Posted by on Mar 22, 2017

66 entrants kicked off the 2017 IMTT season with the Spring Classic tournament at Lake Kinkaid on March 18th & 19th. A total of fifteen Muskies over the 30″ minimum were registered. Seven on Saturday and another eight on Sunday. Fish were caught both casting & trolling using a wide variety of baits in the shallows, in the coves as well as in 30 plus feet of water.

In First Place with three Muskies was the father & son team of Randy Hilger (36.75″) and Kyle Hilger (38.5″ & 40.5″).

In Second Place with two Muskies was Mike Powers (39.5″ & 40.5″) and Ryan Gottschalk.

In Third Place with two Muskies was Joel Reirich (38.75″ & 37″) and Brian Haberkamp.

In Fourth Place with two Muskies was Anthony Fazio (35.25″ & 33.25″) and Mike Bolt.

Other anglers recording fish were:
Phil Gutmann (41.5″) Big Fish of the tournament
Byron Gaddy (38.5″)
Marc DiMatteo (35.5″)
Mike Gordon (34″)
Duane Landmeier (30.5″)
Erica Peterson (30″)

Anyone with photos from this weekend’s event please contact Bob Taylor at imtt2014@gmail.com or text to 309-262-9720.

At every two day event the IMTT conducts a food drive to help support local food pantries. At the Spring Classic tournament, entrants donated 1330 non-perishable food items.

THANK YOU to everyone who donated!

Next on the IMTT Schedule is the Jake Wolf Memorial tournament at Spring Lake North near Manito IL on April 8th & 9th.

We hope to see you there.