Shelbyville Daily Union

July 19, 2013

Harkins Montgomery win 2nd ITT

Shelbyville Daily Union

---- — The 5th of six Illini Team Trail events on Lake Shelbyville in 2013 featured a 2-time winner this season.

First place finishers were Greg Harkins and Jack Montgomery, weighing 5 bass at 14.57. They only caught six fish worth weighing and they scored some keepers late. They won the event by just .35 lbs.

Their sponsors are Scale Buster Lures and Sievers Equipment. They fished with G Loomis Rod, Shimano Reel, Seagur line, and Scal Buster Lures Football Jig. They fished depths 10-14 ft on ledges, water temp 79 - 81, and clear. Weather was hot. They fish in a Ranger boat with yamaha motor, minnkota trolling motor and Humminbrid Electronics. Greg and Jack were also the $1000 Ranger Cup winners for the event.

Second place was Quentin Garrett and Eric Ballinger with 5 bass weighing 14.22. Sponsors are KC Summers, Ballinger Auto, Driskell Baits. They fished depths of 10 ft, water level high, with jigs on points. They fish in a Ranger, Evinrude motor, MinnKota trolling motor, Lowrance electronics.

Third place was Jim Carroll and Ruth Carroll. They caught 4 bass weighing 12.25 lbs. Sponsors are Ranger and Nameoki. They fish with Dobyns rod, Lews reel, and Gamma Line. They fished with jigs on lake points at depths of 10 ft. They fish in a Ranger boat, yamaha motor, MinnKota Trolling motor, and Lowrance electronics.

The Big Bass of the day was caught by Chris Hall weighing 5.53 lbs.