On October 7th and 8th 2023 the District 10 IL/IN Semi Finals was held on the Mississippi River Pools 18 and 19 Launched at Fort Madison Iowa. This event was hosted by the Illinois Bass Federation.
Registration for the event was held Friday evening at the Quality Inn Fort Madison.
There were 109 Boaters and 109 co-anglers competing in the event to qualify for spots for the 2024 TBF National Tournament next spring. Location TBD.
Illinois qualified 1 boater and 1 co-angler and Indiana qualified 2 boaters and 2 co-anglers.
The weather was warm during practice on Wed and Thurs. A cold front and high winds came through on Friday to start the cold front for the event on Saturday and Sunday making fishing more difficult for most anglers.
Those who found biting fish did very well.
Congratulations Pete Saele as he was the overall Boater winner with a 2 day total of 28.69 Lbs. He will advance to the 2024 TBF National Tournament for IL.
Congratulations to Chris Lally as he was the overall Co-angler winner with a 2 day total of 14.72 Lbs. He will advance to the 2024 TBF National Tournament for IL.
Indiana Boaters Scott Bateman 27.40 Lbs and Chris Wilkinson 21.57 Lbs. will advance to the 2024 TBF National Tournament.
Indiana Co-Anglers Jason Cross 11.38 Lbs. and Daniel Eversole 11.04 Lbs. will advance to the 2024 TBF National Tournament.
A big thanks to all who helped in running the tournament. Especially Joe Snyder, Ryan Winstead, Don Delong, Pat Welch, Pat Reeves, Derick Price, Mike Goins and Chi Easton, City of Fort Madison
And a big thanks to Chi Easton and team from the City of Fort Madison for their help with parking the boats and trailers on the tournament mornings, helping at the registration meeting and at the tournament weigh-in.