May 2018 newsletter With MOBass notes at the end

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes


April 30th, 2018


2018 Officers

President Bob Greene (913)-240-4474
Vice-President Randy Kenton (913)-927-6777
Treasurer Ken Hackworth (913)-240-4884
Secretary Bill Horvath (913)-306-1110
Webmaster Brent Goss (913)-775-2063
Youth Committee Bill Horvath (913)-306-1110
Conservation Director Eric Verburg (719)-332-1052
Members at Large Ray Cates (816)-588-8351
Members at Large Stephen Smith (785)-304-0587
Tournament  Director Mark Luna (913)-683-0230
Tournament Committee Mike Brooks (913)-680-8721
Tournament Committee Ray Cates (816)-588-8351
Tournament Committee Dennis Edwards (913)-683-3195
Tournament Committee Bill Gevedon (913)-306-4198
Tournament Committee Bob Greene (913)-240-4474
Tournament Committee Bob Jorgensen (913)-683-1708
Tournament Committee Danny Lee (913)-683-2855
Tournament Committee Larry Stoafer (913)-240-5254



The next club meeting will be June 4th.


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Welcome: The Leavenworth Bass Club held its monthly meeting on April 30th at the Ft Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club.  There were 20 members present. The President called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.



Secretary Report:  

  • The April 2018 newsletter was emailed to all current members and posted on the web site. The Secretary’s report was approved as read.
  • Brett Ware, the Founder & owner of Tightlines UV Lures will be the guest speaker at the June 4th meeting.


Treasurer Report:  LBC checking account beginning balance was $4,846.86 and the ending balance is $5,631.86. The Fishing For Freedom account beginning balance was $15,640.81 and the ending balance is $24,744.92. the Pay Pal account has $96.80. The Treasurer’s report was approved as read.


Conservation Committee Report:  Eric asked for all members to bring their used plastics to the next meeting so he can collect them and ship another package to Whopper Baits.


Youth Director Report:

  • There are several youth events happening in the next few weeks and details will be discussed at the next meeting, to include:
    • June 6th, Tongawood Girl  Scout Camp in Tonganoxie, mixed group. 2 people
    • June 16th, Olathe Kids Fishing Derby at Cedar Lake. As many as possible
    • June 23rd, the annual Leavenworth County kids fishing derby at  Happy Hollow. As many as possible
    • June 26th-27th, Camp Jayhawk, girl scouts. 2-4 helpers
    • June 30th, the postponed Bearcat Open at Mozingo. Team event.


Banquet Committee: Mike Brooks says everything is on track.


Webmaster Report: Brent has updated the web site but needs the correct logo for Smithville Marine.


Vice President Report:  Randy announced there will be a swap meet before the next meeting on June 4th. Please bring your used and even new tackle that has never seen sunlight and clean out your stash for cash and then you can buy some UV Tightline baits.


President Report:

  • We forgot to draw for the Smithville marine gift certificates at the last meeting so Mark Luna and Bob Greene got together and drew for the April Smithville $25 in store credit certificates.
    • Sat 14 April was won by Randy Kenton. Bob spoke to Randy, and although he is relaxing in sunny Florida he will accept the certificate and use it prior to the expiration date.
    • Sun 15 April was won by Eric Verburg. Eric picked his certificate up from Bob’s Of note, Eric was the third person drawn. Johnathan Hester was drawn first and declined to accept due to the short timeline of his impending PCS. Jeff Sell was subsequently drawn and also declined due to proximity of Smithville to his home. Therefore, Eric owes Johnathan and Jeff frosty cold beers.
  • At the MOBASS state Qualifier this year, A-Rigs are not allowed and you must use non-penetrating cull tags (assuming you can cull).
  • There was a discussion about a boarding ladder available from David Hahn who offers a 10% discount to MOBASS members. You can see the ladder at his website @ or call him at 314-808-3106.

Fishing for Freedom:  No issues


Old Business:  None


New Business:  None


New Members:  None


New Equipment Report:  Jeff Sell has joined to Phoenix Phlotilla. Congrats, Jeff


Outside Activities: Carl gave a super overview of his time as a marshal at the Elite tournament on Grand Lake of the Cherokees.


