2012 Club Officers
RHBC Vice President
and Tom Blackshear
Ray Hubbard Bass Club
Ray Hubbard Open
Lake Ray Hubbard
January 14, 2012
January presents an opportunity for everyone
to come out to meet and perhaps join the Ray Hubbard Bass Club. This year
in January we will be holding a non-qualifing "Open" tournament
to all that wish to fish with us. While the weather may be unpredictable
it is almost certain that some large sacks of wintertime bass will come
across the scales.
Entry Fee: $60.00 per team
Take I-30 east to Ridge Road exit, turn right on Ridge Road and follow
to Henry M. Chandlers. Turn right and follow street down the hill to lake
Ray Hubbard Season Opener - Non Points event
Best Pattern: Crankbaits
Water Temp: Mid 40's to Lower 50's
Weather: 30's to low 70's, Bluebird, light winds
Lake Ray Hubbard
And here are our winners. Just one of two limits
on the day and we hear a last minute catch on number 5. Great way to start
Shawn and Alec Castonguay with 5 for 21.66.
TD Jay Messersmith hard at work.
Two nice Hubbard bass.
We saw Jerry and John on the water and Jerry said they had two for about
They weighed 5.97. Good scale in that arm Jerry.
Ronnie Pettis and Johnny Reed got the last check with their 3 fish stringer.
Vince with a nice 5 pounder.
Jimmy and Chance got 4th with 10 pounds even with just 2 fish.
One was a nice 6.18
David Simmons and Justin Garrett got 2nd Big Bass with this 6.75.
Shane Henderson and Chadd Dearen got second place with 18.19 on just 4
It was helped by Big Bass of the Tournament,
an 8.60 that Chadd caught on a crankbait.
Smile Chadd, that's a toad!
January Meeting Minutes:
- Call to order - 7:18 p.m.
- Introduction of Officers and Lake Committee Members - by Tom Brouillette.
President - Tom Brouillette
Vice-President - Eric Vidal
Secretary/Treasurer - Jeff Cartwright
Webmaster - Robert Oleson
Tournament Director - Jay Messersmith
Assistant Tournament Director - Tom Blackshear
Lake Com. Member (LCM) -
- Announcement of 2011 Awards - by Eric Vidal V-P. Angler of the Year
Award goes to Jay Messersmith and Tom Brouillette; they were awarded
the AOY Plaque with all the past year AOYs and also individual AOY plaques.
Jay Messersmith was also awarded Big Bass of the Year for weighing an
- Ray Hubbard Open - launch ramp and times - the official launch ramp
will be Chandler's Crossing and the tournament times are 7:00 a.m. to
3:00 p.m. with weigh in starting at 3:30 p.m. allowing the 30 minute
dead water time. All fishing is to stop at 3:00 p.m. Registration is
from 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. and the teams will be given a numbered poker
chip at that time with live well checks before they launch. Tom also
went over the qualifying rules for the Championship Classic at this
time along with lake safety on Ray Hubbard.
- Discussion on February Tournament at Lake Winnsboro - Robert Oleson
gave a report on the lake conditions at Winnsboro. It is 6 to 7 feet
low with lots of hazards and one single lane ramp to launch from for
the tournament. Club voted to fish Winnsboro unanimously.
- Discussion/action of adding a second Big Bass payout for 30 or
more teams and split to be 60/40 of Big Bass monies - Club approved
by unanimous vote.
- Charitable events - Discussion/ideas/action - Tom explained the reason
for needing to find another charitable event, Jay Messersmith reported
on the Camp John Mark Tournament on Fork. There were two other ideas
presented. More information on all the ideas presented will be brought
to the February Meeting for further discussion and possible action.
Jeff Cartwright gave a report on the Blackland Raptor Center Kids Fish
Derby and explained what takes place. The Kids Fish Derby will be held
at Brockdale Park on May 5th, the first Saturday of May.
- Other new business - Tom reported on the Top Six Tournament and what
it was all about and will be gathering more information for future reports.
- Adjourn-8:42 p.m.
Attended January Meeting - Non
- Jeff Cartwright
- Tom Brouillette
- Jay Messersmith
- John Bruner
- Mark Werner
- Tony Miller
- Bo Fuller
- Vince Burt
- Jeremy McLeroy
- Tim Clark
- Jack Scheel
- Eric Vidal
- Jerry Brown
- David Taylor
- Tony Schnurr
- Tom Blackshear
- Ronnie Pettis
- Tommy Morris
- Herman Larkin
- Frank Story
- Jerry Shipe
- Scotty Taylor
- Rob Dewitt
- Chase Williams
- Zach Turner
- Arthur Seals
- Anthony Henard
- Dale Rettman
- Len Scott
- Kermit Dow
- Russell Olds II
- Johnny Reed
- Clint Yeager
- Nolan Yeager
- Joey Deans
- Brandon Putnam
- Jason Fagan
- Jim Phillips
- Shawn Castonguay
- Alec Castonguay
- Jack Lantrip
- Robert Oleson
And don't forget to walk your Fish!