Indiana : IN-47 Lake Santee Division


Event Schedule

Date Lake Launch Ramp Time Results
04/15/2018Lake SanteeMain Ramp7:00 am - 1:00 pmView
05/20/2018Lake SanteeMain Ramp6:30 am - 12:30 pmN/A
06/10/2018Lake SanteeMain Ramp6:00 am - 12:00 pmN/A
07/22/2018Lake SanteeMain Ramp6:00 am - 12:00 pmN/A
08/12/2018Lake SanteeMain Ramp6:30 am - 12:30 pmN/A

Top Standings

Place Team Points
1 Brad Wilson / John Wilson100
2 Timothy Tennell / Carson Tennell99
3 Scott Perkins / Matt Perkins98
4 Sheldon Roberts / Joseph Ford97
5 Todd Milburn / Leroy Mcqueen96
6 Chip Ayers / Lisa Ayers95
7 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards94
8 Don Mohr / Bonnie Mohr50
8 Ron Hamer / Rex Sullivan50
8 Jonathan Ohlmansiek / Douglas Ohlmansiek50
8 Ronnie Tuley / Stacey Tuley50
8 Kyle Hohenberger / Craig Duncan50
View All Standings

Red indicates a next generation team.
Blue indicates a coed team.

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Contact Division Staff


Chip Ayers
504 S. Poplar St.
Greensburg, IN 47240

Assistant Director

Lisa Ayers
504 S. Poplar St.
Greensburg, IN 47240




*UPDATE* Lake Santee / Division IN-47

April 18, 2018

On Sunday, April 15th, the Lake Santee Property Owners Association / USA Bassin' Division 47 Tournaments kicked off their 2018 season… and what a day it was!  Twelve teams gathered to take part on what is traditionally referred to as “Tax Day”, and with the heavy rain, high winds, and blustery cold  temperatures, spending several hours in a bass boat was very taxing, to say the least!  

The father and son team of John and Brad Wilson took overall first place honors with three beautiful bass which weighed 10.82 lbs.  Team Wilson’s bag included the event’s big bass, a 4.75 pound beauty as well as another bass weighing over 4 lbs. also.  Second place finishers, the father and son team (Umm, are we seeing a pattern here?) of Tim and Carson Tennell, brought three bass weighing 8.61 lbs. to the scales to secure their showing.  Great job to all these fishermen on a VERY challenging day!

In keeping with the “Tax Day” theme, we would like to thank Mary Hamer and all the great folks at Klosterkemper Tax Services in Greensburg, IN for their continued support in sponsoring the April tournament trophies.  Thank You, Mary!!

As you can see from the results of this event, the Lake Santee USA Bassin' IN-47 Tournaments are great way for family members to enjoy the great fishery at our fingertips.  Please join our tournament fishermen and women in protecting this valuable resource by practicing CATCH AND RELEASE on all of Lake Santee’s bass! Until next time…

God Bless,

Lisa and Chip Ayers

April 15, 2018


Results will be posted soon. Stay tuned!

April 13,2018

We feel there is something we must re-address as it has been some time since this discussion has occurred.

Lake Santee is a private lake managed by a home owners association, the Lake Santee Property Owner’s Association.  That being said, all rules and bylaws enacted by the homeowner’s association must take precedence, first and foremost.  We have received several inquiries concerning eligibility to take part in our tournaments.  According to the by-laws, only boats registered to property owners who are members in good standing of the association are permitted on the lake.  In addition, one member of the tournament team must be an association member or immediate family member (spouse, child, etc.).  This rule, unfortunately, does sometimes exclude participation by folks who don’t meet those requirements.

With all that being said, THERE ARE NUMEROUS LOTS FOR SALE at Lake Santee!  These lots can be purchased for very reasonable prices and, in doing so, allows the owner(s), which can be up to FOUR (4) individuals per lot, full access to the lake and all included privileges.  Interested parties may contact the Lake Santee Property Owners Association office six days a week to learn more about the property and obtain lists of lots for sale and local real estate agents contact information.

