The Forth stop on the 2013 Northeast Regional trail was Lake Cedar Creek. The Crazy Texas weather patterns continued to shake things up when it produced a cold front just days before the tournament and followed up with a cloudy and windy day for fishing. With tempetures starting in the 40′s and only rising to the low 60′s the fishing was a little slow for most. Kevin Turman went to work to produce his back to back first place finish. Kevin’s limit of 13.33 lbs was anchored by the tournament big bass of 6.01 lbs. J.P. Duran, starting the back to back trend, finished in second place in back to back to back tournaments with his limit of 11.10 lbs and the second place big bass of 3.84 lbs. Carl Barrett gets back in the top with a third place finish weighing 10.63 lbs. J.D. Green also found a limit of fish for 10.45 lbs. Chad Hensley rounds out the top 5 with 9.68 lbs. The next stop on the trail is Lake Tawakoni in June. As the angler of the year standings changed again this will be a very important tournament for sure.
The Northeast Regions second stop for the 2013 season was Lake Cypress Springs. Cold clear nights have kept the water temperature in the low 50′s. On Sunday March 3rd take off was chilly starting the day at 27 degrees. While the weather has slowed the start of the spawn Cypress still produced 11 limits with 105 fish for 262.77lbs for the 33 anglers. Brannon Long’s 5 fish limit took top honors at just shy of 17 lbs. Brannon relied on his Lake Fork Hyper worm fished in various styles for his winning sack. J.P Duran also found a limit of fish for his second place finish with 16.18 lbs. Fishing his first regional tournament Michael Davidson finished in third with 15.67 lbs on his limit. Derk Arnold took forth place with 5 fish for 14.92 lbs anchored by the big bass of 5.59 lbs. Chad Hensley finished 5th this month with a limit for 14.09 pound backing up his finish last month and slips into the early lead for AOY. In the sixth position was Wesley Price. Wesley also produced a limit weighing 12.90 lbs. Philip Webb was awarded second place Big Bass for his 5.11 lb bass. Next tournament April 21st on Lake Bob Sandlin.
The Northeast Region of the Texas BASS Federation fished its 2013 season opener on February 24th at Lake Tyler in east Texas. With weather always being a factor this time of year an approaching cold front made conditions tough for some anglers. Coy Frazer fished deep to find the winning stringer of 23.94 lbs for 1st place and big bass of the tournament of 7.66 lbs. Jon Harshbarger found a 5 fish limit of 16.71 lbs for second place and the second place big bass of 5.87. In third was Chad Hensley with a total weight of 11.57lbs. Rounding out the top five was David Pace with 10.85 and Russell Roland with 10.60. The Northeast Region will be on Lake Cypress Springs on March 3rd 2013. To register go to the tournament page.
It’s time to register your youth clubs for the 2013 season and the 2013 State Top Six JRBM championship. The process is the same this year as in the past couple. Dues for National are $10 and for state are $5. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info as the club adult sponsor. I will forward you the required entry forms to return and you send a check for $15 per angler to my attention. Address, details and forms will all be in they reply email to the club adult sponsor. If you have any questions please contact Nick Carroccio at my e-mail or at 972-839-6723.
Sterlyn Wood of the West Texas Jr. Bassmasters won the 2012 Jr. State Champion Title and was also the winner in the 11-14 age group at the 2012 Jr. Bassmaster Championship, held at Lake Amistad. Sterlyn bested the field with a 5 fish 17.10 lb. bag.
Dustin Moreno of the East Texas Jr. Bass Anglers won in the 15-18 age group at the Jr. Bassmaster Championship, held at Lake Amistad. Dustin bested the field with a 5 fish 16.89 lb. bag.
Garth Fulks of the West Texas Jr. Bassmasters brought a 7.18 lb. fish to the scale to win big bass of the 2012 Jr. State Championship.