John Ardaugh of Joliet (Local 174) and Larry Landers of Gardner (Local 916) the annual Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters bass tournament on Lake Shelbyville Saturday
Here are the details from Bob Kidd:
Pictured above is the top three teams left to right from the Carpenters Bass Tournament: John Ardaugh, Joliet, Il. Local 174 and Larry Landers Gardner, Illinois Local 916 1st place and Big Bass Dennis Price Jr. Tinley Park local 141 and Dennis Price 111 Franklin, Illinois Local 434 2nd place and third place Rodney Goss Sullivan, Illinois Local 742 and Bruce Schmidt Local 16 from Decatur, Illinois.
The Annual Bass Tournament was held on Lake Shelbyville, by the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Saturday 9/25/2010. 106 fisherman representing 30 Locals found the bass hungry. The water level was almost normal summer pool with good clarity and 72 degree surface temperature. The bass were caught several ways including plastic, rubber worms, and crank baits. A lot of the teams were surprised at the number of walleyes being caught during the tournament and pre-fishing.
First place honors went to the team of John Ardaugh, Local 174 from Joliet, Illinois and partner Larry Landers from Gardner, Illinois Local 916 with 4 fish scaling 10.76 pounds. They also had the big bass of the tournament a 6.51 pounds. John and Larry were using Gulp plastic and caught their fish in about 12 feet of water. 2nd place team of Dennis Price Jr. Local 141 from Tinley Park, Illinois, and Dennis Price 111 Local 434 from Franklin, Illinois with 10.38 pounds, and another big bass scaling 6.28 pounds. Third Place honors went to the team of Rodney Goss, Local 742 from Sullivan, Illinois and Bruce Schmidt, Local 16 from Decatur, Illinois with 7.90 pounds.
A total of 74 fish was scaled weighing 135 pounds and released live back into the Lake