Roger Large takes 1st and Big Fish Honors at Egypt!

On April 17th, 2016, the Gillespie Bass Club held theirĀ  third tournament of the season on Lake Egypt. The results are as follows:

1st, Roger Large, 3 fish, 8.63 lbs.

2nd, JQ Halteman, 3 fish. 7.03 lbs.

3rd, Nathan Troekler, 3 fish, 6.84 lbs.

Big Bass, Roger Large, 5.16 lbs.

Roger Large, BB 5.16 lbs

Roger Large, BB 5.16 lbs

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Roger, JQ and Nathan

27 anglers participated with 27 weighing in 71 fish for a total weight of 129.80 lbs.

Complete Tournament results are here:Egypt2016

YTD as of Egypt are here:YTD2016


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Mark Caselton Wins Sangchris Tourney!!

On April 3, 2016, the Gillespie Bass Club held their 2nd tournament of the season on Sangchris Lake! The Results are as follows:

1st, Mark Caselton – 3 fish – 12.90 lbs.

2nd, Joe Slemer – 3 fish – 11.35 lbs.

3rd, Roger Large – 3 fish – 10.71 lbs.

Big Bass, Karl Tallman – 5.33 lbs.

32 anglers participated with 27 weighing in 50 fish for a total weight of 169.94 lbs.

Mark, Joe, Roger, Karl

Mark, Joe, Roger, Karl

Complete results are here:Sangchris2016

YTD Standings are here:Sangchris2016

 

 


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Chad Satterlee kicks off season with win at Coffeen!!!

On March 13th, 2016, the Gillespie Bass Club held their first tourney of the 2016 season on Coffeen Lake.

The winners are as follows:

1st, Chad Satterlee, 3 fish, 9.15 lbs.

2nd, Mike Grejtak, 3 fish, 8.89 lbs.

3rd, Bill Augustine, 3 fish, 8.62 lbs.

Big Bass, Chad Satterlee, 6.66 lbs.

34 anglers participated with 32 weighing in 87 fish for a total weight of 196.44 lbs!

Complete results are here:Coffeen2016

The winners, Bill Augsutine, Mike Grejtak and Chad Satterlee. L-R

The winners, Bill Augsutine, Mike Grejtak and Chad Satterlee. L-R

Chad Satterlee and his 6.66 lb.

Chad Satterlee and his 6.66 lb.


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2016 Tournament Schedule

The 2016 Tournament schedule has been posted.


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December Elections

Just a reminder that elections for officers will be held at the December meeting. A newsletter was sent notifying all as to who was nominated for office positions and board of directors.

Thanks,

Brad


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2015 Angler of the Year ~ JQ Halteman

_5062If you look up the definition of “fisherman”, it reads as follows: “A person who catches fish for a living or for sport.” John “JQ” Halteman has been a “fisherman” for as long as I have known him. All of us in the club and those who follow the circuits will agree that JQ’s truck and trailer will be in the parking lot early in the morning of any open tournament in the area. The guy lives to fish and he is very good at it also. The Halteman name has been associated with the Bass Club since the very beginning of its existence. From his Uncle Bob who was a founding member with multiple angler of the year wins, to his Uncle George “Perry” Halteman who to this day still holds the most titles for any fisherman in the clubs history. JQ’s dad, John Halteman III, who is no longer with us, but was a long time member of the club and him also, a great fisherman. When you have that much fishing knowledge in your blood, its no doubt that JQ didn’t have a little god given skill and luck thrown his way when it comes to figuring out fish. JQ was consistent in catching fish in every tournament of the season this year, except the very last one, Shelbyville. Ask him why he blanked and he will probably tell you he didn’t need the points anyway. This is true though, JQ had the title sewn up heading into the final tournament. So like always, take a moment to remove your hat, raise your fishing rods and give John a salute for his second and most recent fisherman of the year title.

Good job,


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Lonnie Gerdes wins the 2015 top ten angler classic!!

At the end of the regular season, those who have compiled the most points at the end of the year, get to compete in the clubs top ten fish off. Also known as the classic, the top ten anglers at the end of the season will meet at a chosen lake and compete for the classic title. This year the lake was Carlinville. The results of that tournament are as follows:

1st, Lonnie Gerdes, 4 fish, 10.65 lbs. Big bass: 4.57 lbs.
2nd, Greg Satterlee , 5 fish, 10.44 lbs.
3rd, Michael Rosenthal, 5 fish, 9.07 lbs.
4th, Butch Revelle, 5 fish, 8.08 lbs.
5th, JQ Halteman, 5 fish, 7.77 lbs.
6th, Chad Satterlee, 5 fish, 7.38 lbs.
7th, Jason Carrigan, 4 fish, 6.52 lbs.
8th, Joe Slemer, 3 fish, 5.32 lbs.
9th, Roger Large, 3 fish, 4.35 lbs.
10th, Brad Genetti, 1 fish, 1.75 lbs.

Good job everyone!


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Shelbyville Lake winner, Greg Satterlee makes two in a row!!

On September 27th, 2015, the Gillespie Bass Club held their 12th and final tournament of the regular season on Shelbyville lake. Once again, Greg Satterlee made his way to the scales and took the number one spot! Results are as follows:

1st, Greg Satterlee, 3 fish, 8.54 lbs.

2nd, Roger Large, 2 fish, 6.10 lbs.

3rd, Gus Viehweg, 3 fish, 5.95 lbs.

Big Bass, Roger large, 4.39 lbs.

17 anglers participated with 8 weighing in 17 fish for a total weight of 39.30 lbs


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Greg Satterlee wins again at tough Gillespie!!

On August 23, 2015, the Gillespie Bass Club held their 11th tournament of the winding down 2015 season on their home lake of Gillespie. A lake familiar to all the club from its Wednesday night pot tournaments and just a lake that has been in the circuit schedule from the early 70’s. Always rated one of the top lakes in Illinois, the normal tournament fisherman will question that rating. Many anglers agree that the lake harbors some very large fish. The problem is the abundant amount of forage. The shad population is so thick that a bass only has to yawn to get a full belly. Yearly creel surveys show large number of bass in the 5 plus lb range hanging out very close to the ramp. Rumor has it this lake has also shown promise of holding a new state record. That much bait, why wouldn’t it? Results are as follows:

1st, Greg Saterlee, 2 fish, 5.16 lbs.

2nd, Roger Large, 2 fish, 4.28 lbs.

3rd, Bill Augustine, 1 fish, 3.93 lbs.

Big Bass, Bill Augustine, 3.93 lbs.

29 fisherman participated with 9 weighing in 11 fish for a total weight of 26.87 lbs.

Complete Results are HERE

YTD standings are HERE

Photos are HERE


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