Texas B.A.S.S. Nation, North Central Region held Tournament stop #6 at Lake Limestone, June 9th, 2013. Lake Limestone is a lake that can either produce bountiful sacks of fish or leave folks at the weigh-in, wondering what went wrong. On this Sunday, the weather cooperated for the first time all year, with only a slight wind and low lake conditions, everyone was primed to get on those heavy sacks of fish. About two hours into the fishing day, our anglers were met with a blasting rain storm, however, it didn’t last that long – and everyone was back to fishing. With the cloudy conditions for most of the day, the fish were relating to shallow cover. They always seem to be shallow on Limestone, no matter what the conditions.
The North Central Region angler of the year – to this point – is Gary Martin, from the HOT Bass Assassins. Tied for second in the points race was Tony McBride and Bryon Albrecht, both from the HOT Bass Assassins. The Tournament Director let the anglers go just after 6 am, with a return scheduled at 3 pm with the weigh-in. Everyone made it out safely and back in time for the showdown to begin. Leading the way, with a five-bass stringer weighing 19.98 lbs, was Bryon Albrecht. Coming in a close second with five-fish at 19.23 lbs, with the Big Fish for the tournament was James McBride. Dad was glowing with pride as he topped his son, Tony, for the first time this season on the tournament trail! Even more so, when he brought his Big Fish to the scales, and it topped Bryon by ounces, making for a better long awaited payday. J Rounding out the #3 spot was Aaron McAlexander from the Bass Club of Ft. Worth, with a five-bass stringer weighing 15.23lbs. For some reasons, the guys called Aaron “yankee” – hadn’t figured that one out, but he sure knows how to fish these lakes in Texas, evidenced by his overall standings this year. You know what they say, “if you weren’t born in Texas, we are glad you got here as soon as you could”. Hope we see Aaron continue to compete for these highly coveted spots within the B.A.S.S. Nation Federation.
Nothing compares to the bonds that are formed by fishing, networking with others that have that same passion in life, and just having a good day out on the water. Whether you fish as a boater, or you prefer to fish as a co-angler – this trail is conducted as a draw format and there is a spot for YOU. I have enjoyed getting to know each of the Anglers that compete within the B.A.S.S. Nation Federation, and they are all upstanding, first rate individuals. If you have not experienced taking the next step from the B.A.S.S. Club competition, Come on out and get in on the fun and excitement of the North Central Region Tournament Trail!
Our next event is scheduled will be the Championship later in the fall of 2013. Times, dates, and location forthcoming on the website.
Elton D. Brock, Director
North Central Region
Texas B.A.S.S. Nation