A “BIG” congratulations goes out to Eric and Peggy Brigman for winning the 2016 Texas Bass Couples Championship on Lake Belton!!
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!!!
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
Thanks to these sponsors for the 2016 Season! Please contact them for great incentives!!