Ian McDonald, a member of the Prairie State Bassmasters, represented the IBN at the Old Milwaukee B.A.S.S. Nation Championship in Monroe Louisiana on the Ouachita River.

It was not easy for Ian to get there. During last year’s season he competed in his club to qualify for the IBN State Championship and Divisional Team Qualifier. He needed to be one of the top anglers in his club to qualify. From that event he placed in the top 12 and became one of the anglers on the 2014 IBN Divisional Team. From there he competed at the B.A.S.S. Nation Northern Divisional Championship on Lake Monroe in Indiana. At that event Ian was shooting for a spot at the National Championship to compete for a seat in the super bowl of bass fishing, the Bassmaster Classic.

Ian took first place for the team and was on his way to Louisiana on the Ouachita River.

Although Ian brought over 12 lbs of fish to the scale, with 2 limits, the tournament result was not what he was hoping for.

Ian McDonald was just a few fish away from competing in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.