Big Steve Award Winner Of The Year (2019) – Karl Guegold

The Columbus Bassmasters would like to congratulate Karl Guegold, on winning the Big Steve Award for the 2019 season. He devotes a lot of his time to the Hartley Hawgs Youth program and Columbus Bassmasters.

Thank you!!



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THANK YOU President – Will Presley

Columbus Bassmasters would like to Thank President Will Presley, for all the hard work he does to keep the club on task and the support he provides the the youth and team members.

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Columbus Bassmasters Annual Banquet 2019 Season

There was a lot of good food and we wish more families would of been able to attend.

Terry Hall won the banquet $100.00 gift card door prize.

Karl Guegold won the $150.00 gift card drawing.

Bob Pharris won the 50/50 drawing.


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Congratulations to Scott Gordon & Brain Vogelsang on Winning Angler and Co-Angler

The Columbus Bassmasters would like to Congratulate Scott Gordon and Brian Vogelsang on WINNING Angler and Co-Angler of the year for the 2019 season. Great Job Guys!!!

Scott Gordon – Angler

Brian Vogelsang – Co- Angler

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2020 Youth Event Participation Points

The Columbus Bassmasters Team, start the year off strong by making 223 packages of baits, to support the youth. The following (14) members participated in the event.

Will Presley, Damon Eley, Matt Bertram, Ted Nixon, Bob Schinker, James Maynard, Joe Wilcox, Mike Ross, Terry Hall ,Rob Doughty, Dale Mattox, Bob Pharris, Rich Carter, Karl Guegold

Thanks to all of those that participated


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February 2020 Meeting Mintues

February 12, 2020 Meeting Minutes

President Will Presley called meeting to order at 7:08PM

New Members: Welcome Blake Johnson to Columbus Bassmasters

Members Present: Bob Pharris, Bob Schinker, Dale Mattox, Dave Sprow, James Maynard, Joe Frakas, Kajuan Little, Karl Guegold, Matt Bertram, Mike Ross, Rich Carter, Scott Gordon, Ted Nixon, Terry Hall, Will Presley

Treasures Report: $5,329.39

If  you haven’t paid for your football squares or club dues, please get with Matt.

Fishing Report: Dale fished for Crappie at Alum on 2/10 and caught (1) small Bass.

Ohio Bass Nation Annual Meeting: Sunday, February 16th, at 8:00AM. Meet at the Marathon Station on RT 665 at 6:30AM, if you want to carpool or drive down with the group.

Club Banquet: March 14th, at 1:00PM. Please bring a side dish to share.

All boaters need to get a copy of their insurance policy to Will.

Hartley Hawg’s Hoover Fishing Seminar: Saturday, February 29th.  We will meet for breakfast in Polaris at the Waffle House (1183 Polaris Pkwy). Please bring a flashlight if you are parking cars.

Karl need’s boat captains for the Hartley Hawg’s youth tournament. If you can assist with any of the tournaments, please contact Karl.

Columbus Bassmasters made 223 packages of baits for the youth, out of recycled plastic.

Matt has reserved a house from Tuesday 3/24 – Monday 3/30, for Guntersville, which will sleeps (8) and there’s room for 4 boats. If you are planning to fish the Big Bass Splash, see Matt to confirm space is available. Cost is $250.00 per person.

FAT ASS CHALLENGE (Weight Lose): $25.00 entry fee, weigh-in at the April meeting and the event will run through the end of the fishing season. Dale will be in charge and will put together the rules. 50% of the proceeds will go to the winner and the other 50% will be donated to the youth.

There will be no meeting in March

50/50 Winner: James Maynard $30.00

Meeting Adjourned: 8:03PM

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Columbus Bassmasters Youth Bait Making Event

Will Presley

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January CBM 2020 Meeting Minutes

January Meeting 1/15/2020

Will called meeting to order at 7:03pm,

Member present: Al, Bob P, Bob S, Brandon, Brian, Chris, Dale, Damon, Dan, Dave, James, Jason, Joe W, Kajuan, Karl, Matt, Mike M, Mike R, Rob, Rod, Rich, Scott G, Ted, Terry, Tim, and Will

Guest: Brady Fairbanks and Mark Kibble. Welcome to the Columbus Bassmasters.

