2015 Inaugural Qualifying Round 3

2015 Inaugural Qualifying Round 3

First Place

ILF Angler Josh Ray

Josh Ray

Second Place

ILF Angler Herb Robinson

Herb Robinson



Lake Manitou, Rochester, IN



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June 20, 2015 at Lake Manitou, Rochester, IN

5 Anglers competed in Round #3 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 third Qualifying Round was held June 20, 2015 at Lake Manitou, Rochester, IN. The day was overcast and the lake was high due to all the rain. The lake was not zoned and open for all periods.

Josh Ray lead the way with a fast start over the field with 5 fish weighing 6lb 14oz at the end of period 1. Aaron Hochstedler was close behind in 2nd place with 4 fish weighing 5lb 06oz. Period 2 Josh stayed with his strategy fishing the same areas and increased his lead with a total of 13 fish weighing 16lb 07oz. Jeff Tennell took over Aaron in the 2nd period after catching only 1 fish in the 1st period weighing in 7 more fish for a total weight of 10lb 01oz.

The 3rd period Josh continued his quest to finish in 1st place with a total weight of 20lbs 11oz. A real battle took place in the 3rd quarter for second place between Jeff Tennell and Herb Robinson. Herb found a rock bank about 100 yards long and caught 12 fish in the last 20 minutes of period 3 to take over Jeff and finish 2nd place with a total weight of 16lb 08oz.

Penalties: there were a total of 15 penalties issued against the Anglers. The leader Josh Ray had 5 penalties including a 5 minute grafting penalty for total lost time of 13 minutes.

Special thanks to the Boat Officials for Round #3: Ted McClintic, Mike Schwomeyer, 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 #3 Jacob Tragesser and Spencer Wimborough participated. See results here.

ILF Qualifying Round #3 Results

Place Angler Weight Average Biggest Fish # of Fish Penalties
1st Josh Ray 20 lb 11 oz 1 lb 05 oz 2 lb 02 oz 16 13 minutes
2nd Herb Robinson 16 lb 08 oz 0 lb 16 oz 1 lb 03 oz 17 4 minutes
3rd Jeff Tennell 14 lb 11 oz 1 lb 01 oz 2 lb 09 oz 14 8 minutes
4th Aaron Hochstedler 11 lb 06 oz 1 lb 02 oz 2 lb 04 oz 10 6 minutes
5th Greg Hellems 2 lb 09 oz 0 lb 14 oz 0 lb 15 oz 3 2 minutes

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