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We sent 2 teams of 4 boats to the TABC Top 8 State Championship at Sam Rayburn Reservoir.  Team #1 placed 11th with a 2-day total of 45.91 lbs out of 26 teams and Team #2 placed 19th with a 2-day total of 38.77lbs.  We may not have placed in the top 3 but we sure had fun while we were out there, even when the monsoon hit and we were having to fish with thunder, lightening heavy rain that sometimes made it difficult to even cast.  Some of the lessons that we learned during this time were 1.) If you cast and your line just floats in the air, it’s time to drop the rod and hit the deck. 2.) If you hear a humming noise coming from your rod, it’s time to hit the deck. 3.) When there is lightening in the area make sure you are not the tallest person in the boat and, yep you guessed it hit the deck! 4.) Rain suits do not work very well during rain like this and you still get wet even with a 500 mph suit.. just ask Brent!

-Leslie B

BassKing_LUNKER-PHOTO-CONTEST_September-20121Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!

Check it out!  Jared Hagaman won the Bass King lunker photo contest for September.  Double Trouble!!  That’s sweet!

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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!!!!

More info can be found here for results:  http://tabconline.org/top8.html  or for photos click here:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Texas-Assocation-of-Bass-Clubs/354252711321196

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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 ttz1.com 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 bassresource.com 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. 

 

POLL RESULTS

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!