Patoka Reservoir July 27, 2014
The 5th tournament of the 2014 Invitational Trail was held at Patoka Reservoir on Sunday with 130 Anglers hitting the water in the Boater Division and Non Boater Division. Danny Spratt of Indianapolis bested the Angler field with 5 solid fish weighing 22.22 lbs. Danny was one of only 6 anglers who could put together a 5 fish limit on a tough lake. The day started out with passing thundershowers, then clearing as the day went forward. By weigh in at 3:00 PM it was sunny and steamy. Justin Robison of Seymour locked in second with 17.44 lbs. Dave Hedge of Greenfield was third with 15.04 lbs., but more importantly, it looks like Dave moved into the lead in the Angler of the Year race with just one tournament remaining. Fourth place angler today was Jack Belt of Lowell, Indiana. In his return to the trail, Jack's 5 fish weighed 14.40.bs. Larry Hostetler of Floyd Knobbs rounded out the top 5 with 14.18 lbs.
The Co-Angler side was bested by Nicole Foor of Hagerstown, Indiana. Nicole had a 5 fish limit weighing 19.48 lbs. I believe Nicole is the only woman to have ever won an IBF Invitational event. Only 4 Co-Angler were able to limit out today. Second on the Co-Angler side was Gary Bowen of Mooresville with 13.28 lbs. Tyler Mosier of Bloomington scored his second top 5 of the year with a third place of 12.40 lbs. Ken Smith of Austin was fourth with 12.10 lbs. Rodney Johnson of Franklin locked in 5th with 11.26 lbs.
Big Bass awards went to Angler Curt Cox 5.84 lbs and Co-Angler Davie Miller 5.52 lbs.
- Danny Spratt - 22.22 - $2,226.00
- Justin Robison - 17.44 - $1,391.25
- Dave Hedge - 15.04 - $834.75
- Jack Belt - 14.40 - $667.80
- Larry Hostetler - 14.18 - $445.20
- Brad Moser - 11.76 - Rod from A2O Boating Supplies
- Nicole Foor - 19.48 - $1,113.00
- Gary Bowen - 13.28 - $695.63
- Tyler Mosier - 12.40 - $417.37
- Ken Smith - 12.10 - $333.90
- Rodney Johnson - 11.26 - $222.60
- Jason Smith - 11.04 - Rod from A2O Boating Supplies
Our next tournament will be September 14, at Monroe Reservoir. This will be the last regular season trail event before the Classic which will be held at Vevay, IN, on October 4th and 5th.
Kenny Swint, IBF Trail Director