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Looking for a close-to-home tournament with a low entry fee and on some different water for a change? Come out Saturday, September 20th and support the Indiana State University Fishing Team by fishing in their Fall Fishing Classic at Cataract Lake. See details below (click image).
No matter which version of the initial 2014-2015 Winter Outlook you look at, it doesn't seem to help, as they're all calling for at least a normal winter, if not a repeat of last year. Hopefully, we don't end up with a shortened fall fishing season, and more importantly, it would be nice if they all ended up wrong.
My niece and I got out on the lake for the second time this weekend. Had a great time and caught a lot of fish. This time we brought the video camera along. Hopefully you were able to take a kid out fishing this summer. They grow up fast, but the memories will last a lifetime.
The Monroe Invitational is in partnership with the INDIANA NATIONAL GUARD, The entries are coming in and we expect between 50 and 55 boats. We will start registration on Tournament Point at Curtright on Saturday about 3:00 PM and start the meeting at 5:00 PM. Remember sign in or have a Stand In sign in for you before 5:00 PM. Monday thru Thursday the waters are off limits. You may practice on Friday and Saturday. Rooms are still available at the Brown County Inn 1-800-772-5249 be sure to tell them you are with the Indiana Bass Federation for a discount, I have attached the points standings to this E-Mail. Some people are securely in the Classic and some are close.
Please if you know you are NOT able to fish the Classic with us on October 4th and 5th. Let me know ASAP. We will be taking Classic entries AFTER the weigh in at Monroe. Please give us some extra time to get the results totaled. Remember if you finish in the top 10 in points you have no entry fee to pay for the Classic. This is how you finish NOT if you move up because of a person dropping out.
We expect to have a couple and some of their children at the Monroe tournament to observe how we run our events. They are thinking of taking over the trail next year. Please make them feel welcome and introduce yourself. Kelly Hook the IBF president thinks they may be a good fit for the organization.
A couple friends of mine, Michelle Cain (IDNR) and Ron Streeter (bass and catfish tourney angler), appear in this IDNR video episode of, "CookIN' Gone Wild: Field to Table," focusing on the Indiana urban fishing program, where they stock local ponds in major urban areas with either trout or catfish to bring good fishing closer to the people.
Greetings to all as I head out with your 2014 State Team to Detroit to compete in the Northern Divisional on the Detroit River and lakes St Clair and Erie. Practice is Sunday Monday and half of Tuesday. Tournament is Wednesday Thursday and Friday.
I will give you an update at the Federation Trail tournament at Monroe.
Remember the entry deadline for Monroe is next week. We have over 30 boats at this time. The placing for end of year awards are still very tight. Remember the top 8 guys in each division will be invited to the State Finals next year. And the top 10 will not have to pay an entry to the Classic.
Again the Classic will be at Vevay Indiana. The host hotel is the Ogle House but there are other hotels in Madison and just across the river from the Markland dam in Kentucky.
The host motel for the Monroe Tournament is the Brown County Inn 1-800-772-5249
We have a family who is interested in running the trail next year. They will be at Monroe to meet you and see what they think. Please make them feel welcome into our group.