The 2017 Jim Jones
Member/Guest Bass Tournament Recap
Friday, April 7, 2017
Goose Pond Colony Marina
on Lake Guntersville
The 2017 Jim Jones Member/Guest Bass Tournament took place on Friday, April 8, 2017 at Goose Pond Colony Marina on Lake Guntersville.
Thirty-six boats started arriving bright and early (4:30 AM as a matter of fact) at Goose Pond Colony Marina on Lake Guntersville for the Huntsville Madison County Builders Association’s Jim Jones Member/Guest Bass Tournament. Although it was cold and windy, the seventy-two fishermen enjoyed breakfast and a full day of fishing.
Weigh-in was from noon - 2:00 PM with lunch and an awards ceremony afterwards. A ton of door prizes were given away – from gift cards to a Vizio 50" HDTV with Tuner; And then the winners of the tournament were announced.
If you have any questions about the 2017 Bass Tournament, please contact Rachel Weidley at (256) 536-2602, Extension # 116.
Goodie bags for all the fishermen
Checking in your vehicle and boat was cold work at 4:30 AM.
Checking the live wells to make sure they are all clear
Registration was a quick process so the fishermen coulld grab breakfast before the Rules Meeting.
Ok Everyone, Listen Up! Here are the rules for the tournament.
Launching by the numbers at safe light (about 6:15 to 6:30 AM)
And They're off!!!
Weigh-In was between 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Bob Garzarek, Weighmaster, prepares the scales for weight-in
The Big Bass weighing 6.5 pounds was also caught by James Smith and Blake Gray.
With a weight of 17.36 pounds, Scott Brady and Tom Ott of Crosstek Construction came in 3rd place.
Matt Horn and Cody Bentley of Slaton Custom Homes came in 2nd place with a weight of 18.34 pounds.
With the winning weight of 21.06 pounds, Blake Gray and James Smith of Renasant Bank walked away a little richer than they came, claiming $1,000.00 and the title of “First Place”!
And the winner is...
Laura Triplett of the Better Business Bureau. She was the proud new owner of the grand giveaway, a Vizio 50" E-Series HDTV with Tuner, donated by HMCBA member, Bob Wallace Appliance.
Congratulations to our winners; it was a great day on the water!
HMCBA would like to thank the many volunteers who worked
tirelessly to ensure that the tournament went off without a hitch.
Bob Garzarek - Weighmaster
Buck Barnhill, Southern Exposure Information
Hank Campbell, Huntsville Hardscapes
Jackie Motter, All Weather Heating & AC
Jim Jones, Classic Closets
Jimmy Jones, Alabama Brick
Joe Sutton, Avadian Credit Union
Mark Tenney, Parksite Inc
Mercedes Holte, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Nate Mayfield, Bob Wallace Appliance
Rodney O’Barr, Bob Wallace Appliance
Scott Lang, Park Supply Co
Sid Pugh, Re/Max Alliance
Tim Ryberg, Bob Wallace Appliance
Trevor Cole, Across the Pond
Wayne Reis, Monster Concrete
Thanks to our sponsors and door prize donors without whom this event would not be possible.
Alabama Drywall Supply
Avadian Credit Union
Bob Wallace Appliance
Conwell Title & Escrow
DuPont Tyvek – Parksite Inc
EMS Alarm Systems
Huntsville Granite & Marble
Re/Max Alliance – New Home Division
Re/Max Alliance – Pugh Group
Renasant Bank Mortgage Lending
Ridgeline Construction HSV
Robert Childs LLC
Rocket City Drywall & Supply
Servis 1st Bank
Shutters by Design
Southern Comfort HVAC
Southern Exposure Information
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Wilson Lumber Co