The Shelby County Bass Anglers competed in the Texas Association of Bass Clubs State Championship last weekend on Lake Falcon Reservoir out of Zapata on the Texas/Mexico border. Each club team consisted of the top eight anglers from their organizations fishing 2 men per boat. The TABC championship consisted of twenty six 4 boat teams from all across the state fishing for two days total combined team weights, but only calculating the top three weights daily for each club.
Shelby County Bass Anglers led the pack after a day one combined weight of 57.82lbs put them in a lead over Universal City Bass Club with 53.81lbs. Llano Bass Club was a close third after day one with 52.61lbs.
Day two rolled in with different conditions after a weak cold front tried to pass through and wind directions changed. The bite was slowed down considerably, but the SCBA found a way to claim their first TABC Championship. The Shelby County Team of David Koonce/Cody Barton, Darren Wiggins/Lance Hughes, Glen/Josh Sowell, and Jacob Permenter/Jason Wells came in with a Day 2 weight of 47.97 securing the victory. Llano Bass Club made a strong showing on Day 2 with 50.6lbs of bass followed by the team of Universal City Bass Club with 44.02lbs.
Final Standings were SCBA with a first place two day total of 105.79lbs, Llano Bass Club with 99.15lbs for second, and Universal City Bass Club with 97.83lbs for third. The SCBA State Champion team is thankful for all the support from their families, sponsors, and community.
Photo One – TABC State Champions – Shelby County Bass Anglers consisting of David Koonce, Jason Wells, Cody Barton, Josh Sowell, Lance Hughes, Glen Sowell, Darren Wiggins, and Jacob Permenter.
Photo Two- Overall Winning Two Man Team of Jacob Permenter and Jason Wells with 4 of their 10 fish catch.