The 2021 TBF Season is Here!

2021 Tournament Schedule


March 20-21

Catfish Bay


April 17-18

Sizemore Landing

Eufaula Lake

May 15-16

Northside Eufaula Cove Pavilion

District 6 National Semi-final

Lake Millwood

June 19-20

Yarbrough Landing

 OBF Top 8 Club Championship/Buddy Tournament

Sept. 25-26

Location TBA





The Oklahoma Bass Federation (OBF) held their 2020 State Club Championship on Broken Bow Lake September 26 and 27, 2020.  The weather was very accommodating for our anglers as we had overcast skies both days, temperatures starting in the low 60’s in the morning and going up the mid 70’s during the afternoon.  The lake proved to be challenging to many angles that were not used to fishing the clear water of the Lake.  Although the anglers had a difficult time finding the larger largemouth bass while the Kentucky Bass, in the smaller size, were plentiful, for those who found the correct pattern.  This tournament features the top 8 anglers from each club completing in the two-day event to capture the OBF State Club Championship.


Day one weather showed a mild breeze, overcast skies and excellent conditions for a great day on the water to start our Sate Club Championship.  Greg Blalock and Brett Willison, Central, weighed in the largest limit for the day with their 5 fish weighing 13.08# anchored by 3.34# lunker.  Second went to Joey Bray and John Russell, Ponca City, with a limit weighing 12.87#.  There was two other 12# limits with Doug Schaekel and Johnny Scott, Chickasha, at 12.70# third followed by Donnie Combrink and John Becerra, PC Hookers, with 12.01# taking fourth for the day.  Donnie and John’s stringer was anchored by the Big Bass for the day weighing 4.03#.   Fifth place finish for the day was Dan and Gage Wallace, Chickasha, with the only 11# limit of the day, with a limit weighing 11.07#.  Two teams tied at sixth place with stringers of 10.95#.  Stewart Ryan and Mark Stricklin, Ada, and George and Christie Utter, His and Hers, shared the honors.  Eighth was garnered by Johnny Babb and Bradley Sullivan, Ada, with a creel weighing 10.67#.  Dennis Freymiller and Gary Barnicoat, Central, had the biggest of the nine-pound stringers with a 9.97# take ninth place.  Jackie Husmann and Sandy Hooker, PC Hookers, took tenth with 9.48# followed by teammates Jermry VanTuyl and Cody Hunt at eleventh with a total of 9.08#.  Rounding out the top 12 paces with the only eight-pound stringer was Jason and Lynn Conaway, Chickasha, with a limit weighing 8.08#.


The second day weather was a repeat of day one with the exception there was a little more wind.  Johnny Babb and Bradley Sullivan weighed in the biggest stringer for the weekend tipping the scales at 13.62#.  Their limit included the biggest bass of the day and tournament weighing 4.22# which pushed them into the first place for day two.  Second place was garnered by Bill Pickens and Mike Sanders, Central, took second with a 9.78# stringer while third went to Dennis Freymiller and Gary Barnicoat with 9.67# weight, only 0.30# less than day one.  Fourth was another Central pair of anglers, Andrew and Cass Blalock with a limit tipping the scales at 9.07#.  Only 0.05# back was Stewart Ryan and Mark Stricklin with a limit at 9.02# for their fifth-place finish.  There were four 8# stringers with Jackie Husmann and Sandy Hooker having the largest weighing 8.64# to take the sixth spot.  At 8.50# was Skip Stansbery and Heath Hall, Ponca City, to take seventh.  The remaining 8 pound spots were claimed by first day leaders, Greg Blalock and Brett Willison, with 8.03# for eighth while ninth was only 0.02# behind and was garnered by Eddie and LuCinda Unger, His and Hers, with 8.01# to take ninth.  Doug Schaekel and Johnny Scott nosed out Jason and Janet Powers, His and Hers, for tenth with a 7.79# stringer while the Powers’ team weighed 7.78# for eleventh.  Jody and Don Linder rounded out the top twelve stringers on day two with 7.71#.


The team championship went to the Central Bass Club fishing out of Oklahoma City.  The Central team had a combined weight of 72.28# with Greg Blalock and Brett Willison leading the team with 21.11# while Dennis Freymiller and Gary Barnacoat was close behind with 19.64#.   The other team members were Bill Pickens and Mike Sanders with 17.77# and Andrew and Cass Blalock weigh in 13.76#.

