Hi, interweb. It’s been awhile. The Birmingham Bass Club is alive and well. Unfortunately, I haven’t been feeling as such lately. A weekend of the stomach bug followed by an extended stay from a respiratory infection had me operating at half-speed. The only good thing that came from my illness was sure embarrassment at this weekend’s Club Tournament at Logan Martin. Eric Howle showed up big time once again in the no-boater field, by chalking up a victory and big bass nods. This victory could potentially create an insurmountable distance between him and Steven White for back of the boat Angler of the Year… we’ll see how things shake out at the end-of-year BBC Championship on Neely Henry in two short weeks, Oct 1 & 2. (Reminder, the bottom-two performances are thrown out)
Scott Holmes owes Bruce Sargent a beer, or two. As member Will McRee shared eloquently through facebook today, Scott broke his boat again. He also won the Tournament. Huge Kudos to Bruce for leaving his fish mid-day to rescue Mr. BBQ, only to be bested by Scotty’s limit. I love these guys. Yes, we are very competitive. Yes, we want to beat each other. But, we take care of each other.
Bruce's 2nd place now has him healthy in First Place for Boater AOY.
(The points on the site are updated)
Here are the top-three for the tourney…
1 Eric Howle 7.29 Big Bass 3.39
2 David Wilson 5.76
3 Steven White 5.5
1 Scott Holmes 12.38
2 Bruce Sargent 12.26 Big Bass 3.45
3 Nathan George 8.66
The BBC has a big few weeks ahead with a club meeting at Saws on Thursday, our Club Championship in Two weeks, and our Off-site Club Meeting at the Restifo’s on Oct. 20th!
My best to all!
Randy Kinder, BHAM BASS CLUB