What a wonderful tournament at Cedar Creek, and I really enjoyed my time on the water! The lake didn’t shine as much as in years’ past, but it still produced. Sorry that I experienced a delay in getting all the information assembled for this report, as when I got back to work the next day – I was hospitalized for the remainder of the week. Life is short folks – we all have to watch ourselves and our health. Good news, I am going to have surgery, and should be able to return to normal in a couple weeks after that. I am sure looking forward to heading to Eagle Mountain and Lake Limestone, for our final stops of the year. I have enjoyed being your representative to the Texas B.A.S.S. Nation, and I am really proud that our Region as experienced growth in the tournament trail, and within individual club memberships. Communication and your help and assistance are what make our Texas B.A.S.S. Nation tops in the US.
On Cedar Creek, our tournament anglers had to compete with several other tournaments that day, but all went well and I really appreciated everyone assisting me in getting everything off to a good start and completed! It was a beautiful day to be on the water, and there were lots of reports of fish being caught, just not the size everyone was hoping for!
Mark Wendler from the Bass Club of Ft. Worth hauled in the heavy sack for the day, five fish weighing 18.55 lbs. Mark also had the big bass of the tournament which weighed 5.08lbs. Mark fished at mainly at the Dam area with a jig and finesse baits in 10-15ft of depth. He noticed that during the day, that if he found a crappie bit, he could also find a few small bass, with most of the bites coming before the bait hit the bottom. Mark utilizes custom built rods with MHX blanks (builds these himself), coupled with Trilene 100% fluorocarbon line, and the business end contained some hand assembled jigs and both Zoom and Net Bait soft plastics. Congratulations on a job well executed!
Coming up in 2nd place with Randy Fleeman with Cen-Tex BassHunters, hauling a five fish limit to the scales weighing 12.61 lbs. Randy also targeted the Dam area, and caught his fish with finesse baits utilizing light line. Randy informed me that he caught fish all day, but finding the bigger fish just didn’t happen. Really proud of your efforts Randy!
The remainder of the anglers found fish under boat docks, Carolina rigs in deeper water, crank baits in semi-deep water, and even a few spawning fish were still to be located.
Stop #3 is scheduled for Eagle Mountain on Sept 28th, 2014 and Stop #4 is scheduled for Lake Limestone on October 19th, 2014. We are all hoping that a big rainstorm will hit the DFW area and fill up the lakes soon! 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.
Elton D. Brock, Director