2018 ILF Lake Drive Marine Select Qualify Series #1 Anglers

2018 ILF Lake Drive Marine Select Qualify Series #1 Anglers

It will change how you fish!

Lake Drive Marine Select Series #1 Details
A Qualifying Series for the 2018 Kahlo KUP Select Championship Series

  • 23 Anglers - 2 Qualifying Rounds 1 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:* 1st $2,700, 2nd $1,000, 3rd $500, 4th $300
  • No Payout in Qualifying Rounds
  • *Payout is only in the Championship and is based on 23 Anglers Competing
  • Ranking based on 2017 performance

Rules FAQs

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
  • Points Sereis - Kalho Challenge Kup

Lake Drive Marine Select Series 1 Championship

Saturday July 1, 2018 - Coldwater Lake, Coldwater, MI

12 Anglers Competing for a Total Purse of $4,500

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Jesse Schwark

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Jesse Schwark

1st Place
25 lb 01 oz
Penalties: 4 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 Wheeler

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Jim Wheeler

2nd Place
21 lb 00 oz
Penalties: 8 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 20 yrs
  • Rig: Ranger Boat
  • Favorite Angler: Kevin VanDam
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Peanut Crackers
  • Series Fished: R&B, Anglers Choice,
  • Occupation: Local 374 Boilermaker
  • From: Valparaiso, IN

Lee Duracz

Rank #2

ILF Angler Lee Duracz

3rd Place
19 lb 14 oz
Penalties: 4 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

Phill Duracz

Not Ranked

ILF Angle Phill Duracz

4th Place
18 lb 09 oz
Penalties: 0 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

Rob Kelley

Rank #9

ILF Angler Rob Kelley

5th Place
8 lb 15 oz
Penalties: 2 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

Marc Fishburn

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Marc Fishburn

6th Place
8 lb 14 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

Matt Kiefer

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Matt Kiefer

7th Place
8 lb 04 oz
Penalties: 4 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 10yrs
  • Rig: 2010 Skeeter FX20, Yamaha 250 SHO, twin 12' Talons, Minn Kota Ultrex
  • Favorite Angler: Edwin Evers
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Gatorade Protein Bar
  • Series Fished: FLW Costa Series, R & B Bass Circuit, Lake Drive Thursday Night, Renegade, Adams County Bass Casters
  • Occupation: Supply Chain Manager, Dolco Packaging a Tekni-plex Company
  • From: Fort Wayne, IN

Kris Thornton

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Kris Thornton

8th Place
6 lb 00 oz
Penalties: 4 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

Ken Plencner

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Aaron Ken Plencner

9th Place
5 lb 06 oz
Penalties: 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing:
  • Rig: Skeeter FX21 / Yamaha 250
  • Favorite Angler:
  • Favorite on the Water Snack:
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017
  • Occupation:
  • From: South Bend, IN

Ron O’Keefe

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Ron O’Keefe

10th Place
5 lb 02 oz
Penalties: 2 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

Rick Thatcher

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Rick Thatcher

11th Place
4 lb 07 oz
Penalties: 6 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 30 years
  • Rig: Phoenix 721 / Mecury 250
  • Favorite Angler: Aaron Martins
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Home Made Cookies
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, BFL co-angler,Tri-State, Lake Drive Weekend, Lake Drive Thursday Nite, Adams County Bass Casters
  • Occupation: Retired
  • From: Fort Jennings, OH

Jami Young

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Jami Young

12th Place
2 lb 08 oz
Penalties: 4 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 4 yrs
  • Rig: Cobra 201 Yamaha VMax 225
  • 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

Lake Drive Marine Select Series 1 Qualifying Round 1

Saturday May 5, 2018 - Dewart Lake Syracuse, IN

11 Anglers Competing Top 6 Advance to Championship

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Matt Kiefer

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Matt Kiefer

Advanced
15 lb 05 oz
Penalties: 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 10yrs
  • Rig: 2010 Skeeter FX20, Yamaha 250 SHO, twin 12' Talons, Minn Kota Ultrex
  • Favorite Angler: Edwin Evers
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Gatorade Protein Bar
  • Series Fished: FLW Costa Series, R & B Bass Circuit, Lake Drive Thursday Night, Renegade, Adams County Bass Casters
  • Occupation: Supply Chain Manager, Dolco Packaging a Tekni-plex Company
  • From: Fort Wayne, IN

Ron O’Keefe

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Ron O’Keefe

Advanced
11 lb 02 oz
Penalties: 2 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

Phill Duracz

Not Ranked

ILF Angle Phill Duracz

Advanced
10 lb 03 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

Jesse Schwark

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Jesse Schwark

Advanced
9 lb 15 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

Marc Fishburn

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Marc Fishburn

Advanced
9 lb 13 oz
Penalties: 12 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

Jami Young

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Jami Young

Advanced
8 lb 12 oz
Penalties: 4 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 4 yrs
  • Rig: Cobra 201 Yamaha VMax 225
  • 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

Matt Uetrecht

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Matt Uetrecht

Eliminated
4 lb 14 oz
Penalties: 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing:
  • Rig:
  • Favorite Angler: Denny Brauer
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Banana Nut Muffins
  • Series Fished:
  • Occupation:
  • From: Coldwater, MI

Justin Romines

Rank #23

ILF Angler Justin Romines

Eliminated
2 lb 03 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fish: 15yrs
  • Rig: Triton TR201 / Mercury 200
  • Favorite Angler: Scott Martin
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Beef Jerky
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, Fisher of Men, ABA Weekend Series, ABA Draw Series
  • Occupation: Owner / Rayjus Outdoors
  • From: Morris, IL

