Indiana : IN-47 Lake Santee Brownie's Division

 

Event Schedule

Date Lake Launch Ramp Time Results
04/21/2024Lake SanteeMain Ramp7:00 am - 1:00 pmN/A
05/19/2024Lake SanteeMain Ramp6:30 am - 12:30 pmN/A
06/16/2024Lake SanteeMain Ramp6:00 am - 12:00 pmN/A
07/21/2024Lake SanteeMain Ramp6:00 am - 12:00 pmN/A
08/18/2024Lake SanteeMain Ramp6:30 pm - 12:30 pmN/A

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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

Brownies Marine Lake Santee / Division IN-47

Lake Santee IN-47 Brownie's Marine Division IN-04 Information, Regulations, Tournament Rules, and Registration

***Please check this page prior to each Tournament.   Any changes or cancellations will be posted on here up until 9:00 PM the night before a scheduled tournament.***

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March 6, 2024

We are extremely happy to announce that Michael Massey and all the wonderful folks at Brownie's Marine in Fairland, Indiana have once again graciously agreed to be the title sponsor for the 2024 Lake Santee Division! Not only will Brownie's Marine be sponsoring each tournament's First Place and Big Bass awards, designed by Tournament Wear of Ocklawaha, Florida, but they will also award the 2024 Division Champions beautiful one-of-a-kind plaques for being the top points earning team for the entire season.

If you are in the market for a new or pre-owned boat, be sure to check out Brownies Marine just up the road in Fairland, IN. You won't be sorry! Also, REMEMBER... Brownies has factory trained and certified service technicians on site to service all you watercraft's needs!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

February 10, 2024

USA Bassin fishing friends, mark your calendars! The USA Bassin Brownies Marine Lake Santee Division schedule for the 2024 season has been finalized and is now posted on the website. Thank you to everyone who gave their valuable input on the 2024 dates.

We have our 2024 membership cards available. Please feel free to contact us prior to the first event to obtain your 2024 membership and avoid the morning rush at our first tournament!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

July 17, 2023

As summer rolls right along, we wanted to share what is happening with our sponsor, Brownie's Marine, in Fairland, IN.

As most folks know, the month of August brings the release of the upcoming year's new models of boats. Steve Hanson reports that the 2024 models are really starting to roll in.  Steve also says they have several great used boats on site, many with remaining factory warranty. They also carry a great line of pontoons if anyone wants to make Momma really happy!

Now is the time to take advantage of a great opportunity to pull that trigger on a new boat just in time for those all important fall regionals!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

July 8, 2023

The results for the July 8th tournament as well as the season ending standings are posted.

Congratulations to all of our winning teams!

Be sure to check out our Photo Section for up to date pictures!

Stay tuned for more information on the winning patterns for this event and this season's championship!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

July 7, 2023

TOMORROW IS THE DAY!!!

Our fifth and final event of the 2023 season will be held tomorrow, Saturday, July 8th.

The 2023 division points championship remains too close to call as several teams are within striking distance and the title will be decided this weekend. The top finishing team wins a bid into the $10,000 2024 Land Big Fish Tournament of Champions!

Also, this is a great opportunity for teams to enter valuable points towards the fall regionals which are fast approaching.

The tournament hours will again be 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM and the MANDATORY meeting will be held in the parking lot at 5:30 AM. Only one team member need be present.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

See everyone on Saturday!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

June 4, 2023

Be sure to check out and like our Bischoff Reservoir USA Bassin IN-04 Facebook page for up-to-date photos and information from all of our Brownie's Marine Bischoff Reservoir Division tournaments!

June 3, 2023

The results from today's Brownie's Marine Bischoff Reservoir Division event are posted!

May 30, 2023

The FOURTH tournament of the 2023 Brownie's Marine Bischoff Reservoir Division season will be held this coming Saturday, June 3rd! The weather looks to be great and all systems are a go! The hours for this tournament will be 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Teams MUST be registered prior to the start of the mandatory meeting which will be held at 5:30 AM. Don't be late...

