2018 ILF Kahlo KUP Select Series

2018 ILF Kahlo KUP Select Series

Kahlo KUP Select Series Details

  • 24 Anglers - 2 Qualifying Rounds 1 KUP Championship
  • Each Qualifying Round will have 12 Anglers
  • Top 6 Anglers in each Qualifying Round Advance to Championship
  • Bottom 6 Anglers in each Qualifying Round are Eliminated
  • Championship:* Total Purse $7,000
  • No Payout in Qualifying Rounds
  • *Payout is only in the Championship and is based on 24 Anglers Competing
  • Anglers Invited Based on Points

Rules FAQs

It will change how you fish!

Format

  • Each Boat will have 1 Angler,
    1 Boat Official
  • Real Time Scoring / Penalties
  • Location Announced 48 hours Prior
  • All Scorable Fish Count
  • Bass Must Weigh 1lb or More
  • Three 2 hour Periods
  • Rankings Based on Performance Point Earned in 2018 Season

Kahlo KUP Select Series Championship

October 7, 2018

12 Anglers Competing for a total Purse of $7,000.

Josh McDermott

Ranked #26

ILF Angler Josh McDermott

1st Place
34 lb 04 oz
Penalties: 4 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 22 yrs
  • Rig: Skeeter FX20
    Yamaha VMax 250
  • Favorite Angler: Jacob Wheeler
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: I just fish
  • Series Fished: ILF2015/16/17, Inaugural Champion, White River Bassmasters, Local Jackpots
  • Occupation: Owner - CTSI, a local telecommunications contractor
  • From: Fishers, IN

Lee Duracz

Ranked #7

ILF Angler Lee Duracz

2nd Place
9 lb 07 oz
Penalties: 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 15 yrs
  • Rig: Cobra 201
    225 Yamaha Vmax
  • Favorite Angler: Jami Young
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Nutty Bars
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, Anglers Choice, TBF, Bass Nation, H2o weekend, Smac, R and B, Living the Dream
  • Occupation:
  • From: Elkhart, IN

Matt Jones

Ranked #29

ILF Angler Matt Jones

3rd Place
8 lb 03 oz
Penalties: 6 min

  • Competitive Fish: 21 yrs
  • Rig: 520 Ranger / 225 Mercury
  • Favorite Angler: Greg Hackney
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Joe's Jerky
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, Angler's Choice, BFL, IBF, USA Bassin
  • Occupation: Engineer / Reishauer USA
  • From: Kokomo, IN

John Fogleman

Rank #36

ILF Angler John Fogleman

4th Place
8 lb 00 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fish: 30yrs
  • Rig: Phoenix 21 PHX 250 SHO
  • Favorite Angler: KVD
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Cold Pizza
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017
  • Occupation: General Manager - Kahlo Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram
  • From: Fishers, IN

Gary Straber

Ranked #35

ILF Angler Gary Straber

5th Place
6 lb 12 oz
Penalties: 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 37 yrs
  • Rig:Nitor 898
    Mercury 200
  • Favorite Angler: Gerald Swindle
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Star Crunch (but only after a limit)
  • Series Fished: ILF 2015/16/17, Federation (80's/90's),BFL, Fishers of Men, Angler's Dream, USA Bassin
  • Occupation: Sales Rep Edlo Sales and Engineering
  • From: Indianapolis, IN

Mark Flotow

Ranked #27

ILF Angler Mark Flotow

6th Place
5 lb 11 oz
Penalties 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 20 yrs
  • Rig: Nitro CDX Mercury 225 Optimax
  • Favorite Angler: Jacob Wheeler
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Peanuts
  • Series Fished: Anglers Dream, USA Bassin
  • Occupation: Shipping Supervisor at Lewis Bakeries
  • From: LaPorte, IN

Carl Pieper

Ranked #38

ILF Angler Carl Pieper

7th Place
3 lb 06 oz
Penalties 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 20yrs
  • Rig: Rager Z20 , Yamaha
  • Favorite Angler: Jason Christie
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Peanut butter crackers
  • Series Fished: ILF 2018, Flw Bfl Co , Flw Costa Co , Indiana BASS Nation club , Indiana BASS Federation, Anglers Choice , Renagade Marine
  • Occupation: Auto Body, Refinish Tech / Arrow Auto Body
  • From: Leesburg, Indiana