Prospective New Member: Blake Johnson contacted Will and expressed interest in joining the club.

Treasurer’s Report: $3,954.85

Fishing Report: Terry Hall caught some Stripper Bass and Brain Vogelsang has been fishing for Saugeye

Bait making for the youth: Saturday, January 25th at Central City Auto Parts at 9:00am, please bring any old plastic baits.

TBF Annual Meeting: Saturday, February 1st, at the Quest Conference Center, Polaris. You must register for lunch a week in advance.

OBN Annual Meeting: February 16th.

Columbus Fishing Expo: February 7th – 9th.

Hartley Hawgs Hoover Fishing Seminar: Saturday, February 29th.

Karl is look for a new meeting place for the Hartley Hawg’s. If anyone has any recommendations, please let Karl know.

Club Banquet: March 14th…please bring a side dish to share.

Club Membership was voted on and PASSED, to increase members from 36 members to 40.

Club dues  for 2020 are due, if you haven’t paid your dues please see Matt.

50/50 Winner:  Dale Mattox, $63.00

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January Meeting Date Changed

The January meeting is being moved from the 8th, to the 15th @ 7:00pm, to allow for the fund raiser football squares to be paid out at the meeting. If you are unable to attend and have yet to pay for your squares, please contact Matt Bertram, to make arrangements for payment prior to the meeting.

Don’t forget to bring your fishing treasures that you are interested in selling or trading to the meeting. It should be a fun night and hopefully everyone will be able to attend.

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CBM Meeting Minutes

December Meeting Minutes

Will called the meeting to order at 7pm

Attendance:  Al, Bob S, Brian, Dale, Dave, James, Jay, Joe, Karl, Matt, Rob, Rich, Scott G, Terry, Will

Guest: Tim Ward also joined as new member

Treasurer Report $2727.81

Guntersville – Dale, Rich, Karl, Dave, Matt Rob, Terry, Scott – Jeff Leonard also said he was interesting in joining CBM team at Big Bass Splash.  Jeff just had a 2nd place finish in a ABA tournament on St John’s.  Sold his Bass Cat and has a new one on order fully loaded with Garmin Trolling motor and Electronics.

Roster for TBF has been turned in with Will, Scott, Terry, Rob, Al, Bob S, Karl, Dave, Rich, Joe F, Joe W, John, and Rod.  A second roster will be submitted with the remaining.

TBF Region 6 will hold a tournament in June as a Open Regional

Winner and Co Angler of any regional now will go straight to Qualifer

Wildcard Regional will be for any anglers who didn’t catch fish to qualify for Qualifier.

TBF Open meeting is February 1st.  You must register for lunch at least a week before.

TBF new rule – If your in a regional and don’t show up for 2nd day you could face a years suspension.

TBF will be at Fishing Expo February 7th,8th & 9th and in Cleveland Boat Show 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th.

OBN Club Team Pairings Draft Detroit River

  1. James – Brian
  2. Dan – Colten
  3. Rich – Dale
  4. Joe F – Kajuan
  5. Terry – CHad
  6. Damon – Andy
  7. Joe W – John H
  8. Brandon – Dave
  9. Bob S – Jason
  10. Rob – Matt K
  11. Rod – Tim Ward
  12. Will – TBD
  13. Mike – TBD
  14. Karl – TBD
  15. Matt – TBD
  16. Bob P – TBD
  17. Al – TBD

Youth – Hartley Hawgs will begin havin monthly meetings, Karl is asking for CBM members to come in and talk about lakes in which youth will be fishing in 2020.

50/50 $40 Terry Hall

In closing this being my last meeting minute post I will be doing.  I look back at when I joined CBM in October of 2013.  The club didn’t have a website functioning at the time and we put together this website which has grown over 350 post through the past 6 years.

I have to say that this club is the “real deal” Bass club in Ohio.  It has a great group of members who work very hard to support the sport of fishing for both for the youth and the environment.  When it comes time to fish you will also find them plenty competitive.  My only regret is not having joined them sooner when I moved here in 1996.

I have my two son’s wedding’s next year in May and July and not sure how much fishing I will be able to do.

James Maynard will take over as Secretary in 2020 and I am sure he will manage this very well.  I will help and support him and the club as well but may not be able to make every event.

Thanks & Happy Holidays,


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