Tiderunner Club News     
2012 Club News (N/A)
January / February

The club paid dues to BASS and MBN, set up 2018 schedule, began new member's recruitment, set our annual
banquet date (Feb. 23rd), and discussed MBN, Southern Region and Club news.  One more month of the
off-season and then the fun begins.  If you are interested in joining a smaller club, come check us out.

Several members attended the MBN President's Conference.  We had a new prospective member attend the
March club meeting (Paul August).  At the club meeting, we discussed MBN news and club business.  We
discussed the Lake Gaston Tournament lodging and travel plans.

We held our first tournament on Lake Gaston.  The weather was good for the two practice days, but because of
the up-and-down weather, the fishing was tough.  On Saturday the weather was miserable being cold, windy and
wet.  And again the fishing was tough with everyone catching only a few.  The wind-chill factor on Sunday morning
was 28 degrees and only Steve ventured out.  He caught 3 keepers and lost a big fish and ended up winning the
tournament.  In spite of the tough fishing and bad weather, we all had a great time and will return next year.
 At the club meeting, we discussed MBN news from the President's Conference and club business.  Scott Dunlop
informed the club that he would like to go inactive for this year because of health concerns.  He may or may not
fish any of the tournaments this year.  At the meeting, we welcomed Paul August into the club.
  Our next tournament is on Susquehanna Flats on May 5th.

We had our second tournament of the year on Susquehanna Flats on May 5th.  A lot of the bigger fish seemed to
have spawned and moved out of the spawning areas
, with many in the 14" to just under 15" range.  But, Chuck
found two nice 5 1/2 pounders to win the tournament and lunker with four fish weighing
in at 12-13.5.  Denis and
Steve represented the club at the April MBN Executive Board and Southern Region meetings, respectively.  The
club discussed the information brought from those meetings at the club meeting.

Our first June tournament on the Potomac
River on the 2nd was cancelled due to unsafe waters because of all of
the debris in the water.  At the June club meeting we discussed information brought by Denis and Walt from the
May MBN Executive Board meeting (cancelled Mr. Bass Tournament, club pairings for upcoming tournaments,

etc.).  The club also discussed the cancelled Potomac Tournament and decided to reschedule the it for November
10th which was the club make-up date.  Our next tournament is on Susquehanna Flats on June 30th.