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February 2017 Newsletter

March 15th, 2017 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

We had 12 teams participate in the January tournament on Decker Lake. Only 3 members caught a limit of five fish. Steve Moore and Mitch Shelton won the tournament with 8 fish that weighed 24.71 pounds. Ken Haulotte and John Bobo took second place with 7 fish that weighed 17.58 pounds. Mike Wiles and Tom Kelm came in third place with 8 fish that weighed 17.46 pounds. Steve Moore had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 17.33 pounds. Jim Rumbo caught the biggest bass of the tournament which was 25” long (8.50 pounds).

Tournament Standings:

Steve Moore- 17.33 pounds                                        Jim Rumbo- 8.50 pounds

Ken Haulotte- 14.70 pounds                                       Don Haluzan- 8.25 pounds

Jim Pollard- 9.44 pounds                               Carlton Yarbrough- 8.14 pounds

Tom Kelm- 8.76 pounds                                               Mitch Shelton- 7.38 pounds

Mike Wiles- 8.70 pounds                              Darryl Smith- 6.39 pounds

February 2017 Meeting and Tournament:

Our February meeting will be on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our February tournament will be on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Come early and enjoy some great BBQ and fellowship.

Club News:

I don’t have much news, but I will remind everyone of two things. First, the Couples Club will have their first tournament of the year in March. Second, bring any fishing gear you want to sell or swap to the club meeting this month. Brian Kitchen will also be auctioning some of Al Lykins rods/reels to raise some money for the club.

Fishing Report:

The Retiree Club fished Lake Bastrop and nine teams participated. The weather was nice for February but the bite was slow early in the day. Ron Baker and Tom Kelm won the tournament with 10 fish weighing 29.02 pounds. Thirteen members weighed in a limit of 5 fish. Ron Baker had the biggest 5 fish stringer that weighed 16.70 pounds. Check out one of his fish below.

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

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Tournament results for 2017

February 5th, 2017 · No Comments · Tournament Results

These are the Latest tournament results for 2017. Use the tabs on the bottom of the spreadsheet to change months.

Tournament-Standings-2017

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January 2017 Newsletter

February 5th, 2017 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

We had a light turnout for the December tournament due to the weather. Only five teams fished in the rain.  Gib Hoffman and Mitch Shelton won the tournament with 10 fish that weighed 15.57 pounds.  Steve Martinez and Gary Burnham took second place with 6 fish that weighed 11.45 pounds.  Steve Martinez had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 10.26 pounds.

Final 2016 Tournament Standings:

Mike Wiles- 124.63 pounds                                          Steve Moore- 100.32 pounds

Don Haluzan- 113.20 pounds                                       Mitch Shelton- 98.11 pounds

Gene Franz- 111.24 pounds                                         Jim Pollard- 94.98 pounds

Gib Hoffman- 104.24 pounds                                      Darryl Smith- 90.05 pounds

Steve Martinez- 102.35 pounds                                 John Bobo- 87.52 pounds

Tom Clark caught the Biggest Bass of the 4th Quarter on December 2, 2016 while fishing at Lake Raven in Huntsville State Park.  The big bass was 25 inches long (8.50 pounds).

January 2017 Meeting and Tournament:

Our January meeting will be on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our January tournament will be on Saturday, January 21, 2017.  Come early and enjoy some great BBQ and fellowship.

Club News:

Get your fishing year started off right and don’t miss the January meeting or tournament. Next Saturday’s weather should be really nice for January.  Annual dues and other fees are due this month and I will provide the membership form so you can print a copy and bring it, along with your check or cash to the upcoming meeting.

The annual awards banquet is planned for February 11, 2017 at the Twin Oaks Ranch in Buda, Texas. This year the menu will be fajitas that will be provided by Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse and the cost will be $14.00 per member and includes your spouse or a guest.  The evening meal will be served around 6:00pm.  Because our annual banquet will occur before our February meeting, we will be attempting to get a head count at the January club meeting for the purpose of ordering the food.

Fishing Report:

The Retiree Club started off the new year by fishing Decker Lake and eleven teams participated. The weather was nice but the bite was slow for Decker Lake although some quality fish were caught.  Steve Martinez and Gary Burnham won the tournament with 8 fish weighing 20.85 pounds.  The biggest stringer was 4 fish weighing 15.44 pounds.  This is why we love to fish Decker Lake.  Bring your fishing reports to share with everyone at the upcoming meeting. I hope to see all of you Thursday evening.

