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Vance and Coffman at Nationals

Greg Vance and Kyle Coffman represented the IBN at Nationals last week at Lake Conroe in Texas.  Greg was in second place after the first day of competition and slipped to 12th just out of the top 10 cut for the final day.  Thanks guys for doing a great job representing Iowa at Nationals.  Also a Non Boater from LA won the entire tournament and is headed to the BASSMASTER CLASSIC!

MOHN WINS 2016 ANGLER OF THE YEAR!

Dan Mohn wins AOTY of the year for IBN! Dan Mohn finished in 5th at Okoboji and 2nd in PDC to capture the AOTY.(pictured right)

Clay Torson (left) is the Co Angler AOTY for IBN 2016 season. Clay finished 3rd at Okoboji and 5th at PDC

FALL STATE TOP 3 BOATERS

Greg Vance (center) won the IBN Fall State Tournament out of PDC.  Dan Mohn (left) got second place and Kevin Andera (right) was 3rd.  Mohn also wrapped up AOTY honors for 2016 IBN season.  Congratulations guys!

Fall State Top Non Boaters

Pat Soppe of Manchester won the Co Anglers Division at the IBN Fall State Tournament.  Jerry Duncklee (not pictured) finished 2nd, and Tony Puelz (right) finished in third place.

Roger Corley

Roger Corley had biggest bass of the Co Angler side at Fall State in PDC

IBN STAFF

Thanks to the IBN Volunteers for putting on a great Tourney!

Fall State Boaters

Fall State Non boaters

TOURNAMENT INFO

TEAM TRAIL BASICS

The four Team Trail tournaments are OPEN tournaments.  You sign up with your partner. Yearly Team Trail membership $30 an angler($10 if IBN member)

Entry fee per tournament per team $120     80% plus payback.    Casey's Big Bass per tourney Wins $500

Year end points based on all 4 tournaments(NO Drops).  May use 1 alternate, but can use alternate more than once but has to be same alternate.  That alternate may be used at Championship if he has fished one of the four tournaments with you.

1 Team per 40 guys signed up qualify for BASSMASTER TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP!  (last year 2 teams went)  One man from these circuits will make it to the BASSMASTER CLASSIC!

OTHER TOURNAMENTS

SPRING AND FALL STATE QUALIFIERS

Must belong to an Iowa  Bass Nation Club to fish these.  Year end points from these two tournaments will determine 10 Boaters and 10 Non boaters that will go on to Regional Competition as our State Team.

Entry Fee $200 for both tournies combined for Boaters, and $150 for both tournies for Co Anglers.

THEN THE 10K

10K is an Open Buddy Tournament paying $10,000 First Place.   $250 per team if paid by deadline.

MCKNIGHT WINS STATE TOURNAMENT

Mike McKnight, a member of Elite Anglers of Iowa bass club, won the IBN Spring State Tournament this past weekend on Lake Okoboji.  Mike had a two day total of 26.86 pounds on 6 fish.  He anchored it with a 6.87# fish on day 1 that took Big Bass of the tournament.  Second place was Mark Moorman with 26.28#s.

TOP 3 Co Anglers

Isiah Minton Wins Co Angler Division at Spring State Tournament. Isiah pictured far right is a member of the Eastern Iowa High School bass club.  He had a two day 6 fish weight of 21.28#s.  2nd place Dennis Sellers middle had 19.30#s, and 3rd place finisher Clay Torson far left, also a member of Eastern Iowa High School bass club, had 19.29#s.  Shows what a great job Shanda Heath does overseeing this High School club that lands two members in the top three.

Top Three Boaters at Spring State

Along with winner McKnight are Mark Moorman 2nd place center, and far right is 3rd place Nate Brown with 25.43#s.  When we were last at Okoboji two years ago Nate was the winner.  Congratulation guys!

STATE TOURNAMENT TOP BOATERS

STATE TOURNAMENT TOP CO ANGLERS

Platz Takes NE Iowa Club open with 18.85#s

Tony Platz won the Oct 16th NE Iowa Bass Club's Open 26 boat tourney with 18.85#s

Steph Cook made Big Ol Fish on Channel 9

Take off from the Winnesheik

Brian Niebuhr and Gene Hamdorf check livewells and pass out key fobs while sending out the boats on Day 1 at PDC.

