2012 Club Officers
RHBC Vice President
and Tom Blackshear
Ray Hubbard Bass Club - Lake Bonham
Launch: Bonham City Lake Recreation Area (Boat Permit Required)
Time: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday Mar 10, 2012
Lake Bonham - This may be a little lake
but it provides some big fish. Most of the shoreline is ringed with cattails
or scattered boat houses to provide cover for largemouth bass. There is
a modest amount of standing timber and cut banks but probably some of
the best cover is provided by the 1.5 miles of rip-rap along the dam.
Bonham City Lake Recreation Area
Located on the south shore at the east end of the lake. Take FM 273 northeast
of Bonham and turn east on Recreation Road 3
Ray Hubbard Bass Club March Tournament -
Best Pattern: Shallow reeds with plastics
Water Temp: 55
Weather: Overcast to rainy, light to moderate wind, 50's
March Meeting Minutes:
- Call to Order - 7:13 p.m.
- Partner Finder - Two members needing
a partner, Tom took their information.
- Winnsboro Tournament Results -
|RHBC Lake Winnsboro
Feb 11, 2012
# of Entries:
- Lake Bonham Tournament - Tom reminded everyone they need a
current Lake Bonham sticker on their boat to fish. Exxon station opens
@ 5:30 a.m. Launching at south main ramp - Confirmed launch ramp. Tournament
times - Times nominated (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.)-14votes, (7 a.m. to 3 p.m.)-13
votes, and (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.)-7 votes. Tournament Time was approved
for 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with registration starting at 6 a.m. and closing
at 6:45 a.m. Tom Blackshear and Tony Schnurr have Tournament Director
Duties - Jay Messersmith to handle weighing of fish.
- Tournament etiquette - Tom discussed etiquette during the tournament
- communication between boaters is necessary when fishing same area.
If boat is anchored (tied up to stump, anchor, or power poles) you must
stay 25 yards away and if trolling motor is out of the water then it
is a 50-yard distance.
- Lake Lewisville Tournament for April update - Exchanging of
monies is not permitted on Army Corp. property so registration will
be in the soccer field parking lot and after weigh-in pay outs will
be in the same parking lot. Lake Lavon requires a permit but we do not
know about registration and pay out issues, but Tom is going to find
out that information.
- Championship Classic Lake selection suggestions - Lake suggestions
where Lake Tyler, Richland Chambers, Sandlin (both days), Lake of the
Pines, Hubbard Creek, Belton, Texoma, Murval, Holbrook/Quitman or Holbrook/Hawkins.
Tom inquired about lodging for each lake. Through further discussion
Tom suggested that each member who suggested a lake for the Championship
to verify on lodging accommodations and reminded each of our Saturday
night cook out and get together and that with our increased numbers
of members that there will be an increased qualifying number for the
Championship and we want to make sure we can all stay close together.
- Report on Brockdale Park Rock Throwing - Attendance Saturday,
February 25th - Tom Brouillette, Jeff Cartwright, Robert Oleson, Vince
Burt, Bob Keller, Shawn Garber, David Taylor, John Bruner, Dennis Machost,
Damon Machost, and Cooper Adair (Damon's High school fishing partner).
Tom asked Jeff Cartwright to report on this event- Jeff named off the
members that where present. There was 50 yards of rip-rap rock that
the crew moved to create two spawning areas in the pond along with repairing
eroded areas at each end of concrete abutments on the dam. We had a
good turn out for such short notice for this event.
- Community Event suggestion discussions - The Kids Fishing
Derby is set for May 5, 2012. Other events to participate in are the
High School Tournament on Ray Hubbard set for April 28, 2012 and the
Lake Fork Classic 11th Annual Charity Big Bass Tournament benefitting
Camp John Marc set for April 21, 2012 Hosted at Axton's Bass City.
- Financial Statement - Club -$3,000.00, Championship Fund -$805.00.
Jeff Cartwright gave this report of funds on hand.
- Other Business open for discussion - Tom instructed Jeff Cartwright
to research what it would take for the Club to become a Non-Profit Organization
to be able to get a checking account. Jeff will provide this information
at the next meeting.
- Adjournment - 8:06 p.m.
Attended March Meeting:
- Jeff Cartwright
- Jared Fish
- Eric Vidal
- Jay Messersmith
- Tommy Climer
- Tony Climer
- Robert Oleson
- Joey Deans
- Brandon Putnam
- Mark Werner
- Jeremy McLeroy
- Tim Clark
- Shawn Castonguay
- Alec Castonguay
- Matt Prior
- Richard Cisnero
- Vince Burt
- Jim Phillips
- Ronnie Pettis
- John Bruner
- Rob Dewitt
- Tony Schnurr
- Tom Blackshear
- Herman Larkin
- Jerry Brown
- David Taylor
- Shane Henderson
- Chadd Dearen
- Johnny Reed
- David Simmons
- Doug Rener
- Tom Brouillette
- Fly Scheel
- Jack Scheel
- Jake Baker
- Frank Story
- James Crawford
- Matthew Crawford
- Kenny Bunch
- Howard Bunch
- Dennis Machost
- Damon Machost
- Bob Keller
- Michael Solano
And don't forget to walk your Fish!