I posted a pic I took on Lake Concordia today...was about to fish when Dale waved me over and asked if I had a camera...
This is the largest bass of the decade as far as I know on this lake
Many more pics since we have 7 clubs but its a sample...see these pics...
Some club results this summer 2011 in the Vidalia area...
all in pics...
2010 Top Ten with 8 clubs from 2 states , 40 boats 80 guys, 50 bass max per team, Horseshoe Marina in Monterey, La. water to 74 and super low, calm bluebird...
1st...Team Miss-Lou BC with 70.43 pounds led by the boats of Steven Mitchell/Tim Houghton (18.43) and Dix Houghton/Henry Butler (17.02), MLC weighed 43/50 bass with help from Albert Crouch/Ken McKnight (16.19), Nelson Book Jr./Eddie Roberts (13.48) and Doug Schexnayder/W. Buddy Smith (5.31). Three plus bass were 3.87 and 3.15.
2nd...Team Dixie BC with 66.00 pounds led by the boats of Robbie Buckles/J. T. Switzer (20.20) and Justin Foster/Herman Goodman (15.93) with Herman having the lunker of 4.80, DBC weighed 40/50 bass with help from Alan Brumfield/Nick Rushing (14.43), Terrell Foster/Glen Foster (8.69) and Terrell Jones/Buster Martinez (6.75). Three plus bass were 3.72. 3.85 and TT lunker 4.80.
3rd...Team River City BC with 61.80 pounds led by the boats of Corky Ables/Dennis McDaniel (18.92) and Dale Jamison/Jimmy June (14.71), RBC weighed 39/50 bass helped by Mike Essary/Jay Hamilton (12.37), Bo Strahan/Greg Rabb (10.70) and Carroll Ray Huff/Ryan Marchbanks (5.10). Three plus bass were 3.85 and 4.41.
4th...Team La. Pigstickers BC with 55.65 led by the boats of David Cooper/Gary Waller (19.43) and Randy Pitre/Claude Rabb (15.81), LPC weighed 33/50 bass helped by John Bruce/Rick Gillespie (8.90), Matt Smith/Ritchie Barrett (8.88) and James Mullins/Ronnie Gillespie (2.64). Three plus bass were 3.05.
5th...Team Kingfisherman's BC with 45.70 pounds led by the boats of Tony Hauer/Robert Foster (14.60) and Andrew Rounds/Jimmy Sheppard (12.69), KBC weighed 26/50 bass helped by Robert Myles/Issac Jones (8.27), DeWitt Wyatt/Francis Ransom (7.49) and James Brown/L .L. Chatman (2.65). Three plus bass were 3.67.
6th...Team Concordia BC with 41.87 pounds led by the boats of Jeff Greenlee/Dennis Mulvahill (14.00) and Theodore Walker/Alonzo Walker (10.24), CBC weighed 28/50 bass helped by George Prince/Jerry Enis (7.77), Mark Morace/Russ Pritchard (7.25) and Grady Boykin/Chad Pugh (2.61). Three plus bass were none.
7th...Team Borderline Bass Anglers with 33.55 pounds led by the boats of Johnny Havard/Joey Gilbert (9.33) and Scott Smith/Wayne Doolittle (9.15), BBA weighed 25/50 bass helped by Bill Murray/Robbie Hargis (7.17), Keith Andrews/Nick Andrews (5.21) and Barry Chapman/Joey Chapman (2.69). Three plus bass were none.
8th...Team Southwest Ms BC with 25.30 pounds led by the boats of David Higginbotham/Jerry Stubbs (7.19) and Tim Jones/Ben Moree (6.97), SWC weighed 20/50 bass helped by Dale Causey/Jessie Mabry (5.28), Brad Wooley/Chris Toler (3.97) and Wayne Foreman (1.89). Three plus bass were none.
Miss-Lou Bass Club winners on Black River Lake April 18th were (l-r): Buddy Smith of Ferriday (13.03 jig limit), Jr. Book of Lake St. John (12.75 crank/beaver), Albert Crouch of Monterey (12.49), Mike Essary of Vidalia (11.56) and Buster Martinez of Natchez (11.71). Others good weights were Doug Schexnayder of Vidalia (11.37),
guest Harvey Terry (10.36), Steven Mitchell of Jena (11.00), Tim Houghton of Vidalia (10.11), Eddie Roberts of Lake Concordia (10.05) and Ken Mahoney of Lake St. John (9.99). The next MLC event is May 23rd on Larto Lake.
8 clubs 2 states 40 boats on BRL...
BARRETT WINS FRUIT JAR 8.1.09
The Prince Enterprises August 1.2009 Fruit Jar on Minorca with 18 anglers was won by Richie Barrett of Acme with a 11.64 limit anchored by the lunker at 5.66 using Paca Jigs on a 26+ lake of 84-96 degrees.
