7th Annual Seven Coves Bass Club Fall Bass Classic A Success!

DSCN0020The 7th Annual Seven Coves Bass Club Fall Bass Classic benefiting Montgomery County Youth Services – Bridgeway Shelter was a great success! We had 48 angler 2-man teams that fished a post-monsoon Lake Conroe due to the 5 inches of rain the night before. Saturday morning before angler take-off, SCBC member Terry Reed led us in prayer, followed by Ms. Jordan Knight as she proudly sang the National Anthem. With temperatures in the high 60’s and a 10 mile an hour east wind, the anglers were ready to take off from Papa’s On The Lake. At 6:50 AM the 1st boat was released for the first flight with the 2nd flight taking off at 7:05 AM. The first flight was due in at 3:00 pm.

DSCN9971Raffle ticket sales opened at noon to a large crowd. Due to the support of the local community and businesses, we were blessed by a large array of raffle & live auction items. Those items included CastAway rods, Profound Outdoor tackle packs, coolers, gift cards to local businesses, and even an autographed guitar signed by the Zac Brown Band! (for a full list visit www.sevencovesbassclub.com/classic). Derek Taylor also presented the winner of the early prize drawing of the Daiwa Tatula rod & reel to the angler team of Jesse Thornton and Bobby Del Monaco.

The MCYS kids were on hand at the weigh-in and assisted with getting the fish back safely back to the water. After the scales closed, SCBC member and retired Marine, Ron Kost, presented a check from the Marine Corp League for $1,500. Another member, Mark Brenckman, then presented a donation of $500 from Amegy Bank.

SCBC members Jeromy Francis and Gwen Reed gave the kids from MCYS boat rides in their Legend bass boats; the kids had a blast!

In the end we had $4,640 in angler paybacks, and raised over $8,000 for Montgomery County Youth Services-Bridgeway Shelter!

DSCN9919Congratulations to the following anglers that earned checks:

1st Place – 22.87 Garrett Pierce & Skip Reagan $2,000
2nd Place – 18.90 Lamar Ward & Jeff Randolph $ 720
3rd Place – 17.65 Bill Wedelich & Kirwyn Fisher $ 460
4th Place – 15.14 Robert Baney & Gary Driskell $ 300
5th Place – 14.06 Taylor Robbins & Casey Sobczak $ 120

Big Bass:

1st Place – 8.03 Garrett Pierce & Skip Reagan $ 840
2nd Place. – 6.77 Robert Banly & Gary Driskell $ 100 & $100 Paydirt Custom Jigs GC’s

We would like to say a special thank you to the Texas B.A.S.S. Nation Southeast Region for sanctioning the event and providing the tournament equipment. Again, thank you to all of our anglers, sponsors, volunteers, and especially our raffle & live auction buyers, who helped make this year’s Fall Bass Classic a success!

North Central Region – Stop #3 Lake Ray Roberts

September 28th, 2014
Texas B.A.S.S. Nation
North Central Region – Stop #3 Lake Ray Roberts

The North Central Region held its 3rd tournament of 2014, at Lake Ray Roberts. Our original plans to hold this event at Eagle Mountain Lake were derailed two different times due to Mother Nature.  Ray Roberts was approximately six feet low at take off time; however, the lake was very accessible and was abundant with grass, wood, and all types of structure ripe to hold all those monster fish. Fall fishing can be hit or miss, and it was definitely a miss on this day with none of our anglers bringing in five fish limits. Good news abounds, as we finish out our season on beautiful Lake Limestone on October 19th, where the fishing seems to be a bit better from recent reports.

Ray Roberts.2014.TopFiveThe tournament got off to a good start, with all the anglers coming by in procession for the boat check and take off! Thanks to everyone for getting into line in their respective places, as that was very efficiently done. Safelight came and the Tournament Director – Dan Watson called for boat #1, and it was off to various places for the anglers. Robert Brown with Tarrant Christian Bass Club hauled in the heavy sack for the day, three fish weighing 10.32 lbs. Robert also had a good kicker fish, which helped him secure the win. Robert fished the edge of grass with a Zoom Horny Toad, where he reported bites were few and far between. Robert credits his Falcon Cara 7’10” Bobby’s Perfect Frog Rod, coupled with a Curado 200G7 high speed reel, and 65lb Power Pro Braid for getting those fish to the boat, and out of the grass. Great job Robert!!

Ray Roberts.2015.NorthCentralRegionComing in 2nd Place was Carl Griffin with the West Fork Bass Club, bringing to the scales three fish that weighed 8.52 lbs. Carl has been very consistent at each event, and it currently leading the Angler of the Year race. The Federations’ previous President – Charles Harkless with the Mansfield BassMasters hauled in a toad weighing 7.69 lbs, which was good for 3rd Place and th Big Fish prize winnings. Rounding out the top five were Danny Hariston/Bryan Bass Club with 7.22 lbs and Roger Malone/Bass Club of Ft. Worth with 5.94 lbs. Twenty-seven (27) anglers brought into the scales 29 fish for a combined weight of 67.07 lbs, averaging 2.31 lbs.

The final tournament scheduled for Lake Limestone on October 19th, 2014. Currently, Lake Limestone is looking good after a few years of low water levels. 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 and compete for that coveted spot at the BASS Divisional Tournament in 2015.

I am happy to report that the 2014 North Central Region Championship will be held on November 22 and 23rd, at Lake Texoma. The permit has been secured and we will be launching from Highport Marina.

I am also working on a BASSMASTER Team Tournament for Texas in 2015, as the request of the Board of Directors. Hope to have more information out to you all soon in regards that format, but I promise you – it will be good and another way for our Texas B.A.S.S. Nation to compete for a spot at the BASSMASTER Classic. You can catch up on this format by reading here: http://www.bassmaster.com/team

Best regards, Elton D. Brock, Director

Lake Texoma, Official site for 2015 State Championship

Lake Texoma a Red River impoundment located on the border between Texas and Oklahoma has been selected as the official site for the 2015 Texas B.A.S.S. Nation State Championship. Lake Texoma is a 74,686 acres impoundment, which is the 12th largest United States Army Corps of Engineers Lake constructed under the Flood Control Act of 1938. We are pleased to have Highport Marina as the official host marina for the tournament.

Tournament Dates: 3/23/2015 thru 3/27/2015