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All I can say is WOW, It was a close tournament. Jake and Dale good fight, you guys are tops in my book any day. Thanks for being what FAN is all about, I truly admire both of you. Jake I hope you enjoyed the poly, you are now considered a "STICK". Jeff and Ronnie great job, as much crap as I will take holding this event on these two lakes, my money was on Dale and Jake!
Thanks to everyone that supported FAN this year, we truly appreaciate you.-
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Jeff, thanks for the opportunity to win a great boat. We would especially like to thank Texas Boat World for all their help with not only FAN but as our primary sponsor ever since Cliff and Mary bought Texas Boat World. Our money was on Dale and Jake also after the first day. I was pretty sure when we didn't take the lead we were done. Our best two fish were just meant to be. They were pure LUCK.
 

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On day 2, My brother Jason and I were heading back to weigh-in when the boat shut off and it would not start back up.
With app. 10 minutes to weigh-in, we were stranded near the "island" with no other boats in sight.
About that time we saw a Nitro running full speed toward us.
We tried waving them down and to our amazement they stopped.
They offered to haul me and our fish to the weigh-in while my brother stayed with his boat
As I was in the process of transferring our fish to their boat, ours started.
Both boats made it to weigh-in on time.
Prior to this event we had never met the other boaters, and are grateful they stopped and attempted to help us.
Thanks again to the team of Tim Dixon & Kenneth Cummins.

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Thanks to the FAN crew, Texas Boat World ( Cliff Brown ) and all Sponsors for the hard work and commitment that it takes to put on a tournament trail. Jake and I enjoyed fishing every event this year and look forward to future years to come.

Special thanks to Alton Jones for taking time out of his schedule to come spend time with the FAN anglers and family members that were at the meeting on Thursday night. For all who missed the presentation by Alton you will never know why Bass fishermen are better athletes than Golfers.

I have enjoyed getting to know everyone who fishes the events.

Congratulations to Jeff and Ronnie for the win. We'll see you next year and do it again.

Dale
 

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Congratulations to Jeff and Ronnie for the win, and Dale and Jake for a hard fought second.  When I grow up, I wanna be just like Jake!

Also, hearing Tim and Kenneth were there to help the Jones brothers is no suprise to me, great guys for sure!

Sounds like the tourney went really well.  Congrats to Jeff and the FAN crew for a great season.  
 

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Thanks to the FAN crew, Texas Boat World ( Cliff Brown ) and all Sponsors for the hard work and commitment that it takes to put on a tournament trail. Jake and I enjoyed fishing every event this year and look forward to future years to come.

Special thanks to Alton Jones for taking time out of his schedule to come spend time with the FAN anglers and family members that were at the meeting on Thursday night. For all who missed the presentation by Alton you will never know why Bass fishermen are better athletes than Golfers.

I have enjoyed getting to know everyone who fishes the events.

Congratulations to Jeff and Ronnie for the win. We'll see you next year and do it again.

Dale
Thats funny Dale- hope there were not too many golfers at the meeting- Alton is a great guy and I truly enjoyed hearing him speak- even if he did bash on the choice of lakes  ;D   we are working on a video of the entire event from Altons talk to day 2 weigh in - more info to come on that!
 

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I want to thank Jeff and the FAN crew, Cliff and Mary with Texas Boat World and all of the other sponsors as well. Jeff and the crew make an attempt to make everyone fishing one of there events feel welcomed. They are always working the room or the weigh in line to make sure that everyone has been ackowlaged. That is awesome! I think that they do this better than most. I also want to thank them for the commitment to this championship, to fish local lakes for such a tremendous prize.
I hope to see everyone again next season along with a lot of new teams. If you have never fished an event like this you should come see what it is all about, I think you will be pleasntly surprized at the comradery and fellowship.
Cogratulations to everyone that finished in the money. ;D

Jeff Pitrucha
 

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Faith Angler Network delivers with a 2 day Championship and awards a 2011 Bass Cat Saber powered with a Mercury 150.

(Nov. 08, 2010 - Temple, TX)... The accumulation of Faith Angler Network’s inaugural season closed with a two day championship tournament held on 2 different lake October 22nd and 23rd, 2010. The event began at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Temple TX. Thursday evening October 21st. Sponsors, anglers and their friends and families of the 25 teams that qualified nestled into the fellowship hall to enjoy some Rudy’s Bar-B Q, and the wonderful brownies and ice cream provided by the kind staff of IBC
This intimate group would be blessed as Professional BASS Elite Angler and 2008 Bass Master Classic Champion Alton Jones was our honor speaker. This would not be the first time Alton has come out to the Texas Hill Country to visit and talk to our members; however, it would be the first time we got to meet Grace, his adorable retriever. Alton always has a unique way to bring together our walk with God and our days on the water, or preparing for a tournament. This was no exception and Alton and Grace offered a great demonstration of obedience and why we must remain obedient at all times.

