July 2016 Newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes


July 5th, 2016


2016 Officers

President: Steve Read (816) 233-8474
Vice-President Larry Stoafer (913) 240-5254
Treasurer: Ken Hackworth (913) 240-4884
Secretary: Bill Horvath (913) 306-1110
Webmaster: Brent Goss (913) 775-2063
Youth Director: Bill Horvath (913) 306-1110
Members at Large: Bill Frederick (913) 547-2458
Members at Large: Ray Cates (816) 588-8351
Tournament  Director Randy Kenton (913) 927-6777
Tournament Committee Ray Cates (816) 588-8351
Tournament Committee Dennis Edwards (913) 683-3195
Tournament Committee Bob Jorgensen (913) 683-1708
Tournament Committee Steve Read (816) 233-8474
Tournament Committee Larry Stoafer (913) 240-5254


The next meeting date will be Monday, August 1st. Still at the Ft. Leavenworth Rod and Gun Clubhouse. Bob Greene is scheduled to share his extensive knowledge about what he calls his “panic box”.


Larry Stoafer had a request for all who could help to spool up 20 to 25  reels that are to be used for kids fishing camps this summer.  Fishing Futures and Bill Horvath provided the line. This was done before the start of the meeting. Thanks to those who helped.


Guest: John Beeson who is now stationed in Leavenworth after being in active duty in Alaska for 7 years. He is interested at a later date in possibly joining the LBC.


The website is located at the following address: http://theleavenworthbassclub.org/  If you need assistance signing up for the forum, contact Brent the webmaster.


The General membership Meeting Minutes follow:


Welcome: The Leavenworth Bass Club held its monthly meeting on July  5th at the Ft Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club.  There were 23 members present. The president called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker was Jim Wyatt, discussing ways to take care of fish in the livewell during the hot summer months.


Secretary Report:

  • The substitute secretary reported that the June newsletter was sent to all members by email. The members present voted to approve the minutes as published.
  • The annual business  filing with Kansas was done and the $40.00 fee was paid.
  • The IRS filing for not for profit is still pending because of their website issues.


Treasurer Report:

  • The Treasurers report was approved as read.
  • LBC checking account Beginning balance is $5,014.33 and the ending balance is $6,077.03. The Fishing For Freedom beginning is $23,849.43, and the ending balance is $23,854.43.  Pay Pal account remains at $1,525.70.


Conservation Committee Report:

  • Dan  laid out the conservation project to be done on July 23 at Middle Creek Lake in conjunction with Kansas Fish and wildlife. The program will commence at 7:00 at the lake which is south of Louisburg ,Kansas. The club by vote, appropriated the purchase of bottled water for hydrating the volunteers.  Danny requested those who could to bring cordless drills and bits for constructing Georgia Cubes on site. Danny will post more on the club website forum as well as e-mail any other details closer to the date. All volunteers are welcome, and Danny circulated a signup sheet.
  • Dan reminded all of us that we need to find his replacement as he will continue to serve until our election of new Officers.  This would be a great opportunity for any member who has not yet held a committee assignment.


Youth Director Report:

  • There was a kid’s fishing derby, sponsored by the Leavenworth County Commissioner’s  office on Saturday, June 25th at Happy Hollow Lake. We had a great turnout of members supporting it. Thanks to Bill Gevedon, Bob & Jen Greene, Ray Cates, Bill Frederick, Mike Brooks, John Matthews, Dan Senterfitt, Stephen Smith.  Special recognition went  to Frank Carroll by the family that he helped catch lots of fish. Good job Frank !!!
  • Bill will be teaching an aquatic certified instructor course at the Ag Hall of Fame on July 19th if anyone is interested.
  • The 2016 Travis Ferguson Cystic Fibrosis Event is set for Saturday, August 6th at Mozingo. Entry forms can be found online at tbfnebraska.com  under tournaments. There is also an open event the following day being put on by TBF Nebraska if interested in making it a full weekend. Several  members fished last year, with Rodney and his brother taking 1st place on Saturday, and Bill G & Bill H winning on Sunday.


