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November 2012 Newsletter

November 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

Our October tournament on Decker Lake was much different than our September tournament on the same lake.  Fourteen teams participated, but only five members caught a limit of 5 fish.  The bite was tough!  Jim Pollard and Tim Jolly won the tournament with 7 fish weighing 17.83 pounds.  Darryl Smith and Steve Sparks took second place with 6 fish weighing 16.64 pounds.  Two teams tied for third place.  Carlton Yarbrough and Bill Bratton weighed in 6 fish totaling 14.08 pounds and Mitch Shelton and Clancy Wiseman weighed in 6 fish weighing the same amount.  Al Lykins caught the biggest bass (6.50 pounds) and Darryl Smith had the biggest stringer weighing 14.95 pounds.

Top 10 Standings for 2012:

Jim Pollard- 99.30 pounds                                             Vince Martin- 70.11 pounds

Mike Wiles- 84.82 pounds                                            Carlton Yarbrough- 65.14 pounds

Brooks Griffith- 77.96 pounds                                     Gib Hoffman- 59.89 pounds

Darryl Smith- 76.28 pounds                                          Steve Martinez- 58.44 pounds

Don Haluzan- 74.28 pounds                                         Al Lykins- 52.43 pounds

November Meetings and Tournament:

Our November meeting will be on Thursday, November 15th, at 7:00pm.  The November tournament will be Saturday, 11/17/2012.  We will also have a second meeting on November 29th, because our December tournament will be on December 1st.

Club News:

The year will soon be over and because of we celebrate Thanksgiving this month, I hope everyone will take some time every day to thank God for all the blessings that have been bestowed upon you and your family.  We will have two club meetings this month.  On November 15th, a slate of officers/directors for 2013 will be shared with members attending the club meeting.  On November  29th, we will vote to elect the officers/directors for 2013.  In addition, we will also conduct a secret ballot to identify the club member who is most deserving of the Johnny Mayes Sportsmanship Award.  Mark your calendars so you don’t miss the second meeting.

Couples Club News:

The Couples Club held their final tournament of the year on November 3rd at Decker Lake.  They had a good turnout with 5 teams competing, but the fish weren’t impressed.  Fifteen fish were weighed in totaling 26.75 pounds.  Nita and Jim Pollard won with 5 fish weighing 9.89 pounds.  Betty Bobo captured big bass honors with a 3.75 pounder and Betty and John Bobo came in second with 3 fish weighing 7.47 pounds.  There will be no big bass award this year since none of the ladies caught a bass weighing at least 5 pounds.  The Couples Club had a short year since they had to cancel two of the Fall tournaments.  The final results are shown below:


# of Fish

Total Weight

Total Weight/Year

Final Standing

Nita & Jim





Betty & John





Melba & Ken





Patsy & Art





Sara & Bob





Lisa & Ron






Fishing Report:

It is hard to find a good fishing report for our area lakes although the first Sharelunker of the 2012/2013 season was caught last month from Lake Austin.  It probably doesn’t matter since this is the time of the year that we hope to get our rods bent by a monster fish on either Fayette County Reservoir or Lake Bastrop.  I’m ready to wear the bass out with my black crankbait just like last month.  I will see you at the meeting.


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