Big Bass Challenge set for Sept. 2o, 2014
Hays, Kan., (Dec. 13, 2013) — The 14th Annual Big Bass Challenge will be held on Sept. 20, 2014 at Lake Wilson. Hays Bass Anglers Association secured the official permitting for the event this week. The challenge has historically been one of the most popular bass fishing tournaments in Kansas. Wilson State Park facilities are verified and secured for the event. HBAA’s newly-elected president, Dave Heffel, announced the details of the event date. E-mails have been sent to anglers who have fished the event in previous years. HBAA members are looking forward to hosting this special event again in the Fall of 2014. In addition to setting the tournament date, officers were elected 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. HBAA club members want to recognize the outstanding leadership exhibited by outgoing officers: Nate Brown, former president; Keith Harmoney, former secretary/treasurer. Committee leaders were also recognized by club members for their leadership in 2013: Bob Hoffman, Big Bass Challenge tournament director and conservation chairman; Clint VonFeldt, club tournament director, Vern Bailey and Fred Highfill, co-directors of youth activities. The club extends its appreciation and wants to thank them for their leadership.
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