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Cassie’s colossal carp

Todd White, Bowfishing Association of Illinois Southern Director, and Official Sponsor of Slew Rat Bowfishing Team, knows that women are rapidly entering the world of bowfishing. In an effort to help encourage new women bowfishers, and to recognize the current “Dancing Arrow Divas” of the bowfishing world, he added a Ladies Division to the BAI/Muzzy Fluorspar  Shoot held at Rosicalre, Ill., on August 20.

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Cassie is with Todd White BAI Southern Director and her pink bag of goodies from Team WON. Photo by Gretchen Steele.

TeamWON, with its own Elite Carp Tactical Team of bowfishers, was happy to help out this new division.

Along with the help of some of the fine TeamWON Carp Caper sponsors such as Spairz, Cajun Archery, Buck Gardner Game Calls Pro Staffer Jason Schlesinger and Steele Photo Services, TeamWON donated a special bag of goodies for the first place winner of the ladies division.

Tiny, but tenacious and tough Cassandra Ertel took the first place spot in this inaugural division.  Each lady in the division pulled her two biggest fish for the contest, based on the total weight of the biggest two fish shot during the 12-hour (from 7 a.m. till 7 p.m.) shoot on the Ohio River.  Ertel’s winning total weight on two fish was 57.30 pounds.

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Cassandra Ertel with the first place Ladies Divsion fish. Photo by Gretchen Steele.

The Conversation

  • Mia Anstine says: August 24, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Way to go Todd White in adding a division for the ladies! Good job Cassie in lugging in those carp that must weigh nearly as much as her. (BTW.. Much larger than those here in CO.) Gretchen, you are amazing in your endless adventures. No wonder you were pooped out lady. Keep in up! You are doing great things.

  • Beth Cowgill says: August 24, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Holy carp! Those are some GINORMOUS fish! Congrats Cassie!