Alibis: None

Tournament Director:

 Tournament Results




Stockton, Saturday, April 14th, 2018
1st Rich Pearl 4 11.57 Wobble heads, up the river
2nd Carl Chasteen 5 11.49 By the ramp cove, jerk baits & RCs
3rd Mark Luna 5 11.08 RCs & Wiggle Warts, in the creeks
4th Dennis Edwards 5 10.83 Wobble heads, bluff ends
5th Stephen Smith 5 10.53 Brush hogs
  Stockton, Saturday, April 14th, 2018, Big Bass  
  1st Rich Pearl 5.96    
  2nd Mark Luna 3.22
  1st Brent Goss 2.86    
  2nd Jack Millar 2.25
Stockton, Sunday, April15th, 2018
1st Bob Jorgensen 5 12.26 Crank baits, jigs, spinner baits
2nd Bill Gevedon 5 12.15 Rock Crawlers
3rd Ray Cates 5 10.33 Shaky heads, trick worms, jig
4th Dennis Edwards 5 10.15 Wobble heads, bluff ends
4th Jeff Sell 5 10.15 Brown jigs



Stockton, Sunday, April 15th, 2018, Big Bass
1st Bob Jorgensen 3.12  
2nd Bill Gevedon 3.00
1st Bill Frederick 2.66  
2nd Ray Cates 2.25


Table Rock Tournament, May 5th & 6th, 2018


Take off is 5:45 or safe light whichever is later on Saturday & Sunday

 Weigh in is at Schooner Creek, 3:00 both days

Trailering is allowed

BOAT Table Rock (May 5th  2018) Table Rock (May 6th 2018)
# Boater Co Angler Boater Co Angler
1 Steve Read   Carl Chasteen  
2 Steve Clark   Rich Pearl  
3 Stephen Smith   Jeff Sell  
4 Bill Gevedon Ray Hillebrand Bob Greene  
5 Johnathan Hester   Bob Jorgensen Danny Lee
6 Frank Carroll   Mark Luna Garry Stephens
7 Garrett Cates Ray Cates Bill Horvath Jack Millar
8 Larry Stoafer   Mike Brooks Bill Frederick
9 Mike Brooks Bill Frederick Larry Stoafer  
10 Bill Horvath Jack Millar Garrett Cates  
11 Mark Luna Garry Stephens Frank Carroll  
12 Bob Jorgensen Danny Lee Johnathan Hester  
13 Bob Greene   Bill Gevedon Ray Hillebrand
14 Jeff Sell   Stephen Smith  
15 Rich Pearl   Steve Clark  
16 Carl Chasteen   Steve Read  


The free tournament entry was won by Bill Gevedon


There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:54


Bob Jorgensen gave his terrific overview or what, where and how to fish at Table Rock.


SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:


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Bill Horvath                                                   Bob Greene

Secretary                                                       President

Missouri Bass Nation Notes


The Missouri Bass Nation held its quarterly meeting on 28 April 2018 at Hermitage, MO.  The meeting was preceded by a breakfast hosted by the Pomme de Terre United Methodist Church.  


The agenda for this meeting and the formal meeting notes are located on the MOBASS web site at


Leavenworth Elites Bass Club, The Leavenworth Bass Club, Fort Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club partner with Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and the Friends of Reservoirs to improve fish habitat in local Kansas lakes.



Included in the meeting was an emphasis on using the products and discounts offered by the sponsors and making our support of those sponsors more obvious.  The state members were asked to post pictures of their bass catches with sponsor products on social media and on the sponsor’s web pages.  All of the various discounts were discussed in addition to several new ones.  In particular Culprit was singled out as a long time MOBASS sponsor and the members were reminded that there was a 30% discount available to the state membership. All of the sponsor discount offerings and discount codes are available on the MOBASS website and on the Leavenworth Bass Club website in the “Members Only” area.  


The official MOBASS state sponsors are:

Live Target Lures

Solar Bat

Culprit Baits


Frogg Toggs                 

Tighlines UV

Gary Yamamoto Baits




Motor Guide


Evan Williams 

Denali Rods


For anyone interested in purchasing a new Triton Boat, MOBASS has the Official State Sponsors boat available to any club member.  This sponsorship program promotes a significant discount on any Triton boat if purchased through MOBASS.  See the MOBASS web site for more specific details.


The meeting included a brief presentation on boat safety and boat ladders.  One vender provided a product sample to the members present.  Emphasis is increasing on boating and water safety. The information is available on the Leavenworth Bass Club web site as well.


The next MOBASS meeting will be in Warsaw, MO on Saturday 9 June.  Volunteers are encouraged to attend and represent the Leavenworth Bass Club at these important meetings.


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