29 year old Kim Bain-Moore keeps adding to her list of “firsts” as today she won the first ever-regular season Lady Bass Anglers Association tournament on Texas’ Sam Rayburn. Bain-Moore added 14 pounds even to her day one total of 20 pounds 94 ounces to give her 34.94 and the win.
“I felt like I could catch a limit and yesterday I sat my goal around 12-15 pounds and I figured that would keep me in it,” Bain-Moore stated. “I caught my five yesterday fairly quickly and the big ones all bit in about a 30-minute window.”
“Based on the good fishing I had there yesterday, which was on a Revenge green pumpkin vibrator which is a chatterbait style of lure with a Reactions Innovations Dirty Sanchez Skinny Dipper as a trailer. Today I went back to the same spot intending to do the same thing and get my fish early before the wind blew.”
“I only caught one keeper and was beginning to get slightly worried,” Moore went on to say. “I then watched my co-angler catch three pretty nice fish on a Seinko as she pitched it up to the bank and retrieved it back. I then saw a recreational angler catch one up shallow too and finally the light bulb came on.”
“I took my watermelon with red and black flake Seinko and drenched it with Smelly Jelly and was able to get my limit and culled too,” Bain-Moore concluded.
She took home $7,000 for the win plus the big bass award for the pro angler side. “This feels really wonderful. It is a tremendous honor to win this LBAA event and I love coming and seeing all the ladies and hanging out with them again,” she added. Reaction Innovations, Oakley Sunglasses, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Pfleuger Reels, Legend Boats, Evinrude E-Tec, High Seas, Navionics, and Gillna Rain Gear all sponsor Bain-Moore.
Behind Bain-Moore was Juanita Robinson in second with 30.57, Cheryl Bowden in third with 28.86, Patti Campbell in fourth with 28.69, and Pam Ridgle in fifth with 25.65. Rounding out the top ten on the pro side were Pam Martin-Wells in sixth with 22.87, seventh was Kay Pennington with 22.18, eighth was Diane Phillips with 20.98, Keri Schieber in ninth with 18.07, and tenth was Emily Shaffer with 17.48.
Over on the co-angler side of the LBAA Texas ProAm Diana Uebelhack just like Bain-Moore, took the day one lead and never looked back heading on to claim the title of 2011 LBAA Texas ProAm Co-Angler Champion.
“This couldn’t have been any better, “an emotional Uebelhack proclaimed after the event. “I’ve never won something like this so people cannot even have a clue as to how excited I am. I have to thank everybody that is around me — my family, my daughter Erica, my husband – they all have been so supportive of this and of me.”
Following Uebelhack in second in the co-angler division was Pam Rodden with 17.77, Teri Neal in third with 15.06, Barbara Harris in fourth with 12.56, Traci Tullos in fifth with 12.52, Kim Giddens in sixth with 11.95, Gail Wood in seventh with 11.45, Denice Johnston in eighth with 10.97, Renee Key-Johnston with 10.69, and Tommie Domingue in tenth with 10.14.
LBAA “Big Bass” honors for Rayburn were Bain-Moore on the pro side with a 6.17-pound bass and Diana Uebelhack on the co-angler side with a 7.17-pound bass and both lunkers were caught on day one.
Day 3 (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. The weigh-in will get underway at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Jasper County Courthouse Square and will be a highlighted part of the 23rd Annual Jasper Azalea Festival.
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 http://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 @ http://www.samrayburnmarinaresort.com/index.html
Sponsors of the 2011 Lady Bass Anglers Association Tour are Wilkins Brothers Outdoors, Todali Tackle, Dawn Outdoors, Red Dirt Bait Company, FINS Superlines, Rayjus Outdoors, Kick `n Bass , Castaway Graphite Rods, Vickie’s Threadworks, Necessity Jigs, West Kentucky LED, SureLife, Arkansas Tournament Fishing (ATF), Fleck’s Hand Poured Baits, Ray Barga and Associates Inc., Nite Owl Productions, and River Runner Baits. The LBAA 2011 Contingency Programs are Phoenix First Flight, Skeeter Real Money, the Legend Advantage Program, BassCat Quest, and Triton Gold.
“Big Sam” tournament sponsors/supporters also include the Jasper Lake Sam Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce, The Crazy Horse Ranch, Jasper County Sherriff’s Department, Save Phace, Backwater Custom Baits, Santone Lures, and Predator Spinnerbaits.
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 http://www.ladybassanglers.com/