was the team of Dan Reynolds of Weldon and Ryan Kopp
of Farmer City.
next tournament will be a Legacy Series ( Adult/Junior )
tournament on June 9th at
and the Friday night meeting June 8th at the Weldon
Village Hall at 6:30 PM. Membership for the Legacy Series is $25
per team and $75 entry fee per team. Pay out is one place per
every three boats entered.
next Team Series event will be June 23rd at
and the Friday night meeting June 22nd at the Weldon
Village Hall 6:30 PM. Annual membership for the Team Series is $35
per angler or $70 per team and an entry fee of $150 per team per
event. Pay out is one place per every five boats entered.
more information on any of our events please contact the Central
Illinois Director Carl Parks at 217-621-1386 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the national web-site at www.fomntt.com
would like to take this opportunity to thank our local sponsors
for their support and donations to our ministry. Clinton Walmart,
Victory Christian Center in Urbana, The City of Clinton, The
Clinton IGA Food liner,
Peterson Insurance, Kathy Look with American Home Loans. If
you would like to make a tax deductible donation to our ministry
please make checks payable to “Fishers of Men”
204 Wilsey Ln.
. Thank you and God bless.
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