Seven Cove Bass Club celebrated our 10th year of the Fall Bass Classic charity tournament. The tournament benefited the local Conroe charity, Angel Reach, for the second year. This year was a little more of a challenge as we all dealt with the effects of Harvey. However we were blessed with many contacting us about fishing the annual event.
This year we had 34 angler team entries, which allowed us to pay 7-places, and first and second Big Bass awards. We had eight 5-fish limits weighed in, but the sacks fell off after that with only a 2-fish average per team. The solo “team” of Gabe Alanis figured it out with his limit of 19.95 pounds anchored by a 7.49 kicker, which took 2nd Big Bass for the tournament. Gabe’s win and big bass earned him a total of $1,490.
2nd – Collin Bode-Jackson Carrell – 17.28 – $590
3rd – Jason Griffin-Gary Griifin – 16.94 – $380
4th – Sean Hoernke-Curt McCauley – 16.11 – $280
5th – Garrett Pierce-Skip Regan – 14.99 – $160
6th – B.J. Tarr-Kelly Tarr – 14.54 – $120
7th – Jerry Watson-Hilary Watson – $50 Tackle Addict Gift Cards
1st Big Bass – Greg Wells – Austin Wells – 8.24 – $270
The team of Jason Branham & Jeff LeBlanc were the winners of the early entry prize drawing, winning a Daiwa Fuego rod & reel for each of them.
Above all, the biggest winner was Angel Reach as the 10th Annual Fall Bass Classic was able to raise $5,000. This amount includes the $1,000 donation that was presented to Angel Reach by Ron Kost on behalf of the Marine Corps League.
The success of this annual event is not possible without our sponsors, anglers, the community, and their support through their participation and donations.
Stow Away Marina
Marine Corps League – Ron Kost (SCBC Member)
Robbins Chevrolet Nissan – Ricky Bishop (SCBC Member)
The Bull 100.3
Energy Alloys – Ned Westmoreland ((SCBC Member)
Essentia Water – John Rankin
Tackle Addict – Jeff Rood
Oakhurst Golf Course
Magnolia Anglers High School Bass Club
Other SCBC Members – Derek Taylor, Fall Bass Classic Coordinator, Terry Reich – President, Ned Westmoreland – Secretary, Ron Gunter, Scott Prichard, Kevin Gililiand, Chris Brewsaugh, Jeff Melton, Mark Brenckman, Bena Reich, Stacy Glezman
A special thank you to David Glezman and the Texas B.A.S.S. Nation for providing use of the state tournament trailer and equipment.