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Idaho North Region

Coeur d'Alene 4/8/2018

Tournament Article 

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The bad weather continued for the 2nd event of the 2018 season for the Idaho North region.  The cold, wind and rain stuck around for the second day! This event was held on 4/8/2018 at Lake Coeur d'Alene / Harrison Boat Launch. All of the teams were anxious to see how this second event would shake up the early season points standings. Along with the daily payback at each event, these tournaments earn teams points to qualify for the 2018 American Bass/Ranger Boats Team Classics! There are three American Bass/Ranger Boats team championships held each year by American Bass. The South Team Classic will be held at Lake Havasu, AZ on 9/21/18-9/22/18, the Northwest Team Classic will be on Lake Roosevelt, WA on 10/19/18-10/20/18 and the North Team Classic will be held on Shasta on 11/2/18-11/3/18.

Each exciting American Bass/Ranger Boats Team Classic's awards a new Ranger/Mercury/Lowrance boat package to the winning team. These events are invitation only events. Teams earn an invitation by qualifying in one of the many American Bass team regions. First place at each of the Team Classic's will receive a Ranger/Mercury boat package no matter the number of boats competing! The Team Classics feature a $200 basic entry fee (plus mandatory event fees) with a 100% payback of the entry fee to second place through the 20% of field. Examples; if there are 100 boats in the Team Classic, there would be $20,000 cash awarded to 2nd-20th places. If there are 80 boats in the Team Classic, there would be $16,000 cash awarded to 2nd16th places. The $200 entry is required, teams may also choose to enter additional options for a chance to win even more cash! If you have never qualified, you need to make this your year!

The Co-Sponsor of this Lake Coeur d'Alene / Harrison Boat Launch qualifier was Becker's Tackle Shop. A huge thank-you to Becker's Tackle Shop for their awesome support! Please remember Becker's Tackle Shop when making your purchasing decisions.

Earning the championship at Coeur d'Alene / Harrison Boat Launchwas the team of Eric Thompson of Spirit Lake, ID and to Karl Okerman of Sandpoint, ID. They had 5 Bass that weighed 21.78lbs! They received $860.00 CASH and two great plaques! Congratulations on a great victory!

The runner-up position at Coeur d'Alene / Harrison Boat Launchwent to the team of Jared Raynor & Ron Raynor. They had 2 Bass weighing 6.27lbs. They received $509.50 CASH and a pair of 2nd place plaques! Great job!

Coming in 3rd place we had the team of Todd Palmer & Matt Palmer. They weighed 1 Bass going 5.67lbs! They collected $192.50 CASH for their day of fishing! Nice going guys!

The team that took home the 4th place plaques at Coeur d'Alene / Harrison Boat Launch was Justin Shockley & Donnie Golden. They weighed in 2 Bass for a total weight of 3.78lbs and collected $55.00 CASH! A strong 4th place Finish!

Rounding out the top 5 was the team of Chad Kaiser & Jeremy Tripp. They had 1 Bass weighing 1.79lbs. Chad is a member of the Nixon's Marine, and Strike King teams. Great job, a top 5 finish!

The biggest Bass of the day was weighed in by the team of Todd Palmer & Matt Palmer. Their big fish weighed 5.67 pounds!

To see the full results and photos from this event, please visit the Idaho North Region page on the AmericanBass.com website. Click on the "TOURNAMENT DATES & RESULTS" menu and work your way to the Idaho North Region page. The results of every American Bass event since 1998 are found on our main website, AmericanBass.com! There are full results of more than 4,000 events available for you to see. There are also more than 40,000 unique photos! There are also lots of articles and videos to read and watch.

The Idaho North Region offers American Bass angler's some of the best fishing in the West! To qualify from any region, you need to compete in a minimum of 5 events. Jump in at the next tournament if you missed this event. All of you Traveler's players should take a look at some of the events in this region, it will be a lot of fun! The next team event in the Idaho North region will be on 5/12/2018 at Coeur d'Alene / Harrison Boat Launch. For additional information please call Stewart Kuespert at (208) 661-2564 or call the American Bass office at (714) 423-4532.


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