Gus Viehweg wins BIG at Vandalia!!!!

Posted in Bass Club on May 20th, 2015 by Brad

On May 17th, the Gillespie Bass Club traveled to Vandalia Il, to compete against each other in their fifth tournament of the season. Vandalia is another lake with every type of structure an angler could ask for on a lake. Anglers reported that wind gusts in the 15-20 mph range and murky to dingy water could have toughened the fishing conditions. Multiple clubs taking off before us also made for fighting for choice hot spots. I’ll say it again though, someone always finds them or figures out a bite. This time it was Gus Viehweg and he won by a good 8 lb cushion. The results are as follows:

1st, Gus Viehweg, 5 fish, 16.79 lbs.

2nd, Butch Revelle, 4 fish, 8.48 lbs.

3rd, Nathan Troekler, 3 fish, 7.87 lbs.

Big Bass, Gus Viehweg, 5.21 lbs.

34 anglers participated with 21 weighing in 42 fish for a total weight of 99.68 lbs.

Complete results are HERE

YTD standings are HERE

Photos are HERE

Greg Satterlee gets win #2 at Otter!!

Posted in Bass Club on May 4th, 2015 by Brad

On April 26th, 2015, the Gillespie Bass Club held their fourth tournament of the season on Otter Lake. Located north of Gillespie near Girard, this water source has been a favorite for years. Producing big bass in the spring and also allowing the “lucky” or maybe “unlucky” angler to match muscles with a possible state record Muskie, its a fun lake to fish. Fellow club members also run an additional fishing circuit on the lake that is known to have some impressive weigh-ins through out the year. The results are as follows:

1st, Greg Satterlee, 3 fish, 10.42 lbs.

2nd, Dave King, 3 fish, 10.09 lbs.

3rd, Jason Carrigan, 2 fish, 9.29 lbs.

Big Bass, Gus Viehweg, 5.33 lbs.

45 anglers participated with 27 weighing in 46 fish for a total weight of 138.93 lbs.

Complete Results are HERE

YTD standings are HERE

Photos are HERE

Nathan Troeckler takes 1st at Egypt!

Posted in Bass Club on April 21st, 2015 by Brad

On April 12th, 2015, the Gillespie Bass Club made the long haul down to the southern waters of Lake Egypt. This was the third tournament of the season for the club and a new lake for many of the anglers.  A lake with anything you want structure wise, this fishery has been around for years and is a pleasure to fish.  A strict slot limit allowed our anglers the option of two over 16 inches and one under 14. If you couldn’t get your overs, you had the option of weighing three unders. Rumor on the lake was the bite was on fire the day before. With pre-spawn conditions underway and water temps around 63 degrees, one would think the fish would be jumping in the boat. Not the case. Anglers still had to work for their limit. As always, someone finds them. Results are as follows:

1st, Nathan Troeckler, 3 fish, 8.40 lbs.

2nd, Joe Slemer, 3 fish, 7.94 lbs.

3rd, Colin Overmeyer, 3 fish, 7.79 lbs.

Big Bass, Nathan Troekler, 4.61 lbs.

28 anglers participated with 27 weighing in 71 fish for a total weight of 145.48 lbs.

Complete Tournament results are HERE

YTD Standings are HERE

Photos are HERE

Lonnie Colley lands the win on Sangchris!!

Posted in Bass Club on April 1st, 2015 by Brad

On March 29th, 2015, the Gillespie Bass Club held their second tournament of the season on Sangchris Lake. Located north of here near Pawnee, Sangchris is another well known power plant lake that the club visits on a yearly basis. Once known for its state record striped bass, this lake also holds an abundance of big crappie and some bucketmouth bass. It’s not uncommon for a  7 lb bass and the occasional 8 pounder to be landed early in the season. On this day, the club was welcomed with high winds and water temps in the mid to upper 40’s. Not your best conditions for fishing. As always, someone found the fish. Results are as follows:

1st, Lonnie Colley, 3 fish, 10.23 lbs.

2nd, Aaron Hankins, 3 fish, 9.50 lbs.

3rd, Greg Saterlee, 3 fish, 9.26 lbs.

Big Bass, Aaron Hankins, 5.54 lbs. (Note: Aaron’s fish takes over current big bass of the 2015 season beating out Nathan Troeklers 5.36lb from Coffeen.)

36 anglers participated with 21 weighing in 39 fish for a total weight of 121.90 lbs

Complete Tournament Results are HERE

Year to Date Standings are HERE

Photos from Sangchris are HERE

Greg Satterlee kicks off season with win at Coffeen!!!

Posted in Bass Club on March 17th, 2015 by Brad

On March 15th, 2015, the Gillespie bass club held their first tournament of the 2015 season on well known Coffeen Lake. The Powerplant lake that draws attention as a tournament hotspot and angling paradise for many years is always one of our early lakes that everyone looks forward to. The results are as follows:

1st, Greg Satterlee, 3 fish, 7.32 lbs.
2nd, Chris Young, 3 fish, 7.10 lbs.
3rd, Mike Bekeske, 3 fish, 7.09 lbs.
Big Bass, Nathan Troekler, 5.36 lbs.

32 anglers participated with 28 weighing in 48 fish for a total weight of 120.38 lbs.

Complete tournament results and YTD standings can be viewed HERE

Photos from Coffeen tournament are HERE

Also, check out the new current big bass page I have added on the sidebar. Did some tweaking!

Club Banquet “Reschedule”

Posted in Bass Club on March 5th, 2015 by Brad

As you all know, the club banquet was cancelled due to the recent bad weather we had and adverse travel conditions. As of the last meeting, the club has decided on a new date.

Here’s the info:

Where: Litchfield Country Club

When: March 21, 2015

Time: Happy Hour 6:00, Dinner at 7:00.

Award ceremony and 50/50′s will follow the meal.

Directions and info about the country club can be viewed HERE

Otter Lake Tournament Series

Posted in Bass Club on March 1st, 2015 by Brad

Just a heads up:

Those of you who are interested in fishing the Otter Lake Circuit again, the schedule can be found by clicking the link in the side bar or clicking HERE

Any Questions feel free to contact Colin Overmyer or Levi Rosentretter

2015 Schedule

Posted in Bass Club on February 28th, 2015 by Brad

The 2015 schedule is now up. It can be viewed on the side bar or by following this link HERE

Next Meeting , March 2, 2015

Posted in Bass Club on February 28th, 2015 by Brad

Next meeting is scheduled for March 2, 2015, 7:00pm, Crawdaddies Tavern, Mt. Olive.

We will be drawing for two tournaments that evening. Coffeen on the 15th and Sangchris on the 29th.

This is an important meeting for we have a lot to discuss about the upcoming season and we need all members who intend on fishing these next two tournaments, to be in attendance.

2015 Tournament Schedule

Posted in Bass Club on January 26th, 2015 by Brad

Currently working on getting the schedule up. Still need some times and verifications but the schedule is a good one and we are about ready to kick off another season for the Gillespie Bass Club!!! Stay Tuned