District 19 TBF National Semi-finals Idaho and Montana

Orofino, Idaho-Dworshak Reservoir-October 1-2, 2022.  Idaho hosted the District 19 2022 Semi-Final Championship which is now in the books.  Some amazing fish were caught and memories made by all TBF Anglers.  Pre-fish weather had a good solid rain Thursday prior with the remaining days through the tournament in the mid-70’s with some clouds on Saturday and clear on Sunday.  Water temps were approximately 60 degrees plus.  The Best Western Lodge at Rivers Edge in Orofino was the site for the registration, banquet and Day One pairing announcements.  The Best Western provided a terrific taco Bar to start off the weekend.  There was a lot of comraderies and catching up between the two States Anglers.

Dworshak Dam is on the North Fork of the Clearwater River in north central Idaho about four miles northwest of Orofino and impounds the Dworshak Reservoir which is 54 miles long.  With a height of 717 feet, Dworshak is the third tallest dam in the U.S. and the tallest straight-axis concrete dam in the Western Hemisphere.  Smallmouth in the reservoir feed on kokanee almost exclusively and as a result, they are nomadic and often very deep. The reservoir holds Idaho’s largest small mouth record at 9.72 lbs.

The end of Saturdays weigh-in, found Montana Boater angler, Yeej Moua, firmly in first place with a weight of 22.71lbs. followed by Idaho Angler, Loren Torok in 2nd with 17.82lbs. and ID angler, Denton Crofts, close behind at 3rd with 16.76lbs.  However, ID Boater Keith Hoffman took the Big Fish for the day with his wopper 7.77lb. smallie weighing his bag in at 15.24lbs.

The Co-Anglers were led by Idaho High School Qualifier Angler, Kyle Luis, with a respectable weight of 12.64lbs. with a 3.75lb. big fish.  He was closely followed by ID Angler Chris Felty weighing 11.91lbs with a 3.31lb. big fish and in 3rd place, another ID High School Qualifier, Dallon Hoskins,  with 11.26lbs. and weighing the Day One Co-Angler Big Fish at 3.84lbs.

With Day Two weigh-in, Boater Yeej Moua, did not disappoint with a 2nd day bag at 28.20 for a total weekend weight of 50.91lbs.  Montana Boater, Karl Okerman, did his best by bringing in the 2nd largest Day Two weight at 25.48lbs. with a 7.92lb. big fish, finishing with a 2 day total at 41.83lbs. Not to be outdone, Idaho Boater (Big Fish) Loren Torok weighed in the Two Day tournament winning Big Fish at 8.43lbs. and placed 3rd overall with a total 2-day weight of 35.42lbs.

On the Co-Angler side, Idaho’s Tony Jennings blasted in with a total 2 day weight of 17.78lbs. and weighing a 6.15lb. big fish finishing the tournament with total winning weight of 26.37lbs. Idaho High School Qualifier, Kyle Luis, sat solidly in 2nd place with a total 2 day winning weight of 20.31lbs.  Mr. Consistent, Montana Co-Angler, Jason Anderson finished 3rd overall with a winning weight of 19.23lbs. and is headed to TBF Nationals next spring.

Congratulations to the Boater and Co-anglers headed to TBF Nationals Spring 2023.  Montana will be sending Boater Yeej Moua and Co-Angler Jason Anderson.  Idaho is sending Boater Loren Torok and Co-Angler Tony Jennings to represent at Nationals.  Loren is a returnee having fished Nationals twice as a boater and once as a Co-Angler.  Justin Soppe was the top finishing Ranger Boat owner and will receive the $250 Ranger contingency bonus.

Yeej Moua

Jason Anderson

Loren Torok

Tony Jennings


A big shout out to Derick and Susan Rader of Raider Baits for helping out with the weigh-in.  And “Thank You” goes out to volunteers Bobbie, Russ and Susie Littlefield, Monica Springer, Rodney Ryza and Shane Torok.  And to the entire field of TBF Anglers, “Great Job” for qualifying to fish the 2022 ID-MT Semi-Final Championship.  We will see you next time!


The Bass Federation (TBF), 2022 District 4 National Semi-Finals tournament was held 8-9 October 2022, at Lake Logan Martin, Lincoln’s Landing, Lincoln, AL.  Alabama Bass Federation and The City of Lincoln hosted the event.  Anglers/Co-Anglers from Alabama and Mississippi Federations participated in the tournament. One angler and co-angler from each State Federation will qualify for the 2023 TBF National Championship Tournament which is to be held during the spring of 2023.

