EASL Bass Club News

By: Jim Hebert

Mike and Corey Guitreau
win at the “Ditch”

First Place,Mike and Cory Guitreau


Second Place, Tim Fatheree and Grandson, Ayden

Third place, Bubba Rossi and Grandson, Jace Barksdale

The EASL Bass Club met on April 16th to plan for the upcoming Tournament on the 21st.

Before the meeting got started, the members were treated to a delicious pork and sausage jambalaya with potato salad, bread and cookies for dessert. Our meal was prepared by Terry Molea and he nailed it again.

When the meal was over, Eddie signed up 13 boats to fish the upcoming Tournament.
We then asked for nominations for launch site.  The sites nominated were Bayou Black, Adams Landing and the “Ditch” (Bayou L’Ourse Launch).  After two voting efforts, the site chosen was the “Ditch”.
We then voted for a 3:00 PM weigh in time.  The weigh masters chosen were Corey and Mike Guitreau.
After a short clean up by everyone there, we adjourned for the night.

Saturday morning was a beautiful weather day for fishing. The only problem that I could detect was that the water was not moving at all at that time of the morning.  Everyone arrived ok and at safe daylight, Mike let everyone go one at a time.

The smarter members went north toward Verret while the rest of us went south toward the Marsh. We found great looking water everywhere we went. Our plan was to move until we caught a keeper and repeat that process unless we caught another one soon after. On our second stop we caught two nice keeper bass so we stayed there to continue the process. Only problem with that is we didn’t catch another one there. Our third spot gave us our last keeper of the day. We continued moving and fishing until time to head back in.

By 3:00 everyone had returned to the now “crowded Ditch” and patiently got our boats out of the water.
Mike and Corey had the scale going and everyone weighed their fish. There were nine limits brought in and two others had 3 fish while others got skunked.
When the weigh in was over I handed out the checks.
First place went to Mike and Corey Guitreau with 5 fish that weighed in at 11.77 lbs.
Second place went to Tim and Ayden Fatheree with a limit that weighed 11.17 lbs.
Third place went to Bubba Rossi and Jace Barksdale with their limit that weighed 10.88 lbs.
Bubba also won Big Bass check and the side pot with his lunker that weighed 3.53 lbs.

Congratulations to the winners of the April Tournament. Our next event is May 19th.
For more information on the EASL Bass Club go to www.easlonline.org.