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January 2019 Newsletter

March 13th, 2019 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

We had 11 teams participate in the December tournament on Lake Travis. The fishing was tough for most teams. No team caught 10 fish and only 6 members caught a limit of 5 fish. Jim Pollard and Corey Reyna won the tournament with 7 fish weighing 13.07 pounds. Dan Wessman and Dave Ehrenfeld came in second place with 9 fish that weighed 12.63 pounds. Third place went to Steve Martinez and Mitch Shelton who caught 8 fish weighing 11.89 pounds. Jim Pollard had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 10.82 pounds and the biggest bass which was 21.5” long (5.38#).

Final Tournament Standings for 2018:

Mike Wiles- 143.60 pounds                                         Louis Weyand- 106.44 pounds

Steve Moore- 139.81 pounds                                     Dale Moore- 103.75 pounds

Jim Pollard- 126.80 pounds                                         Darryl Smith- 97.35 pounds

Dan Wessman- 117.15 pounds                                   Dale White- 93.41 pounds

Steve Martinez- 107.73 pounds                                  Gene Franz- 87.01 pounds

Art Cruser and Steve Moore tied for the Biggest Bass of the 4th Quarter. Art caught a 25” bass at Lake Travis on 12/21/2018 while fishing with Randy Cook. Steve also caught his 25” bass at Lake Travis during the Retiree Tournament on 11/08/2018.

January 2019 Meeting and Tournament:

Our January meeting will be on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our January tournament will be on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Come enjoy the fellowship and some great BBQ.

Club News:

Happy New Year! Did you set any fishing goals for 2019? Perhaps you want to master fishing the Ned Rig or make it into the Top Ten in the club. I suggest the Three P’s – Planning, Preparation, and Participation. The most important one of the three is participation. I could write a book on the other two P’s. Maybe planning and preparation should be topics for presentations by some of our successful club members during the next few months.

I am attaching a Member Information Form that you should complete and bring to the upcoming meeting. This form provides personal contact information for the club roster and a record of annual dues and other fees that are being paid by members. I will have some hard copies at the upcoming club meeting for those that may need one.

Fishing Reports:

Bring your fishing reports to the upcoming meeting and share them with everyone. The weather forecast is not looking very good for this coming Saturday. I will see you at the meeting Thursday evening.

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