Milwaukee School of Engineering Team Wins Carhartt Bassmaster College Tournament In Iowa

Milwaukee School of Engineering Team Wins Carhartt Bassmaster College Tournament In Iowa

FORT MADISON, Iowa — Marshall Sandretto and Eric Logisz of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) climbed from fourth place to claim the top prize in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Midwestern Regional Championship Thursday on Iowa’s Lake Sugema.

The teammates won on the strength of consistent daily limits weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces on Wednesday and 9 pounds, 8 ounces Thursday for a two-day total of 17-11.

The Midwestern Regional was plagued by rough weather from the beginning, and the final weigh-in was delayed because of inclement weather. Changes began on the eve of the final practice day when, in the interest of angler safety, B.A.S.S. officials elected to move the event from the flooded Mississippi River to nearby Lake Sugema.

Another challenge to the collegiate anglers was a slot limit on the lake’s bass that prevents keeping fish between 12 and 18 inches. The young fishermen caught plenty of tiny, 10- to 12-inch bass, which they could weigh in, and lots of 12- to 18-inchers, which they could not. The rare 18-plus-inch fish, which they called “overs,” were game changers.

“We had two ‘overs’ each day,” said Logisz. “But those ‘unders’ put us up about a pound and a half or so.”

Anglers fought this slot all week, with many teams catching a limit of “slot fish” that would have added 10 to 12 pounds to their scores, but instead were able only to weigh in limits of five fish for 2 or 3 pounds. Some anglers tried to target only overs, but never reached a limit. Others tried to catch anything they could but fell short of qualifying without a quality bite.

It was MSOE’s Sandretto and Logisz who figured out the right combination of quantity and quality. Without their overs or unders they would have been unable to win the regional.

“Yesterday, we started off doing a bunch of stuff,” said Logisz. “We flipped and pitched a little bit, threw a spinnerbait and tried to get some reaction bites, but we couldn’t get anything going.”

The pair finally found cooperative fish when they began flipping green pumpkin beaver creature baits around real shallow trees on windy banks.

Day 2 was more of the same for the team from Milwaukee, with one exception. After only getting a few bites early, they decided the increased cloud cover called for a change in bait color.

“Marshall switched to a black-and-blue Texas rigged beaver, and that’s what we caught our big fish on,” said Logisz.

Catching numbers of fish wasn’t a problem for most anglers on Sugema this week, and it was no different for MSOE.

“We just went through a lot of fish,” said Sandretto. “We would catch shorts, then we’d catch fish in the slot, and then we would eventually catch a bigger one. It was just kind of random where the large ones were.”

MSOE sampled a few other baits and techniques but relied heavily on the flipping game with one common theme throughout their pattern: wind. With winds out of the south, the MSOE team members focused their efforts on the north shore of the lake, where they caught all of their fish this week.

In addition to their win, Sandretto and Logisz qualified for the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship, which will be held on Lake Chatuge, Aug. 1-3. They will be joined by second-place finishers, Jackson Grabeel and Joseph Reilly of Western Illinois University, along with the remainder of the Top 10 finishers from Lake Sugema.

Nick Carter and Leo Dedering of the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, brought in the Carhartt Big Bass Friday. It weighed 6-7 and earned the team a $500 Carhartt gift card.

Winning the tournament’s Livingston Lures Leader award of $500 in product for being in the lead on Day 2 were Marshall Sandretto and Eric Logisz of the Milwaukee School of Engineering

For a complete list of the final results, please click here.

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Carhartt Bassmaster College Series
5/29/2013 – 5/30/2013

Lake Sugema – Ft Madison, Iowa

Today’s Activity   Accumulative
Name           School
# Fish    # Live    Lbs – Oz  # Fish    # Live    Lbs – Oz

