Fall date sought for 2014 Big Bass Challenge
Hays, Kan., (Dec. 2, 2013) — The date is still undecided for the 14th Annual Big Bass Challenge to be held on Lake Wilson. Hays Bass Anglers Association members are looking at fall dates again for the event which has been one of the more popular bass fishing tournaments in Kansas. A conflict with another tournament was discovered following December’s meeting when the club set the proposed date. The official date is still being discussed and will be published as soon as it has been determined and the reservation for Wilson State Park facilities are verified and secured. In addition to trying to set the date for the club’s most popular bass fishing tournament event of the year, the club also elected its officers for 2014. HBAA’s club president will be Dave Heffel, Steven Hausler was elected vice-president and Clayton Rudeman will fill the role as secretary/treasurer. Although the overall number of tournament anglers fishing last year’s event were slightly down, the event was still a big success. HBAA members are looking forward to hosting this special event again in the Fall of 2014. Notifications will be sent out when the official date is confirmed.
Winners list from last year’s Big Bass ChallengeBig Bass — Steve and Nick Davenport (3.70 lb largemouth bass) 8:00 a.m. hour 1st Fish & Srajer 2.75 lbs, 2nd Baird & Baird 2.57 lbs, 3rd Basgall & Heffel 2.42 lbs 9:00 a.m. hour 1st Devine & Roach 3.56 lbs, 2nd Skala & Skala 2.13 lbs, 3rd Baird & Baird 2.07 lbs 10:00 a.m. hour 1st Davenport & Davenport 3.70 lbs, 2nd Watson & Kneuppel 2.43 lbs-, 3rd Skala & Skala 2.34 lbs 11:00 a.m. hour 1st Newell & Newell 2.22 lbs, 2nd Klenda & Barney 2.18 lbs, 3rd Smith & Landerville 2.08 lbs 12:00 p.m. hour 1st Watson & Kneuppel 2.34 lbs, 2nd Pfannenstiel & Lyne 2.11 lbs, 3rd Murphy & Rineman 2.07 lbs 1:00 p.m. hour 1st Helm & Halper 2.44 lbs, 2nd Riffey & Wenrich 2.32 lbs, 3rd Watson & Kneuppel 2.18 lbs 2:00 p.m. hour 1st Mettlen & Dineen 2.26 lbs, 2nd Helm & Halper 2.21 lbs, 3rd Riffey & Wenrich 2.12 lbs 3:00 p.m. hour 1st Glick & Witt 2.50 lbs, 2nd Herrman & Taylor 2.50 lbs, 3rd Byquist & Scherbring 2.31 lbs