The second stop on the 2017 West Region trail is Possum Kingdom lake March 11th. Tournament headquarters is at Possum Hollow Resort & Restaurant. There are several nice cabins if you choose to stay the night. You can contact them at 904-549-1873 and make sure you let them know your with the West Region tournament. Tournament entry fee is $75. Tournament registration is from 5- 7pm on March 10th at the resort. All launch/weigh in times and tournament info will be announced at the registration. Official practice is Friday, March 10th. The lake is off limits from sunset Sunday, March 5th to sunrise, March 10th. You still have four more tournaments to qualify for the championship, so let’s get it started here. If this is your first one, you’ll be required to have your B.A.S.S. membership number and your State and National dues. For more info, contact Kelley Hudson at (940-550-5638). The folks at Possum Hollow have hosted us several times and always do a fantastic job, hope to see you there!
Sometimes, when you’re not in the tournament, you just want to help out. So…if you want to help get professional anglers to the stage at the BASSMASTER Classic, call or email John Fontenot at firstname.lastname@example.org / 832-233-6500. You will be doing what we all do on Saturday, driving a truck pulling a boat. The only difference is, it will be at Minute Maid Park at the super bowl of bass fishing, March 24 – 26. Anyone willing to volunteer to work behind the scenes at the Classic, please contact John Fontenot. Thanks in advance!!
Attention all Texas BASS Nation members!
Tim Cook is looking for Judges for the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest May 17-21, 2017 on Lake Sam Rayburn.
You must attend judge training Tuesday May 16th and be available to judge Wednesday and Thursday May 17 and 18th. Friday judging may also be an option but not required.
Judges are responsible for measuring, weighing, recording, and reporting the angler’s catch on the water.
If available, please email Tim Cook with your name, address, cell phone# and BASS# to email@example.com.
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.
Jim Brown won day 1 of a two individual days West Region openers on Lake Amistad. Jim had 5 Bass that went 16.22 on the scales. In second place was Bobby Maynard with 5 Bass that weighed 12.48 and rounding out 3rd was Troy Bryant with 5 Bass going 11.83lbs. Troy also claimed the Big Bass pot with a 4.80lb. fish.
On the second day tournament, Micky Carter claimed the top spot with 5 Bass weighing 10.56. Second place went to Kelley Hudson with 5 weighing 10.39 and the final spot went to Kris Cartrite with his 5 Bass weighing 8.72lbs. The Big Bass went to Noble Sessions with a 3.97lb. fish. Anglers reported catching their fish on plastics in the 12-18ft range and jerkbaits on steeper points near deep water. Check out all the results and point standings on the Tournament page. Congratulations to all of the winners. The next tournament will be March 11th on Possum Kingdom.
The 2017 West Region Trail kicks off this weekend, Jan. 28 & 29th at Lake Amistad in Del Rio. A West Region meeting, along with registration and tournament information, will be held at 6:00pm Friday evening at the Ramada Inn in Del Rio. All anglers competing must have BASS Nation National, State, and Region dues paid. They also must have their B.A.S.S. membership number available to register and be eligible. Tournament times and weigh in information will be announced at the registration. For more information contact Kelley Hudson at 940-550-5638. Hope to see you there!
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.
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