 

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December 2016 Newsletter

November 30th, 2016 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

We have had two tournaments since the last newsletter. Our October tournament on Fayette County produced a lot of big stringers.  Carlton Yarbrough and Gene Franz won the tournament with 10 fish that weighed 34.45 pounds.  Gene Franz caught the biggest bass of the tournament which was 24.5” long and weighed 8.00 pounds.  Carlton had the biggest 5 fish stringer that weighed 17.26 pounds.  Don Haluzan and Tom Clark came in second place with 10 fish that weighed 29.96 pounds.  Steve Martinez and Dale White took third place with 10 fish that weighed 28.97 pounds.  In November, we traveled to Choke Canyon and the fishing was tough.  Only two members caught a limit of 5 fish.  Gib Hoffman and Brooks Griffith won the tournament with 6 fish that weighed 14.26 pounds.  Mike Wiles and Tom White came in second place with 7 fish that weighed 10.64 pounds.  Mike Wiles had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 8.51 pounds.  Steve Moore and Dale White took third place with 8 fish that weighed 10.00 pounds even.

Tournament Standings:

Mike Wiles- 124.63 pounds                                          Steve Martinez- 92.09 pounds

Don Haluzan- 110.52 pounds                                       Mitch Shelton- 91.80 pounds

Gene Franz- 106.87 pounds                                         Jim Pollard- 90.29 pounds

Steve Moore- 100.32 pounds                                     John Bobo- 87.52 pounds

Gib Hoffman- 94.98 pounds                                        Darryl Smith- 82.54 pounds

December 2016 Meeting and Tournament:

Our December meeting will be on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our December tournament will be on Saturday, December 3, 2016.  Come early and enjoy some great BBQ and fellowship.

Club News:

Don’t miss the last club meeting of 2016. We will vote on officers and directors for next year as well as the member that will receive the Al Lykins Sportsmanship Award.

Changes in the Club Bylaws:

Section II. Annual Awards of the bylaws states in II.4, The “Johnny Mayes Sportsmanship Award” will be presented at the annual banquet to the club member receiving the most votes cast in a secret ballot at the December meeting. It was proposed that this annual award be renamed the “Al Lykins Sportsmanship Award”.  Section II.5 states, The “Back Seater of the Year” award will be presented to the club member amassing the greatest poundage of fish in club tournaments as a “non-rigger” in that calendar year.”  It was also proposed that this annual award be renamed the “T.V. Minner Back Seater of the Year” award.  Both of these proposals were voted on and passed during the October meeting.  The club bylaws will be changed to reflect these changes.

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October 2016 Newsletter

November 30th, 2016 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

Our September tournament was held on Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir and the fishing was pretty tough for most teams. Nineteen members participated and only 5 members caught a limit of fish.  Mike Wiles and Carl Kowalczyk won the tournament with 9 fish weighing 19.63 pounds.  Jon Cooper and Bill Bratton came in second place with 8 fish weighing 14.13 pounds.  Gib Hoffman and Gene Franz took third place with 8 fish weighing 13.76 pounds.  Mike Wiles had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 13.82 pounds.

Tournament Standings:

Mike Wiles- 102.74 pounds                                          Mitch Shelton- 76.16 pounds

Don Haluzan- 92.20 pounds                                         John Bobo- 74.82 pounds

Gene Franz- 88.87 pounds                                           Jim Pollard- 74.20 pounds

Steve Moore- 82.24 pounds                                        Steve Martinez- 73.26 pounds

Gib Hoffman- 79.77 pounds                                        Gary Burnham- 64.39 pounds

Gene Franz won Biggest Bass of the 3rd Quarter with a 22” bass (5.75#) that he caught during the July tournament on Lake Austin.

October 2016 Meeting and Tournament:

Our October meeting will be on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our October tournament will be on Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Come early and enjoy some great BBQ and fellowship.

Club News:

Next month, we will not have a monthly club meeting due to the November travel tournament at Choke Canyon Reservoir.  It is not too late to go if you want to fish a great lake.  We currently have 11 teams planning to fish the travel tournament.  Our last club meeting will be December 1, 2016, and we will fish our last tournament of the year on December 3, 2016.

