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February 2013 Newsletter

February 11th, 2013 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

Our January tournament at Lake Bastrop produced several good stringers of fish although fishing was tough for many members.  Twenty six members participated, but only 7 members caught a limit of fish.  Al Lykins and Brooks Griffith won the tournament with 10 fish weighing 26.23 pounds.  Mike Wiles and Vince Martin took second place with 8 fish weighing 20.14 pounds.  Gary Burnham and Roger Growden came in third with 7 fish weighing 19.53 pounds.  Art Cruser and Bill Bratton tied for the biggest bass caught (5.38 pounds) and Brooks Griffith had the biggest stringer weighing 15.96 pounds.

Standings for 2013:

Brooks Griffith- 15.96 pounds                                     Al Lykins- 10.27 pounds

Art Cruser- 12.51 pounds                                              Tim Jolly- 10.13 pounds

Roger Growden- 11.65 pounds                                  Mitch Shelton- 9.63 pounds

Mike Wiles- 11.38 pounds                                            Vince Martin- 8.76 pounds

Bob Smith- 11.20 pounds                                              Dennis Worley- 8.38 pounds

February Tournament:

Our normal February meeting date would have fallen on Valentine’s Day so the members attending the annual banquet decided to not have a meeting.  Fayette County Reservoir was selected for our February tournament and team selection was handled via email.  We are fishing from 7:00am until 3:00pm.  Weigh-in will be at 3:30pm outside the Park Prairie ramp parking lot.

Club News:

 At the January meeting, the club voted to fish Lake Amistad during our April travel tournament.  Teams will be drawn at our March club meeting based upon when you would like to depart for Lake Amistad.  Members who want to depart on Thursday, April 18th, will be paired up and members who want to depart on Friday, April 19th, will be paired together.  Riggers who plan to fish this tournament need to make motel reservations at Angler’s Lodge (830-775-1586).

April will be a busy month.  The Amputee Fishing Day on Lake Bastrop is scheduled for April 13, 2013.  Mark your calendars so you will be available to participate in this great event.

Many of you are familiar with C.A.S.T. (Catch a Special Thrill) For Kids.  The annual event is planned for May 4, 2013, at Lake Bastrop and boat captains and first mates (non-riggers) are needed to support this great event designed to take mentally and physically handicapped children fishing.  The Bureau of Reclamation, LCRA, and other sponsors make this event special for every child who participates.  I’ll have a sign-up sheet at the March meeting to circulate.

Fishing Report:

My fishing report will be for Fayette County since I fished there last Saturday.  Catching was good, but not as good as I was hoping for.  I started the day fishing the dam and my first fish came on a black/chartreuse belly crank bait and before I could get the fish in the boat, my partner hooked up with a bass on his Tx. Rigged blue fleck craw plastic.  My partner caught his second bass on a soft plastic before I caught my second bass on my crank bait.  My second fish was 22.5” long measured with mouth closed while laying on the measuring board.  The dam produced some fish for several teams early in the morning.  About mid-morning, I caught several nice fish in the trees of the cove closest to the dam on the east side.  This cove was somewhat protected from the east wind that was steadily blowing.  The bite slowed around noon.  We got off the water at 3:00pm and turned in a weigh-in sheet showing 8 fish totaling 30.88 pounds.  I look forward to seeing everyone next Saturday.


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