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July 2017 Newsletter

July 10th, 2017 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

We had 12 teams participate in the June tournament on Lake Travis. Only 9 members caught a limit of five fish. Art Cruser and Gene Franz won the tournament with 10 fish that weighed 22.53 pounds. Carlton Yarbrough and Brooks Griffith took second place with 8 fish that weighed 20.07 pounds. Darryl Smith and Louis Weyand came in third place with 7 fish that weighed 16.40 pounds. Brooks Griffith caught the biggest bass which was 26” (9.63#) and Brooks also had the biggest 3 fish stringer weighing 13.01 pounds.

Tournament Standings:

Steve Moore- 76.14 pounds                                        Art Cruser- 62.55 pounds

Mike Wiles- 73.21 pounds                                           Darryl Smith- 55.88 pounds

Ken Haulotte- 67.01 pounds                                       Don Haluzan- 55.49 pounds

Brooks Griffith- 65.23 pounds                                    Carlton Yarbrough- 51.63 pounds

Jim Pollard- 64.54 pounds                                           Dave Ehrenfeld- 51.46 pounds

Art Cruser caught the biggest bass of the 2nd quarter. His 10.88 pound bass was caught during the May Retiree Club tournament on Lake LBJ.

July 2017 Meeting and Tournament:

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

Club News:

At the April club meeting we discussed how to handle pairing club members when there is a shortage of riggers for a tournament. The discussion during the April meeting supported giving priority to club members who were present at the meeting versus club members who were absent from the meeting. The proposed changes to the club constitution are shown in bold print and one revision has been incorporated giving club members attending club meetings priority over members who are not attending the club meeting. We will discuss this proposed change to the club constitution and vote on it at the upcoming meeting.

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 members 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 Reports:

I have heard the fish are biting on Lake Austin, but beware of the boat traffic. The fish were not biting very well on Stillhouse Hollow last Saturday. The lake is full and the hydrilla is growing in many areas of the lake, but the bite is slow. Share your fishing reports at the upcoming meeting and plan on doing some night fishing. The lake is not crowded and the temperature is great.

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