FAN will kick off the 2012 schedule on Lake Belton Feb 11, 2012

FAN will kick off the 2012 schedule on Lake Belton Feb 11, salve 2012
First off we want to recognize a few new sponsors for the 2012 season.

Brad Marshal Homes and Designer Pools & Outdoor Living has joined Faith Angler Network as a title sponsor this year and will be the Event Sponsor for the April Tournament on Lake Travis.

Committed to Integrity
Since the beginning, viagra Brad Marshall Homes has maintained a reputation of integrity and superior quality, cialis as noted by the many clients who remain close, long after the completed build of their home.
BMH takes pride in creating a client experience that offers patience, flexibility, and constant communication. Clients are encouraged to be involved and partner with the BMH team throughout the entire build of their home
Brad Marshall Homes has partnered with Designer Pools & Outdoor Living to provide the clients of BMH with a turn-key custom pool and outdoor living solution.
The team at Designer Pools and Outdoor Living, like BMH, is committed to providing beauty and luxury at an affordable price. Take a closer look at what you can expect from Designer Pools and Outdoor Living (DPOL). (512) 989.9925

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/jecook/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image006.jpg[/IMG] Get Five Lures also coming on board this year and I am anxious to introduce Andrew Oliver and the Dinero.
Get Five is a soft plastic lure company located in Austin, Texas, whose mission is to produce soft plastic lures that incorporate cutting edge design, premium components, and awesome colors. There tag line is the essence of their attitude and philosophy “BE GREAT ON AND OFF THE WATER”
Andrew will also be attending several of our pre-tournament meetings in addition to fishing with us this year. (512) 589-1247

Also new for 2012 FAN is sanctioned for Triton Gold

We also want to say thanks to those that continue to support Faith Angler Network for another season.

Texas Boat World-Academy Sports+Outdoors -Triton Boats-Mercury Marine-Paragon Ins.
Fishfinders Marine- Kistler Custom Rods-Foundation Auto Repair-Georgetown Shirts- Pure Fishing-Sure Life – Kinami Lure-O’Reilly Auto parts- Rudy’s Country Store and Bar –B-Q- Gary Yamamoto Bait Company- American Rodsmiths- Smart Shield- Animal Customs-Alpha Graphics

Lake Belton Registration will begin February 10th 6PM
Hosting the pre-tournament meeting will be our dear friend at Immanuel Baptist Church Temple.
Located at 1401 W Central Ave Temple, TX 76504 MAP
Fellowship Cove of Copperas Cove has agreed once again to come out and grill some hamburger and hotdogs with all the fix in’s.

BLORA to host the Launch & Weigh In!
FAN will decent on BLORA for the launch and weigh February 11th and prepare to release the teams at safelight
Direction to BLORA HERE

FAN Categories for 2012
For 2012 FAN will have four categories and each category will be competing for the coveted Angler of The Yea. “NEW” for this year the Angler of The Year Bonus for the highest in points in each category.
FAN will earmark $5 per entry towards the AOY Category Bonus. ($250 per category per event –based on 50 teams)
The 2012 Categories are:
Youth/Adult -Male/Female-College Bass Team-Overall Points Champions
Categories AOY Bonuses will be paid only if there are at least 3 teams in a category.
All other FAN Rules apply


FAN Announces AOY Bonus Cash in 4 categories in 2012

For 2012 FAN will have four categories and each category will be competing for the coveted Angler of The Year Title. “NEW” for this year the Angler of The Year Bonus for the highest in points in each category.
FAN will earmark $5 per entry towards the AOY Category Bonus. ($250 per category per event –based on 50 teams)
The 2012 Categories are:
Youth/Adult – Male/Female- College Bass Team- Overall Points Champions
Categories AOY Bonuses will be paid only if there are at least 3 teams in a category.
All other FAN Rules apply

2012 Central Texas Boat Show

2012 Central Texas Boat Show

Dates: Friday 1/6          Saturday 1/7      Sunday 1/8

12Noon-9PM    10AM-8PM       10AM-5PM

Where: Bell County Expo Center and Expo Hall / Free Parking!

Admission: $6.00 Adults / Children 12 & under admitted free

With a paid adult.

Dealers: Marine Outlet                     –       Temple

Texas Boat World              –       Harker Heights

Marineland Boating Center –       Waco

Sail & Ski                           –       Austin

Yowell’s Boat Yard            –       Waco

Events: Kid’s Catfishing – Fishing for Kids of all ages

From the live catfish tank!