Buddy Smith of Ferriday wormed his way to a 11.40 limit with a 5.42 kicker for second and Boogie Long of Natchez did the same for 3rd with a 8.23 limit.
Others with bass were: Doug Schexnayder of Vidalia (4 for 7.83 on Baby Torpedo/300 Bandit), Russ Pritchard of Vidalia (7.35 limit), Junior Book (7.33 limit), Alan Brumfield (7.10 limit), Johnny Davis (6.30 limit), Terrell Foster (3 for 4.62) and George Prince (3 for 4.26).
The Natchez-based Miss-Lou Mass Club fished Tew Lake north of Jonesville May 23rd with 23 anglers.
Junior (Team E Marine) Book of Lake St. John won with a knockout 21.97 pound limit plus the lunker of the day of 5.85 pig sharing the livewell with a 5.38 and a 4.80. Book culled 22 bass fooled on plastics.
Eddie Roberts of Lake Concordia was 2nd with a 19.10 limit and 5.39 quality bite with 24 keepers.
John (Team Go-Mart/E Marine) Bruce of Vidalia netted 3rd with a 18.86 limit anchored by a 5.85...
J.D. Weeks of Natchez landed 4th with a 13.72 limit, 4.09 qb).
Others weighing were Boggie Long (11.76, 3.26qb), Scott Smith (11.34, 4.28qb), Jay Sandifer (10.83), Tim Houghton (9.06), Albert Crouch (8.32), Robbie Buckles (8.11), Henry Butler (7.99), Ken McKnight (7.23), Ronnie Gillespie (7.02), Jerry Houghton (5.38), Buster Martinez (4.71), Vernon Smith (4.00),
Chris Houghton (1.88) and Eddie Houghton (1.18).
Also fishing were Pat Guillot, Joe Houghton, Greg Myers, James Mullins and Buddy Smith.
Miss-Lou Bass club will fish Black River Lake June 14th.
KIRBY WINS CBC
The Vidalia-based Concordia Bass Club launched 26 members for their 4th event on a high muddy 64-74 Turkey Creek near Wisner. The chilly 53 degree morning yielded to a warm breezy 78 by the 3pm weigh that saw 9 limits and eight bass over 4 pounds.
Winner Brandon Kirby of Columbia boated a fine 18.23 pound limit on spinnerbaits with a 4.99 anchor fish while Junior Book of Lake St. John took 2nd with a 17.56 limit on jigs and Beavers with a 4.01, Team John "Go-Mart/Eddie's Marine" Bruce of Vidalia had a 17.23 limit on jigs with a 4 pounder for third place. Eddie "Team Legend" Roberts of Lake Concordia had a 16.50 limit (4.50 quality bite) on jigs for fourth and Joe Houghton of Vidalia (15.13 limit, 4.74qb) for fifth.
The rest of those with fish were: Johnny Davis (13.20 limit), Ricky "Team Bryan's Marine/G-Loomis/Deep Creek" Gillespie (11.29 limit, 4.39qb), James Mullins (9.05 limit), Sam Morse (4 for 8.44, 5.00 lunker), Doug "Team Kistler/Eddie Marine/Outkast Tackle" Schexnayder (4 for 8.29, 2.60qb tiebreaker), Matt "Team Bryan's Marine" Smith (4 for 8.29), Tim Houghton (8.14 limit), Ronnie Gillespie (2 for 5.28, 4.16qb), Alan Brumfield (4 for 5.25), Ray Ladner (2 for 5.14), Chad Pugh (4 for 5.03), Jeff Greenlee (2 for 4.57), Dennis Mulvahill (2 for 4.81, 3.57qb), Mark Morace (4 for 4.44), Clyde Morace (1 for 2.56), Trae Ladner (1 for 1.05) and Sherry Clopton (.90).
Also fishing were Grady Boykin, Terrell Foster, Junior Enos and Chris Houghton.
The Natchez-based Dixie Bass Club held its annual out-of-town event on Toledo Bend near Many. The dozen anglers weighed 52 bass under the bluebird sky of 61-65 lake temps.
Winner Terrell Foster of Natchez used a lizard to fool a hefty 18.27 pound limit anchored by the 7.20 lunker. Art Edit had a stout 15.62 limit with a 6.57 quality bite for second while Justin Foster had a 13.32 limit for third.
Others with fish were: Glen Foster (12.77 limit), Alan Brumfield (11.82 limit), Johnathan Foster (3 for 10.51, 5.29qb), Johnny Davis (4 for 10.23), Henry Butler (4 for 9.95), Buster Martinez (3 for 7.69), Nick Rushing (3 for 7.30), Bryan Saltzman (4 or 6.80), Ronny Douglas (3 for 5.05), Allen Blanton (2 for 3.62) and Paul Foster (3.55).
