Lawman's Bass Club

Organization for Tournament Sport Fishing

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Lawman Bass Club Inc.

   

Saguaro Lake Tournament

February 8th, 2020

 

Congratulations the top 4 finishers.

#

Team

# Fish

Total Weight

1

Williamson & Williamson

5 18.74

2

Shinabarger & Salmon

2 5.43

3

Brown & Rojas 1 4.10

4

Avena & Chavez 1 2.71

  

 The board and committee members want to thank all of you for being patient at the morning safety inspection.  With only one real delay we still got started before 8am.  It is imperative that we do these checks to ensure the safety o the Lawman's Club, and all of the club members.  These are the Game and Fish boating rules and regulations that are required by law to remain compliant for out permits to these lakes.  So thanks again from all of the board and committee members for your patience and understanding.

 Before  we get to the strategies, we would also like to share some safety information from the U.S. Coast Guard, and a few recommendations.  I will attach that information to the bottom of this message.  Please take a moment to read this information.

 It was a struggle for all but one team, so great job to the father and son team the Williamson's who had an awesome day.  I am sure that we are looking forward to some Spawn time fishing at Roosevelt on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th.  We all should be able to get into some big bass no doubt.  I am sure that the 5-pound pot will be broken at this tournament.  If you have not reserved a room yet, you should probably call ASAP to get a room reserved.  I sent out that room info on the last meeting notes email.  Reach out to Mark Grimm for additional room information.

 Remember that Roosevelt tournament meeting will be held on Monday, March 9th at 4745 N. 7th St., Suite 103. 

 1st Place: Williamson & Williamson

  After an unfortunate delay in the morning they caught all their fish on deep diving crank baits in 20-40 feet of water.  They had 5 fish in the boat by 10am and caught the big fish at about 3:30pm.

 

 2nd Place: Shinabarger & Salmon

 They struggles all day like the rest of us.  They caught their 1st fish at 1:00pm and 2nd fish around 2:30pm.  Both fish were caught on drop shot in 10 feet of water on purple curly tail worm.

 3rd Place: Brown & Rojas 

 We fished all of the spots that Rich and I had fished in pre-fishing and past tournaments, using the same types of baits as we had used in the past.  We got 4 bites where they were just biting at the plastic and even pulled some baits off the hooks.  We literally threw just about everything (jigs, drop shots, under spins, cranks, spoons, large and small swim baits, ned rig, neko rig, Texas rig, nothing was working.  At 3:00pm Rich caught a good fish (over 3lbs) on a drop shot, but it cam unhooked just out of reach of the net.  We thought we were doomed to come in with no fish.  At 3:30pm, I was fishing super slow using a Baby Brush Hog (Sungill), felt the additional weight, set the hook and the fight was on.  Rich netted the fish and we had our only fish in the boat.  We fished up to 3:50pm and headed to the ramp.  Never stop fishing.

 4th Place: Avena & Chavez 

 They caught their fish throwing a drop shot rig into the tulle's.

 

Marine Fire extinguisher:

 The Coast Guard requires boats to have at least one B-1 marine fire extinguisher on board.  Depending on the size of your boat, you may need more that one.  Boats less than 26' have to have at least one B-1 fire extinguisher on board.  Boats 26' - 40' need to have at least two B-1 fire extinguishers on board.

 They are typically good for 12 years from date of manufacturer and then are no longer recognized as suitable fire extinguishing equipment.  Some extinguishers are non-rechargeable with an expiration date!  So please read the "Discard Replace" on the gauge or tag your extinguisher.

 

 Safety information:

 If you guys are wearing PFD inflatable's  "like a Mustang" you should have at least one additional Type III PFD in your boat.

 We also need to make sure that the charge is not outdated/expired.  It would certainly be in our best interest as a club to have at least one spare Type III in our boats, just in case one of us falls overboard and the inflatable PFD deploys.  Or at least have an additional recharge module on the boat for that style inflatable PFD.

 For example, Jerry Brown went overboard at Havasu and his inflatable deployed.  Jerry is pretty organized and safety conscience, so he had a spare PFD in his boat.  I almost went overboard at Bartlett but held on and didn't completely fall in.  My inflatable did not deploy.  Had it deployed I wouldn't have had a usable PFD on my boat, because I didn't carry a spare at that time.  Had I gotten stopped, or Jerry hadn't had his spare and he had been stopped we both could have been ticketed.  Had we been ticketed, we would both have been disqualified from those tournaments due to the Lawman's tournament rules regarding any citations.

 It is also in Lawman's tournament rules and regulations that you have an operating "Kill Switch".  This also means that you are required  to also have the lanyard attached to that kill switch.  If you don't have one, please get on before the next tournament.

 In closing..... If there is something else you would like to see or not see on these tournament strategy reports, or the meeting notes please let me know.


 Thanks so much guys.



 Ron Wilson

 Lawman's Bass Club

 Secretary