Forecast weather conditions for the tournament were favorable, Day 1 the winds were stronger the anticipated which may have affected tournament participates; however, the conditions on Day 2 were much better.

At the closing of the scales following tournament competition, angler Nathan Sherbet of Alabama with a two-day total weight of 25.14 claimed First PLace. Keith Glasgow of Alabama with a weight of 22.15 finished second, in third was Walter Orr of Alabama with 21.05. Rusty Burroughs of Alabama with 20.03 was fourth and rounding out the top five of the anglers was Brain Roszell of Alabama with 18.14.

Of the Co-Anglers, Luke Coleman of Alabama with a weight of 15.10 earned Co-Angler First Place.  Nick Glenn of Alabama with a weight of 15.06 was second Ethan Thyler Mood of Mississippi was third with 14.07. Blake Duncan of Mississippi with 14.01 was fourth and rounding out the top five of the co-anglers was Terry Pinkard of Alabama with 13.04.

Rocky Rockhill of Alabama caught Day 1 big fish of the anglers with a weight of 5.07   Co-Angler Joshua Jones had Co-Angler big fish of Day 1 with a weight of 3.09.  Day 2 big fish of the angler division was caught by Nathan Sherbet with a weight of 4.10 and John Ware of the co-angler division had big fish weight with 3.09.

Nathan Sherbet

Sam Husley

Luke Coleman

Ethan Thyler Moody

Congratulations to Anglers Nathan Sherbet of Alabama and Sam Husley of Mississippi for the qualification to Advance to the 2023 TBF National Championship Tournament.  Of the Co-Anglers, Luke Coleman of Alabama and Ethan Thyler Moody of Mississippi earned the co-angler berths at the 2023 National Championship Tournament.

District 21 TBF National Semi-finals Colorado

Stephen Way and Dillon Robertshaw return to Colorado to claim District 21 National Semi-Final Championship

Stephen Way returned to a very stingy Pueblo Reservoir in Colorado on October 1st and 2nd 2022, after recently moving out of state to claim the District 21 National Semi-Final Championship.   Stephen won the event through his two-day consistency, bringing to the scales 10 fish weighing 18.98 lbs.  He was the only participant from the front or the back of the boat to weigh 5 fish limits both days.  When asked after day 2 he stated, “I caught the first four on an A-rig and the fifth keeper on a Bitsy bug jig.”  Stephen has been a boat captain for two of the last three TBF Jr. World Championship teams and now it is his turn to compete on the national stage.  What a send off from the state of Colorado, good luck Stephen at the TBF National Championship!

On the co-angler side, it was made known on day one who wanted it most.  With an impressive 5 fish limit anchored by a 4.75 lb. largemouth, Dillon Robertshaw, he wanted it most.  Dillon recently moved to Missouri with his family this year and made the trip back with outgoing CTBF President Rod Allen to fish this TBF event in Colorado as a co-angler.  Dillon is no stranger to Pueblo reservoir, and it showed.  His two-day weight of 16.51 lbs. was too much for anyone else to overcome.  Dillon’s response when asked what he caught his fish on, “5-inch green pumpkin Yamamoto hula grub on a stand-up football head.”  Dillon has shown he can compete on the national stage in High School, and we wish him all the best at the TBF National Championship.  Wherever the 2023 TBF National Championship is to be held, Colorado is sending two absolute hammers to compete!    

D21 Ranger Bonus winner – Jerod Rosten

2022 District 13 TBF National Semi-finals DE-MD-DC

The morning started off a crisp 45 degrees making for cold morning run with fog created by 31 rooster tails. At weigh-in, Delaware boater Brian Barnes came away with the lead with 10.81 pounds anchored by a 3.77 big fish. But on his tail were fellow Delaware boaters Andy Kent with 10.31 pounds, Amos Dixion with 9.80 pounds and Roger Shirkey Sr with 9.74 pounds.

Morning of day 2 came with warmer temps at 58 degrees and a high around 80 changing the bite for most of the field showing at weigh in with a few of the leaders coming in with only one fish.

Two boaters stayed on track. DC boater Pete Yanni backed up his day 1 weight of 9.77 pounds with 10.20 pounds, giving him a two-day total of 19.97 pounds making him the qualifier for DC sending him to his fourth national championship and giving him a 2nd place finish.

Delaware boater Roger Shirkey came to the scales with big bag of the tournament with 11.76 pounds backing up his day 1 total of 9.74 pounds giving him a two-day total of 21.50 pounds.

Ranger cup winner was Brian Barnes with a two-day total of 12.76 pounds. For full results and photos CLICK HERE