 Second and third was separated by less than a half pound with Ada taking the second-place finish and the PC Hookers placing third.  Second place team was Ada with 65.97# while PC Hookers registered 65.64#.  Ada was led by the team of Johnny Babb and Bradley Sullivan as they weighed two limits that tipped the scales at 24.29#, this included the big bass of the tournament weighing 4.22#.  Stewart Ryan and Mark Stricklin had 19.97# added to the club total while Larry Carter and Chris Tarron contributed 11.97# and David Thomason and Justin Graham had 9.74#.  Third place, PC Hookers, was led by Donnie Combrink and John Bercerra with a total weigh of 19.02# with the day one big bass weighing 4.03# while Jackie Husmann and Sandy Hooker was only a pound behind with 18.12#.  Jeremy VanTuyl and Cody Hunt contributed 16.68# to the club total while Shane Egger and Brian Browning rounded out the club total with 11.82#.

The fourth-place finish was garnered by Chickasha with Doug Scheakel and Johnny Scott leading the club with 20.49# followed closely at 18.67# by Dan and Gage Wallace giving their team a total weigh of 64.01#.  Ponca City took fifth with a club combined weight of 52.06# with George Sawyer and Shawn Lewis weighing in a total of 15.08# while Jody and Don Linder had 14.78#.  Sixth place went to His and Hers with 44.75#.  They were led by Jarrat and Kathrine Crouch leading the team with 15.28# while Jason and Janet Powers had 14.09#.  Jason Lair and Mara Rivera represented Bedlam and took seventh place with a total of 13.18#.

The Oklahoma Bass Federation will start their 2021 tournament schedule in March 2021.  We will have our two of six qualifying tournaments on Lake Texoma in March followed by two on Tenkiller in April and finally two in May on Eufaula.  The top boaters and coanglers will advance to the TBF District 6 National Semi-Finals to held in Arkansas, date not yet announced.  The top boater and coangler at the NSF from both Oklahoma and Arkansas will advance to the 2022 TBF National Championship and a chance to advance to the BFL All-American.  For farther information concerning the OBF program call 580-761-8094.



The Oklahoma Bass Federation held its final State Qualifying Tournament on Eufaula Lake, May 16th and 17th.  The event was the last of our tournaments leading to qualification for the TBF District 6 National Semi-Finals to be held on Eufaula Lake, June 20th and 21st.  The weatherman, once again, predicted 80% rain starting on Friday and continuing until the final day but as usual they were not close to the reality of the weekend.  The only rain and wind were from about noon on Friday until 8 pm.  The competition days were free of rain but a little wind on Sunday.  The lake was murky starting on our practice day and by Sunday it looked more like the Red Sea.  Regardless of the weather it took 18 plus pounds to win each day and at least 10 pounds to get into the money.


The day started with overcast skies and the possibility of mild rain but little or no wind.  Donnie Combrink and Curtiss Plunkett, Ponca City Hookers, registered their first win in a state tournament with the biggest stringer of the day and the weekend.  Their limit of five fish tipped the scales at 18.63# with Donnie’s 6.01 largemouth and Curtiss’ 4.92# smallmouth.  Second place went to the father/son team of Stewart and Wyatt Ryan, Ada Bass Club, with the only 14# stringer for the weekend with a total of 14.17# that included a 4.83# lunker.  Brandon West and Chris Angier, Bedlam Bass Club, had a limit weighing 13.63# to take third place nosing out Larry Carter and Alex Saiz, Ada Bass Club, by only 0.09#.  Larry and Alex took fourth with 13.54# with the only 5 pounder of the day at 5.55#.   The only 12# stringer was brought to the scales by Keltyn Hendrix and Bradley Sullivan, Ada Bass Club, it tipped the scales at 12.50# to take fifth place.  There were four limits in the 11# range.  Brian Browning and Shane Egger, Ponca City Bassmasters, led that group to take sixth with a limit weighing 11.87#.  Seventh place went to Jeremiah Petricek and Kyle Warden, Bedlam Bass Club, with 11.74# while Marc and Julie Downs, Bedlam Bass Club, took eighth with 11.65#.  Rounding out the 11# stringers were Brandon Beck and Jake Beam, Ponca City Bassmaster, with 11.28# weigh to take ninth.  Tenth went to Dean Matts and Wayne Osborn, Central Oklahoma Bassmasters, with 10.33# while Jack Garrett, Ada Bass Club, took eleventh with 10.27#.  Two Ponca City teams took twelfth and thirteenth places, separated by on 0.05#.  Troney Langston and George Sawyer had a limit at 9.79# for twelfth pushing Jody and Don Linder to thirteenth with 9.74#.  Jason and Lynn Conaway, Chickasha Bassmasters, placed fourteenth with 9.14# while Larry Wilson and Tracey Saunders, Bedlam Bass Club, rounded out the top fifteen places with a limit weighing 8.76#.  There were two other limits, one by Jason and Issac Liar, Bedlam Bass Club, and the other by Johnny Babb and Allen Musser, Ada Bass Club.  The big bass for the day was register by Jeremy Vantuyl, Ponca City Hookers, with a 6.09# lunker.


