October 2012 Lake Tyler
What a beautiful picturesque day it was to be on the open waters of Lake Tyler, with the fall season approaching it was such a sight. The fishing was a little tougher that what we had hoped for, but all in all any day of fishing beats a good day at work. Cindy Strong capme in 1st place with a total weight of 9.26 lbs, 2nd place went to Judy Skibinski with 8.39lbs, 3rd place went to Cheryl Bowden iwth 5.34 lbs, 4th place went to Jan Bruner with 4.20 lbs , Sue Cullins placed in 5th with a total of 2.86 lbs, Tegan Mason came in 6th with 2.29 lbs, Dawn march placed in 7th with a weight of 2.26 lbs, 8th place went to Judy Muse with a weight of 2.08 lbs, Barbara Arrington came in 9th with a total of 1.85 lbs, Pam Rodden placed in 10th at 1.75 lbs, carol Kross placed in 11th with a total of 1.37 lbs, also fishing was new member Robin Putnam. Big Bass went to Jan Bruner with a weight of 3.42 lbs. Congratulations to each of you!
2012 Fall Diva Clinic
The fall diva clinic this year went really well, for a majority of the ladies we were instructing caught fish, and nice fish at that. With an expectancy of one hundred and fifty for the clinic and one hundred twenty seven showed up it went well, even with a few minor glitches. We do appreciate the time you took out of your schedule and weekend to volunteer at this event, so a warm thank you to Judy Muse, Judy Skibinski, Norma Ussery, Jan Bruner, Mary Lou Nester, Mary Nester, and Tegan Mason. As far as the few minor glitches mentioned above, we lost our canopy to the heavy rains, we will work on replacing that as soon as possible.
September 2012 Cedar Creek Lake
With the lake levels on the low side, and fish not biting very well, this tournament was probably a little harder to enjoy than most with only four of our members and one guest reeling them in. Our first place winner did catch a total of four fish with a total weight of 5.37, Congratulations Judy Skibinski, Second place and Big Bass went to Pam Rodden with two fish, her big bass weighing in at 3.96lbs, third place was Sue Cullins with a total of two fish weighing in at 3.65 lbs, fourth place went to Cindy Strong catching one at 2.68 lbs Also fishing was our guest Robin Putnam who did catch one at 1.26 lbs, and members fishing as well were Judy Muse, Norma Ussery, Mary Burris and Barbara Arrington. Congratulations to you ladies, it does take a lot to get out there and fish your hearts out.
August 2012 Cypress Springs Night Tournament
EVERYONES A WINNER ON CYPRESS THIS YEAR, NOT ONE LADY WENT IN WITH A BLANK WEIGH SLIP, CHERYL BOWDEN CAME IN FIRST PLACE WITH A TOTAL OF 14.58, AND BIG BASS AT 4.04, JUDY SKIBINSKI PLACED IN SECOND WITH A TOTAL OF 6.73, BARBARA ARRINGTON CAME IN 2RD WITH 6.58, NORMA USSERY PLACED FOURTH WITH A TOTAL OF 6.37, FIFTH PLACE WENT TO PAM RODDEN WITH A TOTAL OF 3.55, JUDY MUSE PLACED IN SIXTH WITH A TOTAL OF 2.67, INGE’ PIERCE PLACED IN SEVENTH WITH A WEIGHT OF 2.40, AND EIGHTH PLACE WENT TO SUE CULLINS WITH A TOTAL OF 1.08.
July 2012 Lake Athens
LAKE ATHENS LIZ MEISELL MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
JUDY SKIBINSKI SHOWS HOW IT’S DONE ON ATHENS. WITH A LITTLE BIT OF TROUBLE ON THE WATER CAME BIG REWARDS OF WINNING THIS ONE. THE LIZ MIESELL MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT WAS ONCE AGAIN A GREAT CATCHING TIME FOR THE LADIES. JUDY SKIBINSKI CAME IN FIRST PLACE WITH A TOTAL WEIGHT OF 16.58 INCLUDING BIG BASS AT 4.63lbs. PAM RIDGLE PLACED IN SECOND WITH 16.32lbs, BARBARA ARRINGTON CAME IN 3RD WITH A TOTAL OF 12.87lbs, CHERYL BOWDEN PLACED IN AT 4TH PLACE WITH A TOTAL WEIGHT OF 11.86lbs, CINDY STRONG PLACED IN 5TH WITH A TOTAL OF 10.56lbs, PAM RODDEN CAME IN AT 6TH PLACE WITH A TOTAL OF 9.99lbs, SUE CULLINS PLACED IN 7TH WITH A TOTAL WEIGHT OF 8.91lbs, 8TH PLACE WENT TO NORMA USSERY WITH A TOTAL WEIGHT OF 7.50lbs, AND 9TH PLACE WENT TO ALISA JOHNSON WITH A TOTAL OF 1.67 LBS, ALSO FISHING WAS TEGAN MASON.
