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March 2014 Newsletter

March 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

Our February tournament was held on Decker Lake and 12 teams participated.  Once again it was tough to get a bite.  A total of 44 fish were weighed in and only four members caught a limit of 5 fish.  Vince Martin and Brooks Griffith won the tournament with 8 fish weighing 24.34 pounds.  Jim Pollard and Tom McVan came in second place with 9 fish weighing 23.60 pounds.  Third place went to Steve Moore and Bill Bratton with 10 fish weighing 22.36 pounds.  Ken Haulotte caught the biggest bass of the tournament which was 26.5” long (10.25 pounds) and Jim Pollard had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 13.71 pounds.

2014 Standings:

Vince Martin- 29.23 pounds                                        Ken Haulotte- 12.37 pounds

Jim Pollard- 25.53 pounds                                             Mitch Shelton- 12.14 pounds

Bill Bratton- 17.15 pounds                                            Steve Moore- 11.65 pounds

Tom McVan- 16.84 pounds                                          Brooks Griffith- 11.51 pounds

Dennis Worley- 16.33 pounds                                     Gary Burnham- 10.39 pounds

Currently, Dennis Worley is leading the race for Big Bass of the 2nd Qtr. with a 28” long (12+ pounds) bass he caught on Lake Austin on 2/27/14. (see picture below).

March 2014 Meeting and Tournament:

Our March meeting will be on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:00pm at our new meeting locationWe are now meeting at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse, 2121 Parmer Lane, Austin, Tx.  Our March tournament will be on Saturday, March 15, 2014.  Refreshments will not be provided, but food and drink can be purchased and enjoyed in the room Pok-e-Jo’s is providing for our meeting.

Club News:

The Texas Association of Christian Bass Clubs is having their Top 6 Tournament on May 3, 2014, at Lake Palestine.  More information regarding this matter will be discussed at the upcoming meeting and we will have to draw partners at our April meeting since this tournament is the first weekend in May.

We will need to get a boat count for riggers planning to participate in the Amputee Fishing Day on Lake Bastrop on April 26th.  If you plan to participate, there will be a sign up sheet at the meeting for riggers and non-riggers.

Bring your old, new, or slightly used fishing gear to the meeting for a SWAP MEET.  This is your chance to sell or exchange something you have for something you want.


Couples Club Results:

The Couples Club held their first tournament on March 1st at Lake Bastrop.  Six couples participated and 25 fish were weighed in after 5 hours of fishing.  Betty and John Bobo won 1st place with 10.89 pounds.  Rose and Steve Martinez took 2nd place with 8.76 pounds.  Nita and Jim Pollard came in 3rd place with 8.57 pounds.

Fishing Report:

Several members have had successful fishing trips recently to Lake Austin and Decker Lake.  Both lakes have produced some big fish.  Bring your fishing report to the upcoming meeting and don’t forget about the new location.  See you at Pok-e-Jo’s.


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