East Kansas Bassmasters

Tournament #3 - Bone Creek on May 3

Our next tournament is this Sunday at Bone Creek! We'll take off from the ramp close to the dam on the south side. Please arrive by 5:30 a.m. so we can collect entries, draw for take off position and go over the rule for the day. Early arrival will really help smooth out this process.
Registration - 5:30-6 a.m. at theramp
Draw at 6 a.m.
Take-off at 6:15 a.m. or safe light
Weigh-in at 3 p.m. - you MUST be inside buoys by 3 p.m.
$50 per boat

4 fish per angler - you MUST catch your own limit, no sharing fish
You MUST have a Bass Pass to fish this tournament. The Bass Pass allows you to cull and to have 2 fish between 15" and 18" the other two fish must be at least 18"
Short fish brought to the scales are not allowed.  A 1 pound penalty will be assessed if you bring a short fish to the scales.
1 pound penalty for a dead fish.  You can not cull a dead fish.
It may be a little crowded on Sunday, so an early start will be a good idea! Please plan accordingly.
Please remember your Stay Alive for use in livewells to keep the fish healthy!

Good luck to all!

​- Dale Manning - eastksbassmasters@gmail.com - 913.526.3253

First Tournament of the Season! Lake of the Ozarks

It's finally here - the first tournament of the 2015 season!
We are taking off from the Shawnee Bend ramp close to the 12 mile marker.  Please arrive at the ramp early to settle up on dues, entry fees and get your ruler (paid members). If you are staying at The Lake House Inn in Laurie, MO the night before you can settle up then as well.
Tournament Details      

        Registration- 6 - 6:40 a.m.
        Draw for take-off position at 6:45 a.m.
        Take-off at 7 a.m. or safe light
        Weigh-in at 3 p.m. (be inside the buoys by 3 p.m. or deduct 1 pound per minute late, after 5 minutes you will be disqualified)
Fish Specifications

        Angler - 4 fish limit
        Co-Angler - 4 fish limit 
        Largemouth and smallmouth - 15" limit
        Spotted Bass - 12" if you are unsure if you have a spotted bass please someone to verify. If a short largemouth is brought to scale you

                will have 1 pound deducted and loss of that fish, plus possibly a ticket from the friendly game warden...
        Dead fish will deduct 1 pound from your total weight
        The Tournament Director will have the final say if a fish is short, non-legal or dead
Ramp Information
        We are using #4 Shawnee Bend
        There are a few other tournaments at the same time as ours so be very careful at take-off.

I know that I'm ready to get the season started! Hope to see all of you out there! Call, text or email me if you have any questions.  913-526-3253 or eastksbassmasters@gmail.com
Thank you and good luck!
Dale Manning - East Kansas Bassmasters President

Next Meeting - March 16 at Mondo Tackle

It's time for our March meeting.  We will be having it at Mondo Tackle on March 16 with a 6:30 p.m. start time.  If you have not sent your BASS Nation dues of $30 to me yet you can bring it with you or pay it at the ramp on March 29 at Lake of the Ozarks.
We will talk about the upcoming tournament, rules for 2015, new format for KBN tournaments, classic berth possibilities, KBN board positions and a plan to collect dues for next season this year. 
The new measuring boards are in and I will distribute them at the first tournament.
Please come if you can and bring ideas, comments or concerns.
Thank you,

Dale Manning - 913-526-3253

​Mondo Tackle Meeting Location Address: 14515 W. 101st Terr., Lenexa, KS 

Report from KBN Spring Meeting
All qualifiers, Mr.Bass and other qualifying tournaments will be run as a Pro-Am which means all boaters MUST sign up with a non-boater (you are not allowed to fish alone) and the boater will have full control of the boat for all tournament hours.

EKB was brought up quite a few times during the meeting, which is a good thing!  Keep up the good work!
There is a new incentive program within KBN.  The three clubs that gain the most members during the year will receive -
1st - 109lb thrust Motorguide
2nd -  Fury prop
3rd - Case of oil
We can do what we want with it if we win.  Sell, raffle, auction...