2013 Club News    
January

The new year is upon us, and tournament season for local clubs is just around the corner!  As for Tiderunners
Bassmasters, we've had another productive/efficient meeting on Monday, January 7th.  The executive board
minuets were given by Denis.  Some of the points discussed from the minutes were about the Junior World
Championship (JWC).  This is the last year for the JWC before the local high schools infiltrate bass fishing as an
extra curricular activity into their programs (2014).  This is a slow process, but we forsee many young individuals
participating.  Other subjects we went over were scholarships given out by the MBN, zebra musscels have found
their way into the upper bay, the 2013 SQT schedule will be posted soon on the MBN website, and the annual
Bull Roast will be held Feb. 9th at 7 PM!  For any bass club in Maryland, the bull roast is a great time to get
together!  As for Tiderunners Bassmasters we discussed the return of one member, Mike Benefiel!  Welcome
back.  Many of our members volenteered for the Southern region meetings for the upcoming months.  
Participation has been exceptional.  Coming soon will be Tiderunners award's banquet, which will be held at
Gunnings Restaurant on Feb. 2nd.  As for our upcoming tournaments of 2013, the dates have been finalized
and will be posted soon on our website.  Also posted on our website will be the newly elected officers for the club.  
You can view all this information at WWW.TidrunnerBassmasters.com  And as we always say, its good to get out
on the water with good people.  Happy Fishing!!!
January

The new year is upon us, and tournament season for local clubs is just around the corner!  As for Tiderunners
Bassmasters, we've had another productive/efficient meeting on Monday, January 7th.  The executive board
minuets were given by Denis.  Some of the points discussed from the minutes were about the Junior World
Championship (JWC).  This is the last year for the JWC before the local high schools infiltrate bass fishing as an
extra curricular activity into their programs (2014).  This is a slow process, but we forsee many young individuals
participating.  Other subjects we went over were scholarships given out by the MBN, zebra musscels have found
their way into the upper bay, the 2013 SQT schedule will be posted soon on the MBN website, and the annual
Bull Roast will be held Feb. 9th at 7 PM!  For any bass club in Maryland, the bull roast is a great time to get
together!  As for Tiderunners Bassmasters we discussed the return of one member, Mike Benefiel!  Welcome
back.  Many of our members volenteered for the Southern region meetings for the upcoming months.  
Participation has been exceptional.  Coming soon will be Tiderunners award's banquet, which will be held at
Gunnings Restaurant on Feb. 2nd.  As for our upcoming tournaments of 2013, the dates have been finalized
and will be posted soon on our website.  Also posted on our website will be the newly elected officers for the club.  
You can view all this information at WWW.TidrunnerBassmasters.com  And as we always say, its good to get out
on the water with good people.  Happy Fishing!!!
February

A very exciting month for the Tiderunner Bassmasters club!  With the awards banquet at Gunning's Restaurant
(which went off well, everyone had a good time with family and friends), the bull roast on Feb. 9th,
and lets not forget the last month before tournament season begins for our
club!                                                            The club meeting was held Feb. 4th.  Walt gave the southern region
report and read the executive board minutes.  Quoted from Walt; the southern region meeting itself was, "very
impressive!"  With open discussion
and enthusiastic energy on issues and events within MBF.  Some of the main topics were the folding of other bass
clubs in Maryland, volunteering for the upcoming PVA tournament, invasive species in the Upper Bay, and an
outreach program to prospective bass members that are possibly looking to join the MBF and who have not yet
joined a chapter club.  As for Tiderunner Bassmasters, we are still looking for another boater to join our chapter.  
Denis handed out the club roster with updated information on our members, and forms with the tournament
schedule, pairings and muster times.  We are gearing up for another great season on the water.  Everyone is
getting excited!  With the month of February coming to an end we keep this slogan in our minds.
"Its always good to get out on the water with good people".  
March

Tournament season has arrived!  The club launched it's first tournament on the Potomac River out of Fort
Washington.  There was a chill in the morning air, but as the day moved on anticipation of the lunker on the line
kept the blood flowing.  Everyone worked hard for their catch.  A total of four 3 lb largemouth were caught by club
members!   Tom Welsh clinched first place, Jim Criswell second, and Walt Lechert followed up with 3rd.  The
lunker of the day was from Tom weighing in at 3 lbs and 13 1/2 oz.  The standings for the club's tournament can
be viewed on this website.  
As for the club meeting, it was another successful gathering.  Discussions of the southern region and executive
board minutes were deliberated.  Topics ranging from  volunteers for the PVA and wounded warriors tournament,
bills being introduced into Maryland legislation, Youth programs, invasive species, VA ID # on fishing license, and
MBF tournament series were brought up.
For the upcoming month of April, we are looking forward to fishing the great Susquahanna out of Havre de
Grace.   And as always, it great to get out on the water with good people.  
April