Friday morning 25 teams gathered at Lake Belton’s Temple Lake Park where a slight breeze and air temperatures in the low 60s’ would greet them as they prepared their minds and gear for the day-one test. Lake Belton did not give up its best fish this day, and with it being any team’s chance to win, finding a limit of good size bass would be the key. Six limits made it to the scales on day one; however the heaviest limit weighing in at 12.36 pounds went to the Father Son team of Dale and Jake Reed of Leander, TX. Dale and Jake qualified as the highest finishing youth/adult team and came in third place in the overall points. This was Jakes first time competing in a tournament trail, and he has won some serious cash, a great experience, and memories for him and Dad.



Dale recalls their day on Lake Belton
"Jake and I headed up Cow House several miles and started throwing crank baits. I hooked a keeper right off the bat but when I went to swing him in he came unbuttoned and bounced off the side of the boat and went into the drink. Nothing was feeling right so we left Cow House and headed up the Leon. Starting past the island throwing Disco Violet Flukes from Fish Finders Marine, I lost two more what would be keepers, just could not get a hook in them and keep them there. Jake is throwing a top water Sammy and catches a couple of close but short fish, but we still have no keepers in the boat. We keep going up and stop on a point and I land our first and largest fish of the day on a fluke. We catch a couple of 13 inchsmallmouth’s but no more keepers at that location. Up past Cedar Ridge our luck starts changing, we go into a pocket and started whacking on the fish throwingsenkos and flukes. We catch 3 keepers and several short fish out of 1 ? foot of water on a windblown bank. We leave that area and head back down to the dam where we had been catching good numbers of fish with a few quality ones mixed in. We land our 5th fish on the dam and all the pressure for a limit of fish is lifted off our shoulders. Jake and I both put onSenkos and we just start beating the banks. We get to a rock in about 3 foot of water and Jake catches 3 more keepers and I catch 3 short fish from the same rock. We keep going and pick up another keeper and several short Belton bullets until time to weigh in".

Taking second place with a 4 fish limit and the big bass of the day and overall championship was the team of Tim Dixon and Keith Cummins. The 4 fish weigh in at 11.36 and the big bass was triple nickel at 5.55 pounds.

The third place team also managed a limit of fish that totaled 11.27. The team of RonnieTrower and JeffPitrucha from the Killeen/Harker Height area knew the tournament would be tough and after day one did not think they had a chance to move ahead.

"We began Friday in the Cow House arm of the lake, but as Alton Jones said Friday night "Fish have fins" and we started working our way up the Leon arm by 9 o’clock. We caught several fish during the remainder of the day on spinner baits and jigs. When we found ourselves in third place after the weigh in we were pretty sure from our practice days we were not going to win. From the beginning we had thought 15lbs. on Belton and 8 lbs. on StillHouse."

Finishing in the top 10 day one1 Dale Read-Jake Read 5/5  12.36  
2  Tim Dixon-Kenneth Cummins  4/4 11.36  5.55
3 Ronnie Trower-JeffPitrucha  5/5 11.27  
4  Chris Washington-JarridHohensee 5/5  10.28  
5  Russell Truitt-Chris Baker 5/5 9.72  
6  Lee Buershausen-Lance Dillard  5/5 9.44  
7  Jacky Roberts-Ken Wilkins 5/5  8.60  
8  Bill Guzman-Paulina Reyna  3/3 8.11  
9  Roger Boling-Jerral Boling  5/4 7.35  
10  Travis Jones Jr.-Jason Jones 4/4 7.13  
11  Don Hisle-DickChism 4/4 6.86  


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Day two and the final day to make something happen to win the Bass Cat Saber/Mercury package valued over $30,000 would take FAN and the 25 teams toStillhouse Hollow Reservoir.Stillhouse is known for its big bass; however, as luck would have it this Central Texas jewel has not been shining too well this year. Most anglers know one good fish could change anything on days two with the weights that were brought in on day one. Most folks had their money on Dale and Jake with a respectful margin on the other team, but again it only take one solid bite to make up that margin.

The team regrouped Saturday morning atStillHouse Park at theStillhouse Hollow Marina with the breeze kicking up a little more and the potential threat of a thunderstorms lurking on the early morning horizon. This is where we hear Dale Read praying for the lightning storm to roll in and possibly call the event.

Fortunately, the weather moves off to the north east and Dale and Jake prepare along with the rest of the chaser to make this day a big one.

As the boats are released, the sky’s clear up somewhat, however, the wind did not. Wind gusts up to 30 plus miles an hour wreak havoc on the anglers trying to control their fishing spots or head to calmer waters in coves and breaks on the lake.

