Twin Rivers Bass Club
Cedar Valley Reservoir hosted tournament #2 for the members & guests of Twin Rivers Bass Club on May 16th. Once again we had a great turnout, with 14 fishermen: 7 boaters, & 7 non-boaters. The morning was almost as perfect as it could be, with very light wind and fairly clear sky! The water temp was mid to upper 60’s early, with it warming to about 70 by mid-day. The main lake was somewhat stained in color and the further up the creek you went the darner it got, with more of a brown tint to it. Many fish were caught, with an average of 8.85 lbs. per angler. Many different baits were used, including spinner baits and soft plastics. First Place Boater went to Jeremy McDiffett with a great 16.51 lbs! Congratulations Jeremy! First Place Non-Boater went to guest Ryan Redeker, with 11.25 lbs. Congratulations to Ryan! 2nd Place Boater went to John Ingold, with 15.42 lbs, 2nd Place Non-boater was Shane Wilson, with 11.25 lbs. Big Bass winner on the boater side was John Ingold, with a 21.5 inch 5.78 lb. fish. Big Bass Non-boater went to Shane Wilson, with a 19.25”, 4.86 lb. fish.
Big fish were caught on both the main lake and up in the creek. Congratulations to all the winners!
Our next 2 tournaments will be held at Crytzer lake and Lacygne reservoir on June 4th & 5th. Guests are welcome!
Twin Rivers Bass Club’s first tournament of 2016 was held April 24th at Banner Creek. 14 hearty bass fishermen showed up to fish. The weather was mostly overcast with very high winds all day. Water temp was in the mid 60’s.
It appeared the bass were in a pre-spawn pattern. One hundred eight pounds of bass were weighed-in for a 7.7 lb. per anger average. First Place Boater went to R.J. Meierhoff, with 12.91 lbs. First Place Non-Boater went to newcomer David Drake, with 11.14 lbs. Nice job David! 2nd Place Boater went to John Ingold, with 11.93 lbs, 2nd Place Non-boater was John Giebar. Big Bass winner on the boater side was John Ingold, with a 4.99, 20.5” bass. Big Bass Non-boater went to David Drake, with 19.50 inch, 4.23 lb.
We would like to invite anyone that wants to bass fish with a great group of guys to contact us to fish as a guest, or possibly join our club. Our next tournament is May 15th at Cedar Valley reservoir.
The Twin Rivers Bass Club of Emporia KS, promotes education, conservation, and friendly competition. We fish an eight tournament schedule. The Twin Rivers Bass Club adopted a new tournament format in 2000 which has increased the boater and non-boater chances of placing in our tournaments by 50% and to give our novice fishermen more opportunity to learn more about bass fishing.
We have gone to a pro-am type tournament where the boater fishes against boater and the non-boater against non-boater. We believe this has helped our non-boater participation in the club in several ways. If you ever fished out of the back of a boat you know that the person in the front has the advantage. So the person in the back is only fishing against other non-boaters with the same odds of catching fish. We feel this has opened up communications between the boater and non-boater so each can share information about the how's and why's they are fishing the way they are. The club member who ends up with the most points either boater or non-boater will represent our club in the Mr. Bass competition.
Many fishermen are curious about tournament fishing and a bass club is the perfect place to get a feel for the sport. Fishing in a club environment allows anglers the opportunity to test their skills against other anglers in friendly competition. It is also a great way to learn tactics for locating and catching bass on area lakes and reservoirs.
We would love to hear from you. Go to our contact us page if you would like more information about a meeting location and time or feel free to ask any questions you might have and we will be glad to get back with you!