Lake LBJ

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Bass Champs Central Region winners take home over $28,000

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




The team of David Shuster and Charles Gerhart came out on top winning over $28,000 by mere ounces. “Our day started out really well,” Shuster began. “We enjoyed the trailering aspect, and were able to launch closer to our starting point.”


They had launched early to secure their spot, then patiently waited for their first cast at 6:30am.


“The fish were really biting, and we had a limit in the boat by 7:00. As the day went on, the fish we caught just kept getting bigger!”


They were fishing isolated grass patches in up to 9’ of water. A lot of thier fish were caught on jigs but their bigger ones came off of swim baits and weightless soft jerkbaits.


Schuster got their big bite. The bass weighed 8.63 lbs. Adding the rest of their creel, their total weight was 25.94 lbs, winning the tournament.


Squeezing into a 2nd place was the husband and wife team of Landon and Mandi Glass. Landon described their fishing location as a deep rock pile, about 20’, and the end of a point by a channel swing.


Using jigs and magnum flukes, they each started out by catching bass over eight pounds. Their biggest eight pounder tipped the scales 8.23 pounds, anchoring a total weight of 25.56 pounds. They earned a $3,500 check for their 2nd place win.


The biggest bass was reeled in by the team of Gary and Greg Wafford. They started the day out fishing the grass with Carolina rigs, then headed to docks and pitched ½ ounce jigs. A few docks later the big bass, 8.91 was caught. They finished in 10th place overall with 21.57 pounds adding another $1,030 to their day.


Michael and his son Zachary Wilson finished in third place with a total catch of 25.11 pounds. 


Rounding out the top 10:
4th $2,000 24.90 lbs Garrett Koslan & Eric Crumley
5th $1,700 23.65 lbs Daniel & Adrian Barnes
6th $1,300 23.60 lbs Allen Shelton & Brad Drake
7th $1,100 21.93 lbs Charles Whited & Bill Polkinghorn
8th $1,050 21.77 lbs David Underwood & Charles Simmons
9th $1,040 21.67 lbs Matt Hill & Barry Mott


Upcoming events:


June 3 – North Region – Tawakoni
June 9-11 – Skeeter Owner’s Tournament – Fork
June 25 – Techron TX Shootout – Sam Rayburn
Oct 14-15 – 2017 Team Championship – TBA
Oct 21-22 – 12th Annual Berkley Big Bass - Fork


For more information, click to www.BassChamps.com or call 817-439-3274




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Lake LBJ Fishing Report from TPWD (Nov. 15)

Water stained; 75–79 degrees; 0.71’ low. Black bass are good on watermelon soft plastics and wacky rigged green pumpkin Whacky Sticks along laydowns and stumps early and late. Striped bass are slow. White bass are fair vertically jigging Pirk Minnows under birds. Crappie are good on chartreuse/white crappie jigs and live minnows over brush piles in 12–15 feet. Channel catfish are good on liver and stinkbait. Yellow and blue catfish are fair on trotlines baited with live bait.