Archive for March 13th, 2009

TOP 5 – Day One Weight Rankings

Texas Oilman's Bass Invitational - 2009Although the day was filled mostly with rain, more than 400 fishermen braved the cold to hunt the largest string of 5 fish.  Below is the list of the top five stringers of the day.

1st Place – Shane Tate and Howard Beetz (above) 24.63 lbs.

2nd Place – Mike Mahan and Dan Fowler, 21.27 lbs.

3rd Place – Billy Hakes and Bobby Logon, 20.50 lbs.

4th Place – Joseph Lopez and Christopher Lopez, 19.85 lbs.

5th Place – Jackie Stephens and John Stephens, 17.96 lbs.


Our cause is worth it.

Cypress Bend Fishing Pier

Cypress Bend Fishing Pier

Some people might think that these anglers are crazy for getting out in this cold, rainy weather to go bass fishing.  Well, I am sure if you ask any of them “What are you thinking?” they would most certainly reply “Our cause is worth it.”  I hope the fish are biting and everyone is staying warm.  Keep checking in, we should have the results of the weigh-in soon.

Cypress Bend

Cypress Bend

Free ride……take it easy


Skeeter Demo Team Member

If you are willing to get out in this rainy weather and take a look at the beautiful Toledo Bend Reservoir, you should catch a ride with the Skeeter Demo team.  These guys will be giving free demo rides all day.

Skeeter is a major sponsor of this year’s competition and there will be a giveaway for a Skeeter boat.  The winner will be announced tomorrow night.


Skeeter Demo Team - TOBI 2009

Bring Home the Bass

TOBI 2009

TOBI 2009

Casting began at 7 a.m. and we are hoping that these anglers are reeling in the big ones.  The weather is rainy and below 40 degrees and we hope that everyone is staying warm. 

This year a record number of teams are taking to Lake Toledo Bend in hopes to reel in the biggest bass.  Last year’s biggest bass, brought in by Windy Robbins, tipped the scales at 10 pounds 64 ounces.    We can’t wait to see what this year’s fishermen will lure in.

Scales open at noon.

Good luck to all the teams.  May the biggest bass win.

Don’t forget to watch the weigh-in station LIVE:

March 2009

Texas Oilman's Bass Invitational