Indiana : IN-04 Bischoff Spring Division

Event Schedule

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Contact Division Staff

Director

Chip Ayers
504 S. Poplar St.
Greensburg, IN 47240
812-593-8915
hayers@isp.in.gov

Assistant Director

Lisa Ayers
504 S. Poplar St.
Greensburg, IN 47240
317-750-1782
layers@isp.in.gov

 

 

News

Bischoff Reservoir Division IN-04

August 29, 2021

Photos posted from our last event!

August 21, 2021

What a way to end a season!!! While many area fishermen had been lamenting the fishing at Bischoff Reservoir, the USA Bassin IN-04 Division anglers must not have been listening.

Bischoff Reservoir showed out the last regular season event of the 2021 USA Bassin IN-04 Division, with the winning bag totaling 18.55 lbs! This bag also contained the tournament's big bass, a 7.32 lb. giant by any fishery's standards. Congratulations to the tournament's winners, Rick Lewis and Adam Hullenmeyer, for doing what veteran tournament anglers do.. putting their heads down and catching big bass. Their limit bag included another bass over 6 pounds as well and they reported they culled several times through the day, enabling the team to take home the beautiful plaques sponsored by The Rusty Buck in Versailles, IN. 

Second place was taken by Jeff Litchfield with two bass weighing 9.14 lbs. Both of Jeff's quality bass were caught on his own company's, Litchfield Lures, custom jig and trailer. A big thank you to Jeff for also sponsoring our tournament door prizes with some more his awesome line of soft plastic lures.

With this being the final event of the 2021 USA Bassin season, we also crowned our Bischoff Reservoir Division Points Champion. Congratulations to Jack Wicker and Linda Bridgeman! The pair proved that consistency will win every time as they were the only team to weigh in keeper fish at every event this year. 

We would be remiss if we did not thank each and every one of our great teams for taking part in the Bischoff Reservoir Division! Plans are already in the works to make 2022 even bigger and better!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

August 4, 2021

With just one event remaining in the 2021 Bischoff Reservoir Division, the Divisional Championship is anything but over. While the team of Jack Wicker and Linda Bridgeman hold the lead, with as challenging as Bischoff Reservoir has been fishing, that lead could quickly change. More than one team are waiting in the wings for Jack and Linda to bobble. Will it happen or will Jack and Linda remain on top?... We will find out at our next tournament on August 21st!

Make plans now to join us for our next event.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

 

July 24, 2021

The results for the July 24th event are posted!!

July 18, 2021

While the rains have thrown many other divisions for a loop with unfishable waters, Bischoff Reservoir is setting up to fish really good for our upcoming tournament. Don't let the blown out conditions of other fisheries keep you home.

Between the grassbeds, now stained water, and deeper structure.. there's something that caters to every fisherman's strength.

Join us on July 24th for our next tournament!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

June 12, 2021

The results from the June 12th, 2021 tournament are posted!

June 7, 2021

Our next tournament will be this coming Saturday, June 12th!

Takeoff will be at 6:00 AM. Please have your boat launched and prepared for the pre-tournament meeting which will begin at 5:30 AM. Livewell check will be conducted at takeoff as we have done in the past.  

Check-in will be at 2:00 PM. This means checked in, not idling toward the dock. Be sure the check-in official acknowledges you so that you are not deemed late.

A big thanks go out to Charlie Owens and all the great folks at The Rusty Buck in Versailles, IN for sponsoring this month's awards. Also a big thank you goes out to our own Jeff Litchfield for donating some awesome looking soft plastics from his company as a door prize!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone this week. The word is the grass is starting to top out!

Until Saturday, tight lines and..

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

05/15/2021

May 8th, 2021, saw 25 boats take to Bischoff Reservoir for the second tournament of the IN-04 Division season. Despite a May FROST WARNING issued for the early part of the day, our teams couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day of the water. The only issue was the effect the cold snap had on Bischoff Reservoir's bass. But Bischoff again produced what it is known best for.. BIG BASS. The winning team of Nick Lorum and Tyler Allen's bag included the day's big bass, a 4.59 lb. lunker! The second place team of Chuck Sieg and Paul Bruns brought a 4.26 lb. bass to secure their finish. 