Even the FAN staffs have to make some adjustments as a few rain storms crash down on the weigh-in site.

The rain lets up and the time for the teams to check in is approaching as the excitement builds to see who "got r done".

As the teams approached the scales, the stories of a tough day repeat themselves with only 4 limits. Tim Dixon and Keith Cummins holding on to second place and come in with 2 fish at 2.90 taking them out of the race, and Team Reed, and Ronnie and Jeff still have not weighed in. As more teams weigh in, it looks like a shootout between Team Read and Ronnie and Jeff. With the final weights tallied, Ronnie and Jeff bring in a 12.60 limit with a 4.75 kicker largemouth bass over Dale and Jakes 9.47 pound limit giving Ronnie and Jeff a 2.04 pound victory and they take home the 2011 Bass Cat Saber/ Mercury Package..



Ronnie reveals day 2 on the lake

"Saturday we started on a C-rig spot looking for a catch-up fish that did not happen. We then went to shallow grass for a couple of barely keepers, but the bites were not as they were in practice. Plan A and B did not work so on to plan C. Jeff began throwing a shallow running crank bait and catching fish. We ended the day with Jeff catching 2 fish at the same time with both of them culling fish we already had. One of the fish was the big bass for day two."

They would like to thank their wives, Texas Boat World, Triton Boats, Keel X, Tournament saver Pro, Strike King, Berkley, Fenwick, and Abu Garcia for their

Dale details day 2 onStillhouse Hollow

Jake and I head straight to the shallow road bed behind the island and start throwing blades and cranks, nothing biting. We had caught several small keepers there in practice but could not buy a bite. We work our way out the road and start catching small fish on T-rigSenkos and power worms. We catch 8 to 10 small fish before I catch our first keeper on a Crank bait. The camera boats comes buy and Jake and I both catch small fish for the crew. They leave and we catch another 14" fish but nothing good is going on. We leave and head back to the Dam. Jake and I keep catching short fish with nothing to put in the box, I ask Jake if the is up for fighting the wind and do what we did on Friday throwing Flukes on wind-blown banks and he agrees. We head to a North bank and start catching keeper fish on the flukes in the wind, our first pass we fill our limit. Then we started culling our second pass down the bank. Jake catches a nice 2 1/2 to 3 lb. small mouth and I catch several more small mouths. We are having a blast catching fish at this point and stay with this pattern for the next 3 to 4 hours. Think we were going to be in good contention for a win with a 9-10 pound sack of fish. All we could do is wait and see what the other anglers could do

Day 2 and Final top 101 Ronnie Trower-JeffPitrucha  5/5  12.60  4.75 12.60 11.27 23.87
2 Dale Read-Jake Read 5/5 9.47  9.47 12.36  21.83
3 Chris Washington-JarridHohensee  4/4 6.99   6.99  10.28 17.27
4  Travis Jones Jr.-Jason Jones 5/5 9.51  9.51  7.13 16.64
5 Lee Buershausen-Lance Dillard 4/4 6.51   6.51 9.44  15.95
6  Jacky Roberts-Ken Wilkins  2/2  6.91 4.42  6.91  8.60  15.51
7  Tim Dixon-Kenneth Cummins 2/2 2.90   2.90  11.36  14.26
8 Russell Truitt-Chris Baker 3/3 4.15   4.15 9.72  13.87
9  Glyn Kennedy-Joseph Kennedy 5/5 9.23  9.23  4.01  13.24
10 Roger Boling-Jerral Boling 3/3  5.81  2.88 5.81  7.35 13.16


We would like to thank our sponsors whom make our efforts possible and ask that you visit their websites, and support them as your needs arise.Texas Boat World, Bass Cat Boats, Mercury Marine, Motor Guide,Kistler Rods,Sebile Lures, Fish Finders Marine, Academy Outdoors, Gary Yamamoto Baits,Kinami Baits, Georgetown Shirt Company, American Rodsmith, Animal Custom Sublimated Jerseys,SmartShield Sun Protection, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Sure Life, Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q, Hill Country Bible Church NW, Foundation Auto Repair, Pay Dirt Jigs, Sure Strike Boat Detailing, Pig Logistics

Faith Angler Network is a 501? 3 Non- Profit organization based in the Austin area, promoting youth fishing events, supporting Solder fishing events, and the community.

For information Contact: [email protected]
Phone: 512-413-4178
 

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Great question Jeremy- We have gathered all the data from the different cameras and sent all footage to our friends at Careco.
They are being super nice to us helping us get a quality product. We do not have any expectation it will get any airtime- We really wanted them to produce one as it if were, as well as a promotional type video.
Of corse it will only be as good as our ability to caputer good footage.

It may take a bit but we hope to have something before Christmas.
We are definately excited about the future and being able to have more of tournament experience on video. We will see.
Thanks for asking
 
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