2011 Indiana Beach Bass Tournament

06.12.11: Now that  I have everything up and running computer-wise, I can finally post the results of the 2011 Indiana Beach Team Tournament that was held on Sat. June 4th at Indiana Beach.  On that same Saturday evening at about 6:30 pm this area had a really nasty storm roll through the knocked out power for many, including power here at the store.  However, we were much more fortunate than a lot of people throughout the county, as our power was restored sometime in the wee hours of Sunday morning but not before it had done damage to my computer monitor.  So,once again, I am behind the eight ball on getting the results posted in a timely fashion!

We are proud to say that we had a full field of 25 boats that not only included the traditional “hard core bass fishing” teams but teams consisting of husband and wife and father-son combination’s.  As a matter of fact, two (2) of the top (5) finishing teams were father-son teams.  This says a lot about the tournament fishing industry and the fact that gender and age make absolutely no difference in the end result.

This year the main sponsor, Indiana Beach, contributed $1,000.00 to the prize pool, up from $500 for the 2009 and 2010 event.  In addition to the added money, 100% of the entry money paid by the anglers was included in the payback as well.  This meant that the 1st place prize money was $1,700.00 which is not a bad pay day in anyone’s book!  We paid the top five (5) finishers and not only did each team receive prize money but a seasonal launch pass for the Indiana Beach Campground ramp.  The first place finishers also received a 3 day, 2 night stay at the Indiana Beach resort  AND…..each participant received four (4) POP passes to Indiana Beach to use during the 2011 season.  That is what I call a great prize package!

Following is the list of finishers for the 2011 tournament:

2011 IB Tourney Results

Some interesting facts about the 2010 weigh-in versus the 2011 weigh-in are:  In 2010, there were 8 limits of fish weighed in; a total of 60 fish were brought to the scales and 15 out of 25 teams weighed fish.

In 2011, there were 11 limits of fish weighed in; a total of 76 fish were brought to the scales and 17 out of 25 teams weighed fish.

In 2010 there were 124.66 lbs. of fish weighed and in 2011 there were 155.59 lbs of fish weighed in.  That’s a difference of 30.93 lbs.  Interesting, don’t you think?

Gordon, me and Scott working the IB tourney

Scott, John and Gordon working the IB tourney

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