Most teams reported catching great numbers of fish, but the elusive keeper-size bass seemed to have the proverbial lock-jaw. A vast majority of our teams reported that sof plastics were responsible for the majority of their catches.

For their effort, winners Lorum and Allen not only took home a great payout but also the beautiful plaques sponsored by Ron Swinney at Swinney Tractor and Mower Sales and Service in Versailles, IN. Thanks, Ron!

Congratulations everyone!

Be sure to follow the Bischoff Reservoir USA Bassin IN-04 Facebook page for up to the minute information.

God Bless,

Chip & LIsa Ayers

05/09/2021

The results for the May 8th tournament are posted as well as the standing to date!

Stay tuned for a detailed report on the day's events.

05/07/2021

Our next event is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday), May 8th! We will be fishing from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM. We would like for everyone to have their boats launched by 6:00 AM at which time we will hold our "on the water" pre-tournament meeting. As a reminder, no tournament entries will be taken once the meeting begins, SO DON'T BE LATE!!!

Big thanks to Ron Swinney, owner of Swinney Tractor and Mower Sales and Service in Versailles, IN for sponsoring this month's plaques. Some lucky team will take these awards home for winning as well as a big bass trophey.

See everyone, Saturday, May 8th!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

04/21/2021

Wow, what a rainy day for a tournament! The weatherman definitely missed the mark on the day's forecast as a slight chance of a stray shower turned into a steady rain which lasted the entire tournament. But the dreary weather didn't keep 26 teams from taking part in the first tournament of the 2021 USA Bassin Bischoff Reservoir Division season.  Based upon the turnout, five teams managed to earn a check at the day's event.

The brother team of Tim and Kyle Findley only brought two bass to the scales but when those two fish total 11.16 pounds and include the 6.39 lb. Big Bass of the day, it makes for a good day. Well done, gentlemen!

Second place was captured by Ron and Stacy Tuley with a 4.38 bass while third place went to Jack Wicker and Linda Bridgeman for their lone 2.67 keeper. The teams of Robert and Pat Summerlot  along with Wayne Egbert and Evan Fette rounded out our top five. Congratulations to all our winners!

A big thank you goes out to our own Elijah Buchanan, owner of Roofing Monkeys, LLC for sponsoring the beautiful trophies for this month's event.  Thank you Eli!

While the tough fishing that the anglers faced made for a challenging tournament, it also ensured that no team is out of the running for the divisional champions. We hope to see everyone again at our next tournament on May 8th!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

04/17/2021

Results are posted. Stay tuned for a detailed report!

04/16/2021

Less than 24 hours away from the start of the 2021 Bischoff Reservoir 2021 USA Bassin season.

Important information for tournament day:

1. Please arrive early, we are expecting a large turnout so parking may be at a premium.

2. Teams should allow enough time be registered/entered in the event and their boat launched before the 6:30 on-the-water meeting.

3. Please remember to utilize the appropriate social distancing techniques as the situation dictates.

4. DON'T BE LATE for the 6:30 AM on-the-water pretournament meeting. Rules and proceedures will be outlined for the day's event at that time.

If your team has not obtained their 2021 membership, you may either do so online at USABassin.com or see the division tournament director the morning of the event.

We hope to see everyone tomorrow!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

April 5, 2021,

The trophies are ordered and, by all reports, the fishing is really heating up at Bischoff Reservoir!  Make plans now to take part in the first event on April 17, 2021.

We would like to thank our own Elijah Buchannon, owner of Roofing Monkeys of Batesville, IN for sponsoring this month's plaques.  Thank you, Eli! 

For those who haven't obtained their 2021 USA Bassin memberships, please follow the options detailed below.  See everyone on the 17th!

We hope everyone had a blessed Easter weekend.  

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

Options to obtain your 2021 memberships:

1. The most convenient (and easiest) option is to go to this website and complete this online. Please allow least ONE WEEK prior to your first tournament you plan fish. Retain your purchase/email confirmation paperwork until you receive your 2021 membership card. There is a slight service charge for this option. Questions and assistance can be obtained by contacting the main office at (812) 276-8043.

