Central Illinois Division of Fishers of Men held their first ever
Legacy Series event with fifteen teams from all over
, and even two teams from
. These fifteen teams consisted of one adult angler and one junior
angler. The Friday night pre-tournament meeting was held at the
DeWitt County Sportsmenís Club. The teams and their families
were treated to a pizza party and many wonderful deserts.
Afterward, our director Carl Parks gave a powerful message about
rules for living, and then the good news of the gospel, which
brought 13 people to rededicate their lives to the Lord! Amen! God
still works miracles!
morning was overcast and calm as the fifteen teams took off from
the Clinton Marina at around 6:00 a.m. to try and catch a limit of
Bass and be back by weigh-in at 1:00p.m. Twelve teams managed to
bring in at least one fish.
Jesse and Anthony
though the bite was tough one team caught a limit and won the
first of two Legacy tournaments. Jesse and Anthony Lopez of
caught five bass weighing 10.97 lbs. The team told us that they
were catching their fish in shallow water near lay downs using
crawdads and lizards. Congratulations to Jesse and Anthony for
winning our first ever Legacy event! They took home the First
Place Plaques sponsored by the Clinton IGA Food liner and they
also received First place money.
team of Dale McCumsey of Farmer City, Illinois and his grandson
Will Denney of Mackinaw, Illinois finished just short of the
winning weight with four fish that weighed 10.55 lbs to take
second place money.
place money went to the team of Mark McLean and his daughter
Rachel McLean of
with three fish weighing 8.67 lbs. They also caught the big bass
of the tournament, which weighed 3.69 lbs. Great job!
local team of Travis Boley and daughter Emily Boley from nearby
Weldon, Illinois took fourth place money with four fish that
weighed 7.30 lbs.
place money went to the team of Mike McGill and his son Dalton
McGill of Findlay, Illinois with 2 fish that weighed 6.41
place was the team of Mark Busch and his daughter Tiffany Busch
from Yorkville, Illinois with two bass weighing 3.66 lbs.
place was Scott Visser and his son Phil Visser of Knoxville, Iowa
with one fish that weighed 3.63 lbs which was our second big bass
of the tournament.
place was the team of Eric Corwin and Gerrit Visser also from
Knoxville, Iowa with two fish that weighed 3.21 lbs.
place was Tom Followell of Clinton and Colton Followell from
Weldon had 1 bass weighing 2.92 lbs.
place was Mark Kaufman and Andrew Force both from Cisco, Illinois
weighed in one fish at 2.48 lbs.
place was the team of Kevin McLean and daughter Melissa McLean
from Woodridge, Illinois had one fish weighing 2.10 lbs.
for twelfth place were the team of Robert Sadler of Danville,
Illinois and his partner Chris Duncheon
of Oakwood who had one fish weighing 3.58 lbs but their
boat broke down and couldnít make it to the weigh-in on time so
their catch was disqualified.
other three teams tied for twelfth were John Glynn and his son
Sean Glynn from
team of Steve Grubb and son Kasey Grubb from
and the team of Jeff Cooley and Taylor Cooley of
round out the field of fifteen.
the weigh-in, every junior angler was presented with a trophy for
his or her participation provided by the IGA food liner in
. A special thank you to IGA for supporting our Legacy Series.
would also like to thank our local sponsors for supporting our
division, The City of Clinton, The hotel/motel tax committee,
Peterson Insurance, Clinton Walmart, Riverview Marine, Kathy Look
with American Home Loans, and the
next event will be May 26th on
and the weigh-in will be at the Clinton Marina at 3:00 p.m. This
will be our second of five team series events. Our next and final
Legacy event will be held on June 9th also on
. For more info on any of our tournaments, please contact the
director Carl Parks at 217-621-1386 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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All-Terrain Tackle, Dual Pro Charger,
Lowrance, Buckeye Lures,
Stanley Jigs, Deka
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Bars, Poor Boys Baits, T&H Marine BASS Rx, and Keep Alive.