Tournament date- 1-15-2022
Launch site- Fin and Feather Resort
Launch time- First safe light
Weigh in begins 3:00pm
2022 Kickoff tournament
Texas East’s 2022 kickoff tournament began with a great meeting at FBC Hemphill, Texas. We were blessed by a delicious spaghetti dinner, once again provided by Skero Furniture of Kingwood Texas, our devoted ministry partner.
Our tournament draw was way down due to adverse weather conditions projected for Saturday. With that said we were blessed to have 35 teams show up for the meeting and witnessed Pastor Rusty West’s Facebook Live message and delivery of the charge and mission for our 2022 season! The Lord was moving as we had five men rededicate their lives for the Lord! A special thanks goes out to FBC Hemphill for their tremendous hospitality in allowing us to use their beautiful facilities.
Saturday morning had us on the ramp at 4:30am facing rain and terrible wind as we began the blastoff. Conditions were so bad that we allowed trailering for safety reasons with about half the draw electing to do so. By 10:00am we had sustained winds of 30-35mph and gusts up to 50mph with the temperature dropping 20 degrees since the blastoff. Teams began returning to the scales early in the day as safety caused them to exit the lake. By the time 3:00 arrived we had 5 ft rollers at the ramp and our teams were looking for alternative ramps to get their boats out of the water. Toughest tournament I have ever had.
In spite of all the weather we still had a couple of good sacks to take the honors of the first stop of 2022. The father son team of Cole and Richard Moore brought in the winning sack of 23.54 with a 6lb big fish kicker that took that honor as well. Second place was the steady team of Larry Nassar and Lynn Thibodeaux with a bag weighing 17.19. Third place honors went to Tater Reynolds and George Jeanne Jr with a 14.47 stringer.
Congrats to all of the teams that participated and we look forward to stop number two on Big Sam in February!
Be sure to reach out and invite someone to join us, Who’s your one?!!
Fishers Of Men would like to thank all our National Sponsors: BassCat Boats, Mercury, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Shakespeare, Realtree Fishing, Power-Pole, T&H Marine, Amphibia Eyewear, Gator Guards, Frogg Toggs, and Jacobs Glass
Special thanks goes out to Texas East’s local sponsors, Terrill Petroleum, Droptine Land and Lumber, Skero Furniture, Menade Construction, Beacon Wealth Management, Workrise, Big Help Desk, Ross Motor Sports, Cajun Lures, Jamie and Alice Polk Family, Trey Kistler Family, Tim Browder Family, Dan and Dianne Hilton Family, Coy and Cindy Jennings Family, FBC Broaddus, FBC Hemphill, Hillister Assembly of God, Rusty West Family, George Anderson Family, Ralph Logan Family, Johnny Franks Family, Leonard and Cheryl Claridy Family
Kickoff tournament - 01/15/22
Moore and Moore take the 2022 kick off eevnt
Runner up 2022 kick off tournament Nassar and Thibodeaux