Proposed Change in the Club Bylaws:

Section II. Annual Awards of the bylaws states in II.4, The “Johnny Mayes Sportsmanship Award” will be presented at the annual banquet to the club member receiving the most votes cast in a secret ballot at the December meeting. It has been proposed by Steve Moore and supported by a show of hands during the September club meeting that this annual award be renamed the “Al Lykins Sportsmanship Award”.  Further discussion and voting will be conducted at the upcoming meeting.  Section II.5 states, The “Back Seater of the Year” award will be presented to the club member amassing the greatest poundage of fish in club tournaments as a “non-rigger” in that calendar year.”  It has also been proposed by Steve Moore and supported by a show of hands during the September club meeting that this annual award be renamed the “T.V. Minner Back Seater of the Year” award.  Further discussion and voting will be conducted at the upcoming club meeting to determine if these proposed changes to the bylaws will be made.

 

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September 2016 Newsletter

November 30th, 2016 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

Our August tournament was held on Lake Travis and the fishing was pretty good for some teams. Nineteen members participated and 11 members caught a limit of fish.  Steve Moore and Steve Martinez won the tournament with 10 fish weighing 18.52 pounds.  John Bobo and Tim Stahlke came in second place with 8 fish weighing 15.68 pounds.  Jim Pollard and Randy Cook took third place with 8 fish weighing 14.33 pounds.  John Bobo had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 12.06 pounds.

Tournament Standings:

Mike Wiles- 88.92 pounds                                            Steve Moore- 74.42 pounds

Don Haluzan- 86.75 pounds                                         Jim Pollard- 68.76 pounds

Gene Franz- 86.31 pounds                                           Gib Hoffman- 68.57 pounds

Mitch Shelton- 75.35 pounds                                      Steve Martinez- 68.25 pounds

John Bobo- 74.82 pounds                                             Gary Burnham- 64.39 pounds

September 2016 Meeting and Tournament:

Our September meeting will be on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our September tournament will be on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  Come early and enjoy some great BBQ and fellowship.

Club News:

If you haven’t renewed your hunting/fishing license, don’t forget to renew before our next tournament. We will be drawing partners at the upcoming meeting for the November travel tournament and our normal monthly tournament.  We normally try to pair up for the travel tournament based upon a Thursday or Friday departure date so members can pre-fish for either one or two days before the actual tournament.  If you cannot make the upcoming meeting, please let me or Brooks Griffith know what your travel tournament plans are so we can include you in the appropriate draw.

Fishing Report:

The Retiree Club fished Stillhouse Hollow on September 8th and it was a beautiful morning to be on the water.  The catching was slow and the winning team of Dennis Worley and Tom Kelm caught 9 fish weighing 13.94 pounds.  Stillhouse is totally full and has lots of stickups, timber that is totally submerged, and hydrilla that is on the surface in many areas.  ACBC Couples Club fished on September 19th as well as the Shenandoah Christian Bass Club.  I sure club members will have additional fishing reports to share with everyone at the upcoming meeting. I hope to see all of you Thursday evening.

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August 2016 Newsletter

November 14th, 2016 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:

Our July tournament was held on Lake Austin and the fishing was pretty good. Eighteen members participated and 8 members caught a limit of fish.  Gib Hoffman and Steve Martinez won the tournament with 10 fish weighing 22.91 pounds.  Steve Moore and Gary Burnham came in second place with 10 fish weighing 19.21 pounds.  Gib Hoffman had the biggest 5 fish stringer (14.46#) and Gene Franz caught the biggest fish, 22” (5.75#).

Tournament Standings:

Mike Wiles- 86.23 pounds                                            Steve Moore- 64.10 pounds

Don Haluzan- 82.07 pounds                                         John Bobo- 62.76 pounds

Gene Franz- 79.88 pounds                                           Steve Martinez- 60.05 pounds

Mitch Shelton- 67.84 pounds                                      Gary Burnham- 59.33 pounds

Gib Hoffman- 64.57 pounds                                        Jim Pollard- 58.44 pounds

August 2016 Meeting and Tournament:

Our August meeting will be on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our August tournament will be on Saturday, August 20, 2016.  Come early and enjoy some great BBQ and fellowship.

Club News:

At the last meeting, the members present voted to have the annual travel tournament in November at Choke Canyon Reservoir. If you are a rigger and plan to fish this tournament, please make a room reservation at Choke Canyon Lodge for November 17th and 18th if you a planning to travel to the lake on Thursday before the tournament.  The phone number is 361-786-3999 and currently 6 riggers have a reservation.  Art Cruser has volunteered to coordinate the Friday evening meal that will be at the outside pavilion at Choke Canyon Lodge.

Fishing Report:

The Retiree Club fished Lake Austin last Thursday. The fishing was pretty good for most participants.  Carlton Yarbrough and Hank Fleming won the tournament with 9 fish weighing 19.02 pounds.  Dave Ehrenfeld had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 13.70 pounds and Darryl Smith caught the biggest bass which was 24.5” (8.00#).  Bring your fishing reports to the upcoming meeting and I hope to see all of you Thursday evening.

