2015 Inaugural Qualifying Round 2

2015 Inaugural Qualifying Round 2

First Place

ILF Angler Josh McDermott

Josh McDermott

Second Place

ILF Angler Brian Roberts

Brian Roberts



Big Chapman Lake & Little Chapman Lake, Indiana



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June 14, 2015 at Big Chapman Lake & Little Chapman Lake

5 Anglers competed in Round #2 to move on, the first place Angler automatically moves to the Championship Round and the second place Angler moves to a Wild Card Round with a second chance to make it to the Championship Round.

The day was overcast with light winds. The lake was zoned by periods as follows: period 1 at Big Chapman Lake only; period 2 and 3 Big Chapman Lake & Little Chapman Lake, both lakes were open to all Anglers.

Josh McDermott got off to a fast start over the field with 10 fish weighing 10lb 7oz at the end of period 1. The closest competitor was Brian Roberts with 3 fish weighing 4lb 11oz. Period 2 Josh stayed with his game plan continuing to fish Big Chapman and increased his lead with a total weight of 15lb 13oz. Period 2 became a race between Brian Roberts (5lbs 11oz) and Mike Botos (4lbs 0oz) fighting for second place. The 3rd period Josh slowed down only catching 3 more fish and finished in 1st place with a total weight of 18lbs 10oz. Josh never did leave Big Chapman but changed his game plan at the end of Round 3 to fishing docks. Brian Roberts maintained a 2nd place finish with a total of 12lb 15oz.

Penalties: there were only a total of 2 penalties issued against the Anglers. It was obvious that in this round the Anglers took their time and avoided the penalties.

Special thanks to the Boat Officials for Round #2: Ted McClintic, Dustin Kelso, Chas Messersmith, David Dorn and Gena Lynam

Yamaha Youth Anglers: Part of the ILF program is to envolve the next generation. Yamaha and ILF have joined together to allow Tipton High School Bass Anglers Club to shadow the Qualifying Rounds. For Round #2 Riley Featherstone and Spencer Wimborough participated. See results here.

ILF Qualifying Round #2 Results

Place Angler Weight Average Biggest Fish # of Fish Penalties
1st Josh McDermott 18 lb 10 oz 1 lb 01 oz 1 lb 14 oz 18 0 minutes
2nd Brian Roberts 12 lb 15 oz 1 lb 05 oz 1 lb 15 oz 10 4 minutes
3rd Mike Botos 9 lb 04 oz 1 lb 04 oz 2 lb 04 oz 7 0 minutes
4th Andrew Kelley 6 lb 14 oz 0 lb 16 oz 1 lb 06 oz 7 0 minutes
5th Kevin Kahlo 2 lb 08 oz 1 lb 04 oz 1 lb 06 oz 2 0 minutes

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