Hunter and Brady in the take off line

Kevin Andrea with one of his fish

Mark Sexton in the Berkley wrapped boat heads out.

Clay Torson with two of the fish that helped him earn Co Angler AOTY honors.

Anglers in line to weigh their fish

IBN REGIONAL QUALIFYING STATE TEAM

This is how the State Team is decided

The 1st Place Boater from Spring and the 1st Place Boater from Fall are automatically on the team.  Also the 1st Place Co Angler from Spring and Fall automatically make the team.  the other 8 Boaters and 8 Co Anglers are determined by their combined points from Spring and Fall.  Ties are settled by the following Tie Breakers in our rules.

First Tie Break is  NUMBER OF FISH

IF still tied 2nd Tie Break is NUMBER OF LIVE FISH

If still tied 3rd is BIGGEST SINGLE DAY BAG

If still tied 4th is  SECOND BIGGEST SINGLE DAY BAG

5TH is COIN TOSS

STATE TEAM FOR 2017 REGIONAL

BOATERS

Dan Mohn  195 Points  5th at BOJI/ 2nd at PDC

Greg Vance 193  8th/1st Also Auto Fall Win

Nate Brown  184  3rd/15th

Mike McKnight  182  1st/19th  Also Auto Spring Winner

Trevor Kettles  180  16th/6th

Mike Hanrahan  177 4th/21st

Trent Beier  176  22nd/4th

Jeremy King  175  13th/14th

Brian Delf  174  11th/17th

Jordan Bellendier  173  24th/5th  WINS TIE BREAK WITH 16 Fish VS

Kory McIntire  173  23rd/6th   Loses TB 15 Fish    KORY WILL BE ALTERNATE

IBN REGIONAL TEAM CO ANGLERS

Pat Soppe  1st Place PDC Auto Qualifier

Isiah Minton  1st Place BOJI Auto Qualifier

Those two did not Double Qualify by points so only top 8 in total points make the team.

Clay Torson  194 points  3rd Boji/5th PDC

Brian Wilson  189   6th/7th

Tony Puelz   185   14th/3rd

Jon King   184        8th/10th

Dennis Sellers  183  2nd/17th  Wins Tie Break with 12 Fish

Josh Mohn  183  10th/9th  Loses Tie Break with11 Fish

Kyle Coffman   179   11th/12th

Brad Rockwood  178  16th/8th  Wins Tie Break with 11 Fish

Didn't make team because of losing tie breaker is

Keith Van Zandenberg  178  4th/20th Loses Tie Break with 10 Fish versus Rockwood's 11 Fish

CASEY'S Big Bass Winner at IBN State

Greg Vance had Day 2 and overall Big Bass 3.87#s

Day 1 Big Bass Winner Tad Tinlin

10K Winners

$10,000 WINNERS!  Not a bad pay check for a days fishing. Nick O'Keefe and Brad Burke won the 10K

Bill Baker and Rick Martin win the 2016 IBN FROG ONLY with 17.13#s

The team of Mike Brueggen(far right) and Jim Caulum(2nd from right) won the Aug 6th Lacrosse Event with 17.01#s including Mike's 3.79# Casey's Big Bass.  2nd Place finishers Brian Kregel(far left) and Tony Puelz(2nd from left) had 15.14#s.  3rd Place (not pictured) team of Adam and Jacob Crigger are leading the season points with one event left in Dubuque, Iowa

CASEY'S BIG BASS AT FROG ONLY

Josh Grubes took home Big Bass honors Sunday at the IBN FROG ONLY with this 5.70#er.

Bobby Mindock took home $750 Casey's big Bass money for this 4.54#er at the 10K

Youth Buddy Tournament One Kid One Adult Per Boat

The kids club is having a tournament Sept 25th at Guttenberg. Buddy tournament with an adult. Looking for volunteers. We have approximately 20 kids at each tournament and probably 8 of them already have boats so we also need non boaters. Anybody that is interested can email Shanda Heath shanda713@gmail.com There will be Caseys gift cards for the top 3 teams. 7-2 at Bussey ramp.

Casey's Big Bass Winner Tad Tinlin 4.21#s

Tad Tinlin earned $500 for the Casey's Big Bass at Lansing. Pictured with his partner Ted Tinlin.

CASEYS BIG BASS AT SAVANA

Adam Crigger earned $500 for his 4.62# Caseys Big Bass at Savana June 11th