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April 2019 Newsletter

April 17th, 2019 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

We had 12 teams participate in the March tournament on Decker Lake. The fishing was great and 14 members caught a limit of fish. There were several big stringers of bass. Gene Franz and Kirk Meyer won the tournament with 10 fish weighing 47.32 pounds. Mitch Shelton and Dale Moore came in second place with 10 fish that weighed 37.96 pounds. Third place went to Steve Moore and Bill Bratton who caught 10 fish weighing 33.00 pounds. Kirk Meyer had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 25.31 pounds. Three members: Gene Franz, Kirk Meyer, and Tom White tied for biggest bass of the tournament when their biggest bass was 24” (7.50#).

Tournament Standings for 2019:

Gene Franz- 36.53 pounds                                           Steve Martinez- 31.27 pounds

Dale Moore- 35.58 pounds                                         Kirk Meyer- 29.63 pounds

Steve Moore- 34.96 pounds                                        Mitch Shelton- 29.41 pounds

Mike Wiles- 34.78 pounds                                           Darryl Smith – 28.04 pounds

Don Haluzan- 31.85 pounds                                        Tom White- 27.09 pounds

Gene Franz, Kirk Meyer, and Tom White tied for biggest bass of the 1st quarter. They all caught a 24” (7.50#) bass during the March tournament at Decker Lake.

April 2019 Meeting and Tournament:

Our April meeting will be on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our April tournament will be on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Come early to enjoy the fellowship and some great BBQ.

Club News:

We drew partners last month for the May travel tournament to Choke Canyon Reservoir. There are currently twelve teams planning to participate. If you would like to fish the travel tournament, please let me know ASAP so we can find you a partner and get a room reserved at Choke Canyon Lodge. I am still holding one room that can be reserved. We will not have a regular club meeting in May due to the travel tournament.

Don’t forget that April 27th, 2019, is the Amputee fishing event at Lake Bastrop. Frieda Borth is planning on attending our upcoming meeting and providing us with an update regarding this wonderful event.

C.A.S.T. for Kids is planned for May 4th and riggers and non-riggers can go online to register as a boat captain or co-captain. The website is Click on the tab for “Find an Event”. When you find the Lake Bastrop event, click on “Register as a Boat Captain”. Non-riggers should register as a co-captain. I encourage all of you to participate in a very organized and enjoyable event that benefits some very special kids.


Couples Club:

The April Couples Club tournament was held on Decker Lake and involved some severe weather for the 3 couples that participated. The results are pending and will be included in next month’s newsletter.

Fishing Reports:

April should be a great month for fishing as water temperatures are finally above 60 degrees on most Central Texas lakes. The Retiree Club fished Lake Travis last Thursday. Darryl Smith and Tom Kelm won the tournament with 24.69 pounds. They both caught a big bass and 14 of the 20 participants caught a limit of fish. Plan to share your fishing reports with everyone at the upcoming meeting. I will see you at the meeting next Thursday evening.


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