J. CHAPMAN WINS
The Ridgecrest-based Borderline Bass Anglers held their March event on a clearing 62-68 degree Black River Lake complex near Monterey.
The 24 anglers weighed 6 limits among the 89 total bass with 6 zips.
Winner Joey Chapman of Monterey had a fine 4.75 lunker to anchor his 13.50 limit on jigs while Doug "Team Eddie's Marine/Kistler/Outkast" of Vidalia jigged
up a 12.95 limit with an Outkast green crawfish jig for second. Third was Trae Ladner of Vidalia with a solid 10.90 Brush Hog limit.
Others with fish were: Johnny Havard of Lake Concordia with a 9.80 jig limit, Buddy Smith of Monterey with a 8.70 worm limit, Bill Murray (8.45 limit), Keith Andrews (4 for 8.00), Carrol Ray Huff (7.05 limit), Barry Chapman (3 for 4.55), Donny Chapman (3 for 4.15), Wally Smith (3 for 3.35), Bob Holland (3 for 3.10), Nick Andrews (3 or 3.00), Cliff Chapman (2 for 2.65), Steve Gibson (2 for 2.30), Richard Hess (1.55), Bobby Hall (1.40) and Robbie Hargis (1.35).
Also fishing were Scott Smith, Ricky " Team Bryan's Marine" Gillespie, Caleb Chapman, Roxanne Chapman, Lee Middleton and Roy Stephenson.
Four years ago during the Bassbusters Circuit a "dream day" happened...team with 23 pounds got zip money...a few way above that...all the stars aligned that day...moon, water, air, sky, the whole deal...Louisiana can put this against most any state and beat their best competition stringer in a public lake.
The Vidalia-based Concordia Bass Club launched 25 anglers for their 2nd 2009 event on a cold-front windy 55 degree Lake Concordia near Ferriday. The wind chill was overcome with 14 limits and ten bass over 5 pounds with a gorilla 8.25 lunker among the 87 keepers.
Winner Jimmy Hodges of Lake Concordia used Brush Hogs to fool a knockout 20.46 limit (6.76 kicker) while Randy Pitre of Natchez took 2nd with an impressive 19.21 limit on plastics and Alan Brumfield of Natchez took 3rd with a 17.79 limit (5.02 kicker).
Those weighing bass were Ray Ladner of Vidalia (16.63 limit, 5.07 kicker), John "Team Go-Mart" Bruce of Vidalia (16.28 limit), Mark Morace of Vidalia (15.84 limit, 6.83 kicker), Sam Morse of Alexandria (4 for 15.48, 8.25 lunker), Jr. "Team Eddie's Marine" Book of Lake St. John (4 for 14.87, 6.90 kicker), Matt Smith (14.41 limit, 6.77 kicker), Greg Myers (13.34 limit), Tim Houghton (12.87, 5.40 kicker), Dennis Mulvahill (11.26 limit), Joe Houghton (3 for 9.34, 6.45 kicker), David Cooper (9.30 limit), Chad Pugh (8.71 limit), Troy David (9.02 limit), Jeff Greenlee (3 for 6.92), Alonzo Walker (2 for 5.25), Doug "Team Eddie's Marine-Kistler-Outkast" Schexnayder (3 for 4.71), Clyde Morace (1 for 1.65) and Trae Ladner (1 for 1.10).
Also fishing were Brennan Buxton, Sherry Clopton and Jr. Enos.
Vidalia resident meets his jig idol...
LAKE CONCORDIA...THE SPAWN IS ON!
BRUCE WINS DBC
The Dixie Bass Club of Natchez held its February 14th event on a 57-59 degree trophy Lake Concordia near Ferriday.
The 18 anglers weighed 63 bass with 11 limits despite the heavy rains of the previous night. The lake area air was 60 by the 3p.m. weighin under a cloudy sky for the high dingy lake.
Winner John "Team Go-Mart/Eddie's Marine" Bruce of Vidalia had the best local catch in years with a 26.70 limit and gorilla 8.88 lunker on jigs while Randy "Team Stratos" Pitre of Natchez racked a 20.20 limit on plastics for second. Third was Alan Brumfield of Natchez with a 19.70 limit, 6.34 quality bite; 4th, Matt "Team Bryan's Marine" Smith of Natchez with a 15.99 limit, 6.21 quality bite and 5th, David Cooper of Vidalia with a 15.43 limit.
Others with fish were 6th, Terrell Foster (14.13 limit); 7th, Johnny Davis (13.62 limit, 5.66 quality bite); 8th, Terrell Jones (13.11 limit) ; 9th, Justin Foster (12.90 limit) ; 10th, Jerry Boykin 12.82 limit, 5.15 quality bite; Buster Martinez (7.46 limit); Paul Foster (3 for 6.96); Nick Rushing (2 for 6.09); Allen Blanton (2 for 3.44) and Doug "Team Kistler-Eddie's Marine" Schexnayder (1 for 1.44).
