The Fishers of Men Team Series District 8 Championship Presented by Berkley is underway from beautiful Bull Shoals Lake in Theodosia Missouri. Twenty-two teams will be trying to earn a berth into the National Championship March 12th -14th on the Harris Chain of lakes in Leesburg, Fl.
Thanks to the Theodosia United Methodist Church for hosting our Thursday Night meeting and preparing the anglers such a great meal. The anglers were treated to Grilled Chicken and an endless supply of sides to go with it. Pastor Jonathan Humbert delivered the message, as he talked to us about what made Jesus different from the other teachers of the gospel in his time and why the people chose to follow Jesus wherever he went. Brother Jonathan challenged us to be different and see what draws people to us and be the true refection of Jesus in our daily walk.
As the morning sky began to reveal a golden glow on the Ozark Mountains the 22 teams began to leave in search of a limit of bass hopefully toped off with a good size kicker fish. The weather was warm and in the 80’s with a slight breeze and blue bird skies for the fisherman on day one. As the weigh-in began 19 of the 22 teams brought fish to the scales with 15 teams bringing a 5 fish limit to the scales.
After all the teams had weighed their fish the team of Dillon Statler and Ryan Groeteke from MO Ozarks had taken the lead with a five fish limit weighing 15.21 lbs. The Al North West team of Mike Crump and Del Colvin was in second place with their limit of fish weighing 13.23 lbs. Third place was Larry and Phillip Harris from TN Central with a weight of 13.16 lbs. Lucas Madison and Jeremy Hardin from AR North West was in fourth place with a weight of 12.26 lbs. and the team of Arthur Fortin and Caleb Cline from AR North West rounded out the top five with a limit weighing 12.01. After the weigh-in concluded you could hear the anglers talking about wanting different weather for day two to hopefully make the bite better.
Big fish from day one went to the team of Arthur Fortin and Caleb Cline with a 4.22 lb. Largemouth.
Thanks to the Theodosia Community and the following local Sponsors that helped make this Championship such a success, Theodosia United Methodist Church, Wing & Fin Resort, Biltmore Resort, Tom’s Taxidermy, Thunder Bay Resort, Shockey’s Boat Repair & Tackle, Lost Woods Golf Course & Pub, Theodosia Outdoors Sportsman & Tackle, Boyd Garrison Enterprise, Lowell Strong Farm Bureau, Pontiac Cove & Marina, Cookies Restaurant, Gainesville Building, Supply, Doreen Gimlen Ozark County Realty, Nabatak Wholesale Tackle & Southern Ozark Appraisals.
Fishers of Men would like to thank all of our fine sponsors; BassCat Boats, Mercury, Berkley, ABU Garcia, Spider Wire, Shakespeare, Strike King Lure Company, Power-Pole, Jim Hudson Toyota, Duckett Fishing, Bass Boat Technologies, Amphibia Eyeware, Buckeye Lures, T-H Marine, Gator Guards, Frogg Toggs, Jacobs Glass and Valley Fashions.
District 8 Championship on Bull Shoals-Day 1 - 10/04/19
DIVISION YEAR TO DATE STANDINGS: | 2020 | 2019 |
| View Multiday Day Results | Day 1 | Day 2 |
|Place||Team||Members||# Fish||Big Fish||Gross||Penalty||Net Wt||Points|
Day One Leaders Dillon Statler & Ryan Groeteke
Second Place Day One Mike Crump & Del Colvin
3rd Place Day One Larry & Phillip Harris
4th Place Day One Lucas Madison & Jeremy Hardin
5th Place Day One and Day One Big Fish Arthur Fortin& Caleb Cline
Dewayne & Malissa Lewis
David & Zech Honey
Justin Keister & Jason Mathews
Kevin & Bryan Jackson
Cledas Manuel & Dave Austin
Joe Kaiser & Victor Holt
Phillip & Stephen Isley