The anglers were greeted with clearing skies and a mild wind which would increase from the North later in the day.  Brandon Beck and Jake Beam solved the mystery of where the fish were to move from their day one ninth position to take the top prize on day two.  Brandon and Jake had a limit weighing 18.34# that included the big bass of the day at 4.80#.  Keltyn Hendrix and Bradley Sullivan took second with 13.76# moving up from fifth on day one.  Dean Matts and Wayne Osborn had the only other stringer greater than 10# taking third with 13.69# anchored by a 4.63# lunker.  There were a crowd in the 9 # to 10# group with 8 anglers being separated by only 1.1 pounds.  Johnny Babb and Allen Musser   topped the group with 10.64# taking fourth place nosing out nosing out Jason and Lynn Conaway by only 0.04#.  Jason and Lynn had 10.60# for fifth place.  Sixth and seventh was also decided by a difference of only 0.04#.  David Thomason and Mark Stricklin, Ada Bass Club, was sixth with 10.44# while the father/son team of Nate and Jake Davidson, Northeastern OK Bassmasters, had 10.40# for seventh place.  The final 10# stringer was recorded by Marc and Julie Downs with 10.09# to take eighth.  Ninth went to Jody and Don Linder with a 9.92# while Stewart and Wyatt Ryan was tenth weighing a 9.76# limit.  Larry Carter and Alex Saiz anchored the 9-10# group with 9.54# to take eleventh place.   There were three other limits brought to the scales.  Twelfth went to John Garcia and Brett Taylor, Bedlam Bass Club, with 7.49# followed by Larry Wilson and Tracey Saunders, 7.15# at thirteenth.  Day one leaders, Donnie Combrink and Curtiss Plunkett, moved to fourteenth with 6.26#.


The total fish caught during the weekend was 185 and the total weight was 392.63#.  There were 95 fish averaging 2.25 per pound on day one while 92 fish at 1.94 pounds per day on day two.  Of the 185 fish weighed in 98.9% were returned to the lake alive.  Keltyn Hendrix and Bradley Sullivan were the big money winners placing both days to pocket $525.  Donnie Combrink and Curtiss Plunkett along with Brandon Beck and Jake Beam each took first place prizes of $500.  Stewart and Wyatt Ryan registered $450 with a $100 Ranger Cup bonus to go with their day one second place finish finishes.  Johnny Babb and Allen Musser combined their fourth-place finish and a Ranger Cup bonus to total payback of $350.  Brandon West Chris Angier, along with Dean Matt and Wayne Osborn, received $300 for their third place each day, respectively.  Larry Carter and Alex Saiz received $250 while Jody Linder and Don Linder received both day Ranger Cup payments totaling $200.   Jason and Lynn Conaway got $175 for their fifth-place finish on day 2.  Brian Browning and Shane Egger took sixth place money, $150, for day one while David Thomason and Mark Stricklin the day two sixth place reward.  Marc and Julie Downs were in the money both days with $75 each day for a total of $150.  Jeremiah Petricek and Kyle Warden took the $100 day one seventh place payout while Nate and Jake Davidson garnered the day 2 seventh place money.

During our SQT events along with other participations by our members during the last 12 months, we have qualified 24 boaters and 24 co-anglers to the TBF National Semi-Finals.  Each club that participated in our SQT tournaments will be allowed to enter additional boaters and co-anglers depending on the number of their active members. The TBF District 6 will be hosted by the OBF and the City of Eufaula.  The event is scheduled for June 20th and 21st with off limits on June 15th and 16th and practice on 17th,18th, and 19th.  The event will be held at the South Point and both the start and weigh in each day will be at that site.  Eufaula Cove will be off-limits.


The Oklahoma Bass Federation held the first two 2020 State Qualifying tournaments on Lake Texoma, Saturday and Sunday, March 14 the 15.  If you like wind, rain  and cold weather you would have loved this weekend of fishing on Texoma, however, the consensus of the anglers was that any one of the conditions would be okay but all together it was a very tough weekend for fishing.  The water temperature ranged from 55 to 60 degrees F, depending on the area of lake you were fishing.  The first day resulted in 15 five fish limits while day two, with increased winds, yielded only 9 limits.


