FAN Central kicks off their 2023-2024 season on Hubbard Creek Lake, on October, 28th at Bob Clark Landing, for a chance to qualify for the Championship with over $15,000.00 in Scholarships and prizes.
Where – Tournament Host Site
Bob Clark Landing
Breckenridge, TX 76424 Google Maps
When – October, 28th 2023
Contact Boerne Bass Club (Jed and Denise Mazour) 830-446-2122 /830-446-9758
THIS WILL BE A TRAILERING EVENT.
This means you are free to launch at the ramp of your choice. There are several boat ramps available to avoid larger groups and lines at any one ramp. There will not be a physical check-in location that morning – we will be using GroupMe
Register for GroupMe here.
ALL ANGLERS MUST CHECK AT WEIGH-IN REGARDLESS OF IF THEY ARE WEIGHING FISH OR NOT. FAILURE TO CHECK IN WILL RESULT IN A LOSS OF TOURNAMENT/AOY POINTS.
FAN NEEDS TO KNOW EVERYONE IS SAFE AND OFF THE WATER.
You may launch from your chosen ramp as early as 6:30AM, however, you may not start fishing until FIRST CAST at 7:15AM.
The last cast will be 1PM and you will have 1 hour to get to the weigh-in location.
Please be mindful of the time required to get boats on trailers and get to the weigh-in location.
Scales will be open at 1PM and will close at 2PM (unless otherwise indicated by the tournament director on the day of the event due to unforeseen circumstances).
EVERYONE MUST PHYSICALLY CHECK IN AT THE END OF THE TOURNAMENT – NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
YOU MUST HAVE AN ADULT CAPTAIN AND TWO QUALIFIED STUDENTS OR YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. Only Captains and student anglers are allowed on the boat during the tournament.
All FAN Anglers must be registered to the FAN GroupMe App and check in with messages when prompted by FAN on the morning of the tournament.
We will message last-minute changes or updates on the FAN Facebook page.
Who is eligible? Registration is open to all 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students. The entry fee for each tournament is $50 a boat with two team members and a qualified captain. Each team member must be a FAN member. Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the liability form of the online membership registration. Each team must consist of two eligible student contestants and one adult boat captain.
Weigh in – is due in by 2:00 PM at the holding tanks. You MUST be checked in at the check station on your designated flight time or be counted late. If you are not weighing in fish, you still need to check in to indicate you are off the lake or you will not be awarded points.
All teams must register by Wednesday, October 18th at 9:00 PM CST. The registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to the tournament via online registration and online payment only. Late registrations may be considered Saturday for complete teams only and will be added to the bottom of the boat launch sequence. Please contact email@example.com with any questions regarding registration or if you will register late.
About the lake:
Hubbard Creek Reservoir is located about six miles northwest of Breckenridge in Stephens County, on Hubbard Creek, a tributary of the Brazos River. The lake is owned by the West Central Texas Municipal Water District for municipal, industrial, and mining supplies. Construction began on March 1, 1961 and the dam was completed on November 26, 1962. Deliberate impoundment began December 18, 1962. As stated in the TWDB 1997 survey report: “The dam and appurtenant structures consist of an earthfill embankment 15,150 feet in length (including levees) with a maximum height of 112 feet or elevation of 1,208.31 feet (NAVD88). The service spillway is a circular concrete drop inlet structure that is gate controlled. The crest elevation of the drop inlet is 1,176.81 feet (NAVD88) and the top of the gates is at an elevation of 1,185.31 feet (NAVD88). All water that enters the drop inlet is discharged through the embankment and exits downstream via a 22 foot diameter conduit. The low-flow outlet consists of a 48-inch diameter valve-controlled pipe with an invert elevation of 1,136.31 feet (NAVD88). The emergency spillway is an excavated broad-crested weir located near the left end of the dam. The 2,000 foot long weir is at an elevation of 1,194.31 feet (NAVD88). Also, incorporated in the emergency spillway is a 4,000 foot long fuse plug with a crest elevation of 1,197.31 feet (NAVD88). According to TWDB 2018 survey, the reservoir had a conservation storage capacity of 318,174 acre-feet and a conservation surface area of 15,687 acres at an elevation of 1,183.31 feet above mean sea level (NAVD88). The drainage area of the reservoir is 1,107 square miles.
The Largemouth Bass record was 12.93lbs caught by Spike Stoker on March 26th 2011
Current Junior Water Body Records (Rod and Reel)
Largemouth Bass (FAN Member) Trace Jansen caught Feb 28th, 2021 15.32 Pounds caught on a wacky rig
Guadalupe Bass, Brian Arabie caught Dec 23rd, 2015, 3.00 pounds on a Santone Jig
Captain Incentives (Must be present to win) Captains will be recognized with the Captains Awards including for the winning Captain and another in a random Captains drawing.
To be eligible for the championship, the angler must have fished at least 3 of the 4 qualifying tournaments.
· Top 10% in each qualifying event.
· The top 50% of qualifying anglers based on their total points.
Angler-of-the-Year Scholarship Awards: A $1,500 scholarship will be awarded to the highest finishing angler in each division. Plus, a custom FAN AOY Jersey, presented by OT Wear – Official Fishing Jersey for FAN.
OT Wear Scholarship Awards: OT Wear, the official jerseys of FAN, presents a $750 scholarship along with the FAN OT Wear AOY fishing jersey, to the top finishing team wearing OT Wear jerseys. Use our FAN discount and get your OT Wear jerseys today for a chance to win this scholarship!
Championship Scholarships – This season we will award $12,000 in scholarships and award the top 5 places at the Championship Tournament.
· 1st Place – $4,000
· 2nd Place – $3,000
· 3rd Place – $2,500
· 4th Place – $1,500
· 5th Place – $1,000