*** NOTE- We will have 2023 regional entry forms available. Entries are now being accepted.

Come out and take part in the biggest little USA Bassin division in the Tri-State area!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

May 13, 2023

The results are posted from the May 13th Brownie's Marine Bischoff Reservoir IN-04 event. 

Check back for a breakdown of the tournament highlights in the next few days.

God Bless,

Lisa & Chip Ayers

May 9, 2023

The third tournament of the 2023 Bischoff Reservoir Brownie's Marine Division will be held this coming Saturday, May 13th. Some lucky team will take home the beautiful plaques sponsored by Brownie's Marine in Fairland, IN. 

Takeoff time will be 6:30 AM and the MANDATORY pre-tournament meeting will be held at 6:00 AM. All teams MUST be registered prior to the start of the meeting.  

PLEASE NOTE- While our Bischoff Reservoir Brownie's Marine Division is hugely popular, we will be forced to cut off entries once the parking lot is full. We cannot allow vehicles with trailers to be parked on the access road per local law enforcement guidelines. Therefore, we encourage teams to arrive early and secure a spot in this event!

Also, please take a moment and make yourself familier with the information contained below concerning area road restrictions.

We look forward to seeing all of our friends on May 13th!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

***INFORMATION ON ROAD CLOSURE***

Indiana State Road 46 is CLOSED for construction approximately 5 miles east of Batesville. This closure is just west of Spades Road in Ripley County and is expected to last until mid July of 2023.

Teams traveling to Bischoff Reservoir from the east are encouraged to take I-74 EB to the 149 MM exit (Batesville, IN) and then travel east on State Road 46 to Morris to access the lake.

Indiana State Road 46 is also closed for a bridge repair just east of Greensburg, IN as well, very near the city limits, however local detours are easily navigated around this closure.

Teams are encouraged to take these detours into consideration when planning their travel time as well.

We will strive to keep everyone posted as these construction periods continues through the season.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

April 21, 2023

Thirty-one teams took part in the second tournament of the 2023 Brownie's Marine Bischoff Reservoir Division. While that's a bunch of boats but most of our teams reported that they caught large numbers of bass in the twelve to thirteen and a half inch range. Many folks are anticipating that as those bass grow through this season, the number of keepers caught will increase significantly! Let's all keep our fingers crossed.

One thing for sure, Bischoff Reservoir still holds the bigger ones as several in that three to five pound range were brought to the scales. Chrome rattlebaits, vibrating jigs, and soft-plastic presentations seemed to be the big producers for the keeper bass.

Congratulations to Jason Booth for taking top honors and receiving the beautiful plaques from Brownie's Marine in Fairland, IN for his first place finish. Jason holds a good lead in the divisional points race and shows no sign of taking his foot off the gas!

Big bass of the event went to Dustin Burk and Kevin Lacey for their 5.22 lb lunker which anchored their second place finish.

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Brownie's Marine for sponsoring the awards for this season's tournaments! We'd also like to thank Lucas Oil and the Clarksville, IN Bass Pro Shop for providing the door prizes awarded during the weigh-in!

With thirty one boats, this tournament paid out six places!  Wow!!

Until next time, tight lines and...

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

April 6, 2023

***INFORMATION ON ROAD CLOSURE***

Indiana State Road 46 is CLOSED for construction approximately 5 miles east of Batesville. This closure is just west of Spades Road in Ripley County and is expected to last until mid July of 2023.

Teams traveling to Bischoff Reservoir from the east are encouraged to take I-74 EB to the 149 MM exit (Batesville, IN) and then travel east on State Road 46 to Morris to access the lake.

Indiana State Road 46 is also closed for a bridge repair just east of Greensburg, IN as well, very near the city limits, however local detours are easily navigated around this closure.

Teams are encouraged to take these detours into consideration when planning their travel time as well.

We will strive to keep everyone posted as these construction periods continues through the season.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

April 3, 2023

The long-range forecast for the April 8th Brownie's Marine Bischoff Reservoir Division tournament looks very promising!

Tournament hours will be 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Please plan to arrive early as we expect to have a great turnout with Spring finally wanting to make an appearance!

