2008 TBF Kansas State Team
Jason Baird is a “Maximum Performer”
Johnny Starks and Rob Hague, WOW!
Wilson Lake: August 25 & 26th 2007 proved there are keeper sized bass in Wilson, despite the ‘dock talk’.
Wilson Lake is on the verge of becoming a bass fishing Mecca of sorts, in Kansas. It has all the right ingredients, currently the water is still about 3 feet low, but has come up over 6 feet in the last 12 months, the massive amounts aquatic vegetation should allow for great spawns and a cover for the juvenile bass to hide and grow in. The numbers of under 15″ fish is absolutely incredible.
In all Bass Tournaments someone always figures out the key pattern and Jason Baird, was the man, who had to pool all his years of fishing experience to get the upper hand on these Wiley Wilson Lake Small mouth. Using a Storm Baby Chug Bug, for 2 days; on shallow, 2 foot or lesson sandy flat banks, with scattered vegetation, Jason was able to earn the Tournament Win and 2007 “Castrol Oil”Maximum Performer Award – $500.00 Wal-Mart Card. Congratulations.
Each contestant received: 1 gallon of Castrol Oil, and a City of Russell warm welcome bag, with coupons for local establishments Not only that, but the host Hotel AmericInn, went all out! A Truly impressive set up.
- Free! Dinners both Friday and Saturday night.
- Custom made to order Omelets and a breakfast bar every day!
- Boat Electrical Hook ups installed at their expense
- Only $67.00 a night included tax rate!
- Excellent rooms
- Courtesy Adult Beverage Bar, each night.
- Offered special rates, call Erin, if you’re hunting or fishing in the area. 785-483-4200
The TBF Board wants to say a very special “Thank You”, to several individuals that have gone above and beyond in showing their strong support for the TBFKS and it’s programs.
1. WOW! Johnny Starks and Rob Hague donated to the 2008 TBFKS State Team a total of $750.00!
2. The TBFKS has an individual that also Donated $1,000.00 for the random draw and tournament payout. You know who you are and we are very appreciative!
Always remember our sponsors: Wal-Mart, Castrol, Solar Bat, Ranger Boats, National Guard, Chevy, Yamaha, Evinrude, Lowrance, and FLW Outdoors.
The 2008 TBFKS State Team
State Team Boater
1 Jason Baird 9 14.82 $500.00
2 Johnny Starks 5 8.29 $250.00 & RC $1,375.00
3 Jody Pfannenstiel 4 7.44 Tackle Bag & BB $130.00
4 Rob Hague 4 6.86 RC $875.00
5 Tim Strunk 4 6.83
6 Cory Steckler 3 4.88
State Team Non-Boater
7 Jed Hawkins 3 4.86 Water Jug (donated to kids)
8 Chris Scherbring 3 4.56 Solar Bat Sunglasses
9 Buddy Ludes 2 3.81 Day 2 BB – $130.00
10 Kerry Kruep 2 3.56
11 Steve Davenport 2 3.46
12 Jason Heis 2 3.36
State Team Alternate
13 Mark Hamel 2 3.29 Trilene Line
13 Scott Hamel 2 3.29
Rest of the Best
15 Gary Walker 2 3.26
16 Phillip Breon 2 3.22
17 Don Glick 2 3.21 Trilene Line
18 Will Gabel 2 3.04 Rod and Reel
19 Dennis Hamel 2 2.89
20 Travis Steerman 1 1.82
21 Bob Garver 1 1.72 Solar Bat Sunglasses
22 Darrell Brown 1 1.65
22 Mick Hays 1 1.65
24 Rob Jilka 1 .95
25 Rick Mcleod 0 $250.00 random draw
25 Ryan Reese 0 Solar Bat Sunglasses
26 Kyle Klien 0 Trilene Line
26 Larry Freeseman 0 Trilene Line
- RC – Ranger Cup Winners
Summary: 2 days of Competition, 62 Keepers @ 102.72 pounds for an average of 1.66 pounds per fish. All Small mouth except for 1 keeper Largemouth. (Way to go Starks)
TBF Board Members: Scott Hamel, Dennis Hamel, Kerry Kruep, Steve Davenport, and Jason Baird