June 2012 Tournament - Purtis Creek
Cheryl Bowden has Big Bass and Stringer
What a beautiful day Purtis Creek turned out to be. Cheryl Bowden placed in first with a total weight of 18.16, and 7.36# Big Bass, Carol Kross in 2nd with 7.96, Judy Skibinski in 3rd with 4.26, Norma Ussery 4th place with 3.25, Jan Bruner in 5th with 3.12, Dawn March placed 6th with 2.94,Mary Nester in 7th with 1.72, Mary Lou Burris placed in 8th with 1.54, Judy Muse in 9th with 1.33, Cindy Strong placed in 10th with 1.21, Sue Cullins in 11th with .95, also fishing were Barbara Arrington, Pam Rodden, and Tegan Mason.
May 2012 Tournament - Winnesboro
Cindy Strong Tops the Field!
Cindy Strong came in with a whopping 13.72 putting her in first place, Judy Skibinski brought in 12.31 coming in second place, third place went to Sue Cullins with a catch of 11.48, fourth place went to Cheryl Bowden at 10.45 and our Big Bass winner of the day at 5.89 lbs, fifth place went to Dawn March weighing in 9.82 lbs, sixth place was Carol Kross
‐ Smith weighing in at 8.37 lbs, seventh place went to Jan Bruner bringing in 6.52 lbs, Judy Muse came in eighth place with 4.84 lbs, Barbara Arrington brought in 2.38 lbs coming in 9th place, Norma Ussery came in 10th place at 1.54, and Traci Smith placed in 11th place with 1.37, also fishing was Tegan Mason.
April 2012 Tournament - Mill Creek Lake
Cheryl Bowden Strikes Gold!
What a great day to fish despite the high winds, you ladies cleaned the lake with all the catches! Cheryl Bowden won first place with 4 fish at a whopping 11.12 lbs. Cindy Strong came in second place with 4 fish at 9.34 lbs. Pam Rodden had 4 fish at 8.19 lbs. Judy Muse had 3 fish at 8.16 along with the Big Bass at 5lbs, Sue Cullins had 5 fish at 6.89 lbs, Barbara Arrington had 2 fish at 4.55 lbs, Inge Kirby had 1 fish at 3.96, Traci Smith caught 1 fish at 3.80 lbs, Jan Bruner had one fish at 2.33 lbs, and Judy Skibinski had one fish at 1.05 lbs, also fishing were Carol Cross-Smith, Dawn March, Patty Verver and Mary Lou Burris. Congratulations to each of you for showing the lake just what the Dallas Bass’n Gals are made of.
March 2012 Tournament - Lake Ray Hubbard
Pam Rodden Takes the Day!
With the weather report calling for 100% chances of rain for Saturday, we were blessed. The day went well with no rain minus a few sprinkles until the last hour or so of the tournament, boy were we thankful. With that being said we all agreed it would be a no picture taking tournament. With only a couple of glitches in the day, it proved to be a pretty good day for fishing. Pam Rodden came in First place and Big Bass with 6.77, Norma Ussery came in Second with 5.05, Traci Smith came in Third with 4.53, Cheryl Bowden came in Fourth with 3.73, Barbara Arrington came in Fifth place with 2.62, Judy Muse came in Sixth place with 2.56, Seventh place went to Sue Cullins with 2.33, and Eighth place went to Jan Bruner with 1.62, also fishing were Judy Skibinski, Inge Kirby, Cindy Strong and Tegan Mason. This was not at all a poor beginning to a brand new tournament season.
LBAA Tournament on Lake Ray Hubbard - March 22-23rd
Congratulations to Pam Ridgle, LBAA 2011 Rookie of the Year and DBnG member, for starting off with the win on Lake Ray Hubbard, and putting her name in the race for Angler of the Year! We also want to say good job to all of our members who competed - Cheryl Bowden, Jan Bruner, Judy Skibinski and Judith Hart on the Pro side, and Alisa Johnson, Cindy Strong, Charlotte Frazier, Randa McDonough, Pam Rodden and Norma Ussery on the Co-Angler side! The March weather made it tough and rough for practice. The club also assisted in taking entries for the LBAA New Beginning Charity Team Tournament, and with some great raffle donations.
Spring DIVA WOW Clinic at Elm Fork Shooting Range, March 31st
The clinic was a huge success, and sold out weeks in advance. The ladies who took our spin casting sessions (quickly becoming bass fishing) seemed to be much more interested in learning everything this time, and several actually went fishing! We will need to start taking some more bait casting equipment in the future! Instructors included Judy Muse, Tegan Mason, Traci Smith, Randa McDonough, Sue Cullins and Jan Bruner. Several of the ladies expressed interest in joining our club, so we hope to see them at our April meeting! Tegan and Jan both scored in the raffle too, with Tegan winning a beautiful choker necklace (ammo in the design of course) and Jan won a navigation system!