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December 2016 Newsletter

November 30th, 2016 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

We have had two tournaments since the last newsletter. Our October tournament on Fayette County produced a lot of big stringers.  Carlton Yarbrough and Gene Franz won the tournament with 10 fish that weighed 34.45 pounds.  Gene Franz caught the biggest bass of the tournament which was 24.5” long and weighed 8.00 pounds.  Carlton had the biggest 5 fish stringer that weighed 17.26 pounds.  Don Haluzan and Tom Clark came in second place with 10 fish that weighed 29.96 pounds.  Steve Martinez and Dale White took third place with 10 fish that weighed 28.97 pounds.  In November, we traveled to Choke Canyon and the fishing was tough.  Only two members caught a limit of 5 fish.  Gib Hoffman and Brooks Griffith won the tournament with 6 fish that weighed 14.26 pounds.  Mike Wiles and Tom White came in second place with 7 fish that weighed 10.64 pounds.  Mike Wiles had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 8.51 pounds.  Steve Moore and Dale White took third place with 8 fish that weighed 10.00 pounds even.

Tournament Standings:

Mike Wiles- 124.63 pounds                                          Steve Martinez- 92.09 pounds

Don Haluzan- 110.52 pounds                                       Mitch Shelton- 91.80 pounds

Gene Franz- 106.87 pounds                                         Jim Pollard- 90.29 pounds

Steve Moore- 100.32 pounds                                     John Bobo- 87.52 pounds

Gib Hoffman- 94.98 pounds                                        Darryl Smith- 82.54 pounds

December 2016 Meeting and Tournament:

Our December meeting will be on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our December tournament will be on Saturday, December 3, 2016.  Come early and enjoy some great BBQ and fellowship.

Club News:

Don’t miss the last club meeting of 2016. We will vote on officers and directors for next year as well as the member that will receive the Al Lykins Sportsmanship Award.

Changes in the Club Bylaws:

Section II. Annual Awards of the bylaws states in II.4, The “Johnny Mayes Sportsmanship Award” will be presented at the annual banquet to the club member receiving the most votes cast in a secret ballot at the December meeting. It was proposed that this annual award be renamed the “Al Lykins Sportsmanship Award”.  Section II.5 states, The “Back Seater of the Year” award will be presented to the club member amassing the greatest poundage of fish in club tournaments as a “non-rigger” in that calendar year.”  It was also proposed that this annual award be renamed the “T.V. Minner Back Seater of the Year” award.  Both of these proposals were voted on and passed during the October meeting.  The club bylaws will be changed to reflect these changes.

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