2018 Championship


KEVIN & LISA DRITSCHLER TAKE HOME FIRST!

KEVIN AND LISA DRITSCHLER top the field of 118 teams to take home first place in the 2018 Texas Bass Couples Championship which was held on Richland Chambers last weekend! They were sitting in 3rd place after day -1 with 16.21 pounds, just 2.25 pounds behind the lead of Brian and Wendy Hall’s 18.46# sack. Sunday’s weather conditions were a little tougher, but Kevin and Lisa managed to find their limit of 5 fish that weighed 16.24# to take the lead for a 2-day total of 32.45#! Their first place finish netted them $5,000, plus the $5,025 from the Calcutta and $3,000 Skeeter Real Money Incentive! Not a bad day on the water! Congratulations to a job well done!

Second place went to Brian and Wendy Hall, who fought a tough battle! Their 2-day limit weighed 31.08#. Great job!!!

Finishing out the top five places:

  • 3rd Place:  Mike and Sandra Withrow, 29.22#
  • 4th Place:  Joe & Pam Pope, 28.45#
  • 5th Place:  David & Tina Bozarth, 28.12#

Men’s Big Bass was won by Joey Hanna, who had a very nice 8.48 pounder and Ladies Big Bass was won by Patti Campbell with a 6.96 pounder! Congrats to you both!

John Patric of the Northeast region won the Overall Big Bass of the year! A 10.78 pounder which was caught on Lake Palestine! Congratulations John. The replica was made by Bev’s Fish Creations.

The week was kicked off with the “Special Bait Tournament” on Wednesday.   23 couples participated and everyone had to fish the 4 hour tournament with a square bill crank bait. Stan and Mary Hall had a 3 fish limit what weighed 9.88 pounds.  Great job!

The Skeeter Demo team demonstrated the new Skeeters! Special thanks to them for taking their time to join us on Thursday and Friday. Mike and Cindy Hicks were the winners of the drawing for FREE entry to next year’s regional tournaments.

The awards banquet was held at the Corsicana Opry and it was sponsored by the Corsicana Convention and Visitors Bureau as well as Plano Marine. The meal was provided by Once Upon A Table, great, great food!

An auction was held and proceeds of $1,000 will be donated to Compassion Corsicana along with 13 cases of non-perishable food which will go to the Corsicana Food Pantry.  Thanks to all of our wonderful couples for supporting this great cause.

The Texas Bass Couples Championship is also supported by the Ranger Cup Incentive Program.  The top 3 finishers who qualified for the money are:

  • 1st - Joe and Pam Pope – $2,000
  • 2nd -David & Tina Bozarth – $1,000
  • 3rd-R.D. & Patti Campbell --$500

We’d like to take this time to THANK all of our sponsors who so graciously donate of their time, money and goods in order for us to put on this great event!

SKEETER, PLANO MARINE, BEV’S FISH CREATION, HAG’S TORNADOES, CATCH N RELEASE, BOAT SAVER, CORSICANA CONVENTION AND VISITOR’S BUREAU AND OAK COVE MARINA!

SPECIAL THANKS to all of our Directors that work so diligently throughout the year and during this Championship to make sure everything runs smooth AND to our COUPLES who support us! Without all of you, there would be no Texas Bass Couples!

We’re looking forward to the 2019 season and the Championship on Lake Texoma on Oct 4-6, 2019!

Until next season,

God Bless and Good Fishing

Butch and Cindy

Ranger Cup Winners Joe & Pam Pope

Ranger Cup Winners David & Tina Bozarth

Ranger Cup Winners R.D. & Patti Campbell

Special Bait Tournament Winners Stan & Mary Hall

Overall Big Bass John Patric 10.78 lbs

Ladies Big Bass Patti Campbell 6.96 lbs

Mens Big Bass Rusty Hanna 8.48 lbs

2018 Championship

Download a PDF of these results here.

