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The Mr and Mrs Bass Club of Austin Finish Second Place at TABC State Championship!!!!

Thanks to our great sponsors, MMBC sent three teams to this years TABC state championship tournament held on Lake Amistad.  Once all the dust settled, team one took second place  overall.  We are SO proud of them!  That team was comprised of:  Lesli and Robert Brown, Brenda and Cliff Davis, Leslie Killough and Brent Parish, and Jesse Sanchez and Larry Pederzani.  Their two day tournament total was 68.11 pounds!  Teams Two and Three did not fare as well but brought fish to the weigh-in and had a great, fun time.

We would like to thank Glenda and Allen Summers for their participation and support with TABC and also thank all the volunteers and TABC officers.  They worked tirelessly all weekend so anglers from all around Texas could have a great time. The MMBC also sold the most raffle tickets and so our club received reimbursement one entry fee of $400.00.  MMBC ROCKS!!!!

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bass fishingMMBC Stillhouse Hollow Tournament

Its that time again!  Lets talk about our upcoming Stillhouse Hollow tournament on August 11th. 

I’ve looked high and low to find some fishing reports for Stillhouse Hollow since we will be headed there August 11th.  Here is what I found out, but dont get too excited, I know I didn’t when I read what I found. 

The folks at CAST posted their Stillhouse Hollow tournament results which was held June 30th.  The results look pretty dismal. I mean, what kind of lake takes a two-fish stringer totaling 5.01 lbs to win?  Apparently Stillhouse does!  Visit the CAST website to read the full story.  Blah!

I found a report on TFF that paints some what of the same picture.  “Fished Stillhouse Hollow today from 6-3:30. It was brutal. We caught 3 dinks all day. 8 lbs won our club tourney, and that’s just because one guy caught a 6+. Keepers were VERY hard to find. The only thing I can say is get out there early. The only bites I got today were in the trees. A few fish were caught out of the grass, and a few near the dam, but a majority of the boats I talked to did not have any keepers.”

I found another recent report for Stillhouse Hollow on the austin bass fishing forum that it is a little more hopeful but it still looks to me like it’s gonna be a tough day on the water.  They call it fishing for a reason.  I just hope we all get out and do more catching than fishing.  With all that being said, lets do some polls and see what you guys think about this Stillhouse Hollow tournament. 


Will any team catch a limit during our tournament on Stillhouse Hollow?

  • Yes, one team always finds them! (63%, 10 Votes)
  • No, I dont think so. (38%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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How much weight will it take to win our tournament on Stillhouse Hollow?

  • 7 to 10 pounds (41%, 7 Votes)
  • 5 to 7 pounds (35%, 6 Votes)
  • 10 to 13 pounds (24%, 4 Votes)
  • Less than 3 pounds (0%, 0 Votes)
  • 3 to 5 pounds (0%, 0 Votes)
  • 13 to 16 pounds (0%, 0 Votes)
  • over 16 pounds (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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What will the over all big bass weigh on Stillhouse Hollow?

  • 4 to 5 pounds (50%, 7 Votes)
  • 5 to 6 pounds (21%, 3 Votes)
  • 2 to 3 pounds (14%, 2 Votes)
  • 3 to 4 pounds (14%, 2 Votes)
  • Less than 2 pounds (0%, 0 Votes)
  • over 6 pounds (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 14

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Lake Austin bass fishing

Let’s do some Lake Austin bass fishing polls for our  tournament!

I thought this might be fun for our upcoming lake austin bass fishing tournament.  Let’s see how many people can guess the correct total weight and how much the big bass will weigh .  I am thinking that someone will catch a giant Lake Austin bass during this tournament.  Lake Austin has been producing some of the largest bass in the state since the end of last year.  The hydrilla and milfoil is bank to bank on Lake Austin if you travel above City Park.  This is because the lake’s water level was not drawn down this year due to extremely low water in Lake Travis.  As a result the grass has really flourished and so have the Lake Austin bass. 

If you want to head on over and check out the Fishing Reports on Lake Austin Bass Fishing Forums you will quickly come to the conclusion that big girls of Lake austin are lurking deep in the heaviest hydrilla and milfoil. 

