Ever-Bloom Tournament

Date: 
Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 6:00am to 2:00pm
Location: 
Lake Bloomington

Lake Bloomington Shows its True Colors...

The last regular season Strike King EverBloom event on Lake Bloomington August 29 surprised the pundits. Cool temps, brisk northwest winds and intermittent clouds and sun in post frontal conditions usually spell a tough bite. Not so for the best anglers in Central Illinois as 3 limits and 36 bass weighing 97.05 pounds were brought to the scales. Super job guys!

The super steady team of Jamie Maisenbacher and Brad Norris brought a 5 bass limit of 15.53 to the scales to seal the victory. They caught their bass on a Spro Bronzeye Frog and a Nichols jig with a Strike King Rage Tail Craw trailer around grass and pontoons. They had 8 keepers and had their limit by 8:45 am. This is their second win at Bloomington this year. Great job Jamie and Brad!

In second was the team of Bryan Estes and Mark Schweigert with a 5 bass limit of 13.52 pounds. They covered a lot of water and caught bass on docks, wood and weeds for their limit. Their big bass was 3.50 pounds.

In third was Terry Brown and Mike Blake with a limit of bass weighing 13.38 pounds. They caught their bass both flipping and on deep structure using Strike King Iguana Lizards and Strike King and Omega 3/4 ounce jigs trailed with a Strike King Rage Craw and a Zoom Super Speed Craw, respectively.

Big bass of the event and new leaders of the Sam Leman Big Bass of the Year is Randy Ferguson and Larry Russell with a giant 6.21 pounder. Sam Leman Heavyweight of the Year leaders are Terry Brown and Mike Blake followed closely by Maisenbacher and Norris and Estes and Whitacre. It's anyone's game heading into the classic.

The SKEBTT Classic is September 19 and 20. The first day is at Lake Bloomington and the last day will be at Evergreen Lake. We will try to start as close to 6 am as possible.

Results

Team Rank # Fish Weight Big Fish
Norris-Maisenbacher 1 5 15.53 0.00
Whitaker-Estes 2 5 13.52 3.50
Brown-Blake 3 5 13.38 0.00
Myers-Petersen 4 3 11.18 5.44
Russell-Ferguson 5 3 10.75 6.21
McMahon-Rice 6 4 8.18 0.00
Bounds-Hodge 7 2 5.44 0.00
Mugler-Kolves 8 2 5.30 0.00
Bailey-Bree 9 2 4.79 0.00
Stark-Veslack 10 2 3.81 0.00
Norris-Bayles 11 1 2.10 0.00
Wallace-Welch 12 1 1.58 0.00
Campbell-Tatum 13 1 1.49 0.00
Anderson-WIlson 14 0 0.00 0.00
Wegner-Geheberer 14 0 0.00 0.00
Ridgeway-Hagar 14 0 0.00 0.00
Theisen-Theisen 14 0 0.00 0.00
Gerig-Frank 14 0 0.00 0.00
Andris-Long 14 0 0.00 0.00
Menssen-Michel 14 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