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WeTexas East-  Droptine Timber &Land LLC 2020 Kickoff Tournament-Updated!

Welcome to the Texas East Division Berkley Team Series.  

Meeting:  January 17, 2020

Location: First Baptist Church of Hemphill, Texas

Our 2020 Team series kicked off with a bang as men and their families came together for great food fun and fellowship!  Daron Skero and Skero Furniture blessed us with some of the best BBQ ribs, sausage, bake beans and potato salad a person could eat!  Top that off with cake and cookies that sent everyone home with a full belly and a smile on their face!

We were blessed by Lou Giglio and his presentation of “Fruitcake and Ice cream” and further challenged by Pastor and Chaplain Rusty West to get out and be somebodies fruitcake and invite them into our fellowship so they can be shown the love of our Saviour Jesus.  The spirit moved in a mighty way as we saw a brand new member ask the Lord into his heart for the first time along with several others that asked the Lord to renew their spirits as they committed to walk with Him in a new way.

Saturday morning found us on the boat ramp at 4:30 am helping 42 teams drop their boats into a very low Toledo Bend Lake.(But at least we got to do it in pouring down rain!)  Between the rain, and a lake that was nearly 7 feet low, our anglers headed out to see if they could find a deep hole to catch a fish.  At the end of the day most were able to weigh fish but as a group they said the fishing was tough.

The father son team, and also the signature sponsor of the tournament, Jason and Dakota Dew, 17.60,  took first place honors by very narrowly edging out the second place team of Todd and Troy DeClaris, 17.53.  Third place was the team of Larry Byrd and Travis Broussard, 15.52.  Big fish was taken by Dakota Dew with a fatty that weighed 6.13.  Second place big bass was taken by team DeClaris with a little toad weighing 4.97.  Rusty and Levi West won the Berkley Cast for Cash money.

We can’t begin to thank all of the efforts of our great staff that made this tournament run so smooth.  If you get a chance please let the staff know you appreciate them.  Special thanks go out to Ross Motor Sports for bringing that beautiful Bass Cat Boat to the meeting and for their special pricing for our division!  So blessed to have you as a partner this season!

All in all this was a great event and we can’t wait to see everyone at the February tournament on Sam Rayburn.  This is going to be a special event with extra goodies for our Valentines so bring your sweeties and we will make them smile!!


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Thanks to all of our local sponsors,  Ross Motor Sports, Jerry Wade,Skero Furniture, Beacon Wealth Management, Jason Dew, New Tech Global Staffing, BIG HELP Desk, Gary Baker, Tim Browder,  Kistler Rods, Doug Polk Family, Fin and Feather Resort, FBC Hemphill, FBC Broaddus

National sponsors

Fishers of Men would like to thank all of our fine sponsors; BassCat Boats, Mercury, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Shakespeare, Strike King Lure Company,  Power-Pole, Jim Hudson Toyota, Duckett Fishing, BassBoat Technologies, Amphibia Eyewear, Buckeye Lures, T&H Marine, Gator Guards, Frogg Toggs, Kistler Rods,  Jacobs Glass, Valley Fashions


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Toledo Bend - 01/18/20

First place- Dew and Dew

Second place- DeClaris and DeClaris