Bass Tournament Information Center
Central Illinois Fishers of Men
July 12th 2008
The fourth of five Friday night meetings took place at the Clinton Assembly of God church with a great cookout style meal including hamburgers and hotdogs, pasta salad, and desserts that were out of this world. We would like thank the wonderful servants of Christ at this church and we look forward to seeing them again next season. We also were blessed with a special guest for the weekend. Al Odom our National director came and gave a wonderful message about the truth and how we accept what people tell us and things we read about as truth. The reason we accept it as truth is because many people witnessed it and it was recorded in the history books. John 14:6 Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father but by me. John 8:32 says the truth will set you free. Many people witnessed what Jesus did and said and it is recorded in the history book called the bible. One person made a decision to live their life for Christ. Luke 15:7 Jesus said I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety nine righteous people who do not need to repent.
Saturday morning was a warm and cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. We had a break in the weather long enough to get the twenty eight boats blasted off. About an hour into the tournament a pretty nasty storm blew in and dropped about three inches of rain on us in about two hours. The rest of the day would prove to be some really good fishing as twenty seven teams brought in fish and out those there were sixteen limits of five bass.
Last month Travis Boley from Weldon and John McKinney from Mahomet bested a field of thirty one boats and this month they continue on with their winning ways as they not only won the tournament with 17.96lbs., but would also catch the biggest fish of the day with a largemouth bass weighing 5.75lbs. They earned $1463.50 for there efforts and also remain in the lead for the year end points champion race.
Second place was the team of Tim and Heather Rivest from Rantoul with 15.33lbs. Tim was fishing without his wife this weekend but she will be proud of her man for bringing home a check for $750.50.
Third place was the father and son team of Ian and George Estes form Mahomet with a limit weighing 15.21lbs. earning them $517.00 and also moving them up in the year end standings to second place.
Fourth place was another father and son duo. Jeff and Jon Toomer also from Mahomet put together a limit of bass weighing 14.03lbs. earning them a check for $303.00.
Fifth place and our final money spot was the team of Roger Massey and Roger Shaw with a limit that weighed 13.56lbs and also the second biggest bass caught in the tournament that weighed 5.34lbs earning them $341.00
6th Jeff Cooley / Brad Miller 5 Fish 13.12 lbs
7th Jason Waldschmidt / Marc Mixell 5 Fish 12.64lbs
8th Chase McCumsey / Chuck Fry 5 Fish 12.52 lbs
9th Dave Blume / Art Griggs 5 Fish 12.44 lbs
10th Kent Oakley / Mike Barnes 5 Fish 12.43 lbs
11th Dale McCumsey / H. R. Kirby 5 Fish 11.62 lbs
12th Lance Freeman / Phil Santefort 5 Fish 11.35 lbs
13th Mark Vos / Daniel Ruedi 5 Fish 10.72 lbs
14th Steve Riddle / Clint Seaman 5 Fish 10.58 lbs
15th Marlan Brown / Debbie Brown 4 Fish 10.07 lbs
16th Terry Potts / Justin Williams 4 Fish 9.98 lbs
17th Troy Boley / Terry Adair 5 Fish 9.96 lbs
18th Mark Busch / Dee Hobbs 4 Fish 8.88 lbs
19th Bobby Hawes / Tom Followell 4 Fish 7.84 lbs
20th Ray Jones / John Prescott 4 Fish 7.79 lbs
21st Brad Lutz / Kyle Danhausen 4 Fish 7.63 lbs
22nd Todd Crozier / Joe McKinney 2 Fish 6.79 lbs
23rd Bryan Williams / Michael Sanders 3 Fish 6.20 lbs
24th Chris Hall / Gary Menard 3 Fish 5.72 lbs
25th Bryan Thrasher / Jeff Henson 2 Fish 4.61 lbs
26th Jesse Lopez / Anthony Lopez 2 Fish 4.54 lbs
27th Cecil Dickson / Ryan Davis 1 Fish 1.98 lbs
28th Bob Nelson / Gail Nelson 0 Fish 0.00 lbs
Total Teams: 28
Total Fish Weighed: 113 Ave Fish/Team: 4
Total Fish Released: 111 98.2 % Ave Weight/Team: 9.84 lbs
Total Weight: 275.50 lbs Ave. Weight/Fish: 2.44 lbs
We would like to thank our local sponsors who make it possible to have such a wonderful division.
Kirchner Building Centers
Lincoln Christian College
The Boon Docks
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, Marshalls 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 August 1st and 2nd on Clinton Lake. Deadline for entry fees for this tournament is July 25th. The Friday night meeting will be held at the First Christian Church in Clinton, 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
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