We will see everyone Saturday, April 8, 2023!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

March 30, 2023

Be sure to go to the Photo Tab and check out all the photographs from our most recent 2023 Bischoff Reservoir Division tournament and the beautiful plaques presented by Brownie's Marine in Fairland, IN!

March 28, 2023

Twenty-four teams took to the water for the first event of the 2023 Bischoff Reservoir Brownie's Marine Division IN-04 season. Between the almost four inches of rain in the previous 24 hours and wind gusts of almost 50 MPH during the tournament, anglers found the bass less than cooperative.

The team of Tyler Tabbert and Max Neat bested everyone to take home the beautiful plaques presented by the division's sponsor, Brownie's Marine in Fairland Indiana.  A huge thank you to Michael Massey and all the fine folks at Brownie's for all their support of USA Bassin anglers!

Our next tournament will be April 8, 2023. Make plans to join this great group of folks for the day!

Until then...

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

March 25, 2023

The results from the March 25, 2023 tournament are now posted.

Stay tuned for a detailed report.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

March 24, 2023

We have received a couple calls concerning the possible cancellation of the upcoming tournament scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2023.

The tournament will be conducted as scheduled. 

Current water conditions: 49* & very stained. 

See everyone tomorrow!!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

March 20, 2023

We have been receiving several calls the past several days and we want to answer the questions as best as possible:

YES, we will have new membership cards available.

NO, the free membership to new members will not be available the morning of the tournament. This is an online offer ONLY.

YES, there is a mandatory meeting a half hour before takeoff.

Yes, you must check in EVEN if you pre-registered.

Yes, you will receive your boat number when you check in.

NO, if you are not registered prior to the meeting, you will not be permitted to fish.

YES, this is a popular tournament; plan to arrive early.

YES, there was a kayak tournament recently and SEVERAL big fish were landed!!!

Lisa and I look forward to seeing everyone on March 25th and getting this awesone division's season started!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

March 17, 2023

The start of the 2023 Bischoff Reservoir Brownie's Marine Division is less than a week away and some fortunate team will take home the beautiful Brownie's Marine Bischoff Reservoir Division IN-04 trophies.

While we will have 2023 membership cards available, we wanted to remind teams they have the ability to use the online option and obtain their new memberships prior to the first event. 

NEW MEMBERS - Don't forget to take advantage of the FREE first year membership offer going on at this time. Go to the USA Bassin Facebook page for full details!

We are looking to forward to seeing all of our old friends as well as some new faces this season.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

January 17, 2023

Our schedule is set and now the wait for real spring weather begins...

But we have a huge announcement to tell all our fishing friends!

New for 2023!!! Brownies Marine Sales has come on board as our USA Bassin Lake Santee IN-47 Division sponsor for the entire season. Lots of exciting opportunities are in the works. A HUGE THANK YOU to Michael Massey, Steve Hanson, and all the fine folks at Brownies for their support!

Be sure to stop into Brownie's Marine near Fairland, IN and tell Michael and Steve, "Thank You!". It is businesses like Brownie's that allow us to take part in one of the best divisions in our area!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa

November 15, 2022

Mark your calendars! The USA Bassin Bischoff Reservoir Division 2023 schedule has been finalized. Thank you to everyone who gave their valuable input on the upcoming season's dates.

Now, come on Spring!!!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

October 31, 2022

We have posted a TENTATIVE 2023 schedule.  This schedule may not be finalized for a couple weeks, so please continue to check back periodically.

Remember that a 2023 USA Bassin membership will be required to compete in these tournaments. We have those membership cards available at this time. Please contact us if you would like to obtain your membership prior to the first event.

Thank you for your patience.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

July 9, 2022

Congatulations to our winning team, Eli Buchanan and Andrew Schneider for their winning limit of 11.93 lbs. With that win, the pair also came from behind to take the Bischoff Reservoir Division Points Championship. Congratulations Eli and Andy! 

