Hell’s Gate Bass Club Meeting June 13, 2016

President Bruce opened the meeting after a motion by Ric & a 2nd by Mike.

Present: Steve McCain, Don Welch, John McCracken, Bruce Ray, Barry Smith, Bobby Koncak, Manfred  Schiefer, Eddie McCracken, Andy Salizar, Jerry Larance, Will Seaberry, Pal Newsom, Johnny Hicks, Cody Klapper, Butch Farmer, Mike Hallford, Jason Snow & Mike Singletary.

Guest: Wes Dutter

Bruce awarded Bobby, Don & Steve their winnings for the Top 10 Tournament. 

There was some discussion regarding the 2 Man Tournament slated for September 24th. Barry offered to do the fliers again. Members agreed that the Lew’s combos were more popular than the high dollar reels as prizes. It was suggested that the entry fee for the tournament be $100/2 man team and $10 Big Bass, with $1,500 first prize and cash down to 8th place and prizes to 15th place. Cody suggested a combo prize to be given away on facebook a week before the tournament. As usual, tournament to be fished from 6.00 am to 3.00 pm and in the weigh in line by 3.30 pm. Ric reported that the 6 lb pot contained $644 before the June tournament and it takes a 9 lb fish to claim the money.

Wes gave a report on the lakes in which fish have been released this year. P.K. did not get fish this year. P.K. did receive $10,500 grant, part of which came from HGBC, MWBC & BRA. Wes continued that vegetation had been spread from Hog Bend to the peanut patch.

$300 was approved for Bobby, Steve, Barry, Mike, Don & Pal to fish the Fun & Sun Tournament August 15th at Lake Granbury. Ric will send the check & entry form. Members approved the payment of $175 to renew the club membership in the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce.

P.K. and Hubbard Creek were nominated for the July Tournament. P.K. 8 votes & HC 5. Fish P.K. in July.

Bruce encouraged members to use sunblock & wear hats.

Bruce closed the meeting at 7.32 pm after a motion by Steve & a 2nd by Don.

Bruce won the raffle, a Lew’s reel.

Bruce Ray