The Kansas BASS Nation has teamed up with Brent Chapman to raffle his 2017 tournament boat. You can bet it is fully rigged. Not a bad deal at $100 per ticket for an $83,000 boat. AND…you don’t have to be present to win. ENTRY DEADLINE WILL BE OCTOBER 31, 2017 / DRAWING WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 4, 2017. 90% of the proceeds will benefit several different charitable organizations. Click the picture below to get the details.
Greetings gentlemen. Hope this finds your entire club catching fish. For those club’s fishing the State Championship this year, the deadline for registration is January 31st. With a start date of February 15th, that leaves the Directors two weeks to finalize everyone’s registration, get equipment on site and get set up for the event. There are links to all the forms you need in the sidebar on the right of this page. An agenda will be published shortly.
If you are wondering how the fishing is down there, check out Matt Reed’s facebook page. Matt guides every year on Falcon during his off season from the pro tour and the pictures show they are ON!! One picture will even give you a clue what color crank bait to throw.
We appreciate your continued participation and support of the Texas BASS Nation and look forward to seeing you on Lake Falcon!
Texas BASS Nation
2017 Board of Directors
B.A.S.S. was founded as a grassroots organization in 1967 by Ray Scott, dedicated to organizing the bass anglers of America, stimulating public awareness of bass fishing as a major participation sport, improve our members’ skills as bass anglers through the exchange of expert bass catching techniques and ideas, creating a tournament trail, improve the environment by uniting and amplifying the voices of anglers, and to secure a future for our youth.
Texas B.A.S.S. Nation has set up a series of competitive tournament trails all across Texas, which are dedicated to the original principles of BASSMASTER. These events provide anglers with the opportunity to advance and compete at the highest levels of our sport. No other grass roots organization provides a path to the BASSMASTER Classic.
Membership is easy – join a Texas BASS Nation Affiliated Club, or sign up as an At-Large member. Tournament registration is easy. Just contact the Regional Director in your area for more information and get signed up to compete for your opportunity to advance.
Texas BASS Nation
The Southeast Texas B.A.S.S. Nation began their 2017 tournament season at Coleto Creek Reservoir, Saturday, January 14. The lake level was nearly 3-feet low, and with looming high winds, set up for a tough tournament. However, the anglers were thankful for the unseasonably warm weather with high temperatures in the upper 70’s.
At the end of the day, 92% of the field weighed in fish, with 52 of the 112 angler field weighing in limits.
Finishing in 1st was Larry Green with a 5-fish limit of 18.78, with a 5.11 kicker. Larry was fishing trees on points in 12 feet, where most of the fish were suspended. He caught his fish flipping creature baits on Kistler rods & Shimano reels. Larry stated he had a very late bite with last 2 culls at 3:15, including his 5.11 kicker! At that point he put the big bass in his livewell, and called it at day, stating if “it’s meant to .be…”, and it was!
Following in a very close 2nd was last year’s Coleto Creek winner, Steven Nieto, with a 18.61 pound sack. Nieto stated his fish were caught in 12-16 feet on a 6th Sense Crush 300 DD, on Kistler Rods. Steven thanked his sponsors, 6th Sense Lures, Kistler Rods, Bionic Fishing, Kustom Kicker Jigs, Lake Fork Trophy Lures, and Rod Sox for his success.
Ed Grisham, not only assisted with emcee duties at take-off and was the last out, but the delayed start time had no effect on Ed as he managed a 3rd place finish. Ed stated his 17.66 pound limit was caught using Carolina Rigs and crankbaits in 10-15 feet. Ed wanted to thank his wife, April, as his “sponsor” (good call Ed!).
Big Bass Honors go to Phillip Garrod with a nice 6.94, followed by 2nd Big Bass of 6.32, caught by Dwayne Pavlock.
Thank you to The Bass Club & Katy Bassmasters for assisting with parking and weigh-in duties. We look forward to seeing you all at Toledo Bend, San Miguel Park, February 11.
Special thanks the following 2017 Partners for helping to make our grassroots tournament trail possible:
Robbins Chevrolet/Nissan, Impulse Rods, G&S Trolling Motors, Omega Tackle, ProTungsten Weights, Bass Boat Saver, J.J.’s Magic, Power Tackle, Lew’s, Zoom Baits, Rat-L-Trap, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Kick’n Bass, Precision Sonar, big bass baits, Lakeside Boat Repair, The Rod Glove, Megabass, Apollo’s Shield Apparel, Larry The Lizard Custom Baits, Legend Lake Maps, Roof Masters, Double ZZ Baits, Molix, and Big Bite Baits.
Four sponsor award programs have been added to the Sponsor Programs page. These award programs will benefit Texas BASS Nation anglers that have purchased these sponsor’s products and win on the tournament trail. Check out programs from Atlas Marine, Triton Boats, Nitro Boats and Skeeter Boats! It could be YOU!!
Online registration for the South East Region 2017 tournament trail events is now open. Check it out!!