Marble Falls Hosts Winter Open on LBJ

3rd-Place---Hunter-Delz-and-Lyle-SchmidtIt was a crisp 34 degrees on Saturday morning when sun broke on the horizon of Lake LBJ and we had 28 boats with 56 student anglers representing 5 High Schools in the Central Texas area – Florence, Leander Rouse, Hyde Park, Lake Travis and our host team Marble Falls. We were so fortunate to have the support from JP Wilson (Police Chief) and the Granite Shoals Police Dept who roped off Blue Briar Park and ramp for only our event. It proved to be a game changer with another adult tournament on Lake LBJ that had 138 boats!

After the safety and rules briefing, the 2-angler teams and boat captains were were off!   It had warmed up to 60 degrees when the first boats were back for the weigh-in at 2:00. It proved to be a challenging day for some of our visiting teams but they all enjoyed the glorious weather and the chance to spend time on LBJ.  Lunch was provided by JP and Angela Wilson – thank you all so much!

1st-Place---Shilo-Nelson-(Wyatt)-and-Hunter-McNeeseThe winning teams were:

1st place – Shilo Nelson and Hunter McNeese, 5 fish – 13 lbs 11.5 oz (Marble Falls)

2nd place – Nathan Wright and Ski Covington, 4 fish – 7 lbs 13.0 oz (Leander Rouse)

3rd place – Lyle Schmidt and Hunter Delz, 3 fish – 7 lbs 0.0 oz  (Marble Falls)

4th place – Austin Ellis and Ben Stripling, 5 fish – 6 lbs 11.0 oz (Marble Falls)

5th place  – Jordan Breaux and Joshua Dickinson, 2 fish – 5 lbs 14 oz (Marble Falls)
BIG BASS – Lyle Schmidt, 4 lbs 9.0 oz.
Many thanks to our volunteer Boat Captains who make this happen – Jay Frasier, Scott Anderson, Glenn Willis, Bill Flanary, Terry  White, Dale Schmidt, Alex Dunavant, Jared Brock, Bryan Ellis, Gary Simmank, Dusty Harkins, JP Wilson, Darren Thornton, Ricky Sparks.
Our 2013 Sponsors are:

Edwards Risk Management Marble Falls Spa and Pools Northwinds Construction
River City Grille Spicewood General Store Galloway Insurance
PEC Manufacturing The Highlander Restaurant & Tackle Marble Falls Electric
Full Throttle Marine LBJ Marineland & Boats Unlimited Texas Hill Country Outfitters
Collier Materials Hill Country Recycling Johnson-Sewell Ford
Strike King Lures Burnet County Water Wells  


ALL PHOTOS from the event have been posted to my Facebook page (Lorna Ohlemacher Ellis) for our club – Marble Falls HS Bass Fishing Team – please send ‘friend request’ and enjoy!