Bob and Mike welcome Doug to ILF. Doug Ashley may be new to some of you , but if you've been around tournament bass fishing in Indiana, perhaps he's just an old friend back in the spotlight. Doug Ashley got his start in tournament fishing when he was just 7 years old. Although his father David Ashley got him into bass tournaments in the early 80's, it was his mother Diane that took him to his first derby in the mid 70's. Although there are no records to confirm the results, Doug believes he finished in the Top 3 of the first and only Anchor Mates Bluegill Tournament on Aqua Gardens in Anderson. Sources have it that there were 4 contestants that day and one went home early because she needed to take her nap.
Doug is joining the ILF Tournament Team to help grow the circuit and the format. With his help, ILF will add more tournaments to the circuit in future and look at ways to make the events even better. Doug is not new to the world of tournament bass fishing. When he is not participating in bass tournaments, he has been known to organize and operate a few as well. He was a co-director of the Indiana Federation Tournament Trail for 6 years in the mid 90's. He also was one of the original directors of the Anglers Dream circuit in the early 2000's. Taking a break from organizing and fishing the larger circuits, he started a local Wednesday night tournament in center Indiana on White River. After slowing down, raising his son, and enjoying travel with his wife and family, Doug is ready to try on his tournament directors hat again. If you join the ILF circuit this year for the first time, or you're a regular at the ramp, stop and introduce yourself to the new (old) guy.
If you are a tournament angler and want to challenge yourself signup with ILF! This is in my opinion is the best bang for your buck. The ILF is professionally run and is a friendly competitive atmosphere. Try the new rookie events to cut your teeth in the MLF format. This is a great way to see if it fits your style of fishing. I look forward to seeing all of you on the water!
Indy League Fishing is the first and only organization to stay pure to the MLF format for weekend Anglers. Anglers have been watching the Major League Fishing on TV for several years and have all wanted to fish a Major League Fishing format tournament, Indy League Fishing now gives them the opportunity to fish a “Pure” MLF format. We have hosted tournaments in the Midwest, including: Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky.
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