2. Mail the completed registration form along with payment to the main office at USA Bassin, P.O. Box 1126, Bedford, IN 47421. Please allow at least TWO WEEKS prior your first tournament. Questions and assistance can be obtained by contacting the main office at (812) 276-8043.

3. Personally contact either Chip or Lisa Ayers via cellular telephone or text. Arrangements can be made to register teams prior to the first tournament.  This should be done at least ONE WEEK prior to the morning of the first tournament.

***Teams must have either 2021 cards or proof of registration/payment prior to entering the first event***

Please don't hesitate to contact either Chip or Lisa with any questions.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

GUIDELINES FOR USA BASSIN TOURNAMENTS-IN-04 (Bischoff Reservoir)

1) If anyone is sick or showing flu-like symptoms of any kind, DO NOT COME or PLAN TO PARTICIPATE.

2) If you believe you have been exposed in the previous fourteen (14) days, we must demand that you stay at home. Should you believe you have been exposed to Covid-19 in any way whatsoever, please do not plan to take part in this event.

3) All anglers shall maintain safe distances at all times: CDC recommendation is at least six (6) feet. Do not congregate or otherwise gather in groups at any time. Cover your mouth should you cough and/or sneeze. The utilization of facial masks and gloves is encouraged.

4) Following pre-tournament registration, please pull away from the dock area and remain in your boat, we will conduct live-well checks from the water. We ask that teams please maintain social distancing guidelines while parking in the gravel lot and/or the overflow parking area. In addition, we ask that only one team member come to registration. Please have the correct cash amount for registration. Teams will be assigned their starting boat number upon registration. Please plan to provide a telephone number at the time of registration capable of receiving calls and text messages.

5) The pre-tournament meeting will be held from the water. Please utilize appropriate spacing of boats while staging from the back of the launch cove to the front of the cove near the no wake buoy.

6) Only ONE (1) member of each team shall bring fish to weigh at a time. Weigh in bags will not be provided, anglers should plan to bring their own. Do not establish a close line and no more than 2 individuals shall be in line at any given time. Anglers shall maintain AT LEAST six (6) feet between one another while in the weigh in line.

7) Once teams have weighed their catch in, please leave the weigh-in area.

8) The top finishing teams will be contacted via text and/or telephone call immediately following weigh-in, where they will advise how they wish to receive their prize, either by mailed check or delivered, utilizing social distancing as required.

9)We would ask all teams planning on taking part in the division to please obtain their 2021 USA Bassin memberships on line or by contacting the Bedford office as soon as possible.

**Failure to abide by these requirements could result in penalization up to and including disqualification from this and future events

February 10, 2021

Greetings everyone!

My wife, Lisa, and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves as your 2021 Bischoff Reservoir Division IN-04 tournament directors.  We are looking forward to continuing to provide great tournaments at Bischoff Reservoir, an awesome big-bass lake!  In addition to our role as directors of the annual fall USA Bassin' Bischoff Reservoir Open, we also direct the IN-47 Lake Santee Division.  In addition, this year we will be assuming the director role for the USA Bassin' Brookville Reservoir Regional in October of 2021.

You will find the 2021 Bischoff Spring Division/IN-04 schedule posted on this page with the official starting times.  We will post additional information concerning the upcoming season as the events get closer, so please continue to follow the page for updates.  

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions concerning this division!  

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

Photos

  • June 12, 2021 Winners

  • July 2021 Winners!

  • August 21st First/Big Bass and Second Place

  • August 21, 2021 First Place

  • August 21, 2021 Second Place

  • Bischoff Division Lunker!

  • Another Bischoff Big Bass!

  • Congratulations to our 2021 Division Champions, Jack Wicker & Linda Bridgeman

Records

Division Champions

  • 2021 Jack Wicker / Linda Bridgeman
  • 2020 Ronnie Tuley / Stacey Tuley
  • 2019 Matthew Timmons / Chris Bossio
  • 2018 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 2017 Eric Barrett / Kevin Lacy