Stay tuned for a complete report on the tournament.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

July 7, 2022

The last tournament of the 2022 Bischoff Reservoir Division-04 is coming up this Saturday, July 9th. Where has 2022 gone?!? This tournament will decide two very important things, the 2022 Division Points Champions as well as who will take home this month's trophies sponsored by Leroy McQueen, owner of L&W Roofing in Greensburg, IN. THANK YOU, Leroy! The points race remains tight and several teams are with in striking distance. Also, with the points that are available at this event, many teams will be able to secure the 250 points needed to qualify for the 2022 Regionals fast approaching this fall. Bischoff Reservoir is fishing better now than it has for some time with more keepers showing up at the scales. The weeds are in full growth, the deeper fish have locked onto the points, drop-offs, and roadbeds, and the topwater bite is strong. Not only that, this hot weather is forecast to make a change and the day looks to be shaping up to be beautiful. Don't miss out on this last tournament! We look forward to seeing everyone, Saturday!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

June 15, 2022

Congratulations to the winners of our fourth tournament of the 2022 USA Bassin Bischoff Reservoir Division season, Troy and Hunter Sullivan! The teams of Grigsby/McCormick, Tuley/Tuley, and Sieg/Beagle rounded out the top four teams for the day, with each earning a check for their efforts. Also "Big Fish" Jeff Litchfield used one of his company's, Litchfield Lures, baits to once again capture the big bass award for the tournament. Well done, everyone.

Many of our successful anglers reported their success came on a mixture of topwater and soft plastic presentations.

With one more event scheduled for the 2022 season, the divisional points race is still up for grabs. If you haven't secured your needed 250 points in order to be eligible to take part in the season's end USA Bassin Regional Championships, make plans to join us at our next tournament, July 9, 2022. There is still time to qualify!

Until next time,

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

June 11, 2022

The results from the June 11th tournament are posted. Thank you to all our teams who joined us for this fantastic tournament!

Please check soon back for details surrounding the event.

June 9, 2022

Our fifth tournament of the 2022 Bischoff Reservoir Division IN-04 will be this coming Saturday, June 11th. Tournament hours will be 6:00AM until 2:00PM. The pre-tournament meeting will take place at 5:30AM in the parking lot and NO registrations will be taken after that time without the director's prior approval. Make plans to be a part of these great tournaments. A huge THANK YOU goes out to BrainBKT Graphics in Greendale, IN for sponsoring this month's plaques. Be sure to contact these great folks for all your wrap and graphics needs!

Hope to see everyone Saturday!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa

June 4, 2022

Our next USA Bassin Bischoff Reservoir Division IN-04 tournament will be June 11, 2022 and we expect to have another great event with a big turnout. With that being said, it is imperative that we address parking in the ramp area lot(s). In order to accomodate the number of teams which have been taking part in our division, we will ask that all of our members park in a manner so that the traffic flow in parking lot is not incumbered. Teams should park in a manner that eliminates large open spaces between vehicles. If we tighten up our parking positions, we will eliminate the congestion causing delays in loading at the end of the event.

We acknowledge that many of the traffic issues are caused by infrequent or even out-of-state visitors to the lake who do not comprehend the established parking pattern, however, if we as considerate anglers initiate a successful parking pattern, there is hope that others will follow our lead.

It has also been brought to our attention that some teams may not be prepping their boats for launch until they are at the ramp. We ask that teams have their boats ready to be launched prior to approaching the ramp.

Thank you for your understanding.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

May 14, 2022

The results are posted! 

Congratulations to Team McQueen! Brothers Leroy and Dan McQueen worked to bring three Bischoff Reservoir bass to the scales totaling 6.95 lbs to take top honors once again at the third stop of the 2022 division season. Wayne Egbert and Chris Decker brought four keepers to the scales totaling 6.83 pounds to narrowly miss the win, while the teams of Sieg/Beagle, Buchannon/Schneider, and the Summerlots rounded out the top five.  Chuck Sieg's 4.22 lunker took the day's big bass award.