Texas Bass Couples
Team Tournament Results
2018 Texas Bass Couples Championship-Final
10/06-10/07/2018 Richland Chambers

Team Boat# Team# Fish Wgt Pnlty Bonus B/F Total YTDB Points
1 KEVIN DRITSCHLER-LISA DRITSCHLER 24 10/10 32.45 5.65 32.45
2 BRIAN HALL-WENDY HALL 15 9/ 9 31.08 5.79 31.08
3 MIKE WITHROW-SANDRA WITHROW 95 10/ 9 29.22 0.50 28.72
4 JOE POPE-PAM POPE 117 10/10 28.45 28.45
5 DAVID BOZARTH-TINA BOZARTH 101 9/ 9 28.12 28.12
6 CASEY BENNETT-TAMI DILKS 45 9/ 9 27.96 27.96
7 R.D. CAMPBELL-PATTI CAMPBELL 109 9/ 9 27.55 27.55
8 CHANDLER STEWART-KATELIN SIMONSON 92 10/10 27.40 6.21 27.40
9 JUSTIN PRATER-JAYLEE PRATER 23 10/10 27.11 27.11
10 MATT GAINES-CAROLE GAINES 41 10/10 27.04 27.04
11 THOMAS HILTON-PAULA HILTON 47 9/ 9 26.46 26.46
12 DANNY MORVAN-DANA MORVAN 100 10/10 25.77 25.77
13 WESLEY JOHNSON-AMY JOHNSON 22 10/10 25.65 25.65
14 SIPPY CARRILLO-MARY CARRILLO 32 10/10 25.54 25.54
15 SCOTT BLAKELY-KIRSTI BLAKELY 76 10/10 25.40 25.40
16 DONNIE ROBINSON-JUANITA ROBINSON 26 10/10 24.73 24.73
17 FRANK TENORIO-MIMI THOMPSON 27 7/ 7 24.67 7.93 24.67
18 ERIC BRIGMAN-PEGGY BRIGMAN 29 10/10 24.17 24.17
19 CRAIG MILLER-WHITNEY MILLER 105 10/10 22.58 22.58
20 BILLY BIONDI-JACY BIONDI 56 9/ 8 22.73 0.50 22.23
21 JOEY HANNA-JENNIFER HANNA 75 6/ 6 21.84 8.43 21.84
22 DUSTY SPURGIN-TAMMY HUMPHRIES 110 10/10 21.76 21.76
23 STEVE SMITH-TRUDY SMITH 53 8/ 8 19.53 19.53
24 ROGER MAHONEY-SANDRA MAHONEY 88 8/ 8 19.44 19.44
25 BILLY KING-JENI KING 108 7/ 6 19.88 0.50 19.38
26 NEIL DEMPSEY-SHAYLA DEMPSEY 48 9/ 8 19.79 0.50 19.29
27 JAMES KISER-TAMMY KIZER 51 6/ 5 18.46 0.50 17.96
28 GARY WOODUL-CAROLYN WOODUL 91 6/ 6 17.71 17.71
29 TERRY HAWKINS-AMANDA HAWKINS 86 8/ 7 17.58 0.50 17.08
30 R.J. KREBS-LINDSEY KREBS 21 7/ 6 17.52 0.50 17.02
31 JIMMY ERWIN-CHRIS ERWIN 42 8/ 8 15.92 15.92
32 CHARLES REAGAN-BARBARA REAGAN 58 7/ 7 15.85 15.85
33 PAUL BROWN-MISSY BROWN 40 8/ 7 16.15 0.50 15.65
34 TODD ANDERSON-SHELLY ANDERSON 90 7/ 7 15.50 15.50
35 JEFF GRUBBS-PAM GRUBBS 112 7/ 7 15.09 15.09
36 JOE SCHROEDER-ASHLEY ANDERSON 114 6/ 6 14.80 14.80
37 MARC MAYO-KELLY MAYO 63 5/ 5 14.77 6.95 14.77
