It was a hot one this past weekend as the South Region of Texas BASS
Nation held its final event on Coleto Creek. Nineteen anglers showed up
for this event and withstood the heat and all the pleasure craft as the
crowded lake shut the fish down and weights did not live up to the
expectations Coleto Creek is known. One of the anglers did figure out
how to bag a five fish stringer that was heavy enough to take First
Place and Big Bass. Congratulations to Dennis Lala with his 15.87 lbs
and a toad of a Big Bass 7.14 lbs. Second Place honors went to Steve
Zorn with five fish weighing 15.59. See full results.
Canyon Lake hosted stop number 5 of the TBN South Region.
Good keepers were hard to come by as Canyon Lake held a tight grip on
the larger fish. Lots of fish under the fourteen inch limit were
not hard to come by as reported by the eighteen competitors fishing the
Rich Shock bested the field with a winning five fish stringer of 11.62
pounds and loaded up the scales with a Big Bass of 4.11 pounds. Second
Place honors went to Frank Garcia weighing in with his five best fish
for 9.72 pounds. See complete results.
Last stop of the year will be held on Coleto Creek Lake, Sunday June 11.
The third stop to the Northeast Region’s 2017 season featured Lake Ray Roberts on April 23rd, 2017. It was the second year in a row the North East collided with the North Central Region for the much anticipated joint tournament. The reputation of Ray Bob as ‘feast or famine’ was clearly evident for this event that wasn’t helped by a cold Northern front that changed the air temperatures some 30 plus degrees.
Although the water temperatures ranged from 64 to 68 degrees the fish didn’t seem to cooperate as many anglers experienced post spawn conditions with lockjaw bass. Kenneth Moore (Red Oak Bass Club) who recently had success on Ray Bob with Bass Champs continued to bring in the hawgs and take first place with 23.17 lbs. He fished plastics from 3 – 10 ft. of water fishing North of Wolf Island. Unlike, the rest of the field that struggled to catch fish Kenneth’s co-angler Lee McDowell brought in 5 keepers for 10.87 lbs. and finished 6th overall.
Another co-angler, Richie Slack (Century Bass Club), with an awesome bag of 5 keepers weighed in at 21.96 lbs. Richie had only 5 bites but they were obviously the right ones on a green pumpkin fluke that put him in second. He fished up North with his boater combing shallow water points.
Newcomer, Bruce Maschmeier (Century Bass Club), had 5 fish for 19.48 lbs. and would win most tournaments was bested by those who obviously were on them. Bruce caught eight keepers total and fished with a trick work and square bill crankbait on the east side of the lake around Jordan Park and ended up in 3rd place.
Another newcomer, Dakota Jones (Red Oak Bass Club), fresh off the collegiate tour came in with a limit of 5 fish weighing in 15.17 lbs. Dakota caught several limits of fish with a homemade jig fishing shallow mid lake.
Twenty-three out of thirty anglers caught fish. Ray Bob produced 60 bass for 179.14 lbs. with a 8.14 lbs. average. Big Fish went to Kenneth Moore that weighed 9.61 lbs. and 2nd Big Fish went to Bruce Maschmeier that weighed 6.33 lbs.
The Northeast Region’s next stop is Cedar Creek Lake. It will be the 4th tournament of the season held on Sunday May 7th. This will be the 2nd combined tournament with the North Central Region and we will have the State Trailer and President at the tournament as our Master of Ceremonies. Experience the feel of a big tournament by signing up on the Website, Facebook, or contact the regional or tournament director.
There will be a BASS Nation Team Trail Tournament held on Saturday May 6th. Take advantage of another opportunity to enter the BASSMASTER’s Classic. The Saturday meeting for this event will be held at 6:30 pm CST at Kammans Exxon in Malakoff. The draw will immediately occur after pre-signups and draw of partners. Late signups will start around 5:45 am CST at Log Cabin ramp, all late entries will be partner paired and get boat numbers after the last boat drawn from the Saturday drawing of partners. Participants from the NE Region will pay the NE Regional Director (those who have fished both events). For this event, let’s allow the Tournament and Regional Directors pull up their boats 1st to weigh in their fish and get ready for a fast organized weigh in. There will be 3 flights for the tournament with 20 minute intervals.
Lake Ray Roberts is the Northeast Region’s 3rd stop in the 2017 season. This will be a combined tournament with the North Central Region and you can fish both regions for one entry fee. Please register or notify the Regional or Tournament Director by text, call, or email by Thursday April 20th by 11:59 pm CST to register for the Tournament as a Boater or Co-Angler (without a penalty of $10.00). We will have late sign ups and tournament forms collected during Sunday partner parings at Jordan State Park Ramp beginning 5:15 AM CST.
In order for anglers to receive their prize money they have to fill out a tournament form – per B.A.S.S, IRS, and State Regulations. Note, this is for insurance and tax purposes. The anticipation is around 60 anglers and a payout of more than $1,000 for first place and paying down to 12 places (1 in every 5). If you filled out a form from a previous tournament than you will not have to fill out another form. We’ll check the box on the tournaments you fished.
Remember, if you fish all six tournaments you will automatically qualify for the Regional Championship (most likely as a Co-Angler). Boaters for the championship will be the highest qualifying 50% of the regional championship field (field has to be an even amount of anglers). Best 4 of 6 format to determine boaters for championship. Angler of the Year is determined by fishing all six events.
Official Ramp is Jordan State Park ($7.00 boat ramp fee per individual). Safety Meeting at 6:00 AM. Dues and check in are at Jordan State Park main ramp at the lake Sunday morning at 5:15 AM CST. Take off at safe light estimated at 6:50 AM CST. Weigh in at 3:00 PM CST and based on the amount of boats there may be flights for take-off.
Contact Jason Geesey with problems or questions @ cel or text 214-755-1169 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Falcon was not very forth giving on the heavy weights she is famous for
this past weekend as the South region held two separate tournaments.
Saturdays weights were light with a winning weight of just over eleven
pounds. Sundays winning weight of over eighteen pounds which gave all of
the anglers a little more satisfaction in knowing that Falcon wasn’t
going to get the best of them.
Saturday Ted Sprencel with 11.45 took First Place, with Craig Crim
taking Second Place with 9.84 and rounding out Third Place was Cory
Lieta with 9.67. Buford Estep Sr was crowned Big Bass Winner with 6.83. See complete results.
Sunday Frank Garcia captured First Place with a winning stringer of
18.04, followed by Jerry Dela Fuente with 15.43 for Second Place and Big
Bass of 7.60 pounds, Third Place was awarded to Trevor Rogge with 14.75. See complete results.