Kris Thornton

Ranked #19

ILF Angler Kris Thornton

8th Place
3 lb 04 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 20yrs
  • Rig: Ranger 520, 225 Mercury
  • Favorite Angler: Koby Kreiger
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Liquorice
  • Series Fished: Circuits-River Wednesday's
  • Occupation:Machinists
  • From: Osceola, IN

Gary Barnes Jr

Ranked #6

ILF Angler Gary Barnes Jr

9th Place
3 lb 02 oz
Penalties: 10 min

  • Competitive Fishing 20yrs
  • Rig: Nitro Z9 250hp Mercury
  • Favorite Angler: Mike Iconelli
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Jack Links teriyaki beef jerky
  • Series Fished: Richmond Bass Club and USA Bassin
  • Occupation: Route Sales Manager for Interstate Batteries Richmond location
  • From: Richmond, IN

Phill Duracz

Ranked #3

ILF Angle Phill Duracz

10th Place
2 lb 13 oz
Penalties: 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 15 yrs
  • Rig: 2003 Ranger VX521 W/ 250 Merc XS
  • Favorite Angler: Gerald Swindle
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Snickers
  • Series Fished: TBF, BFL, Angers Choice, USA Bassin
  • Occupation: Merchandiser Great Lakes Coca-Cola
  • From: Chesterton, IN

Marc Fishburn

Ranked #37

ILF Angler Marc Fishburn

11th Place
1 lb 11 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 5 yrs
  • Rig: Legend V20 250 Mercury ProXS
  • Favorite Angler: Kevin VanDam
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Gatorade and Jerky
  • Series Fished: USA Bassin, Big Bass Splash
  • Occupation: Retired Army
  • From: Cloverdale, IN

Art Kerns

Ranked #16

ILF Angler Art Kerns

12th Place
1 lb 07 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 25 yrs
  • Rig: 2003 Ranger 195 Yamaha 200
  • Favorite Angler: Kevin VanDam
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Nutty Bars
  • Series Fished: Anglers Choice, Indiana Bass Club
  • Occupation: Retired Local 150 Operator
  • From: Wheatfield, IN

Kahlo KUP Select Series Qualifying Round 1

August 25, 2018

12 Anglers Competing Top 6 Advance to KUP Championship

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Art Kerns

Ranked #16

ILF Angler Art Kerns

Advanced
16 lb 14 oz
Penalties: 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 25 yrs
  • Rig: 2003 Ranger 195 Yamaha 200
  • Favorite Angler: Kevin VanDam
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Nutty Bars
  • Series Fished: Anglers Choice, Indiana Bass Club
  • Occupation: Retired Local 150 Operator
  • From: Wheatfield, IN

Phill Duracz

Ranked #3

ILF Angle Phill Duracz

Advanced
16 lb 01 oz
Penalties: 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 15 yrs
  • Rig: 2003 Ranger VX521 W/ 250 Merc XS
  • Favorite Angler: Gerald Swindle
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Snickers
  • Series Fished: TBF, BFL, Angers Choice, USA Bassin
  • Occupation: Merchandiser Great Lakes Coca-Cola
  • From: Chesterton, IN

Josh McDermott

Ranked #26

ILF Angler Josh McDermott

Advanced
15 lb 00 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 22 yrs
  • Rig: Skeeter FX20
    Yamaha VMax 250
  • Favorite Angler: Jacob Wheeler
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: I just fish
  • Series Fished: ILF2015/16/17, Inaugural Champion, White River Bassmasters, Local Jackpots
  • Occupation: Owner - CTSI, a local telecommunications contractor
  • From: Fishers, IN

Kris Thornton

Ranked #19

ILF Angler Kris Thornton

Advanced
14 lb 02 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 20yrs
  • Rig: Ranger 520, 225 Mercury
  • Favorite Angler: Koby Kreiger
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Liquorice
  • Series Fished: Circuits-River Wednesday's
  • Occupation:Machinists
  • From: Osceola, IN

Marc Fishburn

Ranked #37

ILF Angler Marc Fishburn

Advanced
12 lb 03 oz
Penalties: 10 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 5 yrs
  • Rig: Legend V20 250 Mercury ProXS
  • Favorite Angler: Kevin VanDam
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Gatorade and Jerky
  • Series Fished: USA Bassin, Big Bass Splash
  • Occupation: Retired Army
  • From: Cloverdale, IN

