Indiana : IN-04 Bischoff Spring Division

Event Schedule

Date Lake Launch Ramp Time Results
05/02/2020Bischoff ReservoirMain Ramp6:30 am - 2:30 pmView
05/30/2020Bischoff ReservoirMain Ramp6:00 am - 2:00 pmView
06/13/2020Bischoff ReservoirMain Ramp6:00 am - 2:00 pmView
07/11/2020Bischoff ReservoirMain Ramp6:00 am - 2:30 pmView
08/08/2020Bischoff ReservoirMain Ramp6:30 am - 2:30 pmView

Top Standings

Place Team Points
1 Ronnie Tuley / Stacey Tuley482
2 Leroy Mcqueen / Danny Mcqueen474
3 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer437
4 Elijah Buchanan / Andrew Schneider434
5 Matthew Houpey / William Houpey385
6 Wayne Egbert / Evan Fette337
6 John Kappes / Greg Jones337
8 Jeff Litchfield / Nick Litchfield287
9 Dustin Owens / Jesse Foster 2284
10 Mike w. Bartlett / Chris Bartlett238
11 Chip Ayers / Lisa Ayers198
12 Eric Lawson / Chuck Smith197
13 Brynt Tuley / None None194
14 Chuck Sieg / Paul Bruns193
15 Jeremiah Apollos / Timothy Apollos150
16 Joe Pangallo / Ben Gulleman149
16 Chris Bossio / Jeff Phillips149
18 David Heimpold / Rob Heimpold143
19 Mike Blanch / Jim Dick141
20 Tj Edwards / Don Mohr100
View All Standings

Red indicates a next generation team.
Blue indicates a coed team.

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 9. 2020

Our final tournament of the 2020 Bischoff Reservoir Division season was held August 8th and the bite proved to be a bit off under the post frontal conditions. But, as with any event, somebody always figures them out and the team of Lawson and Smith were no exception on this tough day. Congratulations to all the winners, including the father/son team of Joe and Tom Taulbee for capturing the day's big bass, a 4.78 lunker!

Special thanks go out to Rick Lewis for again sponsoring the event's awards. Be sure to stop for a great meal at the Batesville (IN) Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell on your next trip to Bischoff Reservoir.. and when you do, tell Rick "THANK YOU"!

The long-time USA Bassin' members Ronnie and Stacey Tuley also locked up the Divisional Championship at the end of the day. The husband and wife team proved consistency matters as they brought fish to the scales in every tournament this season and that included the year's largest bass, a 6.77 lb. giant. Way to go, Tuleys!

Lisa and I would like to sincerely thank each and everyone of our fishermen who joined us this season, whether you fished every event of just a few.

In a year which has seen so many adversities, we appreciate everyone's patience and understanding. Plans are already underway for the 2021 season of the IN-04 Division and we are looking forward to to another great year!

Until then, tight lines..

God Bless,

Lisa & Chip Ayers 

August 8, 2020

The results from the final tournament of the 2020 season are posted.

Congratulations to all of our winners as well as our 2020 Division Champions, Stacey & Ronnie Tuley!

A full report will be posted soon!

August 1, 2020

Our final tournament of the 2020 Bischoff Reservoir Division season will be held on Saturday, August 8 from 6:30 AM until 2:30 PM. The points race for Division Champions is extremely tight between several teams and looks like it will go down to the wire. 

We will continue to hold the meetings from the water so please plan to be launched and ready to go no later than 6:00 AM.

This month's trophies are again sponsored by Rick Lewis, owner of the Batesville, IN Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell. Thank you again, Rick. There is no better place to stop after a trip to Bischoff Reservoir than the KFC for a quick bite on the way home!

We look forward to seeing everyone on August 8th!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

JULY 12, 2020

The results from the July 11, 2020 event are now posted! Great job, everyone!

A detailed report will follow.

God Bless,

Lisa and Chip Ayers

 

JULY 9, 2020

Our next event will be held Saturday, July 11th from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The pre-tournament meeting will be again held on the water so PLEASE have your boat launched by 5:30 AM. We will be using the chip board for this tournament, so be sure to have your chip on the board BY 2:00 PM to avoid a late penalty. We plan to have the scales open by 1:00 PM due to the heat forecast for that day. Remember to practice social distancing as we have at our previous tournaments.

A big THANK YOU to our own Elijah Buchannon and his company, Roof Monkeys, of Batesville, IN for sponsoring this month's awards!

Please stay hydrated and we will see everyone Saturday!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

JUNE 14, 2020

The results are posted! Stay tuned for a detailed report on how the winners caught their fish in the days to come.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

JUNE 12, 2020

Our third event for the 2020 Bischoff Reservoir Division is a GO! We will again be following the COVID19 protocol set forth earlier in the season. Please be registered with your boat in the water NO LATER THAN 5:30AM!

Someone is going to take home the beautiful winners' plaques sponsored by Gillmans Home Center in Batesville, IN... Will it be your team? We will find out Saturday! Good Luck to everyone!

