Lake Geneva WI. 2011

June 25th 2011


Member Number of fish Total Weight Big Bass Tournament Points
Ian Macdonald 5 11.05 3.1 75
John Ruzich 4 10.9 *3.14 76
Rick Stroh 5 8.13   73
Travis Hendrix 3 5.8 72
George Laniosz
2 4.13 2.11 71
Mike Kazmierczak 2 4.11 70
Bob Goy 2 3.12 2.4 69
Chuck Hennessey
2 3.8   68
David Lopez 2 3.4 67
John Angel 1 2.5 2.5
Rob Moskal
1 1.15 65
Steve Edson 1 1.14 64
Danny Simpson 1 1.11 63
Dennis Bubinas 1 1.9


Tom Becker
0 0  0 25
Dan Brown
0 0  0 25
Ron Gustafson
0 0  0 25
Peter Laniosz
0 0  0 25

Ray Nekola

Rick Pach

Roumel Reynon

0 0  0 25 Each


Ian Macdonald: 1st place, 11.05 lb

The Fourth stop on the Prairie State Bassmasters tournament trail was held on beautiful Lake Geneva in Walworth County Wisconsin on June 25, 2011. The boats were roaring up and down the lake by 5am, probably to the dismay of all the vacationers. The weather was great, 82 degrees with no wind and clear skies for most of the day. The water temps ranged from 66 to 69 degrees. Again the anglers that qualified for the 2011 six man state team caught fish as they bid to retain their spot for next year's six man state team.  Ian Macdonald was at the top again as he weighed in an impressive bag of five fish that weighed 11.05 pounds, his big bass was 3.10 pounds. Second place and big bass went to John Ruzich, who weighed in 10.90 pounds with four fish. John's big bass of the tournament just nipped Macdonald's fish by four one hundredths of a pound coming in at 3.14 pounds. The club's newest member fishing as a non-boater, Rick Stroh finished third with a five fish limit weighing 8.13 pounds. Rick fished with the tournament winner Ian Macdonald. Other notables were club president Travis Hendrix with three fish that weighed 5.80 finishing fourth, and Dave Lopez got on the board with two fish that weighed 3.40 pounds. Reports from the club members indicated there were two good patterns, fishing the docks with jigs, or fishing the weed flats with small plastics. The Smallmouth bass had a good showing in this tourney, as about half the fish caught were Brownies.
The angler of the year race has tightened up even more with Travis Hendrix just 1 point behind leader John Angel and Ian Macdonald only 10 points behind Hendrix. Dennis Bubinas is holding his own just 18 points behind the leader, non-boater and club Vice President George Lanoisz is in fifth place and John Ruzich rounds out the top six. With four tournaments to go, two non-boaters, Chuck Hennessey and Peter Lanoisz are just 1 and 2 points out of sixth place respectively, this should get interesting!!!
Tournament Stats: 32 bass were caught, that weighed 62.24 pounds for an average weight of 1.94 pounds. There were two limits weighed in and all fish were released alive.  

John Ruzich: 2nd place, 10.9 lb

Rick Stroh: 3rd place, 8.13 lb

Travis Hendrix: 4th place, 5.8 lbs

George Laniosz: 5th place, 4.13 lb


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