Belleville fisherman nets Big Bass at Smitty's tourney

Special to the News-DemocratMay 14, 2014 

Bass fishing


Darren Gestes, of Belleville, brought in a 5.46-pound bass to take first place in Smitty's Thursday Night Bass Series on May 8.

John Loesche, of Freeburg, took second with a 2.40-pounder and third place went to Mike Anderson, of Belleville, with a 1.46-pound bass.

Anglers can participate any Thursday through Sept. 25.

There is a payout each tournament and points are accumulated toward qualifying for a Classic Big Bass Tournament on Sept. 28.

Entry is $18 per night; one fish limit. Take off anytime after 4 p.m. until an hour before sunset.

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