Nearly every team reported catching loads of bass in that 12-13 1/2 inch range, but, in true Bischoff style, those that captured multiple keepers rose to the top of the heap. Most of the twenty-five teams also reported catching a majority of their bass in less than a foot and a half of water.  Again a huge thank to to Hoyt Evans and his dad, Jon, and Hoyt's Facebook page, Hookin' Fish With Hoyt, for sponsoring this month's awards! We as a division are very blessed to have a great group of anglers who demonstrate their sportsmanship both on and off the water. In a time when other tournament trails contend with bickering and divisiveness within their group, it is not present with these fine people! Thank you to all our teams for that!

Until next time..

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

May 9, 2022

With just 5 short days left until our third tournament of the 2022 Bischoff Reservoir IN-04 Division, make plans to join us for this fun and friendly event! This month's plaques look awesome and are sponsored by Hookin' Fish With Hoyt. For those who may not be aware, young Hoyt Evans and his dad, Jon, compete in many events throughout the Tri-State area and maintain a Facebook page, Hookin' Fish With Hoyt, documenting their adventures. Take a minute and check it out! With spring in full bloom, word is the fishing at Bischoff Reservoir is really picking up with more keepers being caught. Now, if we can just get all the anglers who fish Bischoff Reservoir to practice catch and release like our USA Bassin' members do, maybe this fishery can rebound from the last few lean seasons!

Hope to see everyone Saturday May 14th for our next tournament!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

April 20, 2022

Congratulations to Robert Summerlot for his win at our second Bischoff Reservoir IN-04 Division tournament on April 16th. While Robert only brought two bass to the scales, one of them was the right kind, a 5.79 lunker which turned out to be the big bass of the tournament. With his win, Robert took home all the beautiful trophies provided by this month's sponsor, Eli Buchanan , owner of American Roofing Monkeys. While the day brought anglers just about every type of poor condition to deal with, (rain, then dropping temperatures, and then high winds which led to blue bird skies) everyone was happy to see quite a few bass weighed in which were in that 14"-15" range. We even had a keeper smallmouth bass weighed in! Things may just be looking up for our lake!

Please follow our USA Bassin' anglers' lead and practice catch and release on all of Bischoff Reservoir's bass!

Until next time,

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

April 16, 2022

The results from the second tournament of the 2022 Bischoff Reservoir Division IN-04 are posted. Congratulations to the team of Robert and Pam Summerlot for taking first place and big bass! Special thanks to Eli Buchanan and American Roofing Monkeys for sponsoring this month's trophies!

A detailed report will be posted soon.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

March 27, 2022

Congratulations to our winners from the first event of the 2022 season, The team of John Roth and Brandon Wolf only needed two bass to take top honors with the extremely tough conditions anglers faced for the day. But when one of those fish weighs 6.20 lbs., you don't need many! Second place was captured by Curtis Dunaway and Jason Benefiel with four keepers totaling 7.34 pounds while T.J. Findley and Tony Thompson rounded out the top three with a 4.71 catch.  Many of our teams reported that despite the constant snow showers and winds in excess of 25 MPH, the bite was very strong but, in traditional Bischoff style, keepers were hard to wrangle. Those anglers who were willing to share a bit of information stated that most used a one-two punch of crankbaits and jigs for a majority of their bites.  Thank you again to Ron at Swinney Lawnmower and Tractor Sales & Service for sponsoring the tournaments awards and to Jack Wicker for providing some of his custom tackle for our door prize packages!

Be Sure to check out this tournaments pictures in the photo section! Until next our next tournament on April 16th,

God Bless,

Lisa & Chip Ayers

March 26, 2022

The results from the March 26th Bischoff Reservoir Division are posted. Thank you to all the teams who braved a brutal day on the water! A detailed report will be posted soon.

March 25, 2022

For those who may have been wondering, we WILL be fishing the first event of the 2022 Bischoff Reservoir Division tomorrow (March 26th). We have made the necessary preparations to ensure the ramp will be usable despite any potential freezing conditions which we may encounter prior to take off. In addition, due to the cold temperatures, we will be making some other provisions available for everyone who takes part in Saturday's event.  Don't let the less than ideal conditions keep you at home on the couch! The big bass have been biting at Bischoff... Join us tomorrow and let's kick off another great season!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

 

March 16, 2022

Just over ONE week until the start of the 2022 USA Bassin IN-04 Division at Bischoff Reservoir! 

