No Motor, No Problem.
Harshbarger Claims Win On Cypress Springs!
Details: Date: September 10th, 2006. Times: Launch, “Safe Light”. Weigh-In, 3:30 P.M. Ramp: Lake Cypress Springs Marina.
Conditions: Warm but comfortable. The low temperature was around 68, with a high near 92. The relative humidity was low keeping any heat index minimal. Winds were East at 3-7mph. Water temps varied in the mid 80’s.
Results: First place: Despite having engine problems upon take-off, Jon Harshbarger still managed 5 fish weighing 13.17 pounds. Jon used crankbaits and spinnerbaits in 8 feet of water near grass to secure his winning limit. Jon’s largest fish weighed 3.53 pounds and he earned $308.00 for the win.
Second place: Mike Vasquez also brought 5 fish to the weigh-in for a combined weight of 11.50 pounds. Mike said he “threw the kitchen sink at them”, using a combination of jigs, finesse worms, Texas-rigs and a topwater to take second place. Mike’s second place prize was worth $220.00.
Third place: Bill Burleson took the third place prize of $132.00 by using senkos, flukes, grubs and a jig to bring 5 fish to the scales weighing 11.03 pounds. His largest fish weighed in at 2.71 pounds.
Fourth place: Robert Hargrove relied on his patented “Chicken Rig” to weigh 5 fish totaling 10.61 pounds. This tournament’s fourth place prize was $97.00.
Fifth place: Jay Stewart weighed his first limit with Century. His 5 fish totaled 10.01 pounds and were anchored by a 4.09 pound fish. His fish were caught using crankbaits and Carolina-rigged flukes which earned him $71.00 for fifth place. Also, an additional $140.00 was split with his boater, Paul Zukosky, for the "Heavy Stringer Pot." Their combined catch topped out at 19.40 pounds and earned Jay $141.00 in total winnings.
Sixth place: Club President Nick Carroccio weighed 5 fish for 9.83 pounds which was enough to secure the sixth place prize of $54.00. Nick contributed his catch to his “Skeeter Red” shorts. Yes, his “Skeeter Red” shorts.
“First Place Out-Of-The-Money”: Club Treasurer, Paul Zukosky, brought 4 fish to the scales weighing 9.39 pounds. Paul also took home $70.00 for his half of the “Heavy Stringer Pot” (shared with Jay Stewart).
“Big Bass”: Ernie “E.J.” Jordan landed a nice 4.29 pound toad on a trick worm and took home the tournament’s “Big Bass” prize of $140.00.
This Tournament’s Free Entry Drawing Prize went to Paul Pierce.
Congratulations to all our winning anglers!
Welcome, Welcome Back and Thank You!
We had the following special guests with us this month:
New Members: Greg Pearson & Kale Salmans!
Century Bass Clubs “Big Bass Club” for 2006: (January) Ray Hubbard – Marcus Fowler 6.87lbs, (February) Lake Tyler – Jay Stewart 9.18lbs, (March) Cypress Springs – Wally Hughey 10.97lbs, (April) Lake Palestine - Jon Harshbarger 5.30lbs, (May) Cedar Creek – Hameed Ghaffar Saturday 5.67lbs / Sunday 4.80lbs, (June) Tawakoni – Brannon Long 5.01lbs, (July) Ray Hubbard Night Tournament – Philip Webb 5.39lbs, (August) Bob Sandlin – Wally Hughey 4.85lbs and (September) Cypress Springs – Ernie Jordan 4.29lbs.
Reminder!! Don’t forget to bring your proposed rule changes to our next club meeting. Also be thinking of any nominations you may have for our club officer positions. It’s that time of year again!
Thoughts and Prayers… We ask that you please keep the following families in your thoughts and prayers as you go about your day:
John & Kendall Pierce: As many of you know, John was involved in a horrible boating accident on Ray Hubbard and remains in the hospital due to the severity of his injuries.
Yasha & Paul Pierce: Paul’s wife, Yasha, has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is currently undergoing extensive chemotherapy.
You’re part of our extended family. Please know we’re in your corners and praying for the speediest of recoveries for your loved ones.
Remaining 2006 Century Bass Club Schedule:
Date Lake Launch Motel
Axton’s Bass City
1-877-525-4698 (Toll Free)
Oct 28th & 29th
Next Club Sign-up, Registration & Partner Draw:
7pm Wednesday, October 4th
@ VFW Hall #5076 Located at 1906 Miller Road, Garland TX
Remaining 2006 Federation Schedule:
Federation Classic Lake - TBD
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