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The Bass Federation (TBF) => TBF of MI State Championship => TBF Northern Divisional Championship => Topic started by: djkimmel on September 08, 2010, 06:21:32 PM

Title: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: djkimmel on September 08, 2010, 06:21:32 PM
Just in from TBF of Michigan president Jeff Cox. Day 1 of the TBF Northern Divisional championship has finished with the TBF of Michigan team holding a 9 pound lead over 2nd place home team Indiana!! The fishing is very tough - only 77 15" keepers caught today by 72 anglers! That is tough! Fishing Patoka Lake in Indiana today through Friday.

TBF of Michigan state team leads with 49 pounds 3 ounces with the 9 pound lead over Indiana in 2nd and 17 pounds over 3rd place Ohio TBF. Wisconsin TBF is in last place with only 25 pounds. Minnesota and Illinois teams only have a little over 27 pounds total each. Those are 12 angler teams! 6 Michigan TBF team members are in the top 20 after day one.

Great news!! Our own LGMOUTH - Michigan's state champion Don Watts is leading the overall event with 4 bass for 14 pounds 9 ounces fishing deeper water. Don also took big bass honors today with a 5 pound 9 ounce largemouth!

Kendall Ulsh is 2nd on the Michigan team with 7 pounds 10 ounces.

Half the entire field of 72 anglers zeroed for the day, and only 24 anglers weighed 2 or more 15 inch keepers. Bass are being caught at all depths. A lot can happen in an event this tough, but cross your fingers the Michigan logs another victory!! Away victories are tough, but SWEET!!

I'll post more details as I get them.
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: motocross269 on September 08, 2010, 06:44:20 PM
Do I hear a "THREEPEAT" ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: bassmandan on September 08, 2010, 07:11:11 PM
i wish they would post results
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: djkimmel on September 08, 2010, 09:28:39 PM
i wish they would post results

If you mean TBF of Michigan, they don't have someone (a volunteer) who can do web sites. They pay someone which means they have to control costs (web work is expensive) and have to wait until that person can get to it since they are not able to pay top dollar to be first in line. That is one reason I try to get it from them and post it here. I wonder if they could send the results out to the club presidents though? That would be affordable and help some maybe? What do you think?

This tournament is run by TBF Inc. so they are actually responsible for reporting the results. The story has been posted at http://www.bassfederation.com/story.php?sid=378 and here is their complete results page (http://www.bassfederation.com/results.php).

Here are the day 1 team results (http://www.bassfederation.com/pdf/Day1NorthernState.pdf) (not sure what 172 blanks means?)

Here are the complete day 1 individual results (http://www.bassfederation.com/pdf/Day1NorthernOverall.pdf)

Here's the day 1 results by each state team (http://www.bassfederation.com/pdf/Day1NorthernFederation.pdf)
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: djkimmel on September 08, 2010, 09:29:58 PM
Need to get those other 5 Michigan team members on some fish too if we want to threepeat!!
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: LGMOUTH on September 08, 2010, 10:00:10 PM
fishing deeper water.


SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: LGMOUTH on September 08, 2010, 10:01:55 PM
Thanks for posting Dan, I will try and keep it up.
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: djkimmel on September 09, 2010, 12:54:37 AM
Hey! In Indiana... deep is a very relative term!! Especially for me! Go get 'em! Shouldn't you be in bed?!? ;D
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on September 09, 2010, 02:03:29 AM
nice job DW  ;D ,is there other guys around u or do u have the area to yourself....hope u sack them!!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: SethV on September 09, 2010, 09:55:59 AM
Nice job guys, keep it up. 

I had to give up my spot on the team, just too much going on and I would not have been able to spend the proper prefish time.   :'(
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: VinceR on September 09, 2010, 11:13:46 AM
Need to get those other 5 Michigan team members on some fish too if we want to threepeat!!

There are some pretty good "sticks" in that group, too. I don't expect them them to stay on the "schnide" for long.

Way to get after em' Don!
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: bassmandan on September 09, 2010, 04:15:36 PM
i wish they would post results

If you mean TBF of Michigan, they don't have someone (a volunteer) who can do web sites. They pay someone which means they have to control costs (web work is expensive) and have to wait until that person can get to it since they are not able to pay top dollar to be first in line. That is one reason I try to get it from them and post it here. I wonder if they could send the results out to the club presidents though? That would be affordable and help some maybe? What do you think?

