Sept 2018 Newsletter

Leavenworth Bass Club

Newsletter and General Membership Meeting Minutes


September 4th, 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


Please keep the Stephens family in your thoughts and prayers on the passing of long-time member Garry Stephens. Here are the known arrangements:


  • Visitation: from 1300 to 1500 on Sunday, September 23 at Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave, Leavenworth, KS 66048
  • Funeral Services: at 1130 on Monday, 24 September, at Leintz Funeral Home
  • Burial/Gravesite Services: at 1230 on Monday, 24 September, the National Cemetery, in Leavenworth
  • Nothing has been published about flowers, donations or ……




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Welcome: The Leavenworth Bass Club held its monthly meeting on September 4th at the Ft Leavenworth Rod and Gun Club.  There were 19 members present. The President called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.


Secretary Report:

  • The August 2018 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 was $6,827.72 and the ending balance is $7,472.87. The Fishing for Freedom account beginning balance was $47,014.96 and the ending balance is $52,456.43. the Pay Pal account has $96.80. The Treasurer’s report was approved as read.
  • The club voted to allocate $200 per boat for the classic. Currently there are 8 boats.


Conservation Committee Report:

  • Lucas Kowalewski, Kansas City District Fisheries Biologist, asked the Leavenworth Bass Club for assistance with the Georgia Cube Project at Hillsdale Lake scheduled for 22 September at 0800. We will meet at the Hillsdale State Park office and assemble about 40 cubes and drop them in the Lake. The address is 26001 W 255th St, Paola, KS 66071 which will get you really close according to Google maps. He mentioned that if we can provide 3-4 boats and bring a power drill with a 5/16 nut driver that would be great. This is another great opportunity for our Club to be noticed. Please let Eric know by 20 September if you can make it.


  • Eric discuss the possible grant from 40 creek whiskey and what they are doing for conservation. 40 Creek whiskey is a new BASS conservation partner and has selected three states Missouri, Texas, and Georgia to receive individual grants in the amount of $10,000, The money will be divided into four individual grants or the amount of $2500.

Youth Director Report:

  • The NWMSU fishing club would like to do “fish stakes” in Maryville on October 2nd. Bill will solicit volunteers to help at the October meeting
  • Also, the next Bearcat Open will be held at Mozingo Lake on October 20th. There may be a request for boats to take some of the students fishing. More info to follow.
  • Steve Read and I briefed the students on F3 and solicited volunteers.


Banquet Committee: Mike Brooks says everything is on track. Please give some thought to what the award will be for this year’s top 10 and the other categories.


Webmaster Report: Brent has updated the web site.


Vice President Report:  None.



President Report:

  • Bob reminded the members that there is a discount for MOBASS Nation members for Culprit fishing tackle. The new discount code should be on the members only area.
  • Reminder that we will elect new officers at the October meeting and also will select the Sportsman of the Year. Very important to attend this meeting and make your wishes known.

Fishing for Freedom:  Larry reported no major issues in planning, except as usual, we are short about 30 boats. This is the 10th anniversary of the event.


Old Business:  Bill Gevedon volunteered to captain our club effort for the MOBASS state team qualifier to be held at Table Rock lake October 26th -28th.


New Business:  None.


New Members:  None


New Equipment Report:  Larry talked about a new rod company, Fox River Rods. Here is their website:


Outside Activities: Larry was unable to participate in the FLW championship due to gall bladder surgery. We all wish him continued success for next year.



  • Randy invited all of us to come to his retirement party on Saturday, September 15th.


