2011 Big Bass Challenge
Michael Schaffer of the Hays Bass Anglers Association watches as boats take off before sunrise on August 6, 2011, at the 11th Annual Big Bass Challenge on Lake Wilson. (Photo by Steven Hausler)
The 11th Annual Big Bass Challenge in 2011
LAKE WILSON (Aug. 6, 2011) — The Hays Bass Anglers Association’s 11th Annual Big Bass Challenge brought 106 anglers in 53 boats to one of the top bass fishing lakes in Kansas — Lake Wilson, located east of Russell. The tournament featured numbered starts, and was based on the order that entries were received. It was the first year to implement early registration with numbered starts and feedback from anglers was positive. The big fish of 2011 event was 5.31 pounds, weighed in by the team of Randy & Lance Stude. Members of HBAA hosted a free barbeque following the event. Cash prizes were handed out to anglers weighing in the top three fish each hour of the tournament. Sponsors of the event donated numerous prizes during a drawing. The tournament was a part of the Skeeter Boats Real Money Program.
Results from the 2011 Big Bass Challenge
Big Bass — Stude & Stude (5.31 lb largemouth bass)
8:00 a.m. hour
1st Witt & Dinneen 3.44 lbs, 2nd Mesplay & Tunnell 3.27 lbs, 3rd Meierhoff & Whitney 3.13 lbs.
9:00 a.m. hour
1st Meierhoff & Whitney 3.82 lbs, 2nd Van Der Vyvor & Crawford 3.05 lbs, 3rd Strunk & Pfannenstiel 2.80 lbs.
10:00 a.m. hour
1st Stude & Stude 5.31 lbs, 2nd Volkmann & Schroll 4.57 lbs, 3rd Skucius & Barney 3.49 lbs.
11:00 a.m. hour
1st Volkman & Schroll 3.39 lbs, 2nd Forbs & Starks 2.83 lbs, 3rd French & French 2.73 lbs.
12:00 p.m. hour
1st Avery & Cornell 3.29 lbs, 2nd Herrman & Taylor 3.03 lbs, 3rd Stude & Stude 2.84 lbs.
1:00 p.m. hour
1st Goodell & Buchman 3.67 lbs, 2nd Picket & Young 2.85 lbs, 3rd Klein & Whitaker 2.52 lbs.
2:00 p.m. hour
1st Volkmann & Schroll 4.13 lbs, 2nd Bever & Bever 2.97 lbs, 3rd Herber & Scalki 2.83 lbs.
3:00 p.m. hour
1st Stewart & Ferguson 3.35 lbs, 2nd Skucius & Barney 3.13 lbs, 3rd Goodell & Buchman 3.02 lbs.