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Schedule Year - 2018 - 2019 - 2020

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Illinois North
Director: Mike Koenig
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2019 Season Schedule
Date Location/Results Ramp/Info Register Photos
3/31/19

Clinton Marina
4/27/19

Braidwood North
5/19/19

Cal Sag Alsip Launch
6/09/19

Shelbyville Lithia Springs Rec Area
6/30/19

Vermillion City Park
7/21/19

DesPlaines Kankakee Rivers- Conservation Area
8/17/19
8/18/19
Pool 12 & 13 Savanna Marina Photos
10/16/19
10/18/19
Eufaula (AFT National Championship) Lake Point Resort State Park  

Division 39 Points Top 25
Place Name Events Fish Points
1 Scott James 7 25 1173
2 Gregg Buda 6 29 1161
3 Jeffrey Lopez 7 23 1152
4 Michael Koenig 7 23 1149
5 Kris Gaertner 7 20 1139
6 David Blume 6 18 1136
7 Tony Wilbert 6 12 1128
8 Joey Santor 6 13 1126
9 James Cox 7 18 1124
10 Brian Sopko 5 17 1007
11 Grant Olsen 5 18 990
12 Tim Millner 6 12 982
13 Jerry Sandretto 6 12 978
14 Bruce DeYoung 6 12 975
15 Tom Ondras 5 20 888
16 Nicholas Koehne 4 14 784
17 Chad Cryder 4 12 757
18 Matthew Marques 5 12 748
19 Garett Guthrie 4 4 732
20 David Schultz 5 13 638
21 John Czajkoski 4 8 631
22 Phil Huchel 4 3 599
23 Richard Holovaty 4 3 474
24 Joshua Uthe 3 8 440
25 Ken Kozak 3 6 428
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Division News


Tom Ondras wins D39 Two-Day

Tom Ondras of New Lenox, IL, won the Bass Pro Shops American Fishing Tour D39 championship presented by American Bass Anglers.  Launching from the Savanna Marina near Savanna, IL Tom brought back a five-fish limit both days for a total weight of 26.44-lbs.

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Nick Koehne Takes the win on Clinton Lake

Nick Koehne of Manteno, IL won the Bass Pro Shops Fishing Tour D39 tournament presented by American Bass Anglers.  Running out of the Marina near DeWitt, IL Nick brought back 2 fish that locked in the scales at 6.78-lbs anchored by a 3.86-lbs kicker.  The day was tough as we were faced with post cold front conditions of 26 temps at take-off, and bright blue bird skies with winds 10-15mph.

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NICK KOEHNE TOPS THE FIELD

Our 4th event of the year was held at the Cal/Sag on June 11th. It was hot and blustery day but all 30 anglers competing weighed at least one fish!  Mike Koenig said, “First time I have seen that since I began tournament fishing.”

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Schultz Takes First D39 Event for 2017

Dave Schultz of Wilmington, Illinois had a fabulous start to the AFT D39 season in the first event on 3/19/2017 held on DesPlaines/Kankakee River. Dave took a first place win with a total weight of 10.32 pounds.

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James Takes Win at D39 Championship

Scott James of Wilmington, Illinois won the AFT D39 two day Divisional Championship held on Mississippi Pool 13 on August 20th and 21st. High water, fast current, and muddy water slowed a normally great bass catching river, but the conditions didn't slow Scott who caught three fish each day with a total weight of 13.25 pounds.

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Buss Cleans Up Jacksonville

Rich Buss of Channahon, Illinois, for the 2nd time this year, took 1st place and had big bass in this weekend's AFT D39 event held on August 7th. His sweep of Jacksonville included a 4.13 pound largemouth and a 9.32 pound bag.

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Chuck Sabia Wins on Kankakee

Chuck Sabia of Ottawa, Illinois rocked the field with an impressive bag weighing 11.67 pounds. His catch also included the Big Bass of the event weighing 5.01 pounds.

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Buss Takes Win on Vermillion

Rich Buss of Channahon, Illinois is the latest winner in the AFT D39 event, held on June 12th. As he slammed them on Lake Vermillion, Buss, who also had the big bass weighing 5.23 pounds, stated that he caught his fish ten minutes into the event. His first place bag weighed a hefty 14.39 pounds of large mouth bass. 

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Romines Tames Cal Sag/Lake Michigan

Justin Romines crushed the field of the Ram American Fishing Tour Division 39 event held May 22nd on Cal Sag/Lake Michigan with a weight of 15.45 pounds giving him a per fish average of 3.09 pounds, which alone would have beat half the field. What a nice way to start your ABA membership.

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Long Day at Braidwood


In our division's second event of the year, Greg Long from Orland Park, blasted the scales with a nearly nine pound bag, with a three fish limit. Greg was fortunate enough to be able to cull fish most of the day while the rest of the field struggled.

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CLINTON LAKE BLOW DOWN

With high winds being forecasted, the Ram American Fishing Tour D39 event on Clinton Lake April 2nd was cut short at 1:30PM. The windy condition did not slow down the competitors, with over half of the field weighing in a catch.

Matt Marques of Sence, Illinois bested them all with a winning weight of 13.85 pounds. Matt is a non-boater and won his first bass tournament.

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Mike Koenig Wins Satuday at Clinton Lake

Michael Koenig of Channahon, IL won the American Fishing Tour Illinois North division 39 tournament with three fish weighing 11.38 pounds held on Clinton Lake on August 22, 2015.

"Everything just went right today. I didn't make any bad decisions and everything worked out and I had my limit early," said Mike Koenig.

 

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