Hog Heaven at Lake Bloomington

Date: 
Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 6:00am to 2:00pm
Location: 
Lake Bloomington

Lake Bloomington stalwarts Dave Norris and Greg Bayles won the first Strike King Ever-Bloom tournament of the year at Lake Bloomington on April 26 with 3 bass weighing 10.62 lbs. They had 3 bass that was anchored by a 6.30 lber. They are leading the Sam Leman Heavyweight of the Year Championship after one event.

In second place was Ken Petersen and Tom Anderson with two bass weighing 10.03 lbs. They had a big bass of.......get this......7.39 lbs. That is a big fish anywhere and it was caught on a crankbait. As the story goes.....the fish had a single treble hook in the fish and the bait fell out while being netted. Great job guys and now the chase is a tough one for the Sam Leman Big Fish of the Year. The Sam Leman Big Fish of the Year pays $500.00.

In third place was verteran anglers Jack Menssen and Junior Nottenkamper with 2 bass at 5.59 lbs. They won two Setyr premium rods for the third place.

In fourth place was Mike Schilkofski and Aaron Therian with 2 bass weighing 4.60 lbs.

The Strike King Top to Bottom winners were Randy Ferguson and Larry Russell with 1 bass weighing 4.68 lbs. They won an assortment of Strike King top to bottom lures for their efforts.

There were 18 bass brought to the scales weighing just over 53 lbs.

The complete results and photos are posted on www.everbloom.us.

The next event is May 10 and you must prepay before the event to guarantee your spot in the tournament.

Note: The Illinois Natural History Survey will be at the next tournament taking blood samples and testing bass. Remember to show them your catch!

Results

Team Rank # Fish Weight Big Fish
Norris-Bayles 1 3 10.62 6.30
Myers-Petersen 2 2 10.03 7.39
Menssen-Nottenkamper 3 2 5.59 0.00
Schilkofski-Therian 4 1 4.60 0.00
Russell-Ferguson 5 1 4.38 0.00
Bree-Bailey 6 2 4.38 0.00
Bounds-Rider 7 1 3.61 0.00
Brown-Blake 8 1 2.51 0.00
Peters-Peters 9 1 2.19 0.00
Whitaker-Estes 10 1 2.13 0.00
Theison-Seiler 11 1 1.86 0.00
Theison-Cassel 12 1 1.72 0.00
Norris-Maisenbacher 13 0 0.00 0.00
Welch-Carr 13 0 0.00 0.00
Andris-Long 13 0 0.00 0.00
Ridgeway-Hagar 13 0 0.00 0.00
Gehrig-Gehrig 13 0 0.00 0.00
McMahan-Rice 13 0 0.00 0.00
Hagar-Hagar 13 0 0.00 0.00
Campbell-Tatum 13 0 0.00 0.00
Hurt-Nelson 13 0 0.00 0.00
Maroglio-Anderson 13 0 0.00 0.00
Whalen-Stark 13 0 0.00 0.00
Page SUM 0 0.00
Page AVG 0 0.00
Page MIN 0 0.00
Page MAX 0 0.00 0.00