2015 Inaugural Qualifying Round 4

2015 Inaugural Qualifying Round 4

First Place

ILF Angler Mike Dove

Mike Dove

Second Place

ILF Angler Chip Swindell

Chip Swindell



Lake Manitou, Rochester, IN



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July 26, 2015 at Lake Manitou, Rochester, IN

5 Anglers competed in Round #4 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 forth Qualifying Round was held July26, 2015 returning to Lake Manitou, Rochester, IN. The day was mostly sunny with blue skies with a little overcast 3rd period. The lake was high due to all the rain. The lake was not zoned and open for all periods.

Period 1 was a slow start with Chip Swindell leading the way with 3 fish weighing 2lbs 15oz followed by Mike Ehlers with 3 fish weighing 2lbs 6oz. Period 2 heated up big time and turned out to be a real battle for first place. Mike Dove move into 1st place wanting it so bad he even went swimming for a 12" fish. Mike added 8 fish to his 2 in the first period with a total weight 10lbs 7oz taking over Chip Swindell who weighed in 7 fish in period 2 leaving him only 5 ounces behind Dove at the end of period 2.

The 3rd period slowed down again but Mike Dove working hard fishing docks on the main lake. He even went in the lake head first to recover a fish. Mike added 4 more fish including a 2 pounder for a total of 14 fish weighing 15lbs 10oz to win the round. Chip fought hard adding 4 fish also for a total weight of 13lbs 10oz giving him a 2nd place finish.

Penalties: there were a total of 6 penalties issued against the Anglers most occurring in period 3.

Special thanks to the Boat Officials for Round #4: Ted McClintic, Dustin Kelso, Chas Messersmith, David Dorn and Lloyd Russ

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 #4 Jon Ross and Riley Featherstone participated. See results here.

ILF Qualifying Round #4 Results

Place Angler Weight Average Biggest Fish # of Fish Penalties
1st Mike Dove 15 lb 10 oz 1 lb 02 oz 2 lb 00 oz 14 2 minutes
2nd Chip Swindell 13 lb 10 oz 0 lb 16 oz 1 lb 05 oz 14 4 minutes
3rd Garry Kincaid 8 lb 15 oz 1 lb 08 oz 2 lb 04 oz 6 0 minutes
4th Mike Ehlers 7 lb 13 oz 0 lb 16 oz 1 lb 08 oz 8 4 minutes
5th Brett Languell 7 lb 05 oz 0 lb 15 oz 1 lb 01 oz 8 2 minutes

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