If you are interested in becoming a part of one of the Midwest’s best bass fishing lakes, take a few minutes and research Lake Santee.  As tournament directors, our goal is to include as many anglers in our events, not exclude them.  However, we must abide by the association’s bylaws to do so.  Thanks to everyone for their understanding in this matter.

Thank you, again and God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

April 12, 2018

We just wanted to keep everyone up to date on the conditions of Lake Santee prior to this weekend's first USA Bassin' Division IN-47 tournament. The lake is now at full pool (Thank's to the flooding rains from several days ago!) but has a lot of color to the water. That being said, with the warming temperatures expected over the next few days, the fish should start to really turn on! One note of caution, there are several pieces of drift floating about the lake, some large enough to damage a lower unit or hull. Please use caution in the coming days and keep watch for large debris when operating your boats!

See everyone Sunday, April 15th!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

April 8, 2018

As some of you are aware, Chip and I were out of town for a few days. That being said, we are now back! Anyone who would like to register for the 2018 USA Bassin' season, and has not yet done so, please get a hold of us this week. We would appreciate as many teams signing up as early as possible so as not to delay the registration process for our first Lake Santee IN-47 event on Sunday, April 15, 2018!
Thank you in advance!
God Bless,
Lisa & Chip Ayers

March 20, 2018

We are less than a month away from the start of the 2018 Lake Santee Property Owners Association Bass Tournaments here at beautiful Lake Santee. With that being said, anyone wishing to sign up for USA Bassin' before the April 15th event (PLEASE!) should contact Chip or Lisa and make arrangements as soon as possible. Our contact information remains posted on the USA Bassin' website under Lake Santee Indiana Division-47.
Have a great week and God Bless,
Lisa & Chip Ayers

February 27, 2018

***Special announcement***

The 2018 USA Bassin' Regional schedules have been announced!

As previously detailed, here is a list of the area events that our qualifying teams can take part in:

Sept. 16th - Lake Monroe

Sept. 23th - St Joe River/Maggies

Oct. 1 - Ohio River/Duffy's Landing

Oct. 5 - Geist

Oct. 6 - Geist

Just recently announced is another tournament for our 2018 qualifying teams...

Brookville Res.- October 28, 2018

Don't miss out on the opportunity and fun!  

February 9, 2018

We have received the 2018 USA Bassin' membership cards. Anyone wishing to register now for the upcoming 2018 season may contact either Lisa or Chip and we will get you signed up for the upcoming year. Don't wait until the last minute to join the fun at Lake Santee USA Bassin' Division IN-47!

See you on the water!

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

December 23, 2017

USA Bassin' has announced the dates and locations for the 2018 Regionals to be held in Indiana. Here are the dates for those of you who would like to mark your calendars early, if you are so inclined...

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa


Sept. 16th - Lake Monroe

Sept. 23th - St Joe River/Maggies

Oct. 1 - Ohio River/Duffy's Landing

Oct. 5 - Geist

Oct. 6 - Geist

December 15, 2017

We have attached photos from the release of bass purchased by our fishermen.  Take a minute to check out these photos!

On November 3rd, 2017, approximately 100 more largemouth bass made Lake Santee their new home. These bass were again purchased from Clear Creek Fishery in Martinsville, IN with private money donated by all the great folks who fish the Lake Santee UBA Bassin' Tournaments, IN-47. Our fishermen and women take the phrase "Paying It Forward" to heart! To date, the group has stocked several hundred bass into Lake Santee the past few years for generations to come to enjoy. Thank you to Eric Hess and all the great people at Clear Creek Fishery for making this possible! Follow our anglers' lead and Please Practice Catch (Photograph!) and Release on all of Lake Santee's Bass!
God Bless,
Lisa & Chip Ayers

December 14, 2017

We have just been advised that the dates for the 2018 Lake Santee Bass tournaments were approved by the Board at the December meeting. These dates will be published in the monthly Smoke Signal, on the L.S.P.O.A. website, and on the USA Bassin' website...

Now... Come on Spring!!!

