Kelley Hudson had a phenomenal day on Lake Brownwood. Kelley brought a five fish string weighing 21.48 anchored by the Big Bass of the tournament, a 7.79 beauty. Kelley used the combination of a Carolina Rig and a flipping stick to secure the win. He also secured the “Angler of the Year” title with the win. In second place was Gary Friedel with five fish weighing 12.74. The third and final spot was claimed by Ernie Kuehner with five bass weighing 11.48. No report on what they were doing. Final standings and complete results can be found on the tournament page. The 2017 West Region Championship will be held October 21st, 22nd on Lake Stillhouse. Have a great summer and we’ll see you at Stillhouse.
The final 2017 West Region Trail tournament will be held June 10th on Lake Brownwood. The lake is off limits till the official practice day, Friday June 9th. Headquarters is at the Gate 1 Motel in Brownwood. Registration will be from 6:30 – 8:00 on Friday evening with a meeting to be held at 7:00pm Friday in the Directors Room, at the Section Hand Resturant, located next to the motel. The Championship lake will be voted on at the meeting along with some new important State news. The tournament format and weigh in times will also be discussed for the Brownwood tournament. For further information contact Kelley Hudson.
It’s been a while since the two time Bassmaster Classic, B.A.S.S. Nation qualifier, Bryan Schmidt, fished a West Region trail tournament and he hasn’t lost his touch. Bryan won the regions fifth trail tournament held on O.H. Ivie Reservoir with five bass weighing 14.59. He also claimed the Big Bass honors with a 4.65. Bryan used a combination of a swimbait early and a Texas rig later fishing main lake points in 3-8 ft. water. In second place was Kelley Hudson with three bass weighing 8.34 and rounding out the third and final place was Barry Bennett. Barry had three fish weighing 7.02 anchored by a 3.85. Anglers reported that the fishing was really tough, not many bites. Congratulations to the winners. We will see you June 10th, on Lake Brownwood, for the final 2017 West Region Trail tournament.
The West Region will hold their fifth trail tournament of this season on Lake O.H. Ivie, this Saturday, May 13th. Headquarters will be at Kennedy Park. Registration will be at Room #30, May 12th from 6pm-7pm [Cinder block rooms just north of the store or closest to the ramp]. The tournament format, weigh in, and times will be announced at registration. For further information call Kelley Hudson [940-550-5638]
The West Region Trail’s fourth tournament will be held on Lake Buchanan this Saturday, April 22nd. Registration will be held from 4pm until 6pm on Friday evening, April 21st, at the Cedar Point Ramp parking lot. Weigh in will also be at Cedar Point ramp. Times and tournament information will be discussed at the registration. Friday is the official practice day. For more info contact Kelley Hudson. Contact info is on the West Region tab of this web page.
Kelley Hudson won this past weekends West Region Trail tournament on Possum Kingdom. Kelley had a five fish string that weighed 19.52 anchored by the Big Bass of the tournament, a 6.82lb Bass. Finishing in second place was Everett Moore with a five fish string weighing 15.79 and claiming the the final spot was Bobby Maynard with his five fish weighing 15.55lbs. A variety of methods were used by the winning anglers. Carolina rigged plastics on points, flipping cover, and swimbaits in cuts and coves proved to be productive ways of catching Bass. Congratulations to the winners. Next stop will be Lake Buchanan on April 22nd. We hope to see you there.