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April 2017 Newsletter

April 11th, 2017 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

We had 12 teams participate in the March tournament on Fayette County Reservoir. Nineteen members caught a limit of five fish. Ken Haulotte and Brooks Griffith won the tournament with 10 fish that weighed 39.09 pounds. Steve Martinez and Louis Weyand took second place with 10 fish that weighed 29.16 pounds. Mitch Shelton and Dave Ehrenfeld came in third place with 10 fish that weighed 28.17 pounds. Don Haluzan caught the biggest bass which was 22” (5.75#) and Brooks Griffith had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 21.57 pounds.

Tournament Standings:

Steve Moore- 40.74 pounds                                        Mitch Shelton- 31.61 pounds

Ken Haulotte- 38.36 pounds                                       Dave Ehrenfeld- 30.80 pounds

Mike Wiles- 37.05 pounds                                           Steve Martinez- 29.83 pounds

Don Haluzan- 35.72 pounds                                        Carlton Yarbrough- 29.61 pounds

Brooks Griffith- 32.77 pounds                                    Jim Rumbo- 28.52 pounds

Jim Rumbo won the Big Bass of the 1st Quarter by catching a 25” bass (8.50#) during the January tournament on Decker Lake.

April 2017 Meeting and Tournament:

Our April meeting will be on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our April tournament will be on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Come early and enjoy some great BBQ and fellowship.

Club News:

The Amputee Fishing Day on Lake Bastrop is planned for April 22th and will begin around 8:00am. We will finalize who plans to participate at the upcoming meeting. Non-riggers can help riggers so don’t hesitate to participate in a wonderful event. C.A.S.T. for Kids on Lake Bastrop is May 6th. If you haven’t signed up, it is not too late. Go to this webpage: and sign up. It is fast and easy. More information will be shared at the upcoming meeting.

Last month there was a shortage of riggers who could fish the March tournament on Fayette County Reservoir so several non-riggers did not get to fish. As a result, Jim Pollard has proposed amending the club constitution to provide more guidelines regarding the process of pairing club members who want to participate in club tournaments. The proposed changes to the club constitution are shown in bold print.

IV.9- Teams will consist of two members selected at the monthly club meeting or paired by the Tournament Director. Add: Paring of members outside of the draw must receive “prior” approval from the Tournament Director or Club President.

Add: IV.9a When the number of riggers in the draw is less than the number of non-riggers, the Tournament Director will make every effort at the meeting to identify additional riggers. If he is unable to do so, excess non-riggers may find their own partner. For excess non-riggers, the Tournament Director will make every effort to assist the non-rigger(s) find a partner. Priority in the draw will be given to non-riggers attending the meeting. Those remaining, if any, will get first priority at the next monthly meeting. This will be recorded in the club meeting minutes.

IV.11  A club member may fish in a tournament with an invited guest or alone providing that no member of the club wishing to fish will be prevented from fishing. Add: (Such an arrangement must be cleared with the Tournament Director or Club President prior to the meeting. It is incumbent on this member to resolve the problem if this arrangement will prevent a member from fishing). The member/guest team must pay the team tournament entry fee.

Fishing Report:

The Couples Club fished Lake Bastrop on April 1st. Five couples participated and Rose and Steve Martinez won the tournament with 5 fish weighing 16.33 pounds. Rose caught the biggest fish of the tournament at 18.5” (3.44#). I went to Stillhouse Hollow like several other club members and the bite was fair early in the day. The Retiree Club will fish it next Thursday, April 13th.

Bring your fishing reports to share with everyone at the upcoming meeting. I hope to see all of you next Thursday evening at the club meeting.


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