Day 3: Congratulations to Tom Jessup, the top boater from Texas. He will be moving on to the BASS Nation Championship. Congratulations are also in order for Frank Mixon, the top non-boater from Texas. He will also be moving on the BASS Nation Championship. These guys will be competing in their respective categories for a berth in the 2018 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, SC, March 16-18, 2018.
Day 2: Tom Jessup of Dalhart, TX moves up to 10th place in the Boater division. Frank Mixon of Abilene, TX moves into first place in the non-boater division. GO TEXAS!!!
Get all the details on the Bassmaster live weigh-in page.
Day 1: Tom Jessup from Dalhart, TX is in 23rd place with a 16 lb limit, the highest ranking Texas Team boater at the Central Regional tournament on Lake of The Ozarks, MO. Derek Kuyrkendall of Bergheim, TX is in 25th place with a 15-8 lb limit, the second highest ranking Texas Team boater. Both could make up the difference over the next two days between them and the day 1 leader, Drew Sadler of Richmond KY with 24-4 lbs. Go get’em guys.
On the non-boater side, Chad Petrie of McKinney, TX is in 32nd place with a three fish limit weighing 8-1 lbs. Frank Mixon of Abilene, TX is in 39th place with a 7-13 lb three fish limit. The non-boater day 1 leader Gregory Ruff Jr of Bloomington, MN has a three fish limit weighing 14-3 lbs.
Check out the leader board and daily live weigh-in feed at 2:30 pm on the BASS Nation web site.
Congratulations and GOOD LUCK to our Texas BASS Nation State Team!! This group of 20 guys will be representing the great state of Texas at the Central Regional tournament in Osage Beach, Missouri on Lake of the Ozarks next week, April 5-7, 2017. The BASS Nation Central Regional tournament is the next level on the way to the BASS Nation Championship and the BASSMASTER Classic. The Texas team will compete against anglers from eighteen (18) other states to earn the chance to move on. Who will advance? Here is the CUT: Cut to the money line plus top three (3) boaters and top three (3) nonboaters from each state (if state fields a full team of 20. Top one (1) boater and non boater if state fields less than a full team) and next in line on the boater (s) or non-boater (s) side to even the field, if necessary. These guys have their work cut out for them so get behind them and show your support by watching their progress!
Visit the 2017 Central Regional web page for updates, pictures and standings. There is a link there to watch the Live Daily Weigh-In as well.
2017 Texas BASS Nation State Team
|ANGLER NAME||BOATER/NON-BOATER||TBN REGION|
|JASON WINDHAM||BOATER||NORTH CENTRAL|
|HERSHUL SMITH||NON-BOATER||NORTH CENTRAL|
|NICK (Chris) DiBERARDINO||BOATER||SOUTHEAST|
|RON JONES (STATE V.P.)||NON-BOATER||STATE ALT.|
|DAVID GLEZMAN (STATE PRESIDENT)||ALT.||STATE ALT.|
The weights for the second day of the 2017 Top Six State Championship were better than the first. Nick Diberardino with Bass Anglers Of Houston hangs on to win the Boater division with a day 2 five fish limit of 19.42#. His total stringer weight was 41.02#
Robert Moseley with Brush Country Bassmasters takes the win in the Non-Boater division with a Day 2 weight of 18.64# on a 3 fish limit. His two day total weight was 39.11#. An outstanding performance for two three fish limits.
The Day 1 big bass is held by Scott Callaway with Northeast Texas Anglers and an 8.81# brute.
The Day 2 big bass honors went to Chad Petrie with Century Bass Club for a 9.82# fish.
The 2017 Top 6 Team champion is Century Bass Club (2) with an overall two day weight of 119.85#.
The top 4 boaters and top 4 non-boaters will round out the 20 member State Team. The Texas State Team will compete in the BASS Nation Central Region on Lake of the Ozarks April 5-7, 2017.