American Fishing Tour Division 39 - 2018 Schedules

Illinois North - 39

Director: Mike Koenig
Phone: 708-514-7258

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Entry Fees: Divisional One Day: $70
Divisional Championship: $140
National Championship: $170

2018 Schedules Posted as they come available

Dates/Results Lake Launch Ramp Register
03/19/2017
DesPlaines/Kankakee Rivers Big Basin
04/09/2017
Braidwood Lake South Ramp
05/21/2017
Lake Vermillion Public Ramp West Shore
06/11/2017
Lake Cal/Sag Waterfront Pub
07/16/2017
Lake Springfield Lindsay Bridge
08/06/2017
MS Pool 13 Savanna Marina
08/26/2017
08/27/2017
Clinton Lake Marina
Division News
2018 Schedule
(will be added over the summer)

Divisional News

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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