God Bless,

Lisa & Chip Ayers

Here is the unofficial 2018 Lake Santee Bass Tournament schedule for the upcoming season. It should be noted that this has NOT been submitted to the L.S.P.O.A. Board for approval and IS subject to change. We are awaiting the release of a few other regional tournament trails before determining the official dates. Please take a moment and look over the dates as imput is always welcome from our anglers/teams.
P.S.- A little bird has told us that plans are being finalized for an additional USA Bassin' Regional to be held at Brookville Lake in the fall of 2018... Stay tuned for updates!
God Bless,
Lisa & Chip Ayers

SUNDAY APRIL 15, 2018 7:00 AM
SUNDAY MAY 20, 2018 6:30 AM
SUNDAY JUNE 10, 2018 6:00 AM
SUNDAY JULY 22, 2018 6:00 AM
SUNDAY AUGUST 12, 2018 6:30 AM

September 27, 2017

Well, that's a wrap!  The final event of the 2017 Lake Santee Bass Tournament season was held on Sunday, September 24th and what a great event we had.  While this was not a USA Bassin' sanctioned event, thirteen teams turned out to take part in the tournament which saw some of the hottest and stickiest weather of the entire summer.  Of those thirteen teams, seven were made up of some form of family members fishing together, be it father/son, brothers, or spouses.  It just goes to show that bass tournament fishing is a family activity enjoyed many of our members.

Speaking of husband and wife teams, Don and Bonnie Mohr came out with guns blazing, putting five bass on the scales which totaled 19.91 pounds! Wow! That included the events big bass of 5.92 lbs. and another bass nearly that big... Great job Big O and Bonnie!  Craig Duncan and his son-in-law, Kyle Hohenberger, finished in second place with 3 bass totaling 12.52 lbs.  The pair narrowly edged out the third place team of Paul Bruns and Chuck Sieg, who brought four bass to the scales for 12.18 lbs.  Great job to everyone taking part!

Following the tournament , all the competitors, along with a few special guests gathered in the Community Room for a wonderful meal provided by Paul Pank of Hilliard Lyons of Greensburg, IN.  Paul graciously sponsors a huge dinner at the last tournament of the season, something he has done for the past several years and his generosity is greatly appreciated.  Should you wish to obtain any financial advise, please consider Paul and all the great people at the Greensburg Hilliard Lyons.

We would also like to thank the Lake Santee POA Board for their continued support of our events and especially Board Member Carol Goodwin for sponsoring the plaques at this tournament.  Without the Board's support, our tournaments would not be possible. 

The only task remaining for the 2017 is the purchase of largemouth bass to be stocked in our Lake Santee.  As most everyone is aware, throughout the year, our fishermen donate money at each tournament.  That money is then used in the fall to purchase adult bass from Eric at Clear Creek Fishery in Martinsville, IN which are then, in turn, released into Lake Santee.  These bass are not part of the Association's fish stocking program, but are paid for out of the fishermen's pocket as a way of giving back to the resource.  To date, several hundred largemouth bass now call Lake Santee home because of our anglers generosity and caring, proving positive actions will always trump negative attitudes.

We would like to thank each and every person who either competed, supported through donations, assisted behind the scenes, or simply came to a weigh in for a great 2017.  We look forward to a bigger and better 2018.

God Bless,

Chip & Lisa Ayers

September 23, 2017

The plaques are ready, the food is ordered, and the shelter house and Community Room are reserved! Make plans to take part in the End of the Summer final bass tournament for the 2017 at beautiful Lake Santee tomorrow, September 24th. This is a non USA Bassin points event open to all Lake Santee P.O.A. members.  We will be fishing from 7:00 AM until 1:00 PM. The pretournament meeting will be held at 6:30 AM with boat draw and livewell check to follow. The meal, sponsored by Paul Pank at Hilliard Lyons of Greensburg, IN will be held after the weigh in and will begin at approximately 1:30 PM. We will see all of our anglers tomorrow!
God Bless,
Lisa & Chip Ayers

September 2, 2017

Our 2017 season has come to an end and we will begin looking forward to the 2018 season for the USA Bassin' Lake Santee Division 47. Congratulations to everyone for their successes and THANK YOU for making this our best season ever. 

