Monday, October 31, 2011
A friend of the Scbbbc from Belgium. Gunther is what I would call a extreme belly boater. Gunther fishes from his U-Tube belly boat for fish bigger then his boat as you can see in some of his photos. He fishes lakes and rivers around the Netherlands. You can follow his blog here! cant wait to see what he brings up from the depths next!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Congratulations to the top 3 winners at Murray Park, South Africa. 29 anglers showed up for what looks like a great day on the water
1st Tristan Wood 5.01 pounds
2nd Brian Richards 4.9 pounds
3rd Danny Creigh-Smith 7.74 pounds
Complete Results Here!
Monday, October 24, 2011
California's Chris Zaldain best pro of 2011 in Central Open
5 qualify for 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series
October 22, 2011
BRANSON, Mo. - Chris Zaldain of San Jose, Calif., led the list of five anglers who qualified Saturday to move up in 2012 into the top tier of competition, the Bassmaster Elite Series, through the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open circuit.
With 804 points over the circuit's three events of 2011, Zaldain wrapped up the season as the top angler.
The other Elite qualifiers were James Niggemeyer of Van, Texas, second with 743 points; Jared Miller of Norman, Okla., third with 742 points; Tommy Martin of Hemphill, Texas, fourth with 738; and Kevin Ledoux of Choctaw, Okla., fifth with 734.
Casey Scanlon of Lenexa, Kan., finished short of the top five, with 722 points. As the sixth-place angler, he would be the first one tapped for the 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series if any of the top five decline the invitation.
Zaldain, 27, said he won't be able to help out Scanlon on that score.
"I'll definitely fish the Elites," he said. "That's why I joined the Opens this year."
The 27-year-old competed this season after a six-year hiatus since the 2005 Western Opens. He wasn't on hand at Saturday's final Central Open weigh-in in Branson, Mo., to hear the news in person. Because he didn't make the Saturday cut, he used the time to scout nearby Bull Shoals Lake, site of a 2012 Elite event, anticipating the need.
Miller, 27, who also said he'd accept the Elite invitation, headed home to get ready for the Nov. 3-5 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship presented by Yamaha and Skeeter Boats in Monroe, La., on the Ouachita River. Miller is hoping to qualify for the 2012 Bassmaster Classic through the Federation.
Niggemeyer's top-five points finish double-qualified him for the 2012 Elite season; he had finished 58th in Elite points when the 2011 season was over in June. His 2012 Elite seat will be taken through the Opens, not awarded to another pro.
2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Official Sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Evan Williams Bourbon, Mercury, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Yamaha
2011 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Supporting Sponsors: Humminbird, Luck "E" Strike, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats
|Chris at the 2004 BnT Kickboat Open on Clear Lake|
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Our brother Kickboaters in Japan really take there tournaments as seriously as us! I love these guys....Watching them is like looking in the mirror of our club....Sure would like to fish a tournament with them some day! Check out one of many videos they have...This video is of their 2011 season...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Just coming up short on day two was Taylor Capilla with an 8 fish limit of 31.58 pounds for 2nd place. Coming in 3rd place with an 8 fish limit of 30.63 was Jered Brendal. 4th place goes to Dave Montero with the day 2 big fish of 6.78 and an 8 fish limit of 30.55 pounds. Topping out the top 5 was Jon Graves with an 8 fish limit of 30.27 pounds! Taking home the day 1 big fish award was Jordan Brendal with a nice 6.48 pound Clear Lake bass. Congratulations to all the top guys!