Banquet Committee Report:  Kenny Smith wanted to poll members about possible use of NG  dining facility off post as an alternative for a banquet facility. There would be no charge and he plans to further explore it. Can handle up to 400 people and could be catered, and would be BYOB.



Webmaster Report: Brent has been updating the website and will continue to do so with posting of new pictures, when available. Brent also mention that he hoped everyone enjoyed his new 360 video as he plans to do future events.


Vice President Report:

  • Larry has these presentations scheduled for future meetings:

September     Someone  – successful strategy for team tournaments

October          Someone  – successful strategy for multi day tournaments

  • Larry brought  Weigh in bags from Bass Mafia. The 6 bags were purchased for $161.00, and feature a shoulder strap for keeping the bags off the asphalt. Should be an upgrade!
  • The membership cards for the Rod and Gun Club expire in July and will need to be renewed. If you are a member and need to renew so you still have post access, see Larry for the paperwork.


President Report:  No report.


Fishing for Freedom: 

  • Larry pointed out that the location for the Fishing For Freedom banquet on Saturday, October 8th will be the convention center in Clinton, not the one in Warsaw.


Old Business:         None

New Business:       None.

New Members:  None


New Equipment Report: No report.


Outside Activities: Larry was on Truman for 8 days. Fish were on channel swings and suspended 4 foot in 30 ft of water. Was in 2nd place after day 1.  Fish changed on 2nd day couldn’t relocate them.


MOBASS News: None


Tournament Director’s Report: 

The results for the Hudson OK tournament, June 11th & 12th , 2016 follows:


Hudson, OK, Saturday, June 11th, 2016
1st Dennis Edwards 5 18.59 Main lake flat points, 1-6 ft of water
2nd Stephen Smith 5 15.94 Black & red neon brush hog
3rd Danny Lee 5 13.76 Brush hog, 10” worm
4th Bob Jorgensen 5 13.33 Senkos
5th Frank Carroll 4 12.67 Spinnerbaits, Senkos, up the river


1st Stephen Smith 5.40  
2nd Frank Carroll 4.14  
1st Hayes Edwards 4.00  
2nd Bill Frederick 3.91  





Hudson, OK, Sunday, June 12th, 2016
1st Ray Cates 5 16.86 Wobble heads on humps in coves
2nd Larry Stoafer 5 13.35 Main lake, lower end, brush hogs in moving water
3rd Bill Gevedon 4 11.75 3/8th Missouri jig craw
4th Bob Jorgensen 5 11.35 Brush hogs, blue fleck worms
5th Rich Pearl 5 10.08  


1st Frank Carroll 4.88  
2nd Larry Stoafer 4.36  
1st Steve Read 4.45  
2nd Ray Cates 4.27  


The free tournament entry was won by Danny Lee. The gas cards from Shoreline was won by Bill Frederick & Bill Horvath.


There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:21 PM


After the meeting , Jim Wyatt gave a presentation on keeping fish alive.


As always Jim gave us his very informative care and tips seminar. Jim presented a laminated card courtesy of Bass on tips for keeping tournament fish alive. The trick is to attempt to keep the water in the livewell at 80 degrees. Jim suggests to fill the wells before takeoff with the coolest water of the day and to plug the overflow thus keeping that water in the well. When the first fish goes in the box make sure the livewells are plugged and run the wells on recirculate rather than aerate, which keeps the water closer to 80 degrees rather than pumping the warmer lake water when you aerate. If you have more than 5 pounds in the box replace ½ the water every 3 hours to reduce the ammonia content given off by the fish. When replacing this water add ice or frozen water bottle and repeat to attempt to bring down the temperature . Treat fish with jungle juice or rejuvenate. Jim also applauded the concept of using mountain dew or sprite on deep hooked fish, or ones that are bleeding as it may stop  the bleeding.

When catching your fish try to keep the protective slime on them by quickly getting them in the box,  At weigh in, keep at least 2 gallons of water in the bag and try to get pictures and weighed as quickly as you can .. The fishes mortality depends on this.


Remember in July and August that the no cull rule is in effect in Missouri.


Thanks Jim for your timely and informative presentation.



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Bill Horvath                                                   Steve Read

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