Tommy & Pam Busbee
4716 Tamarack Dr
May, Texas 76857
325-647-4116 or 325-217-8522
2015 QUALIFIED LETTER TO COUPLES
DEAR 2015 TEXAS BASS COUPLES
Tommy and I welcome you to the upcoming 2015 Texas Bass Couples Championship. Your commitment to Texas Bass Couples have made us an up and growing tournament trail.
If you have qualified with 250 points or fished 4 of the 6 tournaments we encourage you to attend the Championship. Your support is what makes it possible to have a Top notch Championship Tournament.
We look forward to being together with you October 2,3 & 4, 2015 for another GREAT Championship Tournament at the Red River.
The 2015 Texas Bass Couples, Field & Streams Sporting Goods, Hi-Way Auto Parts, Bonehead Tackle, Plano Marine, Easy Step System, Dobyns Rods, Lake Fork Tackle, Rod Sox, Lock-n-Haul, Reel Time Rods, Hag’s Tornado Baits, SALSA-HOLICS and Outdoor Specialties all of the TBC and local sponsors and the TBC Directors welcome and thank you for all your support in 2015.
This tournament is hosted and sponsored by The Shreveport Bossier Sports Commission, Red River South Marina & Resort and the Red River Waterway Commission. We know your visit will bring their city, chamber members and business owner’s goodwill. The Red River South Marina is the focal point of the weekend with the banquet, launch, boat numbers called and weigh-in all taking place at this one site.
Schedule of events include an Awards Banquet on Friday night and fishing hours Saturday and Sunday. All of the Fishing Hours and tournament information are received at the Banquet. If you miss the Banquet you must contact Tommy or Pam, Friday night to receive your information 325-647-4116 Tommy or 325-217-8522 Pam.
We have already received several entry fees for the Championship and want to remind you that we MUST receive your money $150 by September 19, 2015.
Please mail your money to:
Texas Bass Couples
4716 Tamarack Dr.
May, TX 76857.
Congratulations again for all of the hard work for 2015 and we will see you at the Championship. A Schedule of Events Packet will be mailed closer to the Event Date.
Tommy and Pam Busbee
Please share this with your couples so they too can benefit from our trip. I know this is a little early and I will do a Championship Packet after the tournaments are finished, and we know who qualified.
Tommy and I made a trip to The Red River, Bossier City and we want to share some of the things we looked at and info we collected. It was fairly easy to get there; if we can do it ANYONE CAN DO IT!! I-20 to Exit 20C take Hwy 71 to the right and the marina turn off is about 10 miles down Hwy 71.There are all of your business needs up and down on Hwy 71—Brookshires, Kroger for groceries. Chicken E Zaxby’s Chicken, Taco Bell, Sam’s Seafood diner. Sonic, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut. CVS pharmacy for medical needs. Taste of China and African Hair Braiding if you feel the need for a NEW DO???
The Red River South Marina is all booked for the week and weekend of Oct 2, 3, and 4, 2015. Barbara will call if something comes open and we can let our couples know. They have public restrooms next to the pavilion and a public laundry next to the restrooms if you should need them. There is a $3.00 ramp fee and at the banquet she will offer a 2-day fee of $5.00and she will collect that at the banquet. They open at 6am but Sat/Sun they will open at 5am.
These are the Director Rooms that I know about: these directors will be helping with to make this Championship one of the best ever so be sure and Thank them when you see them.
Tommy/Pam Busbee Cabin 17 Red River Marina South
Tommie/Candra Deese Cabin 13 RRMS
Dalton/Carrie Cooley Cabin 16 RRMS
Jimmy/Chris Erwin Cabin 20 RRMS
Travis/Pat McCollough Cabin 21 RRMS
Butch/Cindy Scheppler Trailer 3 RRMS
The Banquet will be at the Red River South Marina under a large tent, with sidewalls for some protection, but it may be cool—rainy—or windy, in the parking lot, so be prepared. This is somewhat different from our normal banquet but the Sports Commission and Kelly Wells are really very good at what they do and express their belief that we will be more than satisfied with the set-up.
Launch and weigh in will be at The Red River Marina and they have a very large parking lot and will be able to hold every one there. We will call boat numbers from one of the walkways and live well checks will be at the ramp before you launch. We will have someone at the top of the road to direct you to the side you will launch from ( 4 lanes available). We have also decided to have a 12” minimum for the tournament. Be sure to pass this along to the couples.
There is a Louisiana Fishing License required and the marina suggests that you get the daily $5.00 permit before you get to the marina. Louisiana Wal-Mart’s, Academy and online is suggested to get them. The Relax Inn is 8 miles from marina at 3206 Hwy 71, the owner said you can park on the grass and stay hooked up to your boat if you want to. They are very accommodating and if you don’t have reservations yet, you better call. 318-746-0885 with room rates at $55.
Barksdale Air Force Base is on Hwy 71 also if you have any contacts to stay there. The base is 6 miles from marina on Hwy 71.
The Travel Lodge is off Hwy 71 at the Diamond Jacks Casino exit, about 13 miles from marina. Just after the red light on your right is the Hotel. Room rates are $68.99 plus tax per night. I do have some other names and phone numbers of different hotel motel sites, but most have limited parking and not boat friendly.
We found a great place for the RV couples. It is at Diamond Jacks Casino, just before you get to the covered parking turn left and it goes into the RV sites. $25 Sunday thru Thursday and $30 Friday and Saturday. Very safe and secure. I have a map of the 31 RV sites if you need it call me?? The RV Park number is 318-678-7661. They only had a few in the park when we were there, but I would not wait too long to make a reservation.
Yhe Red River Marina is on Hwy 71, and at the corner where you turn into the road leading to the marina is a Handi Mart. They have gas, liquor, etc. also a good place to eat called Murrell’s. We ate there several times and they seem to be excited for us to come.
We visited 3 of the 6 Casino’s, no we did not win!! Boomtown, Diamond Jack’s is at the same turnoff and Bass Pro Shops and Margaretville is just down to the next exit. We hope this helps getting you some info. We had a great time and the folks are very accommodating and friendly. Directors please encourage your couples to make arrangements to go to the Championship we will have a time of our lives.
Thanks for all of the support,
Tommy & Pam Busbee
2nd Annual Northeast Region Specialty Bait Tournament
Event: 2nd Annual Northeast Region Specialty Bait Tournament
When: Wednesday, September 30th
Place: Red River South Marina
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration: Tuesday evening (probably at our trailer) and then Wednesday morning before the start of the tournament
3 Fish Limit…minimum 12 inches (since this is the rule for the Championship)
Cost: $10 per couple
Winner takes ALL!!!!!!
Info: We’ll get together Tuesday evening and anyone that wants to participate can put their “bait” of choice into the hat.
We will draw one bait and whatever that bait may be, will be the ONLY bait allowed in the tournament!!!! Last year it was a “jig”.
You can fish with any color and/or size, but you have to fish the whole tournament using that particular bait.
More info contact:
Butch Scheppler 214-244-4258 or Cindy Scheppler 21-926-4503
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