Ever-Bloom Tournament

Date: 
Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 6:00am to 2:00pm
Location: 
Lake Bloomington

Stormy, wet, and cool conditions met a full field of 25 boats at the first Sam Leman Ever-Bloom Tournament at Lake Bloomington April 14.

Main lake fish seemed to dominate the field and last years Sam Leman Heavyweight and Classic winners Brad Norris and Jamie Maisenbacher got an early start on a repeat performance in 2012 with a winning 5 bass limit of bass weighing 14.45 pounds. In second place was veteran crankbait experts Dave Norris and Greg Bayles with 5 that weighted 12.81 pounds. Norris fished most of the day with a crankbait attached to his hand as result of a mishap early in the day. That is one tough guy!

In third place was James Hurt and Adam Stark with another 5 bass limit weighing 11.78 pounds. In fourth place was brother team of Randy and Rob Hakes with 10.36 and Fred Myers and super newcomer Luke Wiechman with 9.63 pounds, respectively. Myers and Wiechman won a Zoom Baits and Rapala prize assortment for their 5th place showing.

Most of the successful teams targeted main lake points and flats and the first 1/4 mile of bank in the creeks and pockets using crankbaits, jigs and soft jerkbaits. Great job Jamie and Brad.

Important Note: Don't forget all teams who wish to fish May 14th tournament at Lake Evergreen must pre-pay at the Wired2Fish Offices, 2024 Eagle Rd. B2, Normal, Illinois, prior to the tournament to guarantee your entry. We will be taking the first 25 teams entered. All events moving forward will be pre-pay and we will maintain a full field at 25 boats.Entries will be taken at the ramp that morning if a full field of 25 boats have not prepaid. We will be taking the next Lake Bloomington entries after the Evergreen Tournament so come prepared to pay Mike after the tournament.

Telephone number at Wired2Fish is 309-452-0313 or email Terry at TBrown at wired2fish.com if you have any questions.

Results

Team Rank # Fish Weight Big Fish
Maisenbacher-Norris 1 5 14.45 0.00
Norris-Bayles 2 5 12.81 0.00
Stark-Hurt 3 5 11.78 0.00
Hakes-Hakes 4 3 10.36 4.64
Myers-Wiechman 5 3 9.63 0.00
Tatum-Blume 6 3 7.46 0.00
Martoglio-Snyder 7 3 7.43 0.00
Punke-Moushon 8 3 7.15 0.00
Wegner-Whitacre 9 2 7.04 4.97
McMahan-Rice 10 2 7.00 4.93
Long-Devine 10 1 1.93 0.00
Bahler-Griggs 11 3 6.78 0.00
Ridgeway-Hagar 12 2 6.62 4.89
Bailey-Bree 13 3 6.61 0.00
Wheeler-McDowell 14 2 4.82 0.00
Brown-Blake 15 2 4.04 0.00
Miller-Sadler 16 1 3.26 0.00
Hodge-Bounds 17 1 3.18 0.00
Welch-Wallace 18 1 2.63 0.00
Therien-Therien 20 1 1.83 0.00
Ferguson-Ferguson 21 0 0.00 0.00
Robinson-Whalen 21 0 0.00 0.00
McDaniel-McDaniel 21 0 0.00 0.00
Russell-Campbell 21 0 0.00 0.00
Gerig-Hermes 21 0 0.00 0.00
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