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Home Club Bass-Jons Club Newsletter April 2012 Newsletter



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Club Newsletter April 2012 

The first month of the 2012 season is in the books, and some pretty good fish have been brought to the scales.  The first tournament had Walt DeGraaf and Adam Bach taking first place, and tournament lunker, with a good 14-pound limit.  Not far behind were Dan Griffin and Chaz Carrington, and rounding out the top three was Luther Showaker and Greg Thompson. The second tournament at Burnt Mills was another good one.  Rick Burton took the top spot with his 15 pound limit followed by Luther Showaker and Marion Martin with Larry King taking the number three spot.  Overall, Rick B and Luther S. are tied for 1st for AOY.  Could this be a trend?  We'll see... 

For the Month of April, we'll be fishing Lake Cahoon and Western Branch.  Both of these tournaments are expected to bring some good limits to the scales. Best advice, be patient and get some good sunglasses. 

The other tournament trails in the area are also doing well.  The Single/Double opens on Sunday, BassChasers on Wednesdays and Sundays, Rule-9 and the rest look to be having a great year as well. I encourage everyone to get out and see what the other tournaments have to offer, I am sure if you fish them, along with BassJons, you'll have a great time and learn how to catch more fish.  I know I have. 

VA DGIF has posted the tidal river largemouth bass outlook for 2012.  Check it out at The report highlights the excellent outlook of some of the rivers several anglers in the area like to fish.  

DGIF has also listed the VA Reservoir Rankings for largemouth bass at  In Region I, Southeast-Tidewater, the top 5 bass fishing lakes are 1) Waller Mill, 2) Chesdin, 3) Lake Prince, 4) Lake Meade and 5) Western Branch.  Follow the link to see the entire list.  It's good to know that our waters are ranked among the best in the state. 

If you have an article you'd like to have in any of the upcoming monthly newsletters, please send me an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Don't forget that we have the line recycling station at Lake Smith.  Please keep out the trash and hooks and get your used line turned in so it doesn't wind up at the bottom of one of the lakes.



Mike Peregrine

Vice President