By Master Sgt John Gibson, 180th FW and OG First Sergeant
/ Published January 10, 2011
Swanton, Ohio -- One of our very own, 112th Fighter Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment shop members, has recently been highlighted in one of the most well known fishing magazines. Master Sgt. Frank Skellie was recently recognized by Bass Master Magazine.
Master Sgt. Skellie is a member of the Glacier Lakes Bass Club, located in Adrian, Michigan. This is the second year for the Glacier Lakes Bass Club, and it currently has 12 members, to include other 180th members. The GLBC holds tournaments mainly in the Irish Hills area of Michigan, to include Devils Lake and Wamplers Lake.
There are approximately 10 tournaments per season, plus the State Championship and the Interstate Challenge, which includes Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. The GLBC holds a "Kids Tournament/Picnic" in the summer, with gift bags for all participants, and trophies for the biggest fish in the various categories.
Master Sgt. Skellies' personal accomplishments include placing third in the Interstate Challenge in 2009, which was the rookie season for the club.
Bass Master Magazine recently created a Facebook Page and asked all of the GLBC members to send in their favorite photo of them fishing. The chosen winner would have their photo included in the November 2010 issue, and Master Sgt. Skellie was selected as the first ever Bass Master Magazine "Facebook Fan of the Month". When you get a second, stop by and congratulate Master Sgt. Skellie!