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2017 Championship Results

SCOTT & KATHY MCCARTY WIN THE 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

2017 PHOTO GALLERY NOW AVAILABLE! CLICK HERE!

Fin & Feather Resort on Toledo Bend hosted the 2017 Championship. The weather was beautiful, but hot with little to no wind and humidity of at least 98%!   Fishing was tough for everyone, including all of the locals!

The week’s events included The Specialty Bait Tournament  which was held on Wednesday from 8-12 and all 29 couples had to fish with a worm!   Klinton & Chris Krhovjak won it with a 3 fish limit that went 6.40#. They won $290 for their efforts. The Skeeter Demo Team gave rides to several couples on Thurs and Friday.  Wayne & Marilyn Lilijedahl won the drawing for the FREE entry to next season’s tournaments!  It pays to ride in a Skeeter!!. The banquet was attended by 260 anglers and guests who had a wonderful dinner  of Chicken Fried Chicken and Chicken Fried Steak!   Delicious!  The evening was concluded with the Calcutta where over $22,000 was raised.!! Awesome job everyone.

A BIG  Congratulations to Scott and Kathy McCarty for topping a field of 118 teams to win the 2017 Championship with a 2 day limit that weighed 33.31#! They will also receive a payout from the Skeeter Real Money Incentive Program!  Awesome job on a lake that fished tough all week!

Second Place went to David & Tina Bozarth, who had a nice limit that weighed 29.19# and Third Place went to Kevin & Lisa Dritschler who’s limit went 28.62#!  Less than a pound between the two!

Keith Hansen’s, 7.89 pounder took the honors of Men’s Big Bass and Becky Stroud caught a nice 7.51 pounder for Ladies Big Bass! Congratulations to both of you!

Small Stringer pot was won by Jerry & Angie Emshoff….one that weighed 1.54!!

Ranger Cup Winners were:

  1.  David & Tina Bozarth
  2.  Donnie & Juanita Robinson
  3.  Thomas & Paula Hilton

Thank you to all of the couples for attending and making it a great weekend.

A Special Thanks to all of our great sponsors:  Plano Marine, McCain Rods, Hag’s Tornados, Bev’s Fish Creations, Nestles’, Fun N Sun, Strike King, Boat Saver,  Angler’s Pro Tackle and TFO Rods. Thank you to Fun N Sun for hosting the “Shrimp Boil” on Saturday!!!  It was delicious!

We’re looking forward to the 2018 season and don’t forget, we’ll be conducting a TOP SIX Tournament among our top couples in each region.    Put August 25th, 2018 on the calendar!!!!  More info to come.

Also don’t forget about the incentives being offered by our sponsors:

McCain rods is offering an incentive on all of their rods for Texas Bass Couples.  When ordering from their website:  www.mccainfishing.com, enter promo code:  TEXASBASSCOUPLES50 and received 50% off any rod!

Angler’s Pro Tackle is offering 10% of TBC orders.  Remember, Free shipment for orders over $50!   If Rick doesn’t have what you’re looking for, he’ll order it!

PLEASE THANK OUR SPONSORS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT!

Official Final Standings (Excel File)

 

Fun-n-Sun Ranger Cup
Plano Marine
Bev's Fish Creations Phenix Rods
AmeriWestGeneralAgencies
 McCain Hi-Performance Rods McClintock Homes  Nestle Good Food
 Phoenix  TFO

2016 Championship Summary

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ERIC and PEGGY BRIGMAN WIN BIG ON LAKE BELTON!!!

A “BIG” congratulations goes out to Eric and Peggy Brigman for winning the 2016 Texas Bass Couples Championship on Lake Belton!!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS

Their limit from the two day tournament weighed in at 24.91#, which netted them a little more than $10,000 in prize and contingency money, which included the $500 Plano Marine Incentive money.  Great Job!!!

FINAL STANDINGS – CLICK HERE

Rounding out the top five:

2nd Place:  Terry & Bonnie Johnson, 24.18#

3rd Place:  Joe & Pam Pope, 23.42#

4th Place:  Paul & Missy Brown, 22.95#

5th Place:  Tommy & Sherry Goodwin, 22.88#

Ranger Cup Winners

Joe & Pam Pope, $2000

Thomas & Paula Hilton, $1000

Stan & Mary Hall,  $500


Several couples had  spent the entire week in Temple and had a great time, checking out the restaurants and of course, trying to locate the fish.  Everyone was catching 20 little fish a day, but the elusive 14″ keepers were scarce!

The Awards Banquet was held at the historic Santa Fe Depot and a good time was had by all.   The night was capped off by a record breaking $26,150 raised in the Calcutta!!!!

The tournaments were kicked off each day with  Joe Schroeder  playing our National Anthem.  What an awesome sound!!  Thank you Joe!!

Just as a reminder of how dangerous boating, can be, Harley Brigman had an accident on his way to launch and we’re all so very thankful that the Good Lord was watching over him.    We’re grateful to everyone that helped out in this situation and happy that Harley is OK!!  We want everyone to stay safe!!!

We’d also like to say THANK YOU to all off our wonderful sponsors:  PLANO MARINE, STRIKE KING, NESTLES, HAG’S TORNADOS, SKEETER, RANGER CUP, POWER POLE, MARC MITCHELL GUIDE SERVICE, BOAT SAVER, BEV’S FISH CREATION, INET,  THE TEMPLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU AND FUN N SUN, PHENIX RODS and ANGLER’S PRO TACKLE.

Special Thanks to all of our wonderful Directors for devoting their time and energy to their regions and for helping us at the Championship.  It certainly takes an army.

Again, thank you to all of our couples for supporting us and fishing with Texas Bass Couples.

We’re looking forward to an even bigger and better 2017!!!   Keep checking the website, as the schedules are being updated.

God Bless and good fishing!

Butch and Cindy Scheppler

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Thanks to these sponsors for the 2016 Season!   Please contact them for great incentives!!

 

Fun-n-Sun Ranger Cup Legend Marine Advantage
HiWay Auto Parts Hag's Tornado Bait
Xcite Baits Viper XP Lures Phenix Rods
Steve's Custom Props Skeeter Boats Real Money iNet-Logo
 TFO Logo McClintock Homes

2015 Championship Results

Here is the link to the PDF with the final results:

2015 Championship Results (PDF)

2018 TBC Championship

Championship will be held on Richland Chambers

October 5-7, 2018

Host Marina: Oak Cove Marina

Accommodations
• Oak Cove Marina    903-872-0888  Hotel/RV
• Fisherman’s Point Marina    903-389-2423    On the south end of Richland Chambers, boat ramp, cabins, RV
• Fisherman’s Cove Lodge    903-396-7788    On  south end of Richland Chambers, cabins
• Countyside Inn,  Malakoff, TX     about 20 miles from lake.     903-489-0400
• Holiday Inn Express, Corsicana, TX  about 18 miles from lake.   903-641-0450     Parking is limited, but have electrical for boats
• Hampton Inn, Corsicana, TX about 18 miles from lake.   903-872-2238     Parking is limited

Skeeter Boat’s 2018 tournament program means Real Money for you. Winning the most while fishing the best just got easier! This year’s program is the largest contingency posting in Skeeter history. We’ve increased the payouts at grassroots events across the country. More Money in More Places makes Skeeter the leader in tournament fishing contingency postings.

Please Note: Online registration is per calendar year. By registering now, you will be registering for the 2018 Real Money Program.

The Real Money program is effective:
January 1 - December 31, 2018.