Indiana : Bischoff Reservoir Open

Event Schedule

Date Lake Launch Ramp Time Results
10/20/2018Bischoff ReservoirMain Ramp7:30 am - 3:30 pmView

Top Standings

Place Team Points
1 Josh Blankinship / Jeff Stutler100
2 Sheldon Roberts / Joseph Ford50
2 Brad Wilson / John Wilson50
View All Standings

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

Contact Division Staff


Chip Ayers
504 S. Poplar St.
Greensburg, IN 47240

Assistant Director

Lisa Ayers
504 S. Poplar St.
Greensburg, IN 47240




UPDATE: Bischoff Reservoir Open

October 21, 2018

As mentioned, the 2018 Bischoff Reservoir USA Bassin' Open was held in some extremely challenging conditions to say the least.  Twenty teams didn't let a 15 MPH wind at the start of the event scare them off, but most agreed the late morning and early afternoon's gusts approaching fifty (50!) MPH made catching fish just plain tough!  Couple that with a major cold front looming and the bite was off, to say the least.  But, as the old saying goes, somebody always catches them.  The team of Josh Blankinship and Jeff Stutler managed one fish, and it was the right kind! The pair's 4.29 lb. bass took not only top honors, but big bass as well!  The brother team of Kyle and Joel Benedict put a 3.48 lb bass on the scales to capture second, while Matt Timmons and Chris Bossio's lone keeper totaled 2.03 pounds for third.  Not to be left out, Dennis Donovan and Matt Taylor brought in one fish weighing 1.84 lbs. to take the fourth place check.  

Short fish were very plentiful, as most teams stated they caught dozens of bass, but those over that magic 14" mark were more than difficult to come by.  Based upon surveys of the competitors, it appeared as though shallow crankbaits were the most productive presentations for the day.

Stay tuned to this page as pictures from the day's fishing and our winners will be posted soon!

We would like to thank everyone who took part in this year's Bischoff Reservoir Open.  Planning has begun already for the 2019 tournament and we look forward to making this an annual event.

Until next time, tight lines and 

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

October 20, 2018

Wow, Mother Nature made this event a REAL challenge!  Wind gusts to 50 MPH had teams scrabbling today.  Congratulations to our winners Josh Blankinship and Jeff Stutler.  Details will be coming soon!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

October 16, 2018

The updated entries received and starting position list as of October 16th is posted below!!

October 16, 2018

With the early registration deadline quickly approaching, we have received several inquiries concerning entry on the day of the event.  We will be accepting entries the morning of the event prior to the mandatory pre-tournament meeting which will begin at 7:00 AM.  Those entries paid the morning of the event MUST BE CASH!!! 

We are anticipating to draw a large number (by Bischoff Reservoir standards) of contestants for the Bischoff Reservoir Open.  With that being said, we will be in the parking lot at 5:00 AM to take same day entries and assist in parking.  We encourage everyone to arrive early and secure a parking spot at this fantastic fishery!

Thank you in advance!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

October 12, 2018

We have been contacted by a local restaurant and wanted to pass on a bit of information.  The Midtown Diner in New Point, IN has agreed to open at 5:30 AM on October 20th should any folks wish to grab breakfast before the Bischoff Reservoir Open bass tournament.  New Point, IN is located on State Road 46 near the 143 MM Exit of I-74, just a few miles west of Batesville.  We appreciate their kindness as this would be a great place for a pre-tournament meal for our teams coming from points west..

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

October 9, 2018

There is a little over a week until the first annual USA Bassin'  Bischoff Reservoir Open and the field is filling up quickly.  If you wish to ensure you starting position, now is the time to get those entries mailed!  REMEMBER, NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA U.S. MAIL AFTER OCTOBER 17TH!!  Entries will be accepted the day of the event on a first come-first serve basis.  


Boat #

1. Ron Tuley/Stacey Tuley                              

2. Mike Bartlett/Chris Bartlett                         

3. Rick Lewis/Adam Hullenmeyer                   

4. Josh Blankinship/Jeff Stutler                                     

5. Randy Ketchum/Jerry Lusk                         

6. Don Mohr/Dana Mohr

7. Mike Wenning/Scott Wiseman                                                        

8. Nick Beagle/Doug Johnson                                                               

9.  Robert Revalee/Charles Mullins Jr.                                                          

10. Leroy McQueen/Dan McQueen

11. Sheldon Roberts/Joe Ford

12. Jamie Brewsaugh/Lynn Lee

13. Joel Benedict/Kyle Benedict

14. David Haft/Shane Yohey

15. Steve Wills/Wayne Egbert

16. Scott Brannin/Mike Fuchs

17. Chip Ayers/Lisa Ayers*









*Denotes last boat out                                                               


AUGUST 16, 2018

Based upon the overwhelming positive response we have received concerning the USA Bassin’ Bischoff Reservoir Open scheduled for Saturday, October 20th, we have decided to accept early entries into the tournament.  This will also provide us with a more accurate number of participating teams so that we can make necessary arrangements to allow for adequate parking. 

In addition, the order your entry is received will determine your starting position!!  In other words, once we receive your entry, you will be given the boat number for your starting position. (I.e., first entry received=Boat 1, second entry= Boat 2 and so on) Entries will be accepted via U.S. Postal Service or in person until WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2018.  No early entries will be accepted after this date.  Teams WILL be able to enter the morning of the event, and a drawing will be held to determine the starting position of those teams prior to the pre-tournament meeting. 

We believe this process will help us expedite registration the morning of the tournament, allow us to determine how many teams may be participating, and reward those teams who chose the option of early entry.

Entries/Starting Positions will be posted on this Facebook page as well as the USA Bassin website.

Please mail entries with a check made out to Chip Ayers at the following:

Chip Ayers

504 South Poplar Street

Greensburg, IN 47240

Thank you & God Bless,

Lisa& Chip Ayers

August 14, 2018

We are excited to announce we will be holding the inaugural (hopefully!!) Annual Fall USA Bassin' Open on Bischoff Reservoir on October 20, 2018.  Bischoff Reservoir is a municipal watershed lake located near the city of Batesville, IN and, while small in size, holds some giant Hoosier bass, with fish approaching 7 pounds weighed in regularly! 

Those folks that are on the lake frequently will attest that when the bass begin that "fall feeding frenzy" in anticipation of the coming winter, the fishing can be fantastic!

We have already been  contacted by several teams indicating they plan to take part in this new and exciting event.  Make plans now to join us and fish this great lake.

More information will be forthcoming in the days to come!

God Bless,

Lisa & Chip Ayers


August 13, 2018

Details on this open tournament will be coming soon! Stay tuned!!!


  • First through Fourth Place

  • Bischoff Open

  • Bischoff Open

  • Bischoff Open

  • Bischoff Open

  • Tournament's Big Bass


Division Champions

  • 2019 Josh Blankinship / Jeff Stutler

Season Standings

Tournament Winners

  • 10/20/2018 Josh Blankinship / Jeff Stutler

Highest Season Weight

  • 2019 4.29 lbs. Josh Blankinship / Jeff Stutler

Highest Winning Weight

  • 2019 4.29 lbs. Josh Blankinship / Jeff Stutler

Lowest Winning Weight

  • 2019 4.29 lbs. Josh Blankinship / Jeff Stutler

Big Bass

  • 2019 4.29 lbs. Josh Blankinship / Jeff Stutler

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