1    Marshall Sandretto – Eric Logisz  Milwaukee School of Engineering   5     5    9- 8 9    9    17-11
2    Jackson Grabeel – Joseph Reilly   Western Illinois University  5    5     11- 2     10   10   16- 4
3    Nick Carter – Leo Dedering   Wisconsin, Stevens Point     3    3     10-12     8    8    13-10
4    Cody Hahner – Stephen Maliborski  UW – Stevens Point 5    5    9- 9 8     8    12-14
5    Ben Zuk – Ethan Dhuyvetter   Kansas State University 1    1    0- 8 6     6    12- 7
6    Kyle Gates – Daniel Butler   St Ambrose University   5    5    8-11 10     10   11-13
7    Travis Wilson – Brian Lafferty    Western Illinois University  2    2     1- 0 7    7    11-12
8    Sam Starr – Alex Fulkerson   Kansas State University 5    5    8-15 9     9    11- 8
9    Sean Gillenwater – Josh Collier   Indiana University 3    3    5- 1 8     8    10- 6
10   Toney Lewis – Scott Sullivan Central Missouri   5    5    6-12 7    7     10- 5
11   Kevin Yeska – Tanner Blaschka     University of Wisconsin 2    2    6- 8    3    3    10- 3
12   Levi Warner – Konner Kearney University of Wisconsin 3    3    1- 8 8     8    9-13
13   Caleb Shoemaker – Bret Phillips   Western Illinois University  3    3     1-14 8    8    9-13
14   Coleton Caldwell – Tyler Bennett  Pittsburg State University   4    4     2- 2 9    9    9- 9
15   Ryan Dunn – Gage Elder  Southern Illinois University – Carbondal   2     2    1- 3 6    6    9- 2
16   Taylor Bivins – Kyle Alsop   Kansas State University 3    3    8- 5 4     4    8-12
17   Layne Woods – Brett Fickle   Central Missouri   4    4    2- 3 9    9     8-12
18   Andrew Farmer – Jeremy Jackson    Kansas State University 4    4    4-12   9    9    7-13
19   Kody Mattson – Curtis Spaniol     Winona State University 2    2    3-15   4    4    7-12
20   Marcus Prull – Jarett Svihlik     University of Dubuque   3    3    3-15   4    4    7- 8
21   Bobby Anspach – Kevin Christof    Wisconsin, Stevens Point     4    4     2- 5 9    9    7- 7
22   Ryan Gilbert – Brett Daggett University of Wisconsin, Plattville   4     4    4-12 8    8    6-14
23   Garison Miles – Nicholas Welu     UW – Stevens Point 1    1    3- 6 6     6    6- 9
24   Nathan Molitor – Harrison Thier   Bemidji State University     5    5     3- 4 9    9    5-15
25   Cody Lincoln – Jason Hawksford    Wisconsin, Stevens Point     5    5     3- 4 10   10   5-14
26   Kholby Martin – Tim Himsl    Western Illinois University  5    5    2-11   10   10   5-14
27   Carl Hanson – Brandon Belmore     University of Wisconsin – Stout   3     3    4- 8 6    6    5-13
28   Champ Caldwell – Ben Verhoef University of Missouri  1    1    4- 8 4     4    5-13
29   Harrison Barton – Kevin Nelson    Winona State University 5    5    2- 8    10   10   5-12
30   Aaron Wilson – Jacob Schurter     Bemidji State University     4    4     2- 4 6    6    5-11
31   Dustin Genrich – Nathan Hettinga  University of Wisconsin, LaCrosee 3     3    2- 1 8    8    5- 9
32   Kyle Swanson – Garrett Cates Kansas State University 4    4    4- 8 6     6    5- 7
33   Cody Sullivan – Jacob Jagust University of Illinois  5    5    2-12 10     10   5- 4
34   Charlie Sterrett – Luke Stoner    University of Illinois  5    5    3- 1    7    7    4- 5
35   Brandon Brimeyer – Ryan Brimeyer  St Ambrose University   2    2    1- 0    3    3    4- 1
36   Matt Feiten – Brian Kirt     UW Stevens Point   2    2    1- 4 7    7     4- 1
37   Pat Bowers – Sig Finley University of Wisconsin, LaCrosee 5    5    2- 6    8    8    3-15
38   Kevin VanDerLip – Trevor Epping   Wisconsin, Stevens Point     3    3     1-12 7    7    3-13
39   Reid Miller – Matt Pasma     University of Wisconsin – Stout   3    3     2- 0 6    6    3- 7
40   Gabriel Collins – Luke Gillespie  University of Nebraska  2    2    0-15   6    6    3- 2
41   Scott Jorgenson – Peter Strassburg    University of Wisconsin 5    5     2-13 6    6    3- 1
42   Michaela Anderson – Bryan Billeadeau  University of St Thomas 2    2     0-15 6    6    3- 1
43   John Mercer – Jim Vojahosky  University of Iowa 3    3    1-10 6    6     3- 1
44   Ryan Reynolds – Lauren Zimbelman  University of Nebrask   0    0    0- 0    5    5    2-15
45   Matt Hodge – Ben Devore Illinois Central College     0    0    0- 0 5     5    2-12
46   Ben Crabtree – Derrick Hoffman    Indiana University 0    0    0- 0 5     5    2-11
47   William McCabe – Levi Carlock     University of Nebraska  0    0    0- 0    4    4    1-14
48   Curtis Borawski – Matthew Sells   University of Illinois  3    3    1-12   3    3    1-12
49   August Hennies – Dirk Robertson   Bemidji State University     0    0     0- 0 3    3    1-10
50   Ben Milliken – Ben Kroeger   University of Nebraska – Omaha    0    0     0- 0 2    2    0-14
51   Justin Kaszuba – Nick Hehmann     University of Illinois  1    1    0- 3    2    2    0-12
52   Sean Mulholland – Matthew Trickler    University of Nebraska  0    0     0- 0 0    0    0- 0
52   Dallas Schurg – Matt Bronk   Milwaukee School of Engineering   0    0     0- 0 0    0    0- 0

 

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