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Quite a bit of news coming out of Morris, IL from the Illinois BASS Nation Team Series event. The final event of the season was held on the Illinois River, and CIB member Tim Lewis partnered up and finished in the money by holding down 4th place! Congrats Tim!
Since Tim (and several other new faces) entered the fish off, we're happy to report that Allen Williford & Austin Moore will be headed to Lake Guntersville in December for the Bassmaster Team Series National Championship! The early report was five new teams were needed in order to send the third place team to the championship. But, Allen & Austin still had to maintain their third place points position by catching fish. Even though they didn't finish in the money today, they were able to bring enough weight to the scales to hold 3rd. In addition to going to the Team Series Championship, their third place points finish also secures a spot on the 2016 Illinois BASS Nation Northern Divisional team, as well as a birth in the Team Series Classic on Lake Sara in October .
The team of Brent Swartz & Matt Birmingham also had something to fight for: their own spot in the Team Series classic. They needed to maintain their position inside of the top 20 in the points standings, and luckily they did, bringing two fish to the scale and securing a ticket to Lake Sara.
Help us congratulate these guys on a long yet successful season representing CIB on the state level!
Based in Wenona, IL, C.I.B. is a B.A.S.S. Nation Club that fishes Central and Southern Illinois.