OKLAHOMA BASS FEDERATON
2020 CLUB STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
BROKEN BOW LAKE
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.