June 2016 Newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes


June 1st, 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


Since the next meeting date would be Monday, July 4th, the meeting will actually be held on Tuesday, July 5th. Still at the Ft. Leavenworth Rod and Gun Clubhouse and we will discuss taking care of fish in the livewell & preparing for the Mozingo tournament.


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 June 1st at the Ft Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club.  There were 24 members present. The president called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker was Dennis Edwards, talking about the fun, pitfalls and perils of fishing at Hudson Lake in OK.


Secretary Report:

  • Bill reported that the May newsletter was sent to all members by email. The members present voted to approve the minutes as published.
  • Bill showed a license plate and a decal (pictures attached) that was made by the prison inmates on post . the license plates are 12.00 and the decals are 1.75 each. If you want either, let him know by the next meeting and the order will go in.


Treasurer Report:  The club checking account had a starting balance of $4963.49 and an ending balance of $5,014.33. The Fishing for Freedom checking account had a beginning balance of $22,849.43 and ending balance of $23,849.43. PAYPAL account has a balance of $1580.70. The Treasurer’s report was approved as presented.


Conservation Committee Report:

  • Dan proposed a conservation project involving the construction and placement of 20 “Georgia cubes” in Middle Creek Lake near Louisburg, KS.  talking to the fisheries biologist who oversees the lake, he expects to both construct and place the cubes on the same day.  What he needs from us are as many volunteers as possible, as many cordless screwdrivers as possible, and four boats.  He can provide a screwdriver and a boat. Anyone who can help, please talk to Dan
  • Dan informed Steve that we needed 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 is a kid’s fishing derby, sponsored by the Leavenworth County Commissioner’s  office on Saturday, June 25th at Happy Hollow Lake. We are asked to provide volunteers to do  shore patrol. If you can help, contact Bill.


Banquet Committee Report:  Kenny Smith has volunteered to be the new Chair Person. Thanks ,Kenny. You can expect full support from the other club members.


Webmaster Report: Brent will (did) get the latest roster posted on the web site.


Vice President Report:

  • Larry has these presentations scheduled for future meetings:

July                 Jim Wyatt – keeping fish alive in hot weather

August           Bob Greene – the panic box

September     Someone  – successful strategy for team tournaments

October          Someone  – successful strategy for multi day tournaments

  • We discussed getting more or new weigh-in bags to replace the ones that still leak. The members approved replacing or adding to what we already have. Larry will research and get what is needed.
  • 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:  The new shirts were ordered and all are delivered and paid for.


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.
  • Larry asked us to drop a text or call Leroy Shull. He is still having major health problems and could use some friendly contact by those of us who know him.


Old Business:         None

New Business:       None.

New Members:  None


New Equipment Report: Brent will have a 360 degree view camera at Hudson


Outside Activities: Garrett Cates placed 7th out of 90 teams at the Regional BASS College tournament at Clinton Lake, IL. Great job, Garrett !!!


MOBASS News: None


Tournament Director’s Report: 

  • The results for the Smithville tournament on Sunday,  May 22nd, 2016 follows:


Smithville Results, Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
1st Dennis Edwards 9.10 5 fish, beavers
2nd Rich Pearl 8.51 3 fish, up the  river, plastics
3rd Ken Hackworth 7.64 3 fish, chatterbait w/UV b/b trailer
4th Steve Read 7.36 2 fish, b/b jig on laydowns & stickups
5th Hays Edwards 6.06 2 fish, creature baits


1st Steve Read 5.42  
2nd Ken Hackworth 3.91  
1st Kenny Smith 4.57  
2nd Hays Edwards 4.02  













Hudson Lake, OK, June 11th , 2016. Take Off 5:30 AM Weigh In 3:00 PM at the Hudson Inn

OK license is $35.00 + 3 to do on line. 14” limit.


1 Larry Stoafer Brent Goss
2 Rich Pearl Mark Stadel
3 Sam Morton Hays Edwards
4 Stephen Smith Lou Engler
5 Dennis Edwards Ray Cates
6 Bill Gevedon Bill Horvath
7 Bob Jorgensen Bill Frederick
8 Mike Brooks  
9 Mark Luna Danny Lee
10 Steve Clark Steve Read
11 Frank Carroll  



Hudson Lake, OK, June 12th , 2016. Take Off 5:30 AM Weigh In 2:00 PM at the Hudson Inn


1 Bill Gevedon Bill Horvath
2 Steve Clark Steve Read
3 Bob Jorgensen Bill Frederick
4 Frank Carroll  
5 Mike Brooks  
6 Rich Pearl Mark Stadel
7 Dennis Edwards Ray Cates
8 Sam Morton Hays Edwards
9 Mark Luna Danny Lee
10 Stephen Smith Lou Engler
11 Larry Stoafer Brent Goss



The free tournament entry was won by Steve Read. The gas cards from Shoreline was won by Ken Hackworth.


There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 PM


Dennis Edwards gave an overview of fishing Hudson. Great job Dennis, and thanks.


SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:


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Bill Horvath                                                   Steve Read

Secretary                                                       President

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