Scott & White Blood Mobile will be on site from 10:00am to 2:00 pm on Saturday.  Anyone donating blood will receive a free pass for the show.

Friday is Military Appreciation Day. All Active

Duty Military and their dependants will be

admitted free by showing their Active Duty I.D.

Boats / Motors and on Display by:

Skeeter, look Xpress, Sweetwater Pontoons, Larson Runabouts,

Triumph Fishing Boats, G3 Fishing Boats, Hurricane Deck Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Chaparral, SeaArk, Nautic Star, Premier, Apex, Yamaha Sport Boats, Yamaha Waverunners, Glastron, Mercury, Volvo, Sea Ray Sport Boats, Bayliner Sport Boats and Cruisers, Nautiques by Correct Craft, Harris FloteBote Pontoon Boats, Sea Ray and Meridian Sport Yacht and Yachts, Kawasaki Personal Watercraft, Mercruiser, Cummins Mercruiser, Triton Boats, Ranger Boats, Legend Boats, Stingray Pleasure Boats, Alumacraft Fishing Boats, Cypress Cay Pontoon Boats, Buster Boats.

Exhibitors: Wooded Acres Tackle               –       Richland

Tight Line Tackle                     –       Killeen

Lowrance Electronics

Wow Inflatable Water Toys

Humminbird Electronics

Minnkota Trolling Motors

Motorguide Trolling Motors

Tournament Saver Pro             –       Texas

Texell Credit Union                  –       Temple

Developer Marketing and         –       Spring Branch, Texas

Management Company

Texan Lures                              –       Temple

Holding the Line Guide Svc     –       Killeen

Silver Spur Outfitters               –       Gatesville

Austin Canoe and Kayak          –       Austin

3D Resorts                               –       Austin

Advanced Chiropractic            –       Temple

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers         – Lakes Belton & Stillhouse

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary     –       Lake Belton

Texas Bass Couples Tournament Trail – Dallas

LINE-X of Harker Heights        –      Harker Heights

CenTex Bass Clubs                  –       Killeen

Texas Partners Federal Credit Union

Silver Leaf Resorts                   –       San Antonio

Bubba’s Smoked Meats           –       New Braunfels

Scentsy Candles                        –       Nolanville

Seminars: Crappie Expert Tommy Tidwell will host a Crappie Fishing Seminar on Saturday from 12noon – 1 PM.  Professional Bass Pro Keith Combs, will host a bass fishing seminar Sunday from 12noon – 1 PM.  Bass Pro Gary Klein will be at the show on Friday and Saturday at the Texas Boat World display!

TuffMan Championship Weigh-in: Saturday afternoon beginning at approximately 3:30PM qualifying teams that competed in the TuffMan Bass Tournament Championship on Lake Belton will weigh-in their catch.  Over $20,000 dollars will be awarded to the top five teams.  The winning team will receive $10,000 dollars for 1st place!  Come watch the fun!  The weigh-in will be held in the Bell County Expo Center under the dome.  Winner of the Toyota Bass Classic on Lake Conroe , Texas

Professional bass angler, Keith combs, will be the master of ceremonies for the weigh-in.

TuffMan Championship Contingency Prizes

Legend Boats:

Legend Boats will pay Advantage Members in the TuffMan Championship as follows for the First Place win.  The Tier 2 Tournament field must be 70 anglers (35-2 man teams) or more for payout of any kind, excluding Championships.  Advantage Plus members will double their winning purse in these events, up to the maximum amount.

Boat Year Bonus Paid

2011 – 2012:     $1,500.00

2010:                 $   800.00

2009:                 $   500.00

Triton Boats:

Tournaments with a field of 60+ boats;  Winner with 2010 – 2012 model year boat with 250 HP engine will receive $7,000; with 225 HP engine will receive $5,000; with 200 HP engine will receive $3,000; and engines less than 200 HP will receive $1,000.  Winner fishing in a 2009 model or older Triton will receive $500.  Winner in a previously-owned boat will receive $500 if model year 2010 – 2012 or $250 for model 2009 and older.  Tournaments with 30 to 59 boats; Winner with a 2010 – 2012 model year with any HP will receive $500 or $250 for model year 2009 or older.  Winner with previously-owned boat will receive $250 (2010 – 2012 models) or $125 (2009 model or older).  If no winner $500 to the highest qualifying angler finishing in the top ten (10).


Paragon Independant Insurance Agency joins the FAN team!!


