Lady Bass Anglers Hit Rayburn
Leading the Co-angler division is Diana Uebehack
Kim Bain-Moore came right out of the gate at the first tour stop on the 2011 Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) Tour to sack a huge bag of five bass weighing 20 pounds 94 ounces to take a nice lead after day one of competition. East Texas' Sam Rayburn Reservoir is the site and it is a fabulous time of year to be fishing Rayburn.
A 6.17-pound kicker fish topped off Bain-Moore's five-bass-limit helped her put a bit of distance between her and second place Patti Campbell who weighed in with 15.57 pounds of bass. Third was Pam Ridgle with 11.81 followed in fourth by Pam Martin-Wells with 11.76 and Juanita Robinson with 11.27 pounds of bass.
Sixth was Kay Pennington with 11.24; seventh was Diane Phillips with 9.75, Emily Shaffer was eighth with 9.62, Cheryl Bowden was ninth with 8.85, and tenth was Sue Crochet with 8.74 pounds of bass.
On the Co-angler side of the LBAA Rayburn event, first time angler Diana Uebelhack (e-bell-hack) brought a three-fish limit to the scales that weighed an impressive 16.16 pounds. Uebelhack's sack of bass included a nice Rayburn giant weighing 7 pounds 17 ounces.
"I think it was just beginners luck," stated Uebelhack. "I just had an awesome time. God I only hope I can take this beginners luck to tomorrow," she laughingly continued.
Following Uebelhack was Teri Neal in second with 9.20, Pam Rodden third with 7.69, Kim Giddens fourth with 6.46, and Martha Goodfellow was fifth with 6.40.
Rounding out the co-angler top ten were Traci Tullos in sixth with 6.03, Dawn March was seventh with 5.80, eighth was Donna Newberry with 5.74, Barbara Harris was ninth with 5.67, and tenth for the day on the co-angler, side was Denise Johnston with 5.26 pounds of bass.
The LBAA Sam Rayburn Pro-Am Event concludes on Thursday with a "safe light" launch and weigh-in at 3 p.m. --- both at Sam Rayburn Marina Resort. Thursday's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies turning partly cloudy with southerly winds of 10-15 mph and highs near 80.
Day three (03/19) of the LBAA Sam Rayburn Tournament will be the LBAA Sam Rayburn Rainbow Room Charity Team Tournament. This tournament is open to the public with proceeds going to support the Rainbow Rooms of Jasper and Lufkin. Entry fee is $100 per team. There will be a guaranteed first place prize of $1,000. There will also be a $200 bonus prize for both the highest finishing team with a female and the highest finishing team with a child age 12 or under. The LBAA Sam Rayburn Rainbow Room Charity Tournament is open to all interested parties and LBAA membership is not required to fish this tournament.
Immediately at the conclusion of the weigh-in for the LBAA Sam Rayburn Rainbow Room Charity Tournament, there will be a drawing for raffled items. This will add to the support for the Rainbow Rooms of Jasper and Lufkin. For more information on the Rainbow Rooms of Jasper and Lufkin, go to the World Wide Web at //www.gtcp.org/rainbowroom.asp.
Host lodging for the Lady Bass Anglers will be Sam Rayburn Marina Resort. The Sam Rayburn Marina Resort is located at 4404 West Recreational Road 255 Brookeland, Texas 75931. Phone: 1-409-698-2696. World Wide Web @ //www.samrayburnmarinaresort.com/index.html.
For more information on the LBAA contact co-founder Cheryl Bowden @ 1-214-738-7518, co-founder Secret York @ 1-270-748-9041, or media specialist Larry Morris @ 1-540-239-7902. The LBAA has a presence on the World Wide Web on Facebook and at //www.ladybassanglers.com/.