Carl Pieper

Ranked #38

ILF Angler Carl Pieper

Advanced
11 lb 00 oz
Penalties 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 20yrs
  • Rig: Rager Z20 , Yamaha
  • Favorite Angler: Jason Christie
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Peanut butter crackers
  • Series Fished: ILF 2018, Flw Bfl Co , Flw Costa Co , Indiana BASS Nation club , Indiana BASS Federation, Anglers Choice , Renagade Marine
  • Occupation: Auto Body, Refinish Tech / Arrow Auto Body
  • From: Leesburg, Indiana

Ron Fabiszak

Ranked #18

ILF Angler Ron Fabiszak

Eliminated
9 lb 13 oz
Penalties 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 27 years
  • Rig: Ranger Z521 / Yamaha 250
  • Favorite Angler: Bubba
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Pretzel Rods
  • Series Fished: FLW Tour, FLW Costa/Everstart Series, USA Bassin, R&B Bass Circuit, D&R Tournament
  • Occupation: Independent Contractor
  • From: South Ben, IN

Charles Willis

Ranked #23

ILF Angler Charles Willis

Eliminated
9 lb 05 oz
Penalties: 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 14 yrs
  • Rig: Ranger 520VX Commanche
    Mercury OptiMax 225
  • Favorite Angler: Jason Christie
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Peanut butter crackers
  • Series Fished: Ever Starts, BFL, OMBTT
  • Occupation: Drilling Coordinator 7NT Engineering
  • From: Kettering, OH

Rob Kelley

Ranked #9

ILF Angler Rob Kelley

Eliminated
6 lb 13 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 12 yrs
  • Rig: Skeeter FX20 / 250 SHO
  • Favorite Angler: Rick Clunn
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Jerky
  • Series Fished: ILF 2016-17, Fishers of Men, IBF Trail, Top-8's
  • Occupation: Senior Manager / Ryder Logistics
  • From: Indianapolis, IN

Phil Reel

Rank #8

ILF Angler Phil Reel

Eliminated
5 lb 00 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fish: 31yrs
  • Rig: Ranger 119 / Mercury 225
  • Favorite Angler: Larry Nixon
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Turkey sandwich and apple
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, IBF Trail, TBF, Bullseye Trail, Redman Trail
  • Occupation: Job Setter / Chrysler Casting
  • From: Kokomo, IN

Fred Claar

Ranked #21

ILF Angler Fred Claar

Eliminated
4 lb 11 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fish: 11+ Yrs
  • Rig:
  • Favorite Angler: Mike Iaconelli
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Deer Jerky
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, Local opens , Monday night Kokomo Bullseye Trail
  • Occupation: Relief operator , BraunAbility
  • From: Lake Bruce, IN

Braden Atwood

Ranked #13

ILF Angler Braden Atwood

Eliminated
2 lb 13 oz
Penalties 10 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 4yrs
  • Rig: 98 Skeeter ZX201/Mercury 150 EFI
  • Favorite Angler: James Watson
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Rice Crispy Treats
  • Series Fished: FLW, YETI College Fishing, Cabela’s Colligate Series, KY Bass Open Trail
  • Occupation: Plumbing - Atwood Plumbing
  • From: Danville, KY

Kahlo KUP Select Series Qualifying Round 2

August 26, 2018

12 Anglers Competing Top 6 Advance to KUP Championship

See All Photos Live Leaderboard

Lee Duracz

Ranked #7

ILF Angler Lee Duracz

Advanced
21 lb 13 oz
Penalties: 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 15 yrs
  • Rig: Cobra 201
    225 Yamaha Vmax
  • Favorite Angler: Jami Young
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Nutty Bars
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, Anglers Choice, TBF, Bass Nation, H2o weekend, Smac, R and B, Living the Dream
  • Occupation:
  • From: Elkhart, IN

John Fogleman

Rank #36

ILF Angler John Fogleman

Advanced
9 lb 15 oz
Penalties: 18 min

  • Competitive Fish: 30yrs
  • Rig: Phoenix 21 PHX 250 SHO
  • Favorite Angler: KVD
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Cold Pizza
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017
  • Occupation: General Manager - Kahlo Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram
  • From: Fishers, IN

