Sept 2017 newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes


September 11th, 2017


2017 Officers


President Dennis Edwards (913)-683-3195
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 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 on October 2nd, 2017  The meeting will be at the Rod and Gun clubhouse. We will be discussing the year end awards & electing new officers for the 2017-2018 year.


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Welcome: The Leavenworth Bass Club held its monthly meeting on September 11th at the Ft Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club.  There were 21 members present. The vice president called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.





Secretary Report:

  • The August newsletter was emailed to all current members and posted on the web site.
  • The Secretary’s report was approved as read.



Treasurer Report: 

  • LBC checking account beginning balance is $6,718.27 and the ending balance is $7,254,77. The Fishing For Freedom beginning balance is $32,738.64 and the ending balance is $32,732.37. Pay Pal has $1,164.00.
  • The Treasurer’s report was approved as read.


Conservation Committee Report:  None.


Youth Director Report:

  • The Kansas Bass nation is raffling off Brent Chapman’s boat and Fishing’s Future (Bill is the KS state coordinator) is one of the recipients of the raffle. This organization provides the equipment we use at our Fishing for Freedom event and numerous kid’s events we support. Please go to for more detail. Only 1000 tickets @ $100 each will be sold.

  • Bill will attend the next meeting of the NWMSU fishing club in Maryville.  All club members are invited to ride along. Contact Bill if you want to attend.


Banquet Committee: Mike Brooks says we’re having a banquet on January 20th, 2018.


Webmaster Report: Brent has added the latest newsletter and tournament results.


Vice President Report:

  • Anyone needing the post access pass needs to renew now. See Larry.
  • The MOBASS state team tournament will be held at Truman on 28-29 October. We will have a 10 man team (5 boaters and 5 co-anglers).
  • Mike Brooks and Steve Read volunteered to  attend the next MOBASS meeting.


President Report:   None


Fishing for Freedom:

  • We are still short boats to support the number of wounded warriors that have signed up. If any club members or any of our friends can help, please go to : to volunteer.

  • If any club member need a place to stay, contact Bill Horvath. There are a few open beds in the Lodge at Hickory Hollow available, first come, ………


Old Business:  None


New Business:  None


New Members:  We have two new members who attended the meeting and will officially join in October to start the new year.  Jack Millar and Greg Oehring were voted in by the members present. And, Carl Chasteen, a previous member has returned to Ft Leavenworth for another tour and will also join in October. Welcome to Jack, Greg and Carl !!!


New Equipment Report: None


Outside Activities:  None


Alibis:  None


Tournament Director’s Report:

  • The next tournament is the year end Classic at Truman on September 23rd & 24th. Truman is completely off limits from midnight Sunday, September 17th thru Thursday the 21st.  Prefishing is only allowed on Friday the 22nd. Trailering is allowed. Weigh in both days will be at the Long Shoal Corps ramp at 3:00 PM both days.
  • The club members present voted to budget $200.00 per boat for the Classic.
  • There will be a community cookout on Saturday, at Grand River, time will be announced at Saturday’s weigh in. Bob Jorgensen is providing venison and elk for everyone.
  • Very generous and a BIG thank you to Bob.
  • Mark will provide side dishes.



  Launch Order

Truman Classic, September 23-24

# Boater Co Angler  
1 Dennis Edwards Mike Rasco  
2 Larry Stoafer Bill Frederick  
3 Ken Hackworth Bill Horvath  
4 Johnathan Hester Brent Goss  
5 Bob Jorgensen Frank Carroll  
6 Steve Read Mark Stadel  
7 Mike Brooks Eric Verburg  
8 Steve Clark Lou Engler  
9 Bob Greene Stephen Smith  
10 Mark Luna Randy Kenton  
11 Bill Gevedon Ray Hillebrand  




Results from Grand Lake of the Cherokees OK, 12-13 August, 2017


1st Stephen Smith 8 20.17 Channel swings, Green Pumpkin worm
2nd Jeff Sell 7 13.96 Jigs
3rd Bill Gevedon 5 13.62 Rage Tails & Space Monkeys,  skinny water
4th Rich  Pearl 7 13.27 Wobble Heads
5th Larry  Stoafer 6 12.97 Biffle Bugs, on wood, skinny water


BIG BASS – Overall
1st Stephen Smith 4.02  
2nd Bill Gevedon 3.44  
1st Danny Lee 4.58  
2nd Ray Cates 2.31  
BIG BASS – 1st Session
1st Stephen Smith 4.02  
2nd Dennis Edwards 3.27  
1st Ray Cates 2.11  
2nd Ken Hackworth 1.64  


BIG BASS – 2nd Session
1st Stephen Smith 2.78  
2nd Larry Stoafer 2.43  
1st Lou Engler 1.80  
2nd Eric Verburg 1.44  




BIG BASS – 3rd Session

1st Ill Gevedon 3.44  
2nd Mark Luna 3.29  
1st Danny Lee 4.58  
2nd Ray Cates 2.31  


The free tournament entry was won by Bill Horvath


The free gas card from Shoreline Boat & RV Repair was won by Lou Engler


Mark Luna won the raffle ticket for Brent Chapman’s boat.


There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:42


SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:


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Bill Horvath                                                   Larry Stoafer

Secretary                                                       Vice-President



Larry Stoafer led a lively discussion on a list of ethics issues suggested by the club members present. We discussed money, boat positioning, sharing/not sharing secret spots, and several other hot button issues. Most members came away with agreement that most issues that arise between boats & co-anglers are caused by a lack of communications between them

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