The North Central Region held its 3rd tournament of 2017, at Lake Cedar Creek, utilizing the Log Cabin Park Ramp. Lake Cedar Creek was close to normal pool, which created an abundance of cover in the water. Anglers keyed in on the available structure, rip-rap on the dam, and bridges, and the ole’ reliable boat docks.
The tournament got kicked off with right at first light with a take-off promptly at 6:30 am. Anglers went both north and south in search of those fish that live in Lake Cedar Creek. It was a very nice day to be on the water!
At the end of the day, the main-stay competitor from the Bass Club of Ft. Worth, over the past several years – Mark Wendler -brought in a five fish limit of fish weighing 21.69 lbs for his 1st place finish. David Stafford with the At-Large Membership brought a five-fish limit that weighed 18.90 for his second place finish. Jim Justus (Bass Club of Ft. Worth), competing as a guaranteed co-angler with Boater – Mark Wendler, also brought in a five fish limit for 18.04 lbs. The boat of Wendler and Justus had a total weight with the 10-fish of 38.73!!!! Awesome day for both anglers, in mild-to-tough conditions. They should have fished the day before with the Texas BASSMASTER Team Trail – just saying – cause they would be headed to the championship on Limestone on Sept 30-October 1, 2017!
It’s not too late to get in on the upcoming action, as we have only one (1) remaining to reach for the coveted spots as boater/co-angler in the overall standings. September 3, 2017 at Lake Waco will wrap up the season standings for the North Central Region. It’s not too late to get in on the action and earn your spot! The highest finishing Boater and Co-Angler from the North Central Region Championship will win out and reach the 2018 B.A.S.S. Regional Championship. A Boater from the Regional Championship will earn the right to compete at the 2016 BASSMASTER Classic. A Co-Angler from the Regional Championship will win a new Triton Boat, and other prizes.
Overall, the North Central Region has continued to grow tremendously, bringing both new faces and regulars to the forefront of competing for that coveted spot on the State Team at the B.A.S.S. Regional Championship.
Someone will compete at the BASSMASTER CLASSIC – why not you? Come on out this year, and I believe you will find that these events are competitive, but also conducted amongst friends. If you don’t belong to a club now, give me a call and I can guide you to some great choices that will fit your needs.
Even if you are not familiar with these lakes, or you would like to experience the events as a co-angler, there are spots open for you! What a great opportunity to learn and enjoy the day with another member of Texas B.A.S.S. Nation! Looking forward to seeing everyone come out at the next event and compete for that coveted spot at the BASS Regional Tournament in 2018.
If you are on the fence about the new and exciting Texas BassMaster Team Trail (TBTT), get to the webpage and check it out. What a great way to enjoy competing, with a good friend in the boat!
Elton D. Brock, Director
North Central Region
Texas B.A.S.S. Nation