August 2011 Newsletter

The next monthly Club meeting is on Tuesday 6 September  2011, at the Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club. The grills will be ready at 6:00 PM for you to cook your steaks, hamburgers or whatever you want to bring. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM.  Announcement: Just a reminder that our website is out there for all members to use, so get out there and check it out.  If you have anything that you would like to see on the website, please let Travis Perret know.  The website is located at the following address:  Also, please inform Travis and Bob concerning your partners for the upcoming Buddy Tournaments so the rosters can be posted and updated accordingly.  This will allow folks looking for partners to figure out who might be available to fish in a given tournament.  Additionally, please check to make sure your personal information is correct on the webpage.  If your information is not correct, please notify Larry to ensure we have the most current information on the club rosters and he will get the webmaster the correct information.

For all of you that missed the August meeting, you missed a chance to win a free entry into a 2011 season tournament.  Just remember, you cannot affect any club decisions or win a free entry into a tournament, if you do not show up for the meetings! Be sure to plan to attend the September meeting.  Come early and join us around the bar.

The 1 August 2011 General Membership Meeting Minutes follows:


The Leavenworth Bass Club held its regular monthly meeting on 1 August 2011 at the Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club Clubhouse.  There were 23 members and 1 guest present. The president called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Secretary’s Report: The secretary informed everyone that the minutes for the July 2011 general membership meeting were e-mailed to all members that have e-mail and were posted to the club website. The minutes from the July 2011 general membership meeting were approved as written.  We currently have 42 active (2011 dues paid) members.


Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer reported a beginning balance of $3187.25 and a current balance of $3,552.25 with expenditures of $260 and deposits of $625. The Treasurer reported a beginning balance of $17,053.29 in the Fishing for Freedom account with a current balance of $17,909.29 with expenditures of $630 and deposits of $1486.00. The Fishing For Freedom PayPal account has a current balance of $282.82. The treasurer’s report was accepted as read.


Conservation Committee: Dan Senterfitt confirmed our 2011 conservation project will be 10 Sep 2011 at Leavenworth State Lake. We will need 11-12 volunteers, 3 pick-up trucks, and a front end loader to help emplace brush piles. Please mark your calendar and let Dan know if you will be available. Bob J commented that he had received a report that the Leavenworth State Lake had to many brush piles in it. Dan said he would look in to it and discuss it with the KDWP biologist.

Youth Committee: Dan S reported for Bill Horvath that 3 members of the LBC attended the Leavenworth County Kid’s fishing derby on 9 July at Jerry’s lake at the intersection of Pennsylvania ave and Garland in Leavenworth. The LBC members acted as the weigh masters for approximately 50 kids that participated in the event. Dan mentioned a potential conservation project at the private lake. The owner was requesting help building a handicap dock to support the kids Derby. The members present discussed the idea but the consensus was it was not a good idea since the lake was a private lake.


Banquet Committee: No report.


Webmaster: Travis reported the new website is online and progress on moving content was proceeding well and he is working with Ray and Steve to pull over the archived files from the old website. You must register the first time to use the forum.  Please let Travis know if you have any ideas on content.


Vice President’s report: No report


President’s Report: No Report


Fishing for Freedom: The F3 committee will meet on 8 Aug. Fundraising is complete for 2011 with over 20K raised to support these warriors. If you have not registered to help out please do so at .  We are in the advertising phase and have disturbed over 300 fliers and 100 posters. Articles are being published in the Leavenworth and St Joseph papers and the Ft Riley, Ft Leonard Wood, and Ft Leavenworth papers. We have 5 radio interviews booked as well.


New Members: There was one new member present. Shawn Dalrymple an incoming ILE student. Shawn has competed in the FLW College series and most recently finished 4th in the national championship. Shawn is also a Lowrance prostaff rep.  Shawn was sponsored by Denny Brower. Please welcome Shawn to the club at your next opportunity.


KBFN officer 2012 election: There was significant discussion about the state federation officers that the club would support in the upcoming election in Sep 2011. No decisions were made on who would represent the club at the fall federation meeting. If interested let Randy know as soon as possible.

Tournament Director’s Report: Bob announced the official results of the 16 July Mozingo draw tournament and the launch order and pairings for the 27& 28 Aug buddy tournaments at Mozingo. There was significant discussion reference fish care. The tournament committee is working options and will decide in the coming weeks if the Aug tournaments will be card tournament or shorter days. However, individual responsibility is still the key to conservation ice, chemicals, sufficient water in the weigh in bags, and limiting stress like picture taking in the summer months are all important.


Mozingo Results

16 July 2011

20 Anglers weighed a total of 152.57 lbs or 7.63lb average per angler.




PLACE ANGLER No. of Fish Caught No. of Live Fish Penalty Big Bass Total Weight Points
1 Mark Luna 5 5 1st BBB 5.89 15.9 50
2 Larry Stoafer 4 4 2nd BBB 5.36 13.4 49
3 Mike Brooks 4 4 4.81 13.02 48
4 Ray Cates 5 5 2nd NBBB 3.59 12.49 47
5 Ken Hackworth 5 5 3.24 12.02 46
6 Bill Gevedon 5 2 1.5 10.71 45
7 Rodney Bledsoe 3 3 1st NBBB 3.74 9.68 44
8 Bob Jorgensen 4 4 9.45 43
9 Denny Bowers 4 4 2.7 8.89 42
10 Bill Horvath 3 3 4.41 8.49 41
11 Tom Strother 3 3 7.17 40
12 John Carroll 3 2 0.5 2.82 6.44 39
13 Frank Carroll 3 3 5.82 38
14 Garrett Cates 2 2 3.07 5.68 37
15 Mark Justice 3 1 1 5.65 36
16 Don Burleson 1 1 3.26 3.26 35
17 Ray Hillebrand 1 1 2.21 2.21 34
18 Steve Read 1 1 2.11 2.11 33
19 Randy Kenton 0 0 0 10
20 Jim Wyatt 0 0 0 10


LBC Launch Order

Mozingo Lake

Saturday Aug 27, 2011



1 Dennis Edwards Jeff Lee
2 Steve Read ® John Carroll
3 Denny Bowers
4 Jim Wyatt Garrett Cates
5 Bob Greene Ray Cates
6 Sam Morton Danny Lee
7 Mike Brooks Frank Carroll
8 Bill Gevedon Ken Hackworth
9 Bob Jorgensen Dan Senterfitt
10 Mark Luna Bill Frederick
11 Mark Justice Rodney Bledsoe ®


LBC Launch Order

Mozingo Lake

Sunday Aug 28, 2011




1 Bill Gevedon Ken Hackworth
2 Bob Greene Ray Cates
3 Denny Bowers
4 Mike Brooks Frank Carroll
5 Steve Read ® John Carroll
6 Mark Luna Bill Frederick
7 Dennis Edwards Jeff Lee
8 Bob Jorgensen Dan Senterfitt
9 Jim Wyatt Garrett Cates
10 Sam Morton Danny Lee
11 Mark Justice Rodney Bledsoe ®



Launch Time is 6:00 AM or Safe Light thereafter at the City Ramp on both days. Weigh in is TBD. Off limits areas are inside the buoys at the launch Ramp and the city water intake.

Free Tournament Entry: Bob J was the lucky winner of one free tournament entry to be used in the 2011 season.

Bill G was the lucky winner of the evening’s raffle.

There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:50 PM.



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Larry Stoafer Randy Kenton
Secretary President


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