The S.E. Texas B.A.S.S. Nation tournament season has come to a close, except for championships, of course.
With the regular season tournaments behind us, we are left yearning for more competition in our favorite sport. Thus, our Jelly Jars come to the rescue! We are planning a couple jelly jar tournaments per month until the end of the year to feed our need for our love of tournament bass fishing. The term “Jelly Jar” refers to an old phrase from back in the days when a bunch of good ol’ boys would get together on a lake, stuff their money in an old jelly jar, then fish to see who was gonna end up with all that dough. I think our jelly jar got busted somewhere along the way, but the tradition continues…
These jelly jars give us a great reason to keep in touch with each other in the off season and also maintain a competitive edge regarding locating and putting bass in the box. Fun fishing is fun and always will be, but a little money on the line kinda heightens the experience. A portion of our entries go into the club kitty as well, this helps keep us solvent and viable as a club. We are planning 2 jelly jars in July, one night derby, one day.
We are also holding a club meeting on July 17th, so if you aren’t currently an SCBC member and are thinking about joining a club, come on by and introduce yourself.
Please check our Calendar Page for more details about upcoming events.
The Seven Coves Bass Club announces it has partnered with Kistler Rods! To kick off our partnership, SCBC members Terry Reed (Angler of the Year, Robert Thierry (Big Bass of the Year), and Gwen Reed (Member of the Year) were awarded customized Kistler (Helium 3) rods at our club banquet/Christmas party.
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Kistler Rods,” said SCBC President Ron Gunter. “Many of our members have already enjoyed successes with Kistler Rods and we are ecstatic about the new (Magnesium TS) Rod line. The most important aspect of our partnership is Kistler’s philosophy of Faith, Family, Competitive Fishing, and Fellowship, which is directly aligned with our club’s principles.”
We invite you to see Kistler Rod’s NEW 2015 (Magnesium TS) Rods and all of Kistler’s amazing fishing rods (including custom) and products at KistlerRods.com. Don’t forget to Like their Facebook page for special offers and promotions.
The 7th Annual Seven Coves Bass Club Fall Bass Classic benefiting Montgomery County Youth Services – Bridgeway Shelter was a great success! We had 48 angler 2-man teams that fished a post-monsoon Lake Conroe due to the 5 inches of rain the night before. Saturday morning before angler take-off, SCBC member Terry Reed led us in prayer, followed by Ms. Jordan Knight as she proudly sang the National Anthem. With temperatures in the high 60’s and a 10 mile an hour east wind, the anglers were ready to take off from Papa’s On The Lake. At 6:50 AM the 1st boat was released for the first flight with the 2nd flight taking off at 7:05 AM. The first flight was due in at 3:00 pm.
Raffle ticket sales opened at noon to a large crowd. Due to the support of the local community and businesses, we were blessed by a large array of raffle & live auction items. Those items included CastAway rods, Profound Outdoor tackle packs, coolers, gift cards to local businesses, and even an autographed guitar signed by the Zac Brown Band! (for a full list visit (www.sevencovesbassclub.com/classic). Derek Taylor also presented the winner of the early prize drawing of the Daiwa Tatula rod & reel to the angler team of Jesse Thornton and Bobby Del Monaco.
The MCYS kids were on hand at the weigh-in and assisted with getting the fish back safely back to the water. After the scales closed, SCBC member and retired Marine, Ron Kost, presented a check from the Marine Corp League for $1,500. Another member, Mark Brenckman, then presented a donation of $500 from Amegy Bank.
SCBC members Jeromy Francis and Gwen Reed gave the kids from MCYS boat rides in their Legend bass boats; the kids had a blast!
In the end we had $4,640 in angler paybacks, and raised over $8,000 for Montgomery County Youth Services-Bridgeway Shelter!
Congratulations to the following anglers that earned checks:
1st Place – 22.87 Garrett Pierce & Skip Reagan $2,000 2nd Place – 18.90 Lamar Ward & Jeff Randolph $ 720 3rd Place – 17.65 Bill Wedelich & Kirwyn Fisher $ 460 4th Place – 15.14 Robert Baney & Gary Driskell $ 300 5th Place – 14.06 Taylor Robbins & Casey Sobczak $ 120
1st Place – 8.03 Garrett Pierce & Skip Reagan $ 840 2nd Place. – 6.77 Robert Banly & Gary Driskell $ 100 & $100 Paydirt Custom Jigs GC’s
We would like to say a special thank you to the Texas B.A.S.S. Nation Southeast Region for sanctioning the event and providing the tournament equipment. Again, thank you to all of our anglers, sponsors, volunteers, and especially our raffle & live auction buyers, who helped make this year’s Fall Bass Classic a success!
Saturday, June 7 – 13 teams participated our June club tournament (aka “Jelly Jar”) on Lake Conroe today. Not only was it hot, but the boat traffic on LC was at it’s summertime norm. However, it didn’t phase some teams.
The team of Josh Bensema and Juan Monroy captured the win today with a 5-fish limit for 22-10. 2nd place went to Gwen Reed and Jimmy Patterson 18-05. Rounding out the Top-3 was Terry Reed and Ned Westmoreland (not pictured) with 15-98.
Big Bass honors went to Brad McMahon & Brett Jennings with a nice 7-62 toad, followed by Dustin Hill & Josh Litke with 6-45.
On a conservation front, with a full lake, level we are pleased to see all of the shoreline cover on LC. There is a mixture of “hay grass” type cover, water willow, cypress trees, cattails, bull rush and lily pads (in full bloom) that can be seen mixed together in a 50-yard stretch. Not only will this native vegetation help this year’s fry hide from predators (hopefully keepers in the next 2-years) but help with shore line erosion and filter the water creating clear conditions. One final note, all members obliged to the new “clean, drain, & dry” law that went into effect this month. Please remember to do this to protect LC from invasive species of plants and zebrmussels.
Seven Coves Bass Club was founded in the fall of 2003 in an effort to bring people with a passion for the sport of tournament fishing together. Seven Coves Bass Club has grown to over 60 members of all ages and backgrounds; boaters and non-boaters. As a B.A.S.S. Southeast Texas Federation Affiliated Club, we stand by the rules and by-laws of B.A.S.S. For membership information, click on THE CLUB.
Our club participates in six monthly Southeast Texas B.A.S.S Federation sanctioned tournaments, from January through June. Additional tournaments are held July through December. Check the Calendar for updates. We hold meetings at the Seven Coves Club House, located in the Seven Coves subdivision on Lake Conroe. Please visit our History page to see our club history, accomplishments, and community service activities.