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.
Kenny was a one of a kind jewel. His Love for fishing,golf and friends showed. He was a very humorous person always telling great tails. I hope he is enjoying catching big fish and perfect rounds of golf. He will be missed from all who knew him.
Rich "Loggy" Logsdon
Rich "Loggy" Logsdon was a long term member with IBAA and now Mid state Illinois Bass. He was the editor of Backlash for many years. Held five MR.Bass titles. He was very competitive when out fishing against other fisherman.He will be missed