As most are aware, many of our teams who take part in the Lake Santee Tournaments also participate in other circuits in our area. The State of Indiana DNR will hold their annual tournament draw in mid November, at which time most tournament organizations will set their schedules for the upcoming season.  SHOULD ANY TEAMS PLAN TO FISH OTHER CIRCUITS, PLEASE CONTACT US WITH THOSE DATES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. As always, we will attempt to schedule around other circuits to accommodate our fishermen and avoid placing our events on the same days as other tournaments. Don't be caught in that trick box of not communicating with anyone, only to have two events overlap next season.

Good luck to everyone taking part in the various regionals.  We are sure you will represent Lake Santee IN-47 well, as some of the best fishermen in the Tri-State are found at Lake Santee.

God Bless,

Lisa & Chip Ayers


  • Release of bass purchased by our anglers!

  • Ready to go into their new home... Lake Santee!


Division Champions

  • 2018 Brad Wilson / John Wilson
  • 2017 Paul Bruns / Charles Sieg
  • 2016 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 2015 Philip Miller / Dustin Miller
  • 2014 Rick Kennedy / Adam Kennedy

Season Standings

Tournament Winners

  • 04/15/2018 Brad Wilson / John Wilson
  • 08/13/2017 Chris Roberts - In / Adam Engleking
  • 07/09/2017 Kyle Hohenberger / Craig Duncan
  • 06/11/2017 Chris Roberts - In / Adam Engleking
  • 05/21/2017 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 04/09/2017 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 08/14/2016 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 07/17/2016 Charles Sieg / Paul Bruns
  • 06/26/2016 Scott Perkins / Matt Perkins
  • 05/15/2016 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 04/24/2016 Dustin Miller / Philip Miller
  • 08/23/2015 Philip Miller / Dustin Miller
  • 07/19/2015 Philip Miller / Dustin Miller
  • 06/14/2015 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 05/17/2015 Craig Duncan / Kyle Hohenberger
  • 04/26/2015 Rick Kennedy / Adam Kennedy
  • 08/17/2014 Rick Kennedy / Adam Kennedy
  • 07/20/2014 Rick Kennedy / Adam Kennedy
  • 06/22/2014 Chip Ayers / Lisa Ayers
  • 05/18/2014 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 04/27/2014 Charles Sieg / Paul Bruns
  • 08/18/2013 Philip Miller / Dustin Miller
  • 07/21/2013 Rick Kennedy / Adam Kennedy
  • 06/23/2013 Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 05/19/2013 Philip Miller / Dustin Miller
  • 04/21/2013 Charles Sieg / Paul Bruns

Highest Season Weight

  • 2018 10.82 lbs. Brad Wilson / John Wilson
  • 2017 43.84 lbs. Chris Roberts - In / Adam Engleking
  • 2016 59.14 lbs. Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 2015 64.32 lbs. Philip Miller / Dustin Miller
  • 2014 59.51 lbs. Rick Kennedy / Adam Kennedy

Highest Winning Weight

  • 2018 10.82 lbs. Brad Wilson / John Wilson
  • 2017 20.54 lbs. Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 2016 21.30 lbs. Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 2015 18.50 lbs. Philip Miller / Dustin Miller
  • 2014 18.50 lbs. Rick Kennedy / Adam Kennedy

Lowest Winning Weight

  • 2018 10.82 lbs. Brad Wilson / John Wilson
  • 2017 11.87 lbs. Chris Roberts - In / Adam Engleking
  • 2016 13.70 lbs. Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 2015 15.16 lbs. Rob Merriman / Tj Edwards
  • 2014 11.82 lbs. Charles Sieg / Paul Bruns

Big Bass

  • 2018 4.75 lbs. Brad Wilson / John Wilson
  • 2017 5.52 lbs. Chris Roberts - In / Adam Engleking
  • 2016 6.35 lbs. Bob Delay / Joe Fuentes
  • 2015 6.12 lbs. Ron Hamer / Bruce Hamer
  • 2014 5.50 lbs. Rick Kennedy / Adam Kennedy

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