Pure Fishing Discount Purchase Program

Pure Fishing LogoPure Fishing, the owners of  brands like Abu Garcia, All Star, Berkley, Sebile, Spider Wire and many more are offering all our membership a discount during the month of May where you can purchase up to 4 items at a 25% discount. This is a wonderful opportunity for each Texas B.A.S.S. Nation member to purchase these great fishing products and to help support our sponsors.

 

To make your discounted products please read over the program notice, provided by Pure Fishing Discount Notice and then navigate to the Tackle Shop in May to purchase your discounted products.

2014 2nd Quarter Pure Fishing Discount

Southeast Region To Host Open Youth Tournament

The Texas B.A.S.S. Nation Southeast Region will hold an open Youth Bass Tournament May 31st.  The event will be held on Lake Conroe out of Stowaway Marina.   There will be two age divisions:  11-14 and 15-18.  Prizes will be award for 1st – 3rd in each division, plus 1st & 2nd Big Bass.  Door prizes and a post tournament lunch will be provided.

Registration will be Friday May 30, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 PM and Saturday May
31, 2014 – 5:00-6:30 AM at Stowaway Marina.

For contact and more information Click Here.

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Battle At Belton

SOUTHEAST REGION #4: LAKE BELTON

The Southeast Region held its fourth event of the 2014 season this past Saturday, April 5, 2014, on beautiful Lake Belton. A field of 106 anglers took to the water Saturday morning at BLORA, on the Fort Hood military base, and was greeted by overcast skies, light winds out of the Northeast and a chilly air temperature in the upper 40’s.

In the wake of the tragic shooting on the Fort Hood base four days prior to our event, Scott Burns with the Nacogdoches Bass Club requested to lead our event with a prayer for the soldiers and civilians that were killed or seriously injured and for their families.  Following the very heart warming prayer by Scott and our United States National Anthem the first boat was sent on its way at 0700 hrs.

The day on the water turned out to be a pleasant change from Friday’s conditions which hampered angler’s practice with winds out of the North at 25-30 mph.  The air temperature reached the mid 60’s by weigh in with reports of water temps in the 60 to 65 degree range.  Hearing post event reports the fish catching was not a problem for most but catching keeper 14 inch bass was.  Of course it didn’t seem to be a problem for Nacogdoches Bass Club angler Albert Collins.  Albert navigated his Triton/Mercury rig around Lake Belton and managed to locate a 5 fish limit of a combination of largemouth and smallmouth weighing in at 13.95 pounds to claim his second win of the 2014 season.  Albert reported that he utilized a crawfish plastic bait that resembled an actual live crawfish on a specific style Paydirt Jig head.  The bait was tied onto a Tour Star Rod with Vicious Fluorocarbon line (sponsors).   Albert’s sack was backed by a 4.56 pound largemouth and a beautiful 3 pound plus smallmouth.

 

photo2Coming in at just 0.58 of a pound behind Albert was Brazos Anglers Bass Club member, Dwayne Pavlock. Dwayne also found a limit of bass which tipped the scales at 13.37 pounds to capture a second place finish.  His catch was backed by a 5.11 pound Lake Belton hawg that helped to put him just ahead of Howard DeJean from the Houston Oilman’s Bass Club.  Howard brought in a sack one shy of a limit that pushed the scales at 13.16 pounds to earn him a third place finish and his sack was backed by an impressive 6.17 pound largemouth that also earned him a second place big bass check.  Kenny Curlee, of The BASS Club, also brought a sack that was one short of a limit that weighed in at 10.84 pounds to earn him a fourth place finish.  Ron Jones of the Nacogdoches Bass Club and Southeast Region’s Tournament Coordinator successfully located and captured a limit of bass weighing in at 9.49 pounds  to take a fifth place finish.

 

Kirwyn Fischer with The BASS Club managed to only boat one fish for the event but it was a good one that tipped the scales at 6.51 pounds which was good enough to get him a 29th Place finish and a 1st Place check and plaque for the Big Bass of the event.

The complete results can be seen by going to http://www.texasbassonline.com/se-tournaments.

The 106 participants brought 249 fish to the scales weighing in a total of 443 pounds.  All 249 fish were alive and healthy and were released back into Lake Belton to be caught another day.

After four events in the books, John Fontenot of the Magnolia-Tomball Bass Club is holding the lead in the Angler of the Year race. In the Club of the Year race The BASS Club has overtaken the six time reigning Seven Coves Bass Club by 69.56 points with two events left in the 2014 season. It looks like we will have a race to the final event for these two clubs.

The Southeast Region would like to thank some of our sponsors. Minn Kota/Hummingbird, Lakeside Boat Repair in Montgomery, TX, Robbin’s AutoMall, Bauman’s Propeller, Texas B.A.S.S. Nation (Charles Harkless) for the Skeeter/Yamaha shirt and hat and the clubs that supplied raffle items.

