May 2021 Newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes

May 3rd, 2021

2021 Officers

PresidentBob Greene(913)-240-4474
Vice-PresidentMike Brooks(913)-680-8721
TreasurerKen Hackworth(913)-240-4884
SecretaryBill Horvath(913)-306-1110
WebmasterBrent Goss(913)-775-2063
Youth CommitteeBill Horvath(913)-306-1110
Conservation DirectorEric Verburg(719)-332-1052
Member at LargeRay Cates(816)-588-8351
Member at LargeSteve Read(816)-646-9756
Tournament DirectorMark Luna(913)-683-0230
Tournament CommitteeMike Brooks(913)-680-8721
Tournament CommitteeRay Cates(816)-588-8351
Tournament CommitteeDennis Edwards(913)-683-3195
Tournament CommitteeBill Gevedon(913)-306-4198
Tournament CommitteeBob Greene(913)-240-4474
Tournament CommitteeBob Jorgensen(913)-683-1708
Tournament CommitteeDanny Lee(913)-683-2855
Tournament CommitteeCasey Wit(785)-218-1949

The next club meeting will be on Monday, June 7th, 2021 at Larry Stoafer’s toy barn.

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

Welcome: The Leavenworth Bass Club held their meeting on May 3rd at Larry Stoafer’s toy barn. Thank you, Larry very much for offering the location to our club members. There were 19 members present. The President called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Secretary Report: All members are currently in good standing with BASS National and MOBASS.

Treasurer Report: LBC checking account beginning balance was $10,161.21 and the ending balance is $10,657.34.

Conservation Committee Report:

  • Eric is working on a project, potentially at Hillsdale Lake, planting “spider tubes”. Time frame will probably be in the September-October range.

Youth Director Report:

  • More info to follow, but here are several youth events in the near future to include:
    • May 15th, Kid’s Fishing Derby on Ft Leavenworth’s Smith Lake.
    • June 5th, the Olathe Kid’s Fishing Derby at Cedar Lake.

Banquet Committee: No report.

Webmaster Report: Brent has been busy updating the website.

Vice President Report: No report.

President Report:

  • Bob thanked Larry for hosting another LBC meeting.
  • You all should have received my note regarding the transition of Fort Leavenworth to PHASE II Bravo of reopening. If you do not have a DOD nexus and need to renew your local access credential, do not wait; start the process now. The LBC Board of Directors is set a target of July to resume meeting at the Rod and Gun Club, which will allow for ample time for those needing to renew their credentials to do so.
  • Bob attended the MOBASS meeting Saturday 10 April. His trip report is with the Secretary to be included in the May minutes; however, the big take away was the outcome of the vote regarding the two proposed rule changes.
  • Tournament Rule Change Proposals
    • Draw partners within your own club at the State Championship.
    • Change the length limit to coincide with lake length limits at the State Championship. Example: 12” Kentucky Spotted Bass allowed at LoZ and Truman.
  • A roll call vote of clubs represented occurred for each proposal. No proxy votes counted.
  • Proposal 1, Draw partners within your own club at the State Championship failed to pass with 18 votes NO and 9 votes YES. MOBASS will continue to conduct the draw as they have in the past; however, they do plan to enforce no borrowing alternates from other clubs prior to the first day of the tournament.
  • Proposal 2, Change the length limit to coincide with lake length limits passed with 19 votes YES and 8 Votes NO. MOBASS will now follow lake length limits when weighing fish.
  • In November 2020, President Trump signed a proclamation giving veterans and Gold Star families free access to over 2,000 federal recreation areas such as National Parks, wildlife refuges, and forests. Included are Corps of Engineer facilities such as boat ramps. Additional info is available online. The Corps office at Perry Lake issued my pass.

Fishing for Freedom: There were several issues concerning this year’s Fishing for Freedom that will be addressed by the Board of Directors.

Old Business: Bill Gevedon discussed a mobile wash & detailing company that will do boats or cars at your location. Their phone numbers are 913-620-5582| or 785-424-0929 and the  website is

New Business:  None

            New Members: One potential new member, Jeff Shugart was at the meeting. He is a friend of Randy Kenton.

By-Law Changes: None.

New Equipment Report:  No report.

Outside Activities:

  • Bill Gevedon mentioned the KS TBF qualifier the first weekend in June at Wilson Reservoir.
  • Congratulations to Larry Stoafer for winning the Mr Bass tournament at Glen Elder last weekend. It was a squeaker but he held on for the win.
  • Also, congratulations to Ray Cates for qualifying to fish the BASS Nation National Championship later this year in West Monroe, LA at the Ouachita River. Ray fished the BASS Nation Central Regional Championship at Milford Lake in Junction City, KS. and finished 2nd overall missing the win by only 2 ounces.

Alibis: None.

Tournament Director:  results of the Stockton tournaments are shown below:

Stockton Buddy Tournament

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

1stHayes Edwards10.345 fish, Rock Crawler & jerk baits
2ndKen Hackworth9.895 fish, hula grub, spinner bait on secondary pts
3rdDanny Lee9.454 fish, Ned rig
4thBob Jorgensen8.514 fish, Rock Crawler & jigs, on 2 spots
5thEric Verburg7.475 fish, shaky head w/trick worm. dyed tail
1st BBBBill Gevedon3.15Spinner bait
2nd BBBBob Greene2.93Jerk bait
1st CBBDanny Lee3.10?
2nd CBBHayes Edwards2.31?

Stockton Buddy Tournament

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

1stJeff Sell11.825 fish Jigs in the flooded brush
2ndBob Jorgensen9.365 fish, Ned rig
3rdBob Greene7.354 fish, Jerk Bait & red Rock Crawler
4thCasey Wit6.553 fish, Jig & Biffle Bug
5thMark Luna6.463 fish, Red Rock Crawler
1st BBBMark Luna4.23Red Rock Crawler
2nd BBBKen Hackworth3.11Hula grub
1st CBBHayes Edwards2.54Ned rig
2nd CBBCasey Wit2.39?

The next tournament will be Pomme de Terre, May 23rd & 24th. Trailering is allowed. Takeoff will be 5:45 or safe light, and weigh in will be at 3:00 PM both days at the Wheatland Ramp.

Saturday, April 17th

Boat #BoaterCo Angler
1Hayes Edwards 
2Larry Stoafer 
3Eric Verburg 
4Bob Jorgensen 
5Mark LunaCasey Wit
6Ken Hackworth 
7Steve Read 
8Bill Miller 
9Bill Gevedon 
10Dennis Edwards 
11Steve Clark 
12Chuck SchrankelFrank Carroll
13Jim WyattJeff Arndt
14Brent Goss 
15Jeff Sell 
16Mike Brooks 
17Matt King 
18Bob Greene 

Sunday, April 18th

Boat #BoaterCo Angler
1Bob Greene 
2Matt King 
3Mike Brooks 
4Jeff Sell 
5Brent Goss 
6Jim WyattJeff Arndt
7Chuck SchrankelFrank Carroll
8Steve Clark 
9Dennis Edwards 
10Bill Gevedon 
11Bill Miller 
12Steve Read 
13Ken Hackworth 
14Mark LunaCasey Wit
15Bob Jorgensen 
16Eric Verburg 
17Larry Stoafer 
18Hayes Edwards 

Free Tournament Entry: The May lucky winner is Ray Cates.

There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:53.

SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:

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Bill Horvath                                                   Bob Greene

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