Aaron Hochstedler

Rank #6

ILF Angler Aaron Hochstedler

Eliminated
2 lb 02 oz
Penalties: 0 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

BJ Butcher

Rank #41

ILF Angler Aaron BJ Butcher

Eliminated
2 lb 03 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 12 yrs
  • Rig: Skeeter ZX225
    Yamaha 225 SHO
  • Favorite Angler: Bobby Lane
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: PB Crackers & Little Debbie
  • Series Fished: ILF 2016/17, Anglers Choice, IBF, Kokomo Res Mondays
  • Occupation: Plant Mgr. / High Performance Alloys and Hoosier Water Jet
  • From: Greentown, IN

Don Spencer

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Don Spencer

Eliminated
0 lb 00 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing:
  • Rig:
  • Favorite Angler:
  • Favorite on the Water Snack:
  • Series Fished:
  • Occupation:
  • From:

Canceled

Not Ranked

ILF Angler

Lake Drive Marine Select Series 1 Qualifying Round 2

Sunday May 6, 2018 - Tippecanoe Lake & James Lake

12 Anglers Competing Top 6 Advance to Championship

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Rob Kelley

Rank #9

ILF Angler Rob Kelley

Advanced
26 lb 11 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

Kris Thornton

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Kris Thornton

Advanced
17 lb 11 oz
Penalties: 2 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

Ken Plencner

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Aaron Ken Plencner

Advanced
17 lb 10 oz
Penalties: 2 min

  • Competitive Fishing:
  • Rig: Skeeter FX21 / Yamaha 250
  • Favorite Angler:
  • Favorite on the Water Snack:
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017
  • Occupation:
  • From: South Bend, IN

Lee Duracz

Rank #2

ILF Angler Lee Duracz

Advanced
16 lb 10 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

Jim Wheeler

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Jim Wheeler

Advanced
7 lb 14 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 20 yrs
  • Rig: Ranger Boat
  • Favorite Angler: Kevin VanDam
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Peanut Crackers
  • Series Fished: R&B, Anglers Choice,
  • Occupation: Local 374 Boilermaker
  • From: Valparaiso, IN

Rick Thatcher

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Rick Thatcher

Advanced
6 lb 01 oz
Penalties: 8 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 30 years
  • Rig: Phoenix 721 / Mecury 250
  • Favorite Angler: Aaron Martins
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Home Made Cookies
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, BFL co-angler,Tri-State, Lake Drive Weekend, Lake Drive Thursday Nite, Adams County Bass Casters
  • Occupation: Retired
  • From: Fort Jennings, OH

Eric McDiarmid

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Eric Scott McDiarmid

Eliminated
6 lb 01 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 10 yrs
  • Rig: Triton tr21x Mercury 225 pro xs
  • Favorite Angler: Seth Feider
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: PB&J
  • Series Fished: NBAA, Lake Drive Marine Bass Tour, BAM, R&B Bass, Reel Deal Lunkers Club, Midwest Sportsman, BASS Opens co-angler
  • Occupation: Owner Napa Auto / Marshall MI
  • From: Charlotte, MI

Seth Thompson

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Seth Thompson

Eliminated
5 lb 12 oz
Penalties: 14 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 6 yrs
  • Rig: 1989 Stratos 275 Pro W/ Johnson 150
  • Favorite Angler: Shaw Grigsby
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Oatmeal cookie
  • Series Fished: Aqua Bassmasters club (IBF & B.A.S.S.)
  • Occupation: Water damage Mitigation Specialist For Amerestore, America’s Restoration Team
  • From: New Palestine, IN

Ralph Tuttle

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Ralph Tuttle

Eliminated
4 lb 14 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 46 years
  • Rig: Ranger 496 / Yamaha 200
  • Favorite Angler: KVD and others
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Beef Jerky
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, Rusty Hook, Tri-State, Renegade State and a lot of opens.
  • Occupation: Retired
  • From: Hudson, IN

Jeff Uetrecht

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Jeff Uetrecht

Eliminated
3 lb 11 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 25 years
  • Rig: Skeeter FX20 Custom / Yamaha 250 SHO
  • Favorite Angler: Alton Jones
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Honey wheat pretzel braids
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, Thursday Night Working League, Elite Opens, B.A.M. Big Money, Bass for Cash
  • Occupation: Owner, Lake Drive Marine
  • From: Coldwater, MI

Greg Mangus

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Greg Mangus

Eliminated
3 lb 01 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 31 yrs
  • Rig: Phoenix 721 / Yamaha 250
  • Favorite Angler: KVD,RVD,Mark Zona and Stacey King
  • Favorite on the Water Snack:PB and J
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, Rusty Hook, Tri-State Bass, NBAA, Lake Drive Marine Bass Tour, BAM, R&B Bass and Renegade Bass
  • Occupation: Tackle Representative and Owner of C-Flash Crankbaits
  • From: Fremont, IN

Lance Miley

Not Ranked

ILF Angler Lance Miley

Eliminated
1 lb 02 oz
Penalties: 0 min

  • Competitive Fishing: 20 years
  • Rig: Skeeter FX20 / Yamaha 250 SHO
  • Favorite Angler: Scott Martin
  • Favorite on the Water Snack: Beef Jerkey
  • Series Fished: ILF 2017, Lake Drive Marine Tour, B.A.M., Michiana Bass Tour, DNR Sports
  • Occupation: Union Floorlayer
  • From: Holland, OH