The Southeast Region will be holding our fifth event on Lake Livingston, April 26, 2014, with headquarters at Waterfront Marina in Onalaska, TX. This event has been designated as a trailering event so all anglers will need to read the Trailering Procedures found here. The designated official start time and weigh in time will be made in a separate post on the website. I encourage everyone to be familiar with the trailering procedures and the official times because there will be a polygraph at this event.

Hope to see everyone at Livingston.

David Glezman
Southeast Region Director

Kelly Hudson Wins at Lake Leon

 

Kelly Hudson, Barry Bennett, and Byron Albrecht proudly display their winning plaques courtesy of Capitol Area Pipe.

  Due to low water conditions and accessibility at Hubbard Creek, the fourth West Region tournament was moved to Lake Leon. Cool east winds and occasional sprinkles became the norm for the day. That didn’t keep Kelly Hudson from bringing in a nice five fish string weighing 18.04lbs. Kelly relied on an A-Rig to catch his Bass. In second place was Barry Bennett with five weighing 13.12lbs. Barry also claimed Big Bass honors with a nice 8.15  Barry used a spinner bait to make up his string. Rounding out the third and final spot was Byron Albrecht with 12.31lbs. Byron also relied on a spinner bait for his catch. Congratulations to the winners. Next stop is LBJ on May 3rd, see you there! 

Power-Pole Rebate Program

Power-PoleMembers we are pleased to announce the B.A.S.S. Nation Power-Pole rebate program for 2014. This unique program is designed to reach every single Texas B.A.S.S. Nation member. Power-Pole is offering a direct from factory rebate of up to 30%.

All a Texas B.A.S.S. Nation member has to do, is make their purchase of a Power-Pole for their boat at their local dealer, Bass Pro Shops store, etc. Then receive a Rebate just for being a Texas B.A.S.S. Nation member. It pays to belong to the B.A.S.S. Nation and Texas B.A.S.S. Nation one of the original grass roots organization.

Program Details

West Region Heads for Lake Leon

The next stop for West Region anglers will be Saturday, April 5th, on Lake Leon. The tournament had originally been scheduled for Hubbard Creek but due to low water conditions had to be moved to Leon. Headquarters will be at the Budget Host motel in Eastland. [254-629-3324] Ask for BASS Nation rate. Registration and sign up will be from 6pm – 7:30pm Friday evening at the Budget Host. Weigh In will take place at the Chocoblock ramp on FM Hwy 2214, on the west end of the lake, be in line by 4pm. Times and format will be announced at registration. Lake is off limits until Friday morning. Good luck and we’ll see you there.

Top 6 State Championship – Final Results

Lake Amistad Del Rio, TX.:

East Texas Bass Association Team 1 is the top club with a three day total of 108.77 lbs.

Jason Windham with H.O.T. Bass Assassins takes individual honors with a three day total of 32.01 lbs.

Thomas Martens from the South Region takes the overall big bass honors with a 6.96 lb fish.

Day 3 Club Results

Day 3 Club Results by Individual

Day 3 Individual Results

Day 3 Big Fish Results

Overall Club Results

Overall Club Results by individual

Overall Individual Results

Top 6 State Championship – Day 2 Results

Lake Amistad, Del Rio, TX:

Day 2 results posted below.  Corrected overall standings will be posted soon.

Overall Club Standings

Overall Individual Standings

Day 2 Club Results

Day 2 Individual Results By Club

Day 2 Individual Results

Day 2 Big Bass

Top 6 State Championship – Day 1 Results

Lake Amistad, Del Rio, TX:

After day 1 of the State Championship, Century Bass Club leads the field of clubs with a total weight of 42.04 lbs.

Top individual after day 1 is Jon Harshbarger with Century Bass Club with 15.23 lbs.

Day 1 big bass weighed in at 6.53 and anchored Jon Harshbarger’s big stringer.

Overall Club Standings

Individuals By Club

Overall Individual Standings

Day 1 Big Fish

 

Bob Buchanan Claims Second Day West Region Win at Amistad

Amistad Day2

Bob Buchanan, Troy Montgomery, and Byron Albrecht display their winning plaques courtesy of Texas Corrugators.

A cold windy mourning greeted West Region anglers on Day 2  at Lake Amistad. A fifty percent chance of rain was also supposed to occur that mourning but didn’t develop until 3:30 that afternoon. The weights continued to be low once again. Bob Buchanan claimed the top spot with five Bass weighing 10.65  In the second spot was Troy Montgomery with a five Bass string weighing 9.47 and rounding out the third and final place was Byron Albrecht with five weighing 7.91  The Big Bass honors went to Jim Brown with a whopping 2.87 .  Winners reported using jerk baits and plastics on main lake points. Congratulations to all of the weekends winners, we will see you at Lake Leon in April.