Indiana Team Wins SIC Bow Fishing Contest
—Teams bring in over 2,000 pounds of fish to the scales in Elizabethtown, Illinois—
HARRISBURG, Ill. (August 16, 2017) —The three-man team of Steve Herrmann (Tell City), Scott Henze (Evansville), and Michael Fenn (Tell City) arrowed 494 pounds of invasive fish over the weekend to win the second annual Southeastern Illinois College Foundation Big 20 Bow Fishing tournament.
Big Fish honors went to the Hardin County, Illinois, team of Cody Gill, Ryne Reed, Mitchell Conkle, and David Burton for a fish weighing in at 32.6 pounds.
Participants competed for prize money and bragging rights late Saturday evening and early Sunday morning to raise funds for the college. The SIC Foundation co-sponsored the tournament alongside the college’s national championship archery team. Greg Pyle and Mid-America Bowfishing Organization (MABO) provided valuable assistance in conducting the event.
At the close of the tournament, over 100 fish had been weighed totaling 2,046 pounds. These fish are characterized as invasive to the Ohio River and other bodies of fresh water throughout the Midwest. Teams representing Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois participated in the tournament to do their part in eliminating as many as possible.
Provided by Archie Blair, tournament organizer.
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Pyle weighs fish
Tournament Director Greg Pyle from Mt. Vernon, Ind. weighs the Big Fish during Southeastern Illinois College’s second annual Big 20 Bow Fishing contest held July 29-30.
Over 2000 lbs of fish
Over 2,000 pounds of invasive fish were eliminated from the Ohio River during Southeastern Illinois College’s second annual Big 20 Bow Fishing contest held July 29-30.
Hardin Co Bowfishing Team
The Hardin County team of (l-r) David Burton, Mitchell Conkle, Cody Gill, and Ryne Reed captured second place honors at Southeastern Illinois College’s second annual Big 20 Bow Fishing Tournament held July 29-30 on the Ohio River. The team won first place BIG FISH with a monster weighing in at 32.6 pounds.