 

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July 2016 Newsletter

July 13th, 2016 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:
Our June tournament was held on Lake Travis and the fishing was tough. Twenty-four members participated and only 5 members caught a limit of fish. Steve Moore and John Bobo won the tournament with 10 fish weighing 16.45 pounds. Jim Rumbo and Steve Martinez came in second place with 8 fish weighing 12.59 pounds. Jim Pollard and Marv Muhleman took third place with 2 fish weighing 10.12 pounds. Jim Pollard caught the biggest fish, 22.5” (6.06#).
Tournament Standings:
Mike Wiles- 79.97 pounds Steve Moore- 56.03 pounds
Don Haluzan- 75.38 pounds Steve Martinez- 51.60 pounds
Gene Franz- 70.94 pounds Roger Growden- 50.13 pounds
Mitch Shelton- 63.52 pounds Gib Hoffman- 50.11 pounds
John Bobo- 59.13 pounds Jim Pollard- 49.42 pounds
July 2016 Meeting and Tournament:
Our July meeting will be on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our July tournament will be on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Come early and enjoy some great BBQ and fellowship.
Club News:
Craig Mooney has indicated he hopes to bring the new club shirts, t-shirts, and caps to the upcoming meeting. I will also be bringing the older tan club t-shirts that I have to the meeting.
At the upcoming meeting, we will decide the month and location of the travel tournament. At the last meeting there was some discussion regarding going to Choke Canyon Reservoir. I contacted Choke Canyon Lodge and determined that rooms are available in November and that the fishing has been pretty good although the lake is 21’ low. Grass is growing along the north shore.
Fishing Report:
Lake Austin and Lake Travis have been tough especially after the sun is up. Bring your fishing reports to the upcoming meeting and I hope to see all of you Thursday evening.

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Tournament results for 2016

July 13th, 2016 · No Comments · Tournament Results

These are the Latest tournament results for 2016. Use the tabs on the bottom of the spreadsheet to change months.

Tournament-Standings-2016

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June 2016 Newsletter

June 15th, 2016 · No Comments · Newsletters

Tournament Results:
Our May tournament was held on Lake Bastrop and the fishing was great. Twenty-two members participated and 17 members caught a limit of fish. Mike Wiles and Dale White won the tournament with 10 fish weighing 25.53 pounds. Mitch Shelton and Roger Growden came in second place with 10 fish weighing 23.85 pounds. Darryl Smith and Steve Martinez took third place with 10 fish weighing 23.55 pounds. Jim Rumbo had the biggest 5 fish stringer weighing 14.15 pounds.
Tournament Standings:
Mike Wiles- 74.78 pounds Roger Growden- 47.37 pounds
Don Haluzan- 67.43 pounds Gary Burnham- 47.25 pounds
Gene Franz- 65.88 pounds Steve Martinez- 46.65 pounds
Mitch Shelton- 56.63 pounds Dennis Worley- 45.68 pounds
John Bobo- 53.64 pounds Steve Moore- 45.07 pounds
June 2016 Meeting and Tournament:
Our June meeting will be on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7:00pm at Pok-e-Jo’s Smokehouse on Parmer Lane. Our June tournament will be on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Come early and enjoy some great BBQ and fellowship.
Club News:
Don’t forget to bring your fishing shirt to the next club meeting with your name attached to it so they can all be printed by Craig Mooney before the July meeting. Extra fishing shirts will be available in two sizes, large and extra-large, until they are gone.
Couples Club Report:
The Couples Club held their June tournament on Decker Lake. Fishing was tough but Steve and Rose Martinez won the tournament with 5 fish weighing 15.08 pounds. Rose caught the big bass of tournament which was 20” (4.38 pounds). See Rose’s fish below. The results are also shown below:
Name Fish # Weight Place Prev. Wt. Total Wt. Standings
Steve & Rose 5 15.08 1 39.87 54.95 1
John & Betty 5 7.01 2 8.83 15.84 5
Ken & Melba 3 4.76 3 35.67 40.43 2
Jim & Nita 2 2.69 4 33.67 36.35 3
Jeff & Katy 1 .81 5 34.92 35.73 4
Art & Collin 5.57 5.57 6

Fishing Report:
Don’t miss an opportunity to go fishing this coming weekend before the weather gets really hot. Bring your fishing reports to the upcoming meeting and share them with everyone.

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