Amazing weather and fun times for everyone was the storyline for the Bandits as we all enjoyed the weekend at Lake Tschida for Club Camping.
Having to deal with a huge amount of recreational traffic the weights were down a bit compared to the past events but Bob and Jeanette Reinbold were able to bring in 6 smallmouth bass for a total of 14.91lbs to take home the win. 2nd place went to Denver and Tyler Tergesen with 14.41lbs, including Big Bass Award for 3.42lbs, and Matt Sullivan partnered up with Amber Pierce for 3rd place with 14.38lbs. Most anglers were fishing the bank just to stay away from the large amount of recreational boats on the water and caught fish on everything from swimbaits to senkos and even a few jerkbait fish.
The real competition was on Saturday night as the annual ladderball tournament brought out the best in everyone. With 8 teams competing for year long bragging rights in the double elimination tournament it was Trent Fugere and Paul Reinbold battling back to face Prairie and Amber. After a substitution for both teams Eric and Amber faced off against newcomer Ryan and Trent in an epic down to the wire match that ended after Eric hit a 2 pointer to break the 19-19 tie. Then to cap off the night Eric beat Thomas Leintz in the flipping competition, in the dark with the aid of headlights from Thomas truck, to give him his first flipping victory and Thomas with back to back runner-up finishes.
Thank you everyone for a great weekend and also a thanks to Shawn Keena and Cody Arth for donating mystery tackle packages for all the anglers to enjoy at the Ladderball Tournament.