Apr 08

The 14th Annual Travis Ferguson Memorial Fishing Tournament

The 14th Annual Travis Ferguson Memorial Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 26th at Mozingo Lake, Maryville, MO.  Entry fee is $150 per team with 50% of the proceeds benefiting The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Nebraska.

 

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease affecting approximately 30,000 children and adults in the US.  CF causes the body to produce an abnormally thick, sticky mucus, which clogs the airways and can lead to fatal lung infections

10 million Americans, one in 28 people, carry one defective CF gene, which does NOT cause the disease or any symptoms. The disease develops when a child inherits two defective CF genes, on from each parent.

 

Who is Travis Ferguson?

Diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at 3 months, Travis’ life was filled with interests like any boy – he was an avid and skilled fisherman, history buff and Nebraska football fan. His father, Doug remembers Travis as “Never asking for much, other than to live. He had a real desire to live”. Travis really enjoyed life, he tried not to let CF interfere.

Dr. Tom Osborne, former Nebraska head football coach joined the fight for the cure by being the honorary chairperson. Dr. Osborne’s personal commitment with Travis and his family began in September 1998, while Travis was awaiting a double lung transplant. They talked about a fishing trip after Travis regained his strength from the transplant. Unfortunately, Travis passed away in April 1999 from complications. He had just turned 17.

More Information – Tournament info

Jan 17

Nebraska TBF 2014 State Tournament May 17-18 at Milford

The Nebraska TBF

2014 State Tournament

At Milford Lake, KS, May 17th & 18th, 2014

 

Open to all TBF of Nebraska

Top 12 to advance to 2015 Central Divisional   

 

 

PRE-TOURNAMENT MEETING: Rush Creek  6:00PM Fri.

May 16th, 2014

BOAT CHECK AT 5:30AM the 17th and 18th

Blast off at 6:00AM or Safe Light

 

2014 TBF Nebraska State Tournament ENTRY FORM

 

The pay out for this tournament is 80% with 20% going to the TBF

 

Payouts – 1 for each five entries

 

Anglers must provide proof of boat insurance with entry form. Liability minimum   is $300,000.

 

Anglers and co anglers will be awarded spots on the 2015 Nebraska Divisional Team on a proportional basis. (With a minimum of one guaranteed spot awarded from the co-angler division)  The top six, total two day stringer weights from the boater division, will be awarded the six boater spots on the 2015 Nebraska Divisional Team.  A co-angler entrant can only be awarded a non-boater spot on the 2015 Divisional Team.

 

The boat check includes: Throwable preserver, empty live well, fire extinguisher, working kill switch, and life vest.

Jan 17

Nebraska TBF 2014 Open Team BASS Tournament July 27

The Nebraska TBF 2014 Open Team BASS Tournament

At Lake Mozingo, July 27, 2014

Blast off at 6:00AM in order of entry

 

 

The pay out for this tournament is 80% with 20% going to the TBF

 

Payouts – 1 for each five entries

 

ENTRY FORM

Jul 15

2014 State Team Named

2014 Divisional Team

Truman Lake was the site of the 2013 state tournament.   At just over 55,000 acres, Truman Lake can be extremely challenging even for the most experienced fishermen.  Compounding this vast fishery, Mother Nature dumped some 6” of rain in just over 2 days.  As a result, changing water levels resulted in ever changing conditions.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 07

Team of Holly and Weberg blow away field to win inaugural TBF Nebraska Open

Winning TeamThis inaugural event held on Lake Icaria brought some challenging weather but surely didn’t impact the fishing.  With water temperatures in the low 40’s and air temperature at 34 at takeoff, a challenging event was surely anticipated.

Teams consistently brought in decent bags with most having 2-3 fish.  The Team of Shawn Holly and Rob Weberg stole the show with a whopping 5 fish limit of 27.60 lbs.

“It was truly one of those special days” said Holly.  “We had a limit of around 15 pounds by 9:30 and started to figure some things out.  Once we changed up, we continued to cull throughout the day.  We lost another fish that could of put us over 30 pounds.”

Big FishBig fish for the event went to the team of Cliff Richter and Lance Beasley with a 6.68 lb.  This pig was caught mid-morning on a jig.  “I felt a double tap and immediately told Lance to get the net even before I sent the hook” said Richter.  “I just knew it was a big fish.”

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