April showers bring may flowers, but those fishing lipless cranks is what the fish devoured.  That's what won the
April tournament on the mighty Susquehanna flats.  Finding grass (aquatic vegetation) was the key.  Fisherman
used plastics, spinnerbaits, squarebill cranks, chatterbaits, but the rattletrap was the best lure to bring in the limit.  
First place for the Tiderunner Bassmasters' club went to Mike Benefiel with a whopping 18 lb  15 oz stringer.  
Denis Schanberger had the biggest fish, weighing in at 6 lb 6.5 ozs. And, Chuck Doran came in second with a
solid 16 lb stringer.  The standings for all the club members can be viewed on this website.  We all had a good
time on the water.  It was a calm day with little wind, the sun came out, and memories were made.  As for the club
meeting, the main focus was on refining the bylaws and going over the executive and regional board minutes.  We
have to say it was a good month.  Elecricity is in the air as we gear up for our next tournament.  Headed back to
the Potomac River out of Fort Washington Marina.  And as always, it's great to get out on the water with good
friends.  
May

North, south, east, and west; there was no spot to catch the black bass the best.  This is no tonge twister on
fishing hot spots.  Our club members caught fish everywhere out of Fort Washington, in the May 18th Tiderunners
tournament.  First place went to Scott with a whopping 19 pounds even (heaviest 5 bass limit this year), and
lunker went to Denis again with a 4 pound 9 oz. weight.  The club set a new record of 113 lbs and 4 oz. of bass.  
With an record average of 11 lbs and 5 oz. per person.  In all it was a ground breaking day.  The results can be
viewed on our website at www.Tiderunnerbassmasters.com  
As for the club meeting, the setting was eventful as always.  The southern region and executive board meetings
were presented by Denis.  Open-end discussions from the Quantico Creek shad kill, to the upcoming bull roast
Feb. 15th, were diliberated.  We also took some time and went over the bylaws to perfect our point system with
short fish weighed-in and talked about the different GPS units out there on the market.  All in all it was a
productive month.  With may coming to and end, we came in like lions but will not go out like lambs.  June is a
promising month!  And as always; it's good to get out on the water with good friends.
June

Surviving the Susquehanna Flats was the name of the game.  With previous rain storms hurdling throughout the
week before, it made fishing tough.  The water clarity was minimal, and the fish were spooked.  But, on arrival of
the tournament day as we entered the boar ramp, the weather turned to clear skies and calm waters.  Everybody
worked hard for their fish.  Congrats to our President Walt, whom got first place with 14 lbs and 12 oz., and Jeff
with lunker of 5 lbs. 8oz!  Nice bass.  Pictures and standings of our club outing can be viewed on our web site at
www.tiderunnersbassmaters.com.  Our June meeting was productive as Dickie gave us the southern region and
MNB news.  Topics ranged from youth programs in Maryland, MBN web site, the SQT trail, the club's bylaws, and
EZ pass for the toll roads.  It's been a wet month for us in Maryland, but that doesn't mean we are going to keep
out fingers dry.  Time to gear up for our next tournament on the Potomac River out of Smallwood State Park (July
27th)!  Electricity is in the air.  And as always, it's good to get out on the water with good friends.  Keep Fishing.
 
July

If you can't take the heat, then get out of the kitchen!  That seemed to be the motto for our July 27th Potomac
River fishing tournament.  Not due to the tempurature outside, but for the fight in the top spots of our 2013
standings!  The thunderstorm weather reports were at bay, the day was partially cloudy, as our club members
battled it out on the water.  One of our members Dickie conjured up some early morning topwater bites, and
others worked out bass with plastics and spinnerbaits.  First place went to Chuck with 11 lbs 8.5 oz. and Scott
squezzed into 2nd place with 11 lbs 8 oz!  Lunker was a nail bitter with two 4 pound bass caught from 2 different
members.  Tom came out as the victor winning the lunker money for the day.  Congrats to everyone.  The
southern reginal minuets at our club meeting were presented by Chuck.  Our club went over the SQT tournament
trail and voted on whether MBN should keep it at multiple tournaments or a two day tournament trail format.  Tom
will report our clubs decission and opinions at the next southern reginal meeting.  Other topics discussed were the
MBN website, finances, Tiderunner Bassmasters tournament standings, maryland crabfeasts, and records that
our club has achieved!  All in all it was a great month.  Memories were made, as it's always good to get out on the
water with good people.  
August

Patience and perserverance was the matchup to bringing in a limit of fish in our August 31st tournament on the
Potomac River.  Legends were made, with only two of our memebers, (Denis and Chuck), bringing in a limit of five
bass!    Hats off to Denis again for catching the lunker of the day.  With a solid weight of 3 pounds and 5 ounces.  
Also to Chuck and Mike whom caught 3 pounders that day.  As for the club meeting, Tom presented the southern
region reports and Denis the executive board minuets.  Main topics of discussion on the table were the SQT
tournament trail, cleanliness of the Wicomico River, and the Seafood Festival in Sandy Point Beach.  All-in-all we
had a productive month for Tiderunner Bassmasters.  We are looking forward for the next tournament on the
Potomac in September as the temperature seems to be dropping a little.  Fall is in the air!  And as always, it's
good to get out on the water with good people.  Keep Fishing!  
September

