Klint VonFeldt wins HBAA’s Mr. Bass

HAYS, KS (Jan. 27, 2017) – Klint VonFeldt received top honors as the Hays Bass Anglers Association honored club members for their achievements Friday during their annual banquet at Gutch’s Bar & Grill in Hays. VonFeldt received the club’s top honor for accumulating the most points during the club tournaments held throughout the year. VonFeldt accumulated a total of 820 points to top the field of 14  anglers. The club tournaments were comprised of seven tournament events held at Clark State Fishing Lake, Cedar Bluff Reservoir, Lake Wilson, Milford Reservoir and Waconda Lake. Dave Heffel won the club’s “Brother BASS” award and Curt Wachs was awarded the club’s “Outstanding Service Award” at the event.



Shawn Berry of Salina, is pictured with his smallmouth bass weighing 3.18 pounds that claimed the top honors at the Hays Bass Anglers Association’s Big Bass Challenge at Lake Wilson in 2016. Mark your calendars now for the 2017 event scheduled for Sept. 9, 2017 at Lake Wilson.  (Photo by Steven Hausler)

2017 Big Bass Challenge set for Sept. 9th

Hays, KS  (Jan. 27, 201) Mark you calendars now for the 2017 Big Bass Challenge which is scheduled to be held on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Lake Wilson. Official permitting has been approved. The Hays Bass Anglers Association is excited to hold the event again at Lake Wilson. HBAA’s Cody Gehrer has been named the tournament coordinator for the annual event. The 2016 tournament was challenging as the lake received several shots of water that put the reservoir into flood stage during the tournament. Several years of drought conditions resulted in declining water levels before the August and September surge in lake levels. Spawning conditions are expected to be excellent this coming spring with the reservoir up and into an abundance of shoreline vegetation. These conditions are expected to set the stage for an outstanding year class of bass and forage in the coming year.


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