This may be a little early since we have the Monroe tournament next Saturday (4/25) but here is some information for anyone wanting to go up to Shafer / Freeman and scout out the area:
We are going to be doing the sign up and weigh in at:
Big Monon Camp Ramp
4816 N. West Shafer Dr.
Monticello, IN 46960
Mngr.: Bill Burton
It costs $10.00 to launch here, but they can handle up to 50 boats, and they have reserved the date (5/2) for us. Unfortunately it is a single lane ramp, but if we are all efficient we will make it work. They also have a concrete pad to park our trailer on. Bill also said he would have a golf cart that will transport people from the ramp to their trucks. There is a 8 boat bass tournament going out that morning, but he is not letting any other groups reserve.
We have a motel that is at a golf resort. This place looks pretty nice and has a lot of long parking right in front of the rooms. They have 50 rooms and they have had some bass tourney guys there in the past. There are no outside plug-ins, but they have no problem with running a cord from your room out to your boat. The cost including tax is $84.00 a night. If we can get enough guys that will stay, we are considering doing an early sign up on Friday night to help with the tight situation. The local Prom is going on that weekend and most of the other rooms are taken up from that, so you might reserve your room soon. This motel is about 2 miles south of the Monon Ramp. Here is the information:
Pine View Resort
1969 N. West Shafer Dr.
Monticello, IN 47960
There are two area bait shops that will have bait in the area. The 1st one is:
Twin Lakes Fish and Game
1880 N. Francis St.
Breezy Hill Bait
3846 East Bailey Road
We are still working on the details on when they will open and what they will be carrying bait wise.
Thank you to Myron Etchison for hard work in scouting out the area and setting things up for us. If you see or talk to Myron, be sure to thank him!
If you go up, make sure you report back and let us know if you had any success, and what kind of size you are catching. Good luck if you go up!
We are proud to announce that Nothead Tackle is a Platinum sponsor for their 2nd year. They will be donating another Reelfoot Trip for us to raffle this year and have included a $200 gift certificate for Star Point on Dale Hollow Lake as a second place prize! In addition, they will be offering a special bonus (to be announced later) for the Open at Monroe. You can also enjoy wholesale pricing on all their great products for the 2015 season! Contact Bret Cunningham for details and pricing. Thank you Mike Spieker and Tom Weaver for your contributions to the club!
The club officers have met and voted on rule adjustments for 2015. Please go to the membership and rules page and closely read the rules. All adjustments have been put in red letters so it is easy to understand
Click here for details
Our 2nd Annual Kid's Tournament will be held at beautiful Monroe Reservoir on June 27, 2015! We have chosen Monroe this year for the great facilities to truly turn an already great tournament into a family weekend. Spend a weekend with us for a great club event! Details will be announced as we get closer to the event.
The 2015 schedule is set. We have secured the necessary permits for the lakes and added the Kid's tournament to the schedule. Click here to go to the schedule. We will update the check in/weigh in locations as they become available. We look forward to seeing all of you as we move into our 5th season!
We are proud to announce that Driftmaster will be sponsoring the club again for the 2015 season and they have a special offer for ISM members this year! Win the 2015 Classic with only Driftmaster equipment mounted on your boat and a Driftmaster sticker displayed on your boat and receive $100 cash or $200 in product. In addition to the bonus, Driftmaster is also offering all their products at wholesale cost to all of our current members. Contact Damon Phillips if you want to purchase items.
Thanks David Baynard for this great offer and your continued support of Indiana Slab Masters!
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