Also fishing were Grady Boykin, Steve Boyd and Jeremy Boykin.
SCHEXNAYDER WINS MISS-LOU EVENT
The Vidalia-based Miss-Lou Bass Club launched 20 members and 4 guests for their second fishing year event on a 49-55 degree Lake Concordia near Ferriday. The cloudy 39-62 tough day produced 43 bass with 5 limits but 4 bass over 4 pounds and a gorilla 7.38 lunker.
Winner Doug "Team Kistler" Schexnayder of Vidalia had an 18.95 pound five bass limit on a green crawfish Outkast jig with a 5.45 anchor bass. Ronnie "Team K & M Rods" Gillespie had 3 for 13.80 (7.38 lunker!) on jigs for second. Third was George Prince with a 13.40 limit on jigs while the rest with fish were: Eddie "Team Legend" Roberts (4 for 12.79 on jigs), Beau Barfoot (11.08 limit), Jr. Book (10.06 limit), Alan Brumfield (9.70 limit), John "Team Go-Mart" Bruce (2 for 6.81, 5.48qb on jigs), Johnny Davis ( 3 for 6.57), Robbie Buckles (2 for 6.50), John Gillespie (2.29), Chad Young (1.81), Henry Butler (1.41) and Tim Houghton (1.26).
Also fishing were Dennis Mulvahall, James Golmon, Jim Golmon, Joe Houghton, Randy Pitre, Nick Rushing, Michael Smith, Art Edit, Buster Martinez and Bob Holland. The next MLC event is March 8th on Lake St. John.
KOOK MAY AFFECT U SOON!!!
The most outrageous Obama appointee just might be Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law School professor who's flying under everyone's radar and into a job that hardly anyone has ever heard of.
Cass Sunstein is slated to run the White House's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. He's going to be America's chief "regulatory czar." And shocking new research from the Center for Consumer Freedom shows that he's a dedicated animal-rights zealot.
Hold on to your sirloin.
Sunstein has the animal-rights agenda of PETA president Ingrid Newkirk.
Sunstein believes in animal rights---the notion that people shouldn't "own" or "use" animals at all, for any purpose, no matter what the stakes are for mankind.
Cancer research? Not if lab rats are used against their will.
Hunting? Absolutely forbidden, especially if it's for sport.
Leather jackets? The cows need their skin more that you do.
Seeing-eye dogs? They're nothing more than slaves.
And that T-bone steak? Fuhgeddaboudit! If animals have any "rights" at all, the right to not be your dinner is at the top of the list.
All of this makes perfect sense to Cass Sunstein, who organized the "Chicago Project on Animal Treatment Principles" at the University of Chicago. He will soon have the political authority to push for a radical overhaul of the way the federal government regulates everything Americans do with animals.
Sunstein supports making sport hunting illegal, and completely phasing out the consumption of meat. And if that's not nutty enough, he's actually in favor of giving animals the legal right to sue people.
Here's what Sunstein wrote in his 2004 book, Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions:
"[A]nimals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives ... Any animals that are entitled to bring suit would be represented by (human) counsel, who would owe guardian like obligations and make decisions, subject to those obligations, on their clients' behalf."
Conservative commentators have been openly fretting that Barack Obama may try to turn welfare entitlements and single-payer healthcare into a new Bill of Rights. But Cass Sunstein threatens to expand the whole concept of "rights" to include the rest of the animal kingdom.
That fish wriggling at the end of your hook could soon be a federal offense (if the fish doesn't file a lawsuit first).
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES. BE AFRAID!
Lake St. John results 1.11.09
4th was Charlie Cannon with a 12.39 limit..
About 25 guys fished Lake Bruin Jan 10...water 53-56, cloudy, air 67 all day, heavy shower 2pm...see pic...13.02 won, 4.78 was lunker.
The River City Bass Club of Natchez had 14 members blast off from the Sportsman's Lodge in the 26-61 air to weigh in at 3pm. Water started at 55.7 and warmed only to 56.
David Cooper won with a knockout 20.68 limit anchored by the big bass of the day at 5.93. Second place was another impressive limit at 17.03 by Doug Jordan. 3rd place was Carrol Huff with a 10.31 limit. Others with fish were Gary Waller (8.34 limit), Buz Craft (7.28 limit), Jimmy Hodges (7.27 limit), Jay Hamilton (3.77), Jimmy June (3.40), Mike Rice (3.24), Johnny Havard (2.02), Brett Orth (1.70) and Ryan Marchbanks (.85).
Corky Ables and Mitchell Neal also fished.