Faith Angler Network is proud to announce that Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies has joined forces with FAN for the 2012 season.  Carl Shockey, diagnosis Founder and President of Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies tells his story.

In 2003 I was faced with a difficult choice.  For nearly twenty five years I had been a captive agent for two of the largest insurance companies in the country. While successful in many respects I had grown frustrated and weary of my inability to provide my customers with a broad range of insurance products and services that could meet their everyday needs.  I was also very tired of my companies’ threats to cancel my contract for not pushing ‘flavor’ of the month products that might make them more profitable, but not necessarily were a solution or of any help to my clients.

Having received some good advice from a trusted friend in the industry, I felt now was the time to start an Independent Insurance Agency.  In the spring of 2003 Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies was launched by a handful of dedicated individuals.  It was now about putting ourselves back in control of our agency — it is not about being controlled by the companies and vendors you represent. While we believe it is imperative to meet, and hopefully exceed, the annual growth and productivity objectives of each of our carriers, it should not come at the expense of an agent being unable to help their customers make the right buying decisions. The individuals at Paragon have always believed that customers’ needs come first. Each and everyone one of them know that the relationship and trust that we work to have with our customers is largely responsible for where we are today.

Quantity versus Quality
Besides our people, what also makes Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies different from other Independents is our goal to represent the very best “Blue Chip”, highly rated Insurance companies in the industry. While we are always looking for carriers that can be of benefit to our clients we do not pick a company just for the sake of having one.  We look for long term relationships with our insurance carriers because it means having a long term relationship with our customers. Paragon sets the highest standards of excellence in servicing Texans’ personal insurance needs and in doing so we partner with carriers who day in and day out can serve our customers at a very high level.

Why Choose Paragon?
A paragon by one definition is a diamond, shaped with uncompromising integrity and quality. That is our mission in the field of personal and commercial property and casualty insurance; to be a partner that our Customers can trust with confidence.  We are an organization that strives to assure our clients that every available resource will be used to completely satisfy their insurance needs. It is with and a lot of long hours and hard work and the help of many people who share in that business philosophy.  Since our start, Paragon has grown from one location to locations all across Texas, and we continue to add new branch offices each year. Since that time Carl has built a successful business and has 9 locations across Texas.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to promote Paragon Independent Insurance” says Jeff Cook, Founder of Faith Angler Network.  “My wife and I were looking to combine our separate auto policies and home insurance last year.   I made a call to Travis Tolbert and was impressed right away with his professionalism and friendly attitude.  He told us that there were several great products that he wanted to research before providing a quote.  When he called back I was pleasantly surprised to hear a quote for better coverage at a much better rate than we were receiving from our previous provider.  We were able to save $75 per month or $900 per year”.

In the Austin Area;

Travis Tolbert

I have been in insurance since 2002.  I started with Farmers insurance and in August of 2010 became an independent agent with Paragon.  As an independent agent, I have the opportunity to get the best insurance value for my clients because I can quote auto and home insurance through many quality insurance carriers. I love the outdoors (avid cyclist) and my wife and I have lived in Pflugerville since 2000

Travis Tolbert

Tolbert Insurance Agency LLC

Paragon Independent Agencies Inc.

(O) 512-990-8500   (F) 866-609-6803

15901 Central Commerce Dr. #502

Pflugerville, TX 78660

Peter Menke

Peter Menke Insurance

8700 Manchaca Rd, Ste 204,

Austin, TX  78748, office:  512-280-2579.

I joined Paragon Independent Insurance Agencies in February of 2010 and was an agent with Farmers Insurance for over 20 years prior.

As an independent insurance agent I can provide insurance products from many A rated carriers.  This ensures that I can find the right coverage for the right price for your home, your vehicles, and of course your boats and RVs.

My wife and I have lived in south Austin for over 30 years and have two grown daughters who are out of the house and off the payroll.  I spend as much time as I can outside either on my mountain or road bike.

Paragon Independent Insurance Representatives & Regions.

Faith Angler Network is a non-profit 501©3 organization, benefiting Central Texas fisherman and their families, in addition to other outreach efforts including the service men and women, injured, active duty, and retired.