This tournament is run by TBF Inc. so they are actually responsible for reporting the results. The story has been posted at http://www.bassfederation.com/story.php?sid=378 and here is their complete results page (http://www.bassfederation.com/results.php).

Here are the day 1 team results (http://www.bassfederation.com/pdf/Day1NorthernState.pdf) (not sure what 172 blanks means?)

Here are the complete day 1 individual results (http://www.bassfederation.com/pdf/Day1NorthernOverall.pdf)

Here's the day 1 results by each state team (http://www.bassfederation.com/pdf/Day1NorthernFederation.pdf)

i figured it would have been on the FLW TBF page thats where i was looking im just kind of surprised they didnt haven anything on it
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: djkimmel on September 09, 2010, 04:41:30 PM
I think because the TBF web site is now completely independent of FLW or Bassfan that they are leaving the initial results up to TBF. Some good reasons for that really.

I did not get any press releases from FLW Outdoors on the event. Since FLW Outdoors is involved from the national championship on (I think they are still running that event) that is where they will be involved directly again. That is how I believe it is working now.

I'm trying to make sure I have it all right and explain it for anyone who might wonder how it is working now.
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: djkimmel on September 09, 2010, 04:44:20 PM
Nice job guys, keep it up. 

I had to give up my spot on the team, just too much going on and I would not have been able to spend the proper prefish time.   :'(

Man! That is a bummer when that happens!! You might have liked that kind of fishing...
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: djkimmel on September 09, 2010, 04:44:51 PM
I was happy to see a number of the competitors actually made it on last night checking to see what we were saying about them too!
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: Eric on September 09, 2010, 08:20:01 PM
Today was tougher overall, but those of us who blanked yesterday, all caught fish today.  Now losing by a pound to Indiana.  We'll get 'em tomorrow though.
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on September 09, 2010, 09:51:12 PM
did DW (don watts) get some fish today?way to go michigan!!!!!
   never mind i seen the results,c'mon DW,dig deep i know there's still a fifteen pound bag left in that arsenal of yours,come on,giv'em the michigan magic ;D ;D good luck and good fishing to all the michigan TBF team!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: McCarter on September 10, 2010, 12:01:58 AM
is patoka that tough of a lake?  i just looked at the results, man thats gotta suck for those guys.  i have never  been there but from what i have heard, it was a good lake.

McCarter himself :-\'
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: djkimmel on September 10, 2010, 01:43:41 AM
It is known for big bass, but not a lot of bass. It's had that rep as far back as I can remember - at least 20 years.
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: Waterfoul on September 12, 2010, 03:26:00 PM
is patoka that tough of a lake?  i just looked at the results, man thats gotta suck for those guys.  i have never  been there but from what i have heard, it was a good lake.

McCarter himself :-\'

Brian, it is that tough.  As Dan said... it's known for big bass but not big numbers.  The lake is unlike anything we have here in Michigan.   No matter where you stop to fish, it looks just like the last spot you fished!  In 5 days of fishing I managed to catch 4 keepers and 13 shorts.  5 days, 17 fish total??  That's a tough lake.

If given the choice... I would choose to ever fish that lake again!
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: LGMOUTH on September 12, 2010, 05:55:18 PM
 As Mike said it is that tough. Wednesday I had 6 bites and caught 5 with one being short, Thursday I had 3 bites caught two and they were both short, Friday I had two bites and caught both. That my friends is tough fishing. I was having a way better practice than most but I think the weather played a big part in the decline. All and all I would fish there again. Wouldn't be my first choice but I would go back.

Thanks for the words of encouragement Brian. Had a little trouble on day two, OK alot of trouble but in the end it all worked out.
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: thedude on September 12, 2010, 06:48:39 PM
It is known for big bass, but not a lot of bass. It's had that rep as far back as I can remember - at least 20 years.

just like every other sizeable body of water in indiana... well at least south of Rt 30.
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: gr@ssmonkey on September 14, 2010, 07:18:59 PM
congrats michigan TBF state team on the 3 peat 8)(has that ever been dun in either federation,do u know dan) and nice job to old long lake's very own don watts,i've been to the lake and know first hand that u have to earn every fish there,way to scratch them out,good luck at the nationals.....which is when, anyone know.
Title: Re: Michigan Leads TBF Northern Divisional Championship Day 1!!
Post by: djkimmel on September 15, 2010, 01:16:44 AM
My memory is a long ways from where it used to be, but I do not definitely recall it ever being done before with 3. It may have happened once in BASS way back. Two in a row isn't real common since the home team wins so often usually.