Mark Flotow

Ranked #27

ILF Angler Mark Flotow

Advanced
7 lb 06 oz
Penalties 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 20 yrs
  • Rig: Nitro CDX Mercury 225 Optimax
  • Favorite Angler: Jacob Wheeler
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Peanuts
  • Series Fished: Anglers Dream, USA Bassin
  • Occupation: Shipping Supervisor at Lewis Bakeries
  • From: LaPorte, IN

Matt Jones

Ranked #29

ILF Angler Matt Jones

Advanced
6 lb 06 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fish: 21 yrs
  • Rig: 520 Ranger / 225 Mercury
  • Favorite Angler: Greg Hackney
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Joe's Jerky
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, Angler's Choice, BFL, IBF, USA Bassin
  • Occupation: Engineer / Reishauer USA
  • From: Kokomo, IN

Gary Barnes Jr

Ranked #6

ILF Angler Gary Barnes Jr

Advanced
6 lb 05 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing 20yrs
  • Rig: Nitro Z9 250hp Mercury
  • Favorite Angler: Mike Iconelli
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Jack Links teriyaki beef jerky
  • Series Fished: Richmond Bass Club and USA Bassin
  • Occupation: Route Sales Manager for Interstate Batteries Richmond location
  • From: Richmond, IN

Gary Straber

Ranked #35

ILF Angler Gary Straber

Advanced
6 lb 02 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 37 yrs
  • Rig:Nitor 898
    Mercury 200
  • Favorite Angler: Gerald Swindle
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Star Crunch (but only after a limit)
  • Series Fished: ILF 2015/16/17, Federation (80's/90's),BFL, Fishers of Men, Angler's Dream, USA Bassin
  • Occupation: Sales Rep Edlo Sales and Engineering
  • From: Indianapolis, IN

Bud Tonkel

Ranked #2

ILF Angler Bud Tonkel

Eliminated
5 lb 14 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 20 yrs
  • Rig: Ranger 522vx Mercury 225
  • Favorite Angler: Greg Hackney
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Granola Bars
  • Series Fished: Angola Hawg Hunters, 2017 Indiana State Team
  • Occupation: Dry Dock Marine
  • From: Ashley, IN

Ron O’Keefe

Ranked #20

ILF Angler Ron O’Keefe

Eliminated
5 lb 00 oz
Penalties:0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 25yrs
  • Rig: Nitro Z8
  • Favorite Angler: KVD, Ott Defoe
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Venison sticks
  • Series Fished: Tri State, NBAA, BAM, DnR
  • Occupation: Product Manager in Automotive
  • From: Hastings, Michigan

Jami Young

Ranked #22

ILF Angler Jami Young

Eliminated
4 lb 04 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 4 yrs
  • Rig: Ranger 521 Comanche Mercury 250
  • Favorite Angler: Gerald Swindle
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Pringles and Peach Tea
  • Series Fished: Anglers Choice, R & B, US Bassin, River Wednesdays, Livin the Dream
  • Occupation: HS Math Teacher
  • From: Elkhart, IN

Aaron Hochstedler

Ranked #3

ILF Angler Aaron Hochstedler

Eliminated
2 lb 14 oz
Penalties: 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 28 yrs
  • Rig: BassCat Courar 20
    Mercury 250
  • Favorite Angler: Randy Howell
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Beef Jerkey
  • Series Fished: ILF 2015,2016,2017, Anglers Choice, Indiana Bass Nation Team Trail and IBF
  • Occupation: Millwright
  • From: Greentown, IN

Jesse Schwark

Ranked #4

ILF Angler Jesse Schwark

Eliminated
2 lb 03 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 27 yrs
  • Rig: Ranger Z521 250 Mercury
  • Favorite Angler: Denny Brower
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Beef Jerky
  • Series Fished: BFL, Lake Drive, Calhoun County Bass, Bass Federation 2016(State Champ) and Tri – State Bass
  • Occupation: Iron worker Local #25
  • From: Athens, MI

Jim Miller

Ranked #14

ILF Angler Jim Miller

Eliminated
2 lb 01 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 12 yrs
  • Rig: Ranger 521vx / Yamaha 225
  • Favorite Angler: KVD
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Bobby Adams roll ups
  • Series Fished: ILF 2015 / 2016, Anglers Choice, IBF, IBC, USA Bassin, Hendrick County Bassmaster
  • Occupation: Co Owner Brownsburg Auto Center
  • From: Pittsboro, IN