EASL Bass Club News

By: Jim Hebert

“Donald Braud and Gene Scott win
out of Amelia Landing”

Donald Braud & Gene Scott

Micah Mire & Roderick Saylor

Julian Day & Allan McGee

Ryan Alexander & 3.32 lb. Bass


The EASL Bass Club met at the Gonzales Fire Department on September 18th to plan our upcoming tournament on the 23rd.
Before the meeting began we enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by Jonathan Bowman and his Dad, Eddie.  We had a sauce piquant with a variety of wild game in it including deer, elk and I believe he said antelope. This was followed up with a German chocolate cake for dessert. Thanks Jonathan and Eddie for the delicious meal.

The meeting was called to order and we held a short discussion on replenishing our “Flower Fund”.  We simply asked for donations to get it back to $100.  When the meeting was over the members really came through with their generosity and I’m happy to announce that the fund now contains $129. Thank you all very much.

Eddie then began signing up boats to fish the September tournament.  We ended up with 12 boats signed up.  Then we took nominations for the site. We got three nominations including Adams either side, Public landing Spillway and New Amelia Landing. We then had a run-off election between Spillway and Amelia. The winner was the New Amelia Landing. We then decided on a 3:00 P.M. weigh in time.  The weigh master chosen was Mr. Richard Rossi.
We adjourned and then cleaned up the room and left for the night.

Saturday morning everyone gathered at the landing and launched the boats.  Richard and Carl had motor trouble so Cory Guitreau called out the boat numbers and everyone took off one at a time. Most went to the marsh and several went toward Verret.
We started at Lake Palourde and several canals close to the Lake and then headed toward the marsh.
We only caught small fish during the day and weren’t very competitive with our 6 lbs.

By 3:00 PM everyone had returned to the landing as the skies got darker and darker with threatening rain. We had one eye on the dark skies and one eye on the weight scale. We tried our best to get the fish weighed and complete our day before the rains came but we were forced to high tail it to our vehicles before the checks were issued so we did not get our “group picture” of the winners this time.  We drove away from the landing in a rain that was a “toad strangler” and we could barely see the road ahead of us.

The winners were Donald Braud and Gene Scott with a limit that weighed 11.53lbs.
Second place was the team of Roderick Saylor and Micah Mire with 5 fish that weighed in at 10.33 lbs.
Third place was Julian Day and Allan McGee with a limit that weighed 9.47 lbs.
Big Bass and “side bet” winner was Ryan Alexander with his lunker weighing 3.32 lbs.
Congratulations to all the September Tournament winners.

Our next Tournament is October 21st. I hope to see everyone there.
For more information on the EASL Bass Club you can go to www.easlonline.org.