Bob’s notes from the MOBASS Meeting 15 Sep 2018:

  • Financial Report: Picked up a copy of the report and will pass off to Ken.
  • Secretary Report: If you notice on the MOBASS website that the LBC is not paid, do not worry about it. MOBASS Secretary has not updated the records nor the site. Updates will come in the next 30 days
  • Discussion regarding the MOBASS Scholarship. MOBASS had one entry for the scholarship, money went to Colt Love; discussion and vote to continue to fund his scholarship although he changed his major
  • Conservation: Pitch it program Grizzly tobacco is assisting with funding materials for soft plastic and mono collection tubes. Info packet and plans for building were picked up at the meeting. I will pass it off to Eric
  • MOBASS conservation has a Facebook Page. They request any members with a FB page go and “like” the page


  • Picked up Fizzing “how to” cards and will distribute at the Oct LBC meeting


  • AFTCO (American Fishing Tackle Company) gives 10% of every purchase to conservation.


  • 40 Creek Whiskey Grants – LBC is one of only two MOBASS clubs to show interest in this project. A vote was taken to split the money into 3 grants, however currently on 2 clubs are working a proposal. The timeline is tight to write and submit the grant request to MOBASS. Packets must be turned in to MOBASS (Robert Troumbley) NLT 2 weeks prior to the State Tournament. LBC has just under 4 weeks to get this done. Eric, need you to select a member or two to assist in the write up and get it turned in NLT 12 Oct. If approved, 40 Creek Whiskey will send their media crew to record the event for part of their upcoming advertising campaign. 40 Creek Reps will be at the State tournament to provide whiskey samples. MOBASS asks that members go to FB and “like” 40 Creek Whiskey.


  • MOBASS reports PETA will most likely protest the State Tournament. They recommend MOBASS members do not engage protestors as they are most likely soliciting a negative reaction for publicity / legal reasons.


  • Tournament Report: State tournament is the last weekend of October. Thursday 25 Oct 1800-2000 Captains Check In @ Port of Kimberling Hotel – Gev is the Team Captain and is tracking. Pretournament Meeting is Friday 26 Oct 1800 @ Hillbilly Bowl. MOBASS will have lots of products at that meeting from Lowrance, Mercury, Solar Bat, Live Target, etc. 40 Creek will also be there. Gev has the specifics for daily check in and pairings.


  • 2019 State Tournament will be at LOZ, PB2. HQs will be Tan Tar A.


  • LBC has met the attendance requirements to MOBASS for 2018.


  • LBC State T packets turned in


  • MOBASS Raffle tickets and $100 turned in


  • Gev made a pitch for F3 boaters and passed out F3 flyers


  • 19 Jan 2019 next MOBASS Meeting (LBC President)


Tournament Director:

 Tournament Results


Buddy Tournament  
Saturday & Sunday                           
18- 19 AUG 18 Total
Total Weight Points Only Tourn. Points Guide Points Big Bass # of Keeper Bass Caught
1 CATES, GARRETT 13.46   50.0     7
2 CATES, RAY 13.05   49.0     6
3 BROOKS, MIKE 8.59   48.0 45.0   5
4 SMITH, STEPHEN 8.58   47.0     4
5 EDWARDS, DENNIS 5.48   46.0 49.0   3
6 BAKER, TOM 5.30   45.0     3
7 GEVEDON, BILL 5.19   44.0 39.0   3
8 LUNA, MARK 3.98   43.0 38.0   2
9 GOSS, BRENT  3.49   42.0     2
10 READ, STEVE 2.82   41.0 42.0   2
11 KENTON, RANDY 2.67   40.0     1
12 STADEL, MARK 2.33   39.0     1
13 LEE, DANNY 1.42   38.0     1
14 VERBURG, ERIC   5.0 37.0      


TOTAL FISH WEIGHT 76.36         40


  LUNA, MARK   2.72 Boater BB      
  KENTON, RANDY   2.67 Boater BB      
  CATES, RAY   3.55 Co-Angler BB      
  STADEL, MARK   2.33 Co-Angler BB      















The free tournament entry was won by Bob Jorgensen.


There being no further official business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:01



SUBMITTED BY:                                          APPROVED BY:


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Bill Horvath                                                   Bob Greene

Secretary                                                       President

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