2016 Kahlo Challenge Kup Wildcard

2016 Kahlo Challenge Kup Wildcard

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ILF Anglers Mike Botos Tony Goff

Tony's Flathead

ILF Boat Official Team

David Doran, George Dugger, Ethan Shaw
Josh Ray, Mike Blanch, Zane Paddack/p>

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September 7, 2016 on Morse Reservoir, Noblesville, IN

This is the WILDCARD of the Kahlo Challenge Kup Series where 6 Anglers are competing in a second chance to make it to the Championship. The top two will advance to the Championship, the bottom four are eliminated from the Series. Wildcard competing Anglers: Mike Botos, Tony Goff, Jeff Tennell, Wes Thomas, Aaron Hochstedler and Scott Dieterman.

The Lake: The Lake chosen for Round 3 was Morse Reservoir, Noblesville, IN. Anglers were notified of the lake they would be fishing 24 hours prior to the start and the lake was off limits up until the start. There was only 1 Period lasting three and one half hours for the Wildcard. It was basically a 3 1/2 hour shootout. The lake was zone so the Anglers could only fish from the Carrigan Road Bridge to the bridge at Red Bridge Park on the north end.

Conditions: The Period 5:30pm to 9:00pm: water temp 79 degrees and 15-20 SW wind.

Jeff Tennell got off to a fast start scoring 2 fish before the other Anglers. After that Mike Botos quickly took over the lead landing a 4lb 5oz bass and that allow him to maintain the lead for a 1st place finish with 4 fish weighing 8lbs 12ozs. All Anglers eventually made the Leaderboard however the bite was very slow. The battle was for whom would finish second place to move on which Tony Goff finished strong in the end catching 4 fish weighing 5lbs 2ozs. Tony’s quest was interrupted by having to fight a 40lb flathead catfish for about 15 minutes. Mike Botos 4lb 5oz wound up being big bass of the Wildcard.

Penalties: Two Anglers were accessed penalties during the Wildcard for fish handling violations.

Boat Officials: Special thanks to ILF Boat Officials: David Doran, George Dugger, Ethan Shaw, Josh Ray, Mike Blanch and Zane Paddack.

Special Thanks to our Sponsor for this Series: Kevin Kahlo of Kahlo Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and stay tuned for the Wildcard Round.

Kahlo Challenge Kup Series Qualifying Round #1 Results

Place Advance Angler Weight Average Biggest Fish # of Fish Penalties
1st Championship Mike Botos 8 lb 12 oz 2 lb 03 oz 4 lb 05 oz 4 0 minutes
2nd Championship Tony Goff 5 lb 02 oz 1 lb 04 oz 1 lb 09 oz 4 4 minutes
3rd Eliminated Jeff Tennell 4 lb 01 oz 1 lb 06 oz 1 lb 11 oz 3 2 minutes
4th Eliminated Wes Thomas 2 lb 13 oz 2 lb 13 oz 2 lb 13 oz 1 0 minutes
5th Eliminated Aaron Hochstedler 1 lb 14 oz 0 lb 15 oz 0 lb 15 oz 2 0 minutes
6th Eliminated Scott Dieterman 1 lb 06 oz 1 lb 06 oz 1 lb 06 oz 1 0 minutes