Please note our take-off time of 7:30 AM. We will hold a MANDATORY pre-tournament meeting in the parking lot at 7:00 AM. All teams must be registered prior to this meeting and ONE team member must be present at the meeting. 

THANK YOU to our own Ron Swinney, owner of Swinney Tractor and Mower Sales and Service in Versailles, IN for sponsoring this month's awards. With spring coming, be sure to see Ron and Ryan for all your mowing needs!

Lisa and I will be in the parking lot at 5:00 to take entries and register teams that have not obtained their 2022 memberships. We would ask that teams obtain their 2022 memberships early if at all possible.

Memberships may be obtained online at usabassin.com or, if preferred, teams may contact us as we now have cards and are able to get your team registered. Contact either Lisa or I for details.

Thank you all in advance to all our teams. We know this season even better than last!

God Bless, 

Chip & Lisa Ayers

March 5, 2022

Just THREE short weeks until the start of the 2022 USA Bassin IN-04 Division at Bischoff Reservoir! 

The trophies have been ordered! A big THANK YOU goes out to our own Ron Swinney, owner of Swinney Tractor and Mower Sales and Service in Versailles, IN for sponsoring this month's awards. With spring coming, be sure to see Ron and Ryan for all your mowing needs!

We would ask that teams obtain their 2022 memberships early if at all possible. Memberships may be obtained online at usabassin.com or, if preferred, teams may contact us as we now have cards and are able to get your team registered. Contact either Lisa or I for details.

Thank you all in advance for helping make this season even better than last!

God Bless, 

Chip & Lisa Ayers

December 12, 2021

The 2022 Bischoff Reservoir Division IN-04 is official! We will see you all in March.

For those wishing to get their 2022 memberships, we now have cards and are able to get your team registered. Contact either Lisa or I for details.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

November 13, 2021

We have posted a TENTATIVE schedule for the 2022 IN-04 Bischoff Reservoir Division. 

Please check back as this is subject to change pending confirmation by the City of Batesville, IN.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

November 6, 2021

As the year comes to an end, we will once again begin looking toward dates for the 2022 USA Bassin' Bischoff Reservoir Division season. 

As always, we will again do our best to avoid scheduling our events so that they avoid any overlap of other trails our anglers also take part in.

To do this, we would ask for your, our members, cooperation. Please text or email Chip Ayers with any trails/tournament(s) information which you may also be competing in, and as stated above we will promise to attempt to avoid any conflict as best as possible.

Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

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

  • Release of bass purchased by our anglers!

  • Ready to go into their new home... Lake Santee!

  • May 23rd Winners!

  • August 22nd First Place

  • August 22nd Second Place

  • August 22nd Third Place

  • August 22nd Big Bass

  • August 22nd Winners!

  • 2021 Lake Santee Division Champions

  • July 2022 Lake Santee Division Winners!

  • August Tournament and 2022 Divisional Points Champs!

  • June 2023 Winners

  • Bruns & Sieg

  • Duncan & Hohenberger

  • Merriman & Edwards

  • Matt & Scott Perkins

  • Jennings & Lower

  • Lowder & Bowser

  • Durr & Beagle

  • Leroy & Dan McQueen

  • Ron & Stacey Tuley

  • Joe & Mikel Fuentes

  • Butch & Marco Mikesell

  • Team Pettit

  • July 2023 Winners!

  • July 2023 Top Finishers!

Records

Division Champions

  • 2023 Leroy Mcqueen / Danny Mcqueen
  • 2022 Matt Perkins / Scott Perkins
  • 2021 Marco Mikesell / Charles "butch" Mikesell
  • 2020 Chuck Sieg / Paul Bruns

