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Vilbig Bass Club

Marty Tackett Memorial Tournament

By Julie Grigsby (edited by Jon Griffin)

The April bass club tournament is held in memory of one of the founding members, Marty Tackett. Marty was a great guy and was not shy about sharing his fishing expertise. Many club members today owe their knowledge of fishing this lake to him.

*JG edit Congratulations to Tony Saltarski & new member Hunter Ball for BREAKING THE ALL-TIME TEAM RECORD @ 21.03 lbs!!

The record they broke in the Marty Tackett Memorial was the 29-year-old record from 1994 by who else but Marty Tackett & Frank Newman with their now 2nd biggest team weight @ 20.15 pounds.

That day is a bass club story of legend as it occurred on a bitter cold December tournament where everyone quit except Marty & Frank who found a huge school and very nearly froze to death catching them!

Tony pulled off the Tri-fecta on Saturday!


Big Bass – 4.06 – Tony Saltarski 1st Individual – 11.14 – Saltarski 2nd Individual – 9.05 – Hunter Ball 3rd Individual – 8.07 – Tim Casbeer

1st Team – 21.03 – Saltarski/Ball 2nd Team – 15.04 – Andy Jai/Casbeer 3rd Team – 13.05 – Rick Huffman/Pierce Johnston

A total of 11 anglers took part in the tournament with 9 anglers weighing limits – they included Tim Downs, Matt Shelley, Saltarski, Ball, Jon Griffin, Huffman, Johnston, Jai, and Casbeer. Paul Poole and Peter Kang weighed in 2 fish apiece.

Jon Griffin caught a 1.7 lb Black Crappie which ties the lake record.

The day started out mild with calm breezes but the wind picked up with about an hour left. All anglers seemed to have a good day! The next tournament is May 13 and is a pick.

Thanks to Amy and Anderson Johnston for coming to the weigh in!

Another great day with the Lake Vilbig Bass Club!


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