EASL Bass Club News

By: Jim Hebert

“Terry Molea & Ken Villenurve win out of Amelia”
“Dirk and Brandt keep their streak alive!”

Left to right, Jason Beck, Dirk Anderson & Brandt Fairchild, Ken Villenurve & Terry Molea
1st Place, Terry Molea & Ken Villenurve
2nd Place & Big Bass, Dirk Anderson & Brandt Fairchild
3rd Place Jason Beck

Terry and Ken caught fish all day to capture the win from Lake Verrett.  Dirk and Brandt just sashayed in to the weigh-in thinking “another day, another check”! This makes 6 in a row for them and of course they are in the lead for Angler of the Year points.  Congratulations Terry, Ken, Dirk and Brandt.  

The Bass Club met at the Gonzales Fire Department on June 11th to plan for the upcoming Tournament on the 15th.  First things first so we all enjoyed a delicious Dinner of Meatball gravy and rice with a side dish of Red Beans & Sausage and French bread.  Dessert was cookies of course.  Thanks Warren Hebert for the meal that we all enjoyed.

While that was going on, George signed up 13 boats to fish the Tournament. He then gave a short financial report.  Next, I awarded Tony Arceneaux with the $20 Monthly EASL Big Bass winnings for the month of April.

Mike then took nominations for Tournament location.  Nominations were, “trailer anywhere”, “Bayou Desallemands”, the “Ditch” and “Amelia Landing”. After the voting was complete, the winning location was the Amelia Landing.  They then voted for a 3:00 PM weigh in time.  The weigh masters chosen were Terry Molea and Ken Villenurve.

Saturday morning weather was warm, humid and windy with high water everywhere.  Terry let all the boats go at safe daylight. I did not fish this tournament so I don’t really know all the details of the day.

At 3:00 Terry and Ken started weighing the fish.  From the weigh in sheet for the day I would have to say that it was a very good day for fishing as 11 of the 13 boats came in with their limit.
There were two fish weighed in over 4 lbs. and two over 3 lbs. All three of the winning teams had a “kicker” that made the difference in getting a check or not.

When the weigh in was complete, George announced the winners.
Terry Molea & Ken Villenurve won the Tournament with 5 fish weighing in at 12.55 lbs.
Second place winners were Dirk Anderson & Brandt Fairchild with their limit weighing in at 12.42 lbs. They also won “Big Bass” with their lunker that weighed 4.33 lbs.
Third place went to our new member Jason Beck with a limit that weighed 11.21 lbs.

Congratulations to the winners of the June Tournament. Our next event is scheduled for July 13th.  For more information on the EASL Bass Club, visit the website www.easlonline.org.