Bassmasters catch and release 133 lbs of bass


Eleven boats and 18 anglers brought 44 bass to the scales for a total of 133.26 pounds during the Bassmasters’ April 4 tournament. The winning weight belonged to the team of Travis Smith and Chet Ayers with a five-fish limit weighing 21.68 pounds. They also had the Big Fish for the day of 6.88 pounds.

The 2nd place team of Mark White and Rich Tucker had 20.42 pounds, while 3rd place went to Jeff Gage and Jim Wright with five fish weighing 17.32 pounds.

The Canyon Lake Bassmasters have meetings in the Magnolia Room at the Country Club on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. and hold a tournament on the following Saturday. They also hold six team tournaments per year, which are open to all residents of Canyon Lake. The club’s schedule and other information can be found at

The club is active in many community events and hosts the annual Kids Fishing Derby each August. Those interested in learning more about bass fishing and low-pressure competition may call President Travis Smith at 951-525-7550. The club also sponsors a Junior Bassmasters Club; for more information, contact Sal Gervasi at 951-244-3294.


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