38 JOHNNIE GEORGE-JOLENE GEORGE 33 6/ 6 14.73 14.73
39 JAMES LONGINO-CANDY MCDONALD 46 9/ 9 14.47 14.47
40 JAMES PAINTER-CRYSTAL AVERITT 8 7/ 7 14.42 14.42
41 ROBERT LAIRD-MOLLY LAIRD 55 6/ 6 13.66 13.66
42 BRYAN BIONDI-AMY BIONDI 85 5/ 5 13.65 6.19 13.65
42 ANDREW PATTON-BRANDY PATTON 78 6/ 6 13.65 13.65
44 GREG FLEMING-JULIE FLEMING 93 6/ 6 13.63 13.63
45 DEREK MONG-TAMMY MONG 1 6/ 6 13.41 13.41
46 L.W. BUCK-JOANN MADDING 80 6/ 6 13.29 13.29
47 BOBBY WILSON-RITA WILSON 77 5/ 4 13.64 0.50 13.14
48 LANDON
DOBRANSKY-CARMON DOBRANSKY
83 6/ 5 13.12 0.50 12.62
49 RONNIE GLOVER-NATALIE GLOVER 60 5/ 5 12.51 12.51
50 KEITH JACKS-KATT JACKS 84 5/ 5 11.64 11.64
51 STAN HALL-MARY HALL 34 6/ 6 11.08 11.08
52 BILLY HORTON-ROBIN HORTON 10 2/ 2 10.00 8.18 10.00
53 RICK BUXTON-KAY BUXTON 97 4/ 4 9.99 9.99
54 DAVID FORD-KRYSTAL FORD 65 3/ 3 9.93 9.93
55 KLINTON
KRHOVJAK-CHRISTINA KRHOVJAK
4 4/ 4 9.72 9.72
56 JAY STIDHAM-RHONDA STIDHAM 107 3/ 3 9.62 9.62
57 JOE LEVERETT-KRISTI LEVERETT 70 5/ 5 9.54 9.54
58 STEVE VAN MEETEREN-CINDY VAN MEETEREN 104 3/ 3 9.51 9.51
59 MIKE HICKS-CINDY HICKS 61 3/ 2 9.81 0.50 9.31
60 TROY
MONTGOMERY-JONNIECE MONTGOMERY
96 5/ 2 10.66 1.50 9.16
61 BUTCH SCHEPPLER-CINDY SCHEPPLER 118 5/ 5 8.91 8.91
62 CURTIS SHEPPARD-KAREN SHEPPARD 12 3/ 3 8.50 8.50
63 JOHN LUMPKIN-SUSAN LUMPKIN 113 4/ 4 8.28 8.28
64 DALTON COOLEY-CARRIE COOLEY 3 3/ 3 8.26 8.26
65 JOHNNY HALE-DARIS THOMAS 38 4/ 4 7.99 7.99
66 JOEL HOWELL-LEA ANN HOWELL 98 4/ 4 7.71 7.71
67 STEVE BENTON-DONNA BENTON 87 3/ 3 7.38 7.38
68 RICHARD COKER-KAREN COKER 74 4/ 4 6.98 6.98
69 KELLY PENDLETON-MARY PENDLETON 6 5/ 5 7.63 1.00 6.63
70 JASON BELL-LISA BELL 35 2/ 2 6.49 6.49
71 TERRY WOOD-CINDY WOOD 20 3/ 3 6.46 6.46
72 KOLBY SATTEFIELD-HOLLY VICKERS 19 3/ 3 6.43 6.43
73 TOM MCELROY-CHERYL SPEAR 43 3/ 3 6.28 6.28
74 JAMES O'DONNELL-LINDA O'DONNELL 14 3/ 3 6.23 6.23
75 TOM FLANARY-JOANN FLANARY 17 3/ 3 6.20 6.20
76 JEREMY
EASTERWOOD-CHELSEA EASTERWOOD
68 3/ 3 6.12 6.12
77 JERRY EMSHOFF-ANGIE EMSHOFF 2 3/ 3 5.61 5.61
78 TERRY JOHNSON-BONNIE JOHNSON 79 2/ 2 5.44 5.44