God Bless, 

Chip & Lisa Ayers

MAY 30, 2020

The second tournament of the 2020 Division IN-04/Bischoff Reservoir season proved to be a tough event under post frontal conditions but, as always, the cream rises to the top and some teams were able to put the pieces together. Ron and Stacey Tulley continued their fish catching ways to capture the first place tropies sponsored by L & W Roofing of Greensburg. This win put the couple in the early points lead for the division. The team of Joe Pangallo and Ben Golleman finished a close second while Rick Lewis and Adam Hullenmeyer took third with a catch that included the day's big bass, a 4.38 lunker. Congratulations to everyone!

Our next event is June 13, 2020, so make plans to take part!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

 

MAY 26, 2020

**UPDATE     **UPDATE**     **UPDATE

The second tournament of the Division-04/Bischoff Reservoir 2020 season will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020. We are again expecting a large turnout for the event. With that being said, please be sure to take a few minutes an look over the process we will again be incorporating for registration and weigh in processes for this tournament.  These procedures will be the same as we utilized at our first tournament held earlier this year.

Please have your boats in the water NO LATER THAN 5:30AM!!!

Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone on May 30th!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

GUIDELINES FOR UPCOMING 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 2020 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

MAY 3, 2020

The May 2, 2020 tournament results have been entered and should become posted by the administrator soon. Congratulations to T.J. Edwards and Don Mohr on their winning bag and Stacey Tuley on her 6.77 lb. big bass, enabling the three to take home the beautiful plaques sponsored by the Batesville Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell. (Thank you again to Rick Lewis!) 

More information about the event will be posted in the days to come so stay tuned.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

MAY 1, 2020

The awards have been picked up from Kramer Kreations in Greensburg, Indiana and we are counting down the hours until we kick off the 2020 USA Bassin Bischoff Reservoir IN-04 Division. A huge Thank You goes to one of our own division fishermen, Rick Lewis, for sponsoring this event's plaques. Rick is the owner of the Batesville, Indiana Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell restaurant and competes in all of our events. Be sure to tell Rick thank you for his generosity or, better yet, stop in for a great meal on your way home from the tournament!
We'll see everyone tomorrow, May 2, 2020.  The tournament takeoff is 6:30 AM.. Don't be late!!

God bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

APRIL 28, 2020

WE ARE FISHING!!! WE ARE FISHING!!! WE ARE FISHING!!! WE ARE FISHING!!!

The first tournament of the 2020 season will be held on May 2, 2020 as scheduled. 

Please take a few minutes and make yourselves familier with the special provisions as to how this event will be held.

We look forward to seeing everyone this SATURDAY

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

GUIDELINES FOR UPCOMING 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 2020 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

April 22, 2020

As stated in the previous update, we are still anticipating holding our first tournament of the 2020 season on May 2nd. We will be incorporating some temporary changes in the procedure by which we conduct the events, therefore we would ask everyone to please take a minute an make themselves familier with these changes.

Thank you for you understanding.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

GUIDELINES FOR UPCOMING 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 2020 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

April 18, 2020

Based upon our governor's latest order, which is now scheduled to end on May 1, 2020, we anticipate starting the 2020 Bischoff Reservoir/IN-04 Division season on May 4, 2020. While this remains tenative and dependant upon developements as they are announced, we are looking forward to the start of the division events.

With that being said, we would ask all teams planning on taking part in the division to please obtain their 2020 USA Bassin memberships on line or by contating the Bedford office as soon as possible.

This will allow for registration to be conducted without delay while maintaining optimal social distancing techniques.

Thank you all in advance for your assistance and we look forward to seeing everyone!

God Bless, 

Lisa & Chip Ayers

APRIL 15, 2020

We have received several inquiries from teams interested in obtaining their 2020 membership cards.  The following are three options for those wishing to obtain their 2020 memberships.

Options to obtain your 2020 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 the first tournament. Retain your purchase/email confirmation paperwork until you receive your 2020 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 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 prior to the morning of the first tournament.

***Teams must have either 2020 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

January 10, 2020

Greetings everyone!

My wife, Lisa, and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves as your new 2020 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. 

You will find the 2020 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

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Records

Division Champions

  • 2020 Ronnie Tuley / Stacey Tuley
  • 2019 Matthew Timmons / Chris Bossio
  • 2018 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer
  • 2017 Eric Barrett / Kevin Lacy
  • 2016 Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer

Season Standings

Tournament Winners

  • 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 w. Bartlett / Chris Bartlett

Highest Season Weight

  • 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
  • 2016 31.92 lbs. Rick Lewis / Adam Hullenmeyer

Highest Winning Weight

  • 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
  • 2016 20.00 lbs. Bob Ostmann / Jeff Hooper

Lowest Winning Weight

  • 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
  • 2016 3.82 lbs. Evertt Ailes / Justin Rutledge

Big Bass

  • 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
  • 2016 6.82 lbs. Todd Milburn / Leroy Mcqueen

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