Season Standings

Tournament Winners

  • 08/21/2021 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 07/24/2021 Ron Swinney / Ryan Stoneking
  • 06/12/2021 Jason Wicker / Gregg Jacklin
  • 05/08/2021 Nick Lohrum / Tyler Allen
  • 04/17/2021 Tim Findley / Kyle Findley
  • 08/08/2020 Eric Lawson / Chuck Smith
  • 07/11/2020 Wayne Egbert / Evan Fette
  • 06/13/2020 Elijah Buchanan / Andrew Schneider
  • 05/30/2020 Ronnie Tuley / Stacey Tuley
  • 05/02/2020 Tj Edwards / Don Mohr
  • 08/17/2019 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 07/27/2019 Steve Wills / Ben Jury
  • 06/22/2019 Jesse j. Foster2 / Dustin Owens
  • 05/18/2019 Matthew Timmons / Chris Bossio
  • 04/20/2019 Jesse j. Foster2 / Dustin Owens
  • 08/04/2018 Kevin Lacy / Eric Barrett
  • 07/21/2018 Todd Milburn / Leroy Mcqueen
  • 06/23/2018 Matthew Timmons / None None
  • 05/05/2018 Todd Milburn / Leroy Mcqueen
  • 04/07/2018 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 06/24/2017 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 06/03/2017 David Heimpold / Rob Heimpold
  • 05/13/2017 Justin Grunkemeyer / Zack Fisk
  • 04/22/2017 Eric Barrett / Kevin Lacy
  • 04/08/2017 Josh Blankinship / Benito Garcia
  • 08/27/2016 Evertt Ailes / Justin Rutledge
  • 07/30/2016 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 06/25/2016 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 05/28/2016 Bob Ostmann / Jeff Hooper
  • 04/23/2016 Todd Milburn / Leroy Mcqueen
  • 06/20/2015 Paul Bruns / Charles Sieg
  • 06/06/2015 Paul Bruns / Charles Sieg
  • 05/16/2015 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 04/25/2015 Paul Bruns / Charles Sieg
  • 03/21/2015 Matt Perkins / Scott Perkins
  • 06/07/2014 Micheal Abplanalp / Josh Smith D
  • 05/24/2014 Joe Rasnick / Denny Johnson
  • 05/03/2014 Tony Masingo / Robert Summerlot
  • 04/12/2014 Ronnie Tuley / Stacey Tuley
  • 06/01/2013 Rick Stapleton / Nathan Stapleton
  • 05/25/2013 Todd Milburn / Leroy Mcqueen
  • 05/04/2013 Tim 1 Thompson / Robert Brison
  • 04/27/2013 Rick Stapleton / Nathan Stapleton
  • 04/13/2013 Tim 1 Thompson / Robert Brison
  • 06/09/2012 Philip Miller / None None
  • 05/26/2012 Micheal Abplanalp / Josh Smith-oh
  • 05/12/2012 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 04/14/2012 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 03/31/2012 Mike 1 Bartlett / Chris Bartlett

Highest Season Weight

  • 2021 24.79 lbs. Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 2020 27.71 lbs. Ronnie Tuley / Stacey Tuley
  • 2019 24.90 lbs. Matthew Timmons / Chris Bossio
  • 2018 45.56 lbs. Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 2017 28.42 lbs. Eric Barrett / Kevin Lacy

Highest Winning Weight

  • 2021 18.55 lbs. Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 2020 13.86 lbs. Wayne Egbert / Evan Fette
  • 2019 12.98 lbs. Jesse j. Foster2 / Dustin Owens
  • 2018 17.24 lbs. Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 2017 12.68 lbs. Justin Grunkemeyer / Zack Fisk

Lowest Winning Weight

  • 2021 5.63 lbs. Ron Swinney / Ryan Stoneking
  • 2020 7.48 lbs. Eric Lawson / Chuck Smith
  • 2019 5.35 lbs. Matthew Timmons / Chris Bossio
  • 2018 7.80 lbs. Kevin Lacy / Eric Barrett
  • 2017 6.98 lbs. David Heimpold / Rob Heimpold

Big Bass

  • 2021 7.32 lbs. Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 2020 6.77 lbs. Ronnie Tuley / Stacey Tuley
  • 2019 6.16 lbs. Robert Brison / Chris Klosterman
  • 2018 6.79 lbs. Tim Colina I I I / Tim Findley
  • 2017 6.60 lbs. David Heimpold / Rob Heimpold

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