Justin Parrott of Maroa, Il came out on top of the 84 angler field at the Northern Divisional with a final weight of 16-14 pounds. Justin had seven fish over three days that secured the win for him. Justin qualifies for the 2016 TBF Federation National Championship next spring. Justin was also fishing out of a qualified Ranger boat and took home $550 in Ranger Cup monies. Congratulations Justin!
Fourth place was taken by Matt McCoy of Indianapolis, IN with five fish weighing 10.12 pounds. The fifth spot went to Timothy Rivest of Mahomet, IL with five fish weighing 10.09 pounds.
The bite was really tough this week, with most anglers only getting a few bites each day. The water levels were falling and multiple storms rolled through the area during the tournament, causing different conditions each and every day. Most of the successful anglers reported catching their fish on small crankbaits, spinnerbaits, square bill crankbaits or Senkos, all fished around some tyope of rip rap rock in less than two feet of water. Craig Saylor took the final day big fish honors with a big largemouth that weighed in at 4.15 pounds.
Indiana won the state team competition with a final twelve man team weight of 62.00 pounds and took home a check for $6000 to split among the twelve members. Illinois finished second with a weight of 56.09 pouns and earned $3000. Rounding out the top three was the tram from Ohio with 38.07 taking home $1500.
At the conclusion of the day, each of the seven states participating, qualified their top two highest finishing anglers to go to the Federation National Championship next spring. You can view all of the qualifiers at Bass Federation’s website. Click Here
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