Date set for 2015 Big Bass Challenge
LAKE WILSON, Kan. (March 3, 2015) – The Hays Bass Anglers Association set the date for the 2015 Big Bass Challenge for Sept. 19, 2015, at Lake Wilson. Registration has been confirmed with KDWP&T. Mark your calendars now. Entry forms for the event are available now for download. Entries will be accepted beginning April 1, 2015. Starting positions will be determined by the order entry forms are received.
An overview shows the HBAA habitat work completed on Feb. 20, at Lake Wilson.
HBAA builds shallow-water habitat at Wilson
Lake Wilson (Feb. 20, 2015) – Member of the Hays Bass Anglers Association began working on a club habitat project on Feb. 20, 2015, in Duvall Cove at Lake Wilson. Working with fisheries biologist Scott Waters with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks & Tourism, the abundance of non-native cedar trees in the area were utilized for the project. The cedars were cut and drug to the shoreline to help provide shallow water habitat for black bass and other species. Lake levels at Wilson have been on the decline due to drought conditions exposing the shoreline and limiting escape cover for young-of-the-year bass. HBAA’s conservation committee, led by Darrel VonFeldt and Nate Brown, organized the work day for the late-winter project in Duvall Cove. Other habitat projects are scheduled in early March to continue working on shoreline cover and mid-depth fish attractors at Lake Wilson. Pictured at right: Klint VonFeldt, drags a weighted cedar tree to the edge of a drop as he helps with HBAA’s habitat project on Feb. 20, in Duvall Cove on Lake Wilson.
Dan Basgall claims HBAA’s Mr. Bass award
HAYS, KS (Jan 23, 2015) – Hays Bass Anglers Association’s Dan Basgall received the club’s Mr. Bass award during a ceremony at the club’s annual banquet on Jan. 23, 2015 in Hays. Basgall finished the season with 826 points to lead the field over 15 other anglers. The club tournament schedule was comprised of seven tournaments. Anglers competed throughout the season at three area lakes, Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Keith Sebelius Reservoir and Lake Wilson. Tournament scores were tallied and anglers were allowed to throw out their lowest scores, using their scores from their best tournaments in the competition. Congratulations goes out to Dan for claiming the club’s top honor for the 2014 season. HBAA also handed out awards to Klint VonFeldt – the recipient of the Brother Bass award for 2014. Clayton Rudman was the recipient of the club’s Angler of the Year award, and Mark Hladek received club’s Sportsman of the Year award