Long time Midstate and IBAA Bass Angler, Gail Mitchell, passed away on May 27, 2021. Gail was an IBAA member since 1974, and a Midstate member since 1985. He was past president of both clubs. He also initiated Kids' Day in Fairview Heights, where kids could fish and prizes.
Gail was a great friend and fisherman. He will be greatly missed.
Royce Braden, longtime Midstate Bass Angler, passed away on November 23, 2020. Royce was a great competitor in all of the tournaments. Many will remember Royce as the fisherman who blessed our food at each of our Bass Banquets. He will be missed.