The Saturday tournament started with rain and cold air temperatures but not much wind.  Johnny Babb and Allen Musser (Ada) weighed in the biggest limit of the weekend with 5 fish weighing 20.72# to take the top honors for day one.  The limit included a 5.72# lunker.  A couple pounds back was another Ada team of Stewart and Wyatt Ryan with 17.78#.  The team of Jason and Lynn Conaway (Chickasha) had the only 15# limit for the day that totaled 15.98#, however that total put them in third place.  Fourth and fifth place winners both had 14# stringers.  Jeremy Vantuyl and Dustin Meyer (Ponca City Hookers) nosed out Gene Vogt and Cody Hunt (PC Hookers) by only 0.22# to take fourth place with a limit weighing 14.35#.  Gene and Cody’s limit was 14.13# to garner fifth place.  Sixth place went to Donnie Combrink and Curtiss Plunkett (PC Hookers) with a limit weighing 13.53# with Brandon Beck and Jake Beam (Ponca City) only 0.12# back with 13.41# to take seventh place.  The only 12# stringer was weighed in by Brandon West and Chris Angier (Bedlam) with their limit tipping the scales at 12.70# to register an eighth-place finish.  The next three places all had 11# limits.  Leading that group was Troney Langston and George Sawyer (PC) at 11.86# at ninth, followed by John Garcia and Brett Taylor (Bedlam) at tenth with 11.59# while Keltyn Hendrix and Bradley Sullivan (Ada) placed eleventh with 5 fish weighing 11.38#.  Dean Matts and Wayne Osborn (Central) took twelfth place with 10.03# while Jody and Don Linder placed thirteenth with 9.75#.  Brian Browning and Shane Egger (PC) followed at fourteenth with 9.55# while Marc and Julie Downs (Bedlam) had four fish weighing 9.33# to take fifteenth place.  The other limit brought to the scales was by the team of David Thompson and Mark Stricklin (Ada) with a total weight of 8.88# to place sixteenth.


The Sunday tournament started with all three of the conditions weather conditions, that is, the wind was added to the first day rain and cold temperature.  There were only 9 limits weighed with Jeremiah Petricek and Kyle Warden (Bedlam) taking the top honors with five fish weighing 16.70#.  Their bag included the big bass of the day and the weekend tipping the scales at 6.19#.  Second went to first day winners, Johnny Babb and Allen Musser, with the other 16# stringer of the day with a total weight of 16.13#.  Gene Vogt and Cody Hunt moved up to third with a 14.63# limit while Troney Langston and George Sawyer garnered fourth with 13.57#.  Stewart and Wyatt dropped to fifth on day two with a limit weighing 13.14#.  Dean Matts and Wayne Osborn moved up from day one to take the sixth-place spot with a limit tipping the scales at 12.99#.  Brandon West and Chris Angier moved from eighth on day one to seventh today with another limit weighing 12.89# to take seventh.  Eighth place, at 12.16#, was Donnie Combrink and Curtiss Plunkett while Keltyn Hendrix and Bradley Sullivan took ninth, with the final limit for day two, with a total weigh of 11.68#.  Rounding out the top ten was Brandon Beck and Jake Beam with 4 fish weighing 11.32#.  The next three places were recorded with three fish bags.  Jason and Lynn Conaway led the group at eleventh with a weight of 7.10# while Marc and Julie Downs were close behind with 7.05# for twelfth place.  Jeffrey Linder and Brett Krieger (Ponca City) was the other 3 fish team, taking thirteenth with a weight of 6.67#.  Fourteenth went to Jason and Issac Lair (Bedlam) with a weight of 6.05# while Jody and Don Linder garnered fifteenth with a total of 4.28#.  Sixteenth went to Jackie Husmann and Sandy Hooker while John Garcia and Brett Taylor took seventeenth place.


The total fish weighed in was 93 on day one and 63 on day two.  All the 153 fish weighed in were released alive.  Day one total weigh was 231.86# or 2.49# per fish while day two produced only 63 fish weighing 170.88# or 2.71# per fish.  The top 4 leaders received a pay out while one blind draw was also drawn each day.  The team of Johnny Babb and Allen Musser took home $750 with Johnny Babb adding an additional $200 for being the leading Ranger Cup angler each day.   Jeremiah Petricek and Kyle Warden received the $500 as a result of their first-place prize on day two while Stewart and Wyatt Ryan collected $250 placing second on day one.  Jason and Lynn Conaway and the team of Gene Vogt and Cody Hunt each took the 2 third place payouts yielding $125 each.  The team of Troney Langston and George Swayer and the team of Jeremy Vantuyl and Dustin Meyer each took the fourth-place money with each getting $75.  The $50 blind draw for day one went to Jody Linder while the day two went to Brandon West and Chris Angier.