Fall has officially arrived.  Trees are turning colors, birds are starting to migrate, and a cold front came through
that made fishing a little tougher for some anglers than others.  Our September 14th Potomac River tournament
proved that.  Walt Lechert (president of Tiderunners Bassmaster)  was one of two anglers in our club to bring in a
limit of 5 bass.  His weight of 15 lbs and 2.5 oz. took first place.  Dickie Whitacre was the other angler to bring in a
limit for 3rd place.  Lunker for the tournament went to Tom Welsh, weighing in at a nice 4 lbs and 15 oz bass.  
Plastics were the key, and Hydrifoil (hydrilla and milfoil) was the vegatation.  Our club meeting was eventful with
Jeff giving the southern region news and Denis the executive board minutes.  Discussion on the SQT trail format
continues; with the main concern being the outcome of the final vote.  We went over conservation:
electroshocking at Deep Creek Lake, a spawners club for the MBN, pairings for the last tournament on the
Sassafras River, and a possible new member (Andy Smith) joined in to view our club.  We look forward to the
upcoming month of October and good fishing.  A couple of members are going to fish the Southern Region
Tournament on October 5th.  With work bogging us down and the stress of life, it's always good to get out on the
water with good people.  
October

There is a chill in the air, and it's not Halloween!  Some of us might have been spooked by the fish or the fish
might have spooked them, but a select few escaped the myths to bring in the fish.  It was the transistion period
during a 3 day cold front.  The bass were feeding, but the pattern was hard.  With high winds during the tidal
change, boat positioning was difficult.  Soft plastics were the key for Jim and Andy, who both brought in numerous
3 pound bass to claim the top spots.   Andy is a new boater prospect for our club.  Jim came in first place with four
fish weighing 11 pounds and 13 ounces, and a lunker of 3 lbs and 13 oz.  Tom came in second with four bass of 9
pounds and 6 oz.  Plus, Tom clinced Mr. Bass for 2013 for the club.  Congrats to Tom!  At our October meeting,
Walt went over the Southern Region news (mainly focused around the MBN tournament trail for 2014) and Denis
directed going over the Executive Board minutes.  We went over conservation, stocking of bass in MD tidal
waters, high school state championship, scheduling for the SQT of 2014, etc.  It was a great year for our club.  
Even though our tournament season is over, we look forward to fishing on into the winter months.  It's great to get
out on the water with good friends.
November

Batters up!  It's time for some fall cranking.  The largemouth are feeding up and we are in full swing.  With the
tournament season over for Tiderunner Bassmasters; we have just yet begun.  With our members still out on the
water casting their lures for the next butterball to bite.  Some of our memebers hit up the tidal waters while others
seek local ponds, lakes, and reservoirs.  Either way, we are having fun.  At our monthly meeting,  Walt presented
us with the Southern Region news, and Denis with the Executive board minutes.  As a whole we discussed the
topics presented.  Andy Smith (new memeber) was officially voted into the club this month, and Chuck Doran
asked for, and was granted an inactive membership for the year of 2014.  We will miss him.  Walt went over the
overall standings for this year's tournament season.  We also took nominations for 2014 club officer's positions.  
Denis is still having problems with his EZ pass!!!  All in all it's been a productive month.

"We are lucky as a club to get out on the water with good friends".
December

'Tis the season to be jolly!  Merry Christmas and a happy new year to everyone.  The members of Tiderunner
Bassmasters club (www.Tiderunnerbassmasters.com) hopes everyone had a great holiday season.  As for fishing,
a few of our members (Walt ,Denis and Andy, amounst other MBN club members) made it out to Lake Anna for
some winter bass fishing on the "hot side".  Walt mastered the drop shot rig, Denis pulled in many keepers, and
Andy worked the docks.  Hanging out, relaxing, and catching fish.  The guys had a great time!  Denis presented
us with the MBN Executive Board minutes at the December club meeting.  We discussed the High School
Invitational Tournament in June and the championship in July.  Went over conservation on the Mattawoman Creek
in regards to the housing development.  Also layed out the dates for the 2014 SQT, and other MBN tournaments
for this upcoming year.  As for our club, we are looking at fishing 8 tournaments for 2014.  Five will probably be on
the Potomac and three fished in the Upper Bay.  The places and dates will be finalized in the upcoming months,
and then posted on our website.  The officers were elected for our club.  Positions are the same as the previous
year.  Walt is our President/Treasurer, Vice President - Dickie, Secretary - Slimbo (Jim), Safety Director - Scott,
and Denis is the Tournment Director/Historian/Webmaster.  Congrats to everyone.  As our motto goes, it is always
good to get out on the water with good friends!  
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