For more information please visit or call Jeff Cook @512-413-4178


I just wanted to share some of the best deals on GREAT bass boats available at TEXAS BOAT WORLD


254-699-9151 Cliff or Josh Brown

2012 Triton 21 XS Elite (Owners Demo) 28hours!!!!

We have a beautiful 2012 Triton 21XS Elite Series LOADED to the gills here. If you compare apples to apples you will not find a better deal out there for the condition and options on this boat. A little about the boat
2012 Triton 21XS Elite
2011 Mercury 250 Pro XS (Will register new to buyer)
-28 Hours on motor, stuff 13 of those between 0-599 RPM’S
-Hot Foot With Adjustable Slide
-4 Bank Charger
-Dual Signature Series Blue Power Poles
-Elite Series Package includes:
-Custom Color (See Below, viagra It’s beautiful!)
-Extra Large Dash
-Cockpit Bolsters
-Touch Pad Dash
-Stainless Steel Woodgrain Wheel
-Front deck padded carpet
-Stainless Steel Compartment Latches
-Drivers Side Glove Box
-Tool Deck Organizer
-Landing Net and Holder
-Plano Boxes
-Culling System
-Drop In Tackle Trays Rod Locker
-Drop in Tackle Trays Rear PALS
-Fulton Dual Heavy Duty Wheel Jack (You won’t realize what you were missing)
-Gatorhyde Coating On Trailer
-Hummingbird 998CSI on Gimbal Bow
-Hummingbird 1198CSI In Dash
-JBL AM/FM Stereo CD Player 2 Speaker System
-Keel-X Custom Colored to match the boat with flake (Has A lifetime warranty and is the best product on the market)
-Minnkota Fortrex 101 52″ (pictured with Terova, rx but will be swapped for the new fortrex)
-Dual Remote Controls for power poles
-SS Fenders on Trailer
-Swing tongue
-Custom Cover
-Tournament Saver Pro (follow the link below for more info)
-Triton Gold Qualified (qualifies you for up to an additional $7000 in prize money on qualified tournaments!)
This boat is immaculate and very well equipped. This boat is SEVERAL THOUSANDS below what you can order this boat for. With the low hours, additional equipment and overall perfect condition of this boat you can’t go wrong! Priced at $59,066.88+FPTTL. If you know someone in the market, or you’re in the market this is a deal that you don’t want to miss! More pics available.

2012 Skeeter ZX20 and 2012 Legend Alpha 211

Just wanted to give an updated list of the prize boats we currently have available. First up was the

-Skeeter ZX 20 Priced at $45,995

-225 Yamaha with 6 years of warranty if purchased before 12/06/2011

-3 blade ss prop

-12 inch Jack Plate

-Rear boat straps

-Tandem Trailer with brakes, swing tongue, spare tire and gatorhyde

-Fold Down Seat

-Butt Seat with Pro Pole

-Minnkota 4 bank Charger


-Pro Trim

-Rod Management System

-Hummingbird 788CI HD Console

-Minnkota Maxxum 101 36v

The boat can be view here…325865&nv=y

We also have the 2012 Legend Alpha 211 Won by Keith Combs Priced at $46,995 that includes

-Evinrude 250 with 7 years of warranty

-Minnkota Fortrex 101 26v

-728 in the bow and on the console

-Tandem Trailer with swing tongue, gatororhyde, brakes and spare tire

-Rod management Sytem

-Dual Console


-Rear boat straps

-12 inch jackplate

-Pro Trim

-Butt Seat with pro pole X 2

This boat can be viewed here…amp;pov=2411339

Email me with any questions. We also have several new Rangers and Tritons in stock as well as a great selection of used boats if you’re interested in that route. Just visit the website below or give Cliff or Josh Brown a call. 254-699-9151.

Trower and Pitrucha claim another FAN Championship

The results are in and Ronnie Trower and Jeff Pitrucha pulled another FAN Championship win by inching out Charles Whited and Lee Beuershausen who had the lead on day one with 18.14 pound, medicine Saturday Whited and Beuershausen came to the scales ahead of Trower and Pitrucha with a limit weighing in at 16.12, their 2 day weight totaled 34.26 pounds, however when Trower and Pitrucha stepped on stage with 20.78 pounds and a 2 day total of 39.97 pounds, Whited and Beuershausen would be over 3.5 pounds shy of taking the FAN 2011 Championship home. Thanks to everyone that participated in the Championship, our sponsors, and a big Thank you to Jerry Hunter and Elm Creek Village for being superb host.

Results and pics

FAN 2011 Championship Update

Are you as excited as I am!!! With the 2011 Faith Angler Network Championship this Friday and Saturday, cialis we are ready to get the event started?

FAN official lodging and host of the 2011 Championship will be Elm Creek Village in Voss TX.

