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December 2017 Newsletter

November 27th, 2017 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

We had 12 teams participate in the October tournament on Lake Bastrop and 15 members caught a limit of fish. Steve Moore and Jim Wessman won the tournament with 10 fish weighing 22.90 pounds. Darryl Smith and Arturo Valenzuela came in second place with 7 fish that weighed 19.90 pounds. Third place went to Mike Wiles and Dale White who caught 10 fish weighing 18.77 pounds. Darryl Smith had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 12.96 pounds and Jim Wessman caught the biggest bass. It was 22” long and weighed 5.75 pounds. In November, 12 teams participated in the November travel tournament to Fayette County Reservoir and 15 members caught a limit of fish. Carlton Yarbrough and Louis Weyand won the tournament with 10 fish weighing 27.65 pounds. Darryl Smith and Dave Ehrenfeld came in second place with 10 fish weighing 26.58 pounds. Jim Pollard and Tim Jolly finished third with 9 fish weighing 24.78 pounds. Darryl Smith had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 15.77 pounds and he also caught the biggest bass. It was 21.5” long and weighed 5.38 pounds.

Tournament Standings after October and November tournaments:

Steve Moore- 130.02 pounds                                     Ken Haulotte- 98.49 pounds

Jim Pollard- 114.09 pounds                                         Brooks Griffith- 95.14 pounds

Mike Wiles- 112.31 pounds                                         Steve Martinez- 91.00 pounds

Art Cruser- 108.09 pounds                                           Gene Franz- 83.08 pounds

Darryl Smith- 98.87 pounds                                         Carlton Yarbrough- 77.96 pounds

December 2017 Meeting and Tournament:

Our December meeting will be on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our December tournament will be on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Come early and enjoy some great BBQ and fellowship.

Club News:

This month we will vote on the proposed slate of officers for 2018 which currently is as follows: President, Steve Martinez, Vice-President, Mitch Shelton, Secretary, Darryl Smith, and Treasurer, Carlton Yarbrough. The proposed directors are: Jim Pollard (past president), Brian Kitchen, Brooks Griffith, Gib Hoffman, Don Haluzan (Retiree Club) and the Couples Club will select a director.

We will also conduct a secret ballot to determine the member deserving of the Al Lykins Sportsmanship Award.

Don’t forget to bring your completed survey so your input can be included in the results that will be shared with the club at the January meeting. If you cannot make the meeting, Jim Pollard welcomes your response via email or snail mail.


Couples Club Results for 2017:

The Couples Club has concluded their year by fishing Lake Travis on November 4th and Steve Moore and Andrea won the tournament with 5 fish weighing 11.08 pounds. The final results are as follows:

Name                   Fish       Weight  Place         Prev. Weight Total Wt.     Standings

Steve Moore/Andrea 5 11.08 1 0 11.08 7
Steve & Rose 5 7.82 2 52.49 60.13 2
Ken & Melba 5 7.06 3 46.14 53.20 4
Art & Patsy 5 6.69 4 73.45 80.14 1
Dan & Diane 3 3.94 5 35.84 39.78 5
Jim & Nita 54.70 3
Bob & Katy 38.92 6
Marv & Judy 6.38 8


Fishing Reports:

I don’t have any recent fishing reports. I’m sure many of you have taken advantage of the warm weather we have been having recently. Plan to share your fishing reports with everyone at the upcoming meeting. I will see everyone at the meeting next Thursday evening.



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