Season Standings

Tournament Winners

  • 08/20/2023 Chuck Sieg / Paul Bruns
  • 07/30/2023 Bryce Lower / Chandler Jennings
  • 06/18/2023 Chuck Sieg / Paul Bruns
  • 05/21/2023 Joe Fuentes / Mikel Fuentes
  • 04/16/2023 Leroy Mcqueen / Danny Mcqueen
  • 08/21/2022 Matt Perkins / Scott Perkins
  • 07/24/2022 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 06/19/2022 Joe Fuentes / Mikel Fuentes
  • 05/22/2022 Charles "butch" Mikesell / Marco Mikesell
  • 04/10/2022 Leroy Mcqueen / Danny Mcqueen
  • 08/22/2021 Eric Bowser / Trey Lowder
  • 07/11/2021 Timothy Tennell / Carson Tennell
  • 06/13/2021 Marco Mikesell / Charles "butch" Mikesell
  • 05/23/2021 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 04/18/2021 Marco Mikesell / Charles "butch" Mikesell
  • 08/16/2020 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 07/19/2020 Matt Perkins / Scott Perkins
  • 06/14/2020 Leroy Mcqueen / Danny Mcqueen
  • 08/11/2019 Matt Perkins / Scott Perkins
  • 07/14/2019 Leroy Mcqueen / Danny Mcqueen
  • 06/23/2019 Sheldon Roberts / Joseph Ford
  • 05/19/2019 Ronnie Tuley / Stacey Tuley
  • 05/05/2019 Matt Perkins / Scott Perkins
  • 08/12/2018 Scott Perkins / Matt Perkins
  • 07/22/2018 Timothy Tennell / Carson Tennell
  • 06/10/2018 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 05/20/2018 Timothy Tennell / Carson Tennell
  • 04/15/2018 Brad Wilson / John Wilson
  • 08/13/2017 Chris Roberts 2 / Adam Engleking
  • 07/09/2017 Kyle Hohenberger / Craig Duncan
  • 06/11/2017 Chris Roberts 2 / Adam Engleking
  • 05/21/2017 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 04/09/2017 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 08/14/2016 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 07/17/2016 Charles Sieg / Paul Bruns
  • 06/26/2016 Scott Perkins / Matt Perkins
  • 05/15/2016 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 04/24/2016 Dustin Miller / Philip Miller
  • 08/23/2015 Philip Miller / Dustin Miller
  • 07/19/2015 Philip Miller / Dustin Miller
  • 06/14/2015 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 05/17/2015 Craig Duncan / Kyle Hohenberger
  • 04/26/2015 Rick Kennedy / Adam Kennedy
  • 08/17/2014 Rick Kennedy / Adam Kennedy
  • 07/20/2014 Rick Kennedy / Adam Kennedy
  • 06/22/2014 Chip Ayers / Lisa Ayers
  • 05/18/2014 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 04/27/2014 Charles Sieg / Paul Bruns
  • 08/18/2013 Philip Miller / Dustin Miller
  • 07/21/2013 Rick Kennedy / Adam Kennedy
  • 06/23/2013 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 05/19/2013 Philip Miller / Dustin Miller
  • 04/21/2013 Charles Sieg / Paul Bruns

Highest Season Weight

  • 2023 55.98 lbs. Joe Fuentes / Mikel Fuentes
  • 2022 58.91 lbs. Matt Perkins / Scott Perkins
  • 2021 57.32 lbs. Marco Mikesell / Charles "butch" Mikesell
  • 2020 33.33 lbs. Matt Perkins / Scott Perkins

Highest Winning Weight

  • 2023 23.67 lbs. Leroy Mcqueen / Danny Mcqueen
  • 2022 22.63 lbs. Joe Fuentes / Mikel Fuentes
  • 2021 17.63 lbs. Eric Bowser / Trey Lowder
  • 2020 18.24 lbs. Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards

Lowest Winning Weight

  • 2023 14.05 lbs. Chuck Sieg / Paul Bruns
  • 2022 11.19 lbs. Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 2021 14.07 lbs. Marco Mikesell / Charles "butch" Mikesell
  • 2020 14.96 lbs. Leroy Mcqueen / Danny Mcqueen

Big Bass

  • 2023 6.44 lbs. Bryce Lower / Chandler Jennings
  • 2022 6.51 lbs. Matt Perkins / Scott Perkins
  • 2021 6.22 lbs. Timothy Tennell / Carson Tennell
  • 2020 5.90 lbs. Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards

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