The April tournament at Pletz Park was definitely a tough one. A lot of bass slipped the hooks from a lot of anglers. Giant sunfish were being caught left and right. Ethan Chatham ended up on top with a total of 30 inches. Gilbert Huron and Ray Flores rounded out the top 3. There might not have been a lot of bass landed in this tournament, but there was some huge shake-ups in the AOY standings. Ethan Chatham now has a commanding lead, leap-frogging the field from 5th place to 1st. Ray Flores also made a huge jump, going from unranked to 2nd.
|March 26, 2019
There hasn't been many blog updates lately, but that's becuase March and April are the busiest months of the year for me.
Anyway, we had our tournament yesterday on the Downtown Riverwalk. 19 anglers came out to compete, but Gregory Carrillo came out on top with 35.5 inches. Here's a breakdown of the top 5:
Tie - 4th - Rey Garza - 16 inches (+40 points for 4th)
Hector Jiminez - 16 inches (+40 points for 4th)
3rd - Jose Perez - 16.75 inches (+60 points for 3rd)
2nd - Ethan Chatham - 22.5 inches (+80 points for 2nd)
1st - Greg Carrillo - 35.5 inches (not eligible for points, but 1st is awarded 100)
The results page has been updated with the new Top 5 Rankings for AOY.
|February 25, 2019
Yesterday was another record breaking day for the SABFC. We Shattered our previous attendance record by 11 anglers. To put that in perspective, we've had several tournaments where we didn't even have 11 total show up. 35 anglers came out to Woodlawn lake. 27 total fish were caught (which may also be a new record). I personally didn't land any fish, but I did have a 3 to a 3.5 pounder snap me off after digging herself in around some rough concrete structures.
Check out the standings and results page here.
|February 21, 2019
Haven't updated this month, but that's because I've been busy. We've got a tournament coming up this Sunday at Woodlawn Lake, my annual White Bass Run video is coming out on Monday at noon, and there's a handful of other things going on.
One of my sponsor companies, RUNCL, has given me a 10% off promotional code to give out. It's good on Amzon until March 2020. Check it out. Get 10% off all RUNCL products with code "CAF10RCL" on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2BMn4vP
The other things I have going on, I can't quite talk about just yet, but stay tuned!!
|January 28, 2019
Our first tournament of the year was today, and we had a huge turnout that overloaded the parking lot. 22 anglers came out to compete, including 3 women (our first tournament with multiple female anglers). I got on the board right away with a 12 1/4 inch bass on an American Tackle Grub on one of my first few casts, but ultimately, that's all I was able to come away with. I finsihed 6th out of 8 anglers who were able to catch anything. It was a very tough bite, even though the weather was cooperating nicely. The 3 cash prize winners were newcomer Aaron Otero - 1st - 19 1/4, Ray Flores - 2nd - 14, and 2018 AOY Rey Garza - 3rd - 13 7/8. It was a very close tournament, as the majority of the fish caught ranged in size from 12 - 14 inches. 2nd and 4th place were only 1/4 of an inch apart.
Thanks to everyone who came out, and thanks to everyone else supporting us online.
|January 15, 2019,
We have a tournament coming up on January 28, at Lakeside. I prefished it and ran a simulated tournament last week, and did pretty well towards the end. It looks like we will be having a pretty decent sized group show up so far. 2019 is already on par to surpass 2018, and we haven't even had our first tournament yet.
I've also done a handful of videos lately on product reviews. The Runcl Anchor Boxes have been paying off for me. American Tackle Company is my main company for baits and rods. They're the only company that I work with that is actually carried nationwide in major stores, like Academy. Lew's Mach series rods use AT Microwave Guides, as do some of the high end Academy Brand rods.
But of all the reviews I've done, the most surprising one has got to be the $5 Wish Rod. This rod has worked it's way into my everyday rotation. I put a Daiwa Underspin 40 XD on it, and it's the most ideal pairing ever. If you're interested in checking out the rod, I purchased the 2.1 Meter size. 210 CM. It's roughly about the same as a 7' rod. I don't even use it as a telescopic, I leave it fully extended and carry it with my regular rods.
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|January 2, 2019
Starting off the new year with a handful of videos on the way. Greg caught some nice brown trout in New Braunfels, and I've been working on a handful of product reviews and other videos. I'm also announcing some SABFC News. We have a new points system in place for Angler of the Year, and the first tournament of the year coming up.
Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at 2pm. Lakeside, Tealer Park. This should be an interesting one with the cold snap and the reported alligator sightings.
As for the points system, let me just copy from the Facebook Group:
Angler of the Year Points System:
Every angler who participates in any sanctioned SABFC tournament will be included on the SABFC Results Page.
All fish submitted at each Tournament are counted, regardless of place finished.
1 inch = 1 point.
1st Place Finish = 100 Points
**Anglers Not Eligible to win Angler of the Year**:
**Cannot win AOY, but ARE eligible to win individual tournaments.
Angler of the Year winner will receive a trophy and a large box of assorted fishing gear that is collected throughout the year. Prize will be awarded in December.
Tournament "schedule" for 2019 - Dates will be set later because of schedule conflicts and work.
Jan - Lakeside