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Lake Springfield Open Buddy Catfish Tournament Series

Saturday May 21, 2005
Our best turnout ever….. 50 boats!

First place with a weight of 36 lbs. 7 oz. was Josh Young and Kris Swan.
Second place with a weight of 32 lbs. 13 oz. went to Chris and Clint Kuchar.
Third place weighing in 31 lbs 9 oz. of fish was Ed Verardi and Loren Killen.
Fourth place went to David Sample and Rob Hay with a weight of 29 lbs. 9 oz.
Verardi and Killen also caught the big fish for the night weighing 19 lbs. 10 oz.
The next tournament is scheduled for Saturday June 11.

Saturday April 23, 2005

The father and son team of John and Chad Hughes had the winning weight of 35 lbs. 11oz.
Second place went to Rich Lueck and Darrin Foley with a weight of 26 lbs. 1 oz.
Third place went to Bill Parfitt and Jason Rath, Team BucketHead with a weight of 23 lbs. 12 oz.
Fourth place went to Joe Lutke and Jerry Kline with a weight of 22 lbs. 9 oz.
Lueck and Foley also caught the big fish weighing 14 lbs. 10 oz.

Saturday June 11, 2005

First place went to Chris and Clint Kuchar with a weight of 35 lbs. 5 oz.
The brother team of Josh and Jerry Cline took second weighing in 33 lbs. 4 oz.
Third place went to the Buckethead team of Bill Parrfit and Jason Rath with a total weight of 30 lbs.
Fourth place went to the father and son team of John and Chad Hughes with a weight of 27 lbs. 10 oz.
Big Fish of the night went to Josh Davis and Ed Porter weighing in a 23 lb. 7 oz. flathead.

Saturday July 16th
Another record.. 51 boats.
The results are as follows:
First Place went to Josh Young and Chris Swan with a weight of 31 pounds 4 oz.
Second Place went to the father and son team of Steve and John Donelan with a weight of 26 pounds 7 oz.
Third Place went to Joe Ludtke and Jerry Cline with a weight of 23 pounds 11 oz.
Fourth Place went to Jason Rath and Bill Parfit with a weight of 22 pounds 8 oz.
Big fish of the night was was caught by Steve and John Donelan and weighed 13 pounds 2 oz.

Saturday August 20, 2005
Kris Swan and Josh Young weighed in 39 lbs. 6 oz. to take first place.
Second place went to Ray Verardi and Shawn McCormick with a weight of 32. lbs. 11 oz.
The father and son team of Rick and Michael White weighed in 29 lbs. 12 oz. to take third place
Mike Ellis and Matt Kuchar took fourth place with a weight of 27 lbs. 8 oz.
Big Fish weighing 11 lbs. 14 oz. went the the team of Verardi and McCormick.

Saturday, September 17th
First place went to the Decatur team of Clint Pardee and Joe Conventry with a weight of 30 lbs. 15 oz.
Second Place went to Chris and Clint Kuchar weighing a catch of 29 lbs. 5 oz.
Bryan Espy and Mark Trudo captured third place with a weight of 28 lbs. 4 oz.
Big Fish of the evening was caught by Mike Ellis and Mike Catteau weighing a 10 lbs. 1oz. channel cat.

The Willie Buedel Memorial Classic
October 8th & 9th
The Willie Buedel Memorial Classic Catfish Tournament held October 8th & 9th at Lake Springfield attracted a field of 28 teams. Ernie Nudo and Ken McLaughlin won the championship event with a weight of 68 lbs. 5 oz. Second place went to Kris Swan and Josh Young weighing in 65 lbs. 13 oz. Joe Ludtke and Jerry Cline took third place with a weight of 64 lbs. 1 oz. Big fish of the tournament weighed in at 14 lbs. 3 oz. and was caught by Willie Schrader and Tony Rock.
The awards banquet for the Lake Springfield Open Buddy Catfish Tournament Series 2005 will be held Sunday October 23rd at the Bridgeview Beach Building. All Tournament Series participates and their guests are invited to attend. Fried catfish will be served. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass. The awards ceremony will follow the dinner which will be served around 12:30.. .
Need more information? Call me at 217-629-7915.
Your TeamWhiskers reporter from the field,
Willie Schrader

 

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