On Sunday 4/24/2016, 26 KBL Green Club Anglers plus 2 envious Orange Club Anglers made it to the beautiful Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area in Chandlerville, IL for the first tournament of 2016.
Despite, breaking paddles, running into wild animals, dropping kayaks, and getting lost in the back woods, everyone made it safely and ready to rip some lips. The weather was wonderful and cooperative, however the fish weren’t as friendly as we had hoped. But the Anglers grind on and brought in a few nice fish and got the season rolling in dramatic fashion as only 0.75 inch separates our top 2 anglers and our 3rd place angler was determined by a tie breaker.
Our youngest angler, Calvin Dee, brought in the first big bass winner of the year at 17.50 inches. Calvin took home the $140.00 big bass pot, the $25 Tackle Trap Big Bass Gift Certificate, and bragging rights until the next tournaments.
The 2nd place winner was Dan Byrne, who brought in 2 nice fish at 16.00 inches and 16.50 inches for a total length of 32.5 inches. Dan took home $268.60 price money and earned 48 points towards his AOY point standings. Dan also won the sponsor raffle drawing for a Bending Branches T-Shirt!
Our first 2016 KBL Green Club tournament champion is Ricky Compton. He brought in 2 fish measuring 16.25 inches and 17.00 inches for a total length of 33.25 inches. Ricky takes home the famous Golden Bass Trophy, $403.20 prize money, 50 AOY points, and the Rocktown Adventures Gift Certificate. Ricky finished his day by also winning a sponsor raffle drawing for a RAM Mount prize package!
It was a great finish for a tough day of fishing, but everyone had a great time. We are now looking forward to hear from the Orange Club on their first tournament at Long Lake scheduled for Sunday, May 1st.
We want to give our thanks and gratitude to all of our sponsors for the give aways, prize packages, and support. Thanks to the KBL Green Club Anglers for a great tournament. Your efforts and sportsmanship will not go unrewarded.
2016 KBL GREEN CLUB TOURNAMENT #1 – JEPC SFWA RESULTS