30 teams will ascend on Jerry’s place at Elm Creek Village this week to test their skills and a chance to win the $10,000 top prize on this  19,149 acres reservoir  on the Colorado and Concho Rivers in Concho, Coleman, and Runnels counties, 55 miles east of San Angelo. This lake is known for producing many largemouth bass in the 10 plus pound range, we expect to see a few of those brought to the scales.

Official Practice will begin at safelight on October 26th. Teams are permitted to practice in two boats during official practice. All teams are required to attend the meeting to be held the evening prior to the first day of competition. (At least one team member must be in attendance prior to the beginning of the inspirational message, and remain until the end of the meeting). Those not in attendances at the meeting will be declared ineligible to compete.

The pre-tournament meeting will be held at the meeting facility at Elm Creek Village, registration will begin at 6PM. Your FAN Staff will be grilling hamburgers with all the fixin’s.

This year in addition to the raffle we will be holding a silent auction. Here is a list of some of the items that will be available in the auction. We will except credits cards and cash.

Item #1

Alton Jones Autographed Jersey

Donated by Alton Jones

Item #2

Abu Garcia Revo STX

Donated by Clark Wendlant

Item #3

Tournament Saver Pro Elite

Donated by Cliff Brown &Tournament Saver Pro

Item #4

Solar Bat Shooters Glasses

Donated by (In Memory of George Cook)

Item #5

Save Phase Mask

Donated by (In Memory of George Cook)

Item #6

American Rodsmith Dave Fritts Crank Bait Special 7’11”

Donated by American Rodsmith

Item #7

Abu Garcia Silver Max Rod and Reel Combo

Donated by Pure Fishing

Item #8

Mega Bass Hard Bait Bundle 11 baits designed and built in Japan

Donated by (In Memory of George Cook)

And possibly a few more surprise’s.

We will be posting updates as possible on and the FAN Facebook page so check in and see what’s going on.

My cell phone is not working so for any urgent issues please call Skeet at 512-590-3651

Faith Angler Network would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all of our sponsors and ask that you give them a chance to earn your business and patronize their stores and business

Texas Boat World, Triton Boats, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide Berkley, Fish Finders Marine, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Georgetown Shirt Company, American Rodsmith, Foundation Auto Repair, Brad Marshall Homes, Sure Strike Boat Detailing, Paragon Insurance, Alpha Graphics, Sebile Lures, Rudy’s BBQ, Kistler Rods, Designer Pools and Outdoor Living, Sure Life, Kinami Baits, Gary Yamamoto Bait Company, Animal Custom Jerseys.

Foundation Auto Repair ” THANK YOU CUSTOMERS”

To all of our valued customers, thumb
I would like to express our thanks and gratitude for your patience during our latest expansion. Thanks to our valued and faithful customers we have been blessed with continued growth in our business and I know that it was very difficult for all of you to endure the long turn around in repairing your vehicles and we wanted to thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. As a result we now have 4 ASE Certified Master Technicians in addition to our general service staff to be able to expedite your automotive repairs and return your vehicle to you in a more timely fashion. As an added thank you we would like to extend to you a 10% discount on all of your Automotive Repairs (EXCLUDING OIL CHANGES & STATE INSPECTIONS) during your next visit. Just print this Email and bring it in with you to receive this offer. OFFER EXPIRES ON 12/31/2011!
Thank you for your continued trust!
Daniel Murphy
Foundation Auto Repair
6750 Corpus Christi Dr
Austin, Texas 78729

Tyson Dever Lone Star Classic Registration update

Hope to see everyone there:

Entries will also be accepted at Fish Finder Marine in Round Rock (512-248-8348), salve Marine Outlet in Temple (254-773-9935) and

Texas Boat World in Harker Heights (254-699-9151) until 5:00 pm on Wednesday, buy viagra September 28th, there 2011.

Late registration will be held Friday, September 30th from 6pm until 8PM at Dead Fish Grill in Belton, Texas. Last minute entries will be accepted at BLORA from 5:00 – 6:00 am

($20 Late Fee will be added to all Late and Last Minute Entries)

Anglers looking for Boater for the 2012 FAN season

We have had several request from non-boaters that are looking for a boater to partner up with for the 2012 season.

There are special categories for Youth/Adult, sovaldi sale Male/Female, and College Fishing Teams to compete for championship berths and cash.

If you are a looking for a partner we have set up a section on Austin Bass Fishing or simply send us an email at and we will do our best to connect people.

Looking forward to a great season