Andy Nuyen of has written two excellent articles on the ttz forums.  Punching for Dummies – Part 1 (Tackle) and Punching for Dummies – Part 2 (An Intro to Grass).  They are good reading and will definitely help you learn how to effectively fish the heavy vegetation for big bass on Lake Austin. I cannot say that punching the grass will be a good tactic while bass fishing at night because I have never tried it, but it may work, who knows? Maybe the guys over at know more about it than I do since they have written an article called “Night Lunkers” which may be worth a read before heading to Lake Austin for night time bass. 



The majority of folks were spot on with the polls we did concerning the lake Austin tournament.  43% said that overall big bass would be between 7 and 9 pounds.  That was correct.  Marilyn Connell caught the biggest bass of the tournament with a 7.81 pounder.

The overall tournament weight poll was correct as well.  69% of you said the winning weight would be between 15-20 pounds, that was correct as well.  Leslie Killough and Brent Parish had the winning weight of 16.43 pounds.

Thanks to everyone who voted. I will be trying out some new poll plugins for our next poll so stay tuned!

Bass Fishing CoupleOur membership is growing!!  We now have 16 active couples in the Mr. and Mrs. Bass Club of Austin. 

At last night’s monthly meeting, we had three new couples join our cool little bass fishing club.  I would like to formally welcome all of them.  I hope you guys are as excited to be part of our organization as we are to have you.

James and Lee Roberts are returning members.  We are glad to have you guys back.  I know they will be a very competitive couple since they both have a lot of bass fishing experience.

We also had Brian Burns and Casey Reagan join the Mr. and Mrs. Bass Club of Austin family.  Brian and Casey were at the weigh in for our Choke Canyon tournament last month and obviously thought we were awesome enough for them to check us out.   We are glad you guys joined!

We can thank our very own Jesse Sanchez for getting Jeff Huebel and Emily Smith to join us.  Jesse ran across this fishing couple in his neighborhood and ended up taking them out on the lake one weekend.  Obviously Jesse had some good things to say about Mr. and Mrs. Bass Club of Austin which convinced them to become members last night.

I know all of you will have a great time and we are excited to get to know you all better.  Once again, welcome!

Message ForumI wanted to catch everyone up to speed on the website and it’s features.  If your not already aware, we have a message forum for our use.  All registered members and view and post in the forums.  There is a link at the top right of the page, or you can view the forum using this link.  You must log in to the website before you can view the forum.  If you have not already registered with our website, it’s quick and easy.  You can create an account on the login page.  The “Club Members Only” forum is private and can only be viewed by our club members.  If you have problems accessing any of the forums please contact me.

Facebook logoI am working on Facebook integration for our site.  We currently have a facebook page for our bass club which you can find here.  I encourage you to add it to your “liked” pages on Facebook.  Once I am completed with the facebook integration for our site you will be able to click a facebook “like” button on our published articles and it will post to your facebook page.  You will also be able to view facebook comments directly from our site.  The integration will also cause all the articles posted here to also post to the Mr and Mrs Bass Club facebook page.  Cool Stuff!!!

Something I did a while back but I dont think I announced was that I added a category for “lakes” to our site.   You can click on the Tournament Results link on the menu bar above and then choose “By Lake” and view all the historic tournament results for a specific lake.

If  you ever have problems using the site, or have a suggestion that may improve our site, always feel free to contact me.

I will have the Choke Canyon tournament results, AOY standings and the pictures posted sometime this week.  Thanks


We would like to welcome our newest members Bob and Jane Bingle who joined the Mr. and Mrs. Bass Club tonight at our monthly meeting.  We looking forward to getting to know you guys and fishing with you.

We also want to welcome back former MMBC members Allen and Josie Logan who also joined the club at tonights meeting.  It was also great to see Alice and Luther Lentz (who also use to be MMBC members) at tonight’s meeting. We hope you guys can join the club again and start fishing with us!  And a super big thanks to Larry Pederzani for his superior recruiting skills in getting Allen and the Lentz’s to come to our meeting tonight.