79 ROB DAMICO-SHARON WILLIAMS 116 2/ 2 5.11 5.11
80 MICHAEL SODEN-ASHLEY SODEN 11 2/ 2 4.91 4.91
81 MARTY SUGG-JILL SUGG 71 1/ 1 4.74 4.74
82 LANCE BAKER-KRISTI BAKER 28 2/ 2 4.66 4.66
83 TRAVIS MC COLLOUGH-PAT MC COLLOUGH 5 3/ 3 4.36 4.36
84 JUSTIN PRIEST-LEAH PRIEST 62 2/ 2 4.29 4.29
85 MIKE AGUADO-MARTHA AGUADO 94 2/ 2 4.16 4.16
86 JON PIGNATELLI-LAUREN PIGNATELLI 64 2/ 2 4.15 4.15
87 TOM TRAYLOR-GLENDA TRAYLOR 39 2/ 2 3.95 3.95
88 RILEY LAMBERT-LINDSEY LAMBERT 59 2/ 2 3.83 3.83
89 JEFF SHOCKEY-DANA SHOCKEY 31 1/ 1 3.44 3.44
90 RUSTY SUMROW-JANET SUMROW 54 2/ 2 3.28 3.28
91 FERRON HOWARD-TERRY HOWARD 89 2/ 2 3.24 3.24
92 CASEY CRAIG-GENA CRAIG 49 2/ 2 3.22 3.22
93 JOHN LARSEN-SHARI LARSEN 82 2/ 2 3.08 3.08
94 JARED TAYLOR-BARBIE TAYLOR 7 1/ 1 2.66 2.66
95 CHRIS BLEESS-NATALIE BLEESS 18 1/ 1 2.65 2.65
96 GARY JOHNSON-TINA JOHNSON 72 1/ 1 2.57 2.57
97 KELLY WATTERSON-KIM ZIPS 36 1/ 1 2.48 2.48
98 JAMES WANNAMAKER-JANET WANNAMAKER 106 1/ 1 2.14 2.14
99 BILLY DEATON-PAULA DEATON 9 1/ 1 1.93 1.93
100 ED PROVASEK-TAMMIE PROVASEK 25 1/ 1 1.87 1.87
101 CORY CAMPBELL-ASHLEY CAMPBELL 73 1/ 1 1.82 1.82
102 JEREMY GILLIAM-INGE GILLIAM 103 1/ 1 1.45 1.45
103 KEITH HANSEN-DINAH HANSEN 44 1/ 1 1.34 1.34
104 MARTY ROBERTS-LAUREL TOLBERT 52 1/ 1 1.27 1.27
105 MARK BIONDI-TOI BIONDI 50 0.00 0.00
105 TIM BROCKWAY-ANGELA BROCKWAY 0.00 0.00
105 RANDY CORBELL-TWYLA JONES 37 0.00 0.00
105 TONY GOODMAN-TINA GOODMAN 0.00 0.00
105 MORRIS HERRING-VERLINE PRICE 69 0.00 0.00
105 BRENT HUMES-BECKY HUMES 66 0.00 0.00
105 TONY ISBELL-CRETE ISBELL 0.00 0.00
105 SHANE KUEHN-DENISE KUEHN 0.00 0.00
105 TONY MATTSON-CANDY LEWIS 57 0.00 0.00
105 JOE MOSS-SUZIE MOSS 81 0.00 0.00
105 JOHN PATRIC-MARY PATRC 13 0.00 0.00
105 ANDREW SCOTT-RYLEIGH JO SCOTT 115 0.00 0.00
105 DUSTIN SCROGGINS-MARTY CORN 0.00 0.00

 

Teams Fished: 117 Hours Fished:
Total Fish Weighed: 530 Average Weight / Fish: 2.49
Total Fish Released: 516 ( 97%) Average #Fish / Team: 4.53
Total Fish Weight: 1320.85 Average Weight / Team: 11.19

2018 Championship Sponsors

Plano Marine
Skeeter Boats
Bev's Fish Creations



Ranger Cup