The 9th Annual Seven Coves Bass Club Fall Bass Classic benefiting Angel Reach was a great success! We had 29 anglers that enjoyed cool temperatures and no wind Saturday morning. Ms. Jordan Knight said the prayer sang the National Anthem just before take-off at Stow-A-Way Marina.
During the weigh-in the young adults from Angel Reach were on hand and assisted with getting the fish back to the water and with the raffle. After the raffle and live auction, Ron Kost from the Marine League Eastex Detachment (and SCBC member) presented Angel reach with a check for $1,000. In the end we had $2,735 in angler paybacks, and raised $5,000 for Angel Reach.
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1st – Darren Haarmeyer/Carlene Wynn – 18.03 pounds – $1,000
2nd – Sean Hoernke/Curt McCauley – 16.25 – $600
3rd – Nathan Stroup/Austin Wright – 15.68 – $400
4th – Jason Griffin/Gary Griffin – 15.00 – $175
1st Big Bass – Darren Haarmeyer/Carlene Wynn – 9.80 – $560
We would like to offer special thanks to the Knight family, Randy, Kim, and Jordon, for the use of the weigh-in trailer and equipment, and for their hard work on Saturday!
Thank you to all of our sponsors:
Marine Corp League – Eastex Detachment
Robbins Chevrolet/Nissan – Ricky Bishop
Lakeside Boat Repair
Special Thanks To All Angler Participants & Raffle/Auction Buyers, and to our SCBC Fall Bass Classic Staff.
We look forward to next year for our 10th Anniversary of the coveted SCBC Fall Bass Classic!
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.
Thanks & tight lines y’all!
Sadly, a boating accident resulted in the loss of Michael Conaway’s life while participating in a B.A.S.S. Nation tournament at Lake Conroe on Saturday February 20th, 2016.
Michael was a member of the Katy Bassmaster Club. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Michael, his family and all involved in this tragic event.
As a club, SCBC decided to donate our side pot proceeds to Michael’s family to help, in any way it might, with the hardships to follow.
These types of tragic events are rare in the bass fishing world. It strikes a blow to our hearts and we wish to offer our deepest condolences to Michael’s family and friends.
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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!
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Nice Limits on “New” Lake Conroe
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.