Monday, July 19, 2010

4th stop of the Illini Division BFL is Complete

Saturday I competed in the the 4th BFL event in the Illini Division.  As you know I've had a "less-than-stellar" year in the Illini Division, I've had a string of 30 something finishes, pretty lackluster at best. 
That all changed this week.  Yep, I was finally fortunate enough to put it all together, almost.  I finished 4th in the tournament, got a good check, and missed winning the event by one pound.  By my best calculations, a 2.5 lb fish would have won it for me.  As most of you know, you're allowed 5 fish per day, as you continue to catch fish, you can replace your smallest fish with a bigger fish (as long as you can continue to catch bigger fish), this is called "culling".  In the limit I had, I weighed in a 1.5 lb fish, had I caught another 2.5 lb fish, I just might have pulled out a win.  With all of that said, I'm confident that I was blessed to catch what I caught, so I'm grateful for that. 
Stay tuned I've got an Illinois Bass Federation tournament at Rend Lake this weekend and in two weeks I leave for Lake Norman in Charlotte, NC for the second PAA Tour tournament.
'til then, God Bless,
Duke

1 comment:

Tami Curtis said...

Oh soooo close. I feel your pain! You'll get'm next time. Sorry we missed you at the US Open. - Tami