First things first, a big congratulations to the B'ham Bass Club Angler of the year winners Jacob George and Shawn Price! As a club we was met with a lot of challenges this year, and through it all we showed up and showed out. Also a big shout out to this years TD Scott Holmes, President Josh Dees, and Membership Director Matthew Hebert, for making this year successful even under conditions this club has never seen before.
Jacob George with 790 points, Scott Holmes finished just behind with 785 points in what was a tight battle all year. Great stuff guys.
The two time, the back to back, Shawn Price took home the top spot with 788 points. Keith Junkins made it an even closer race on the co-side, and proved to be a contender finishing second with 785 points.
First year competitors Brian Jones brought home the bacon with Big Largemouth of the year weighing in at 6.23 lb's caught out of Pickwick, and Kent Glass solidified the big Spotted Bass of the year with a 4.3 lb stud caught on Lay Lake. Congratulations gents, I can't wait to see what you guys bring to the scales next year.
As you all know, we are a federated club which allows all BBC members access to fish in the notorious Alabama Bass Nation trail. This year the club represented and produced four members on the state team, and two out of the three slots available to the team championship. Lee Byrd took the top spot winning the Angler of the Year. We had six members finish in the top twenty on the boater side, and four members on the co-angler side. We also had four teams place top ten overall at the championship. The State Team anglers will advance on to fish at the regional in April on Lake Hartwell located in Anderson, SC. The Teams Division advance to fish at Harris Chain Lakes in Leesburg, FL in Dec. All anglers are one step closer to fishing in the Bass Master Classic! Outstanding job this year guys, and we wish you all the best of luck at the next stage!
Lee Byrd (AOY)
Scott Holmes (1st at Neely Henry)
Jeff Greene (1st at Martin)
Charles Nowling (1st at Martin)
Team Championship anglers:
Scott Holmes and Travis Culbreth (2nd overall)
Bruce Sargent and Wallace Williams (3rd overall)
B'ham Bass Club Winter Wildcats:
We are in the process of finalizing a mini-winter trail. These are wildcats and will not count in any point standings for the 2021 season. Look for an email coming out shortly to register. Note dates are subject to change. These events will be open to bring friends and family, or any interested prospects to fish. Must have one BBC member per boat.
Lay Lake - Nov 21st
Neely Henry - Dec 19th
Cooter's Pond - Jan 9th
Finally we will be hosting our year end meeting on Thursday Dec 3rd at On Tap Sports Café located 1600 Main St, Fultondale. Meeting will begin at 6PM. Reminder that 2021 membership fees are now due, so please bring them with you. If you are not able to attend, please send them to Bruce by check, cash, or PayPal.