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2011 State Team Profiles

Posted by on May 23, 2012

     The Colorado Bass Federation 2012 State Team Qualifying Tournament was held April 25-27 on massive Lake Powell, UT.  After the final results, the top 6 finishers qualify as boaters, and those in 7th – 12th qualify as non-boaters, and go on to represent Colorado at the next B.A.S.S. Western Divisional event .  The State Team will compete at the Western Divisional against the other Western Division States.  The top finishing state will win a Skeeter bass boat.  The top angler from each state will qualify to represent their state at the next B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship Tournament for a chance to represent their division in the Bassmasters Classic, the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing.

     If for any reason a qualifying angler cannot attend the event the next contestant will move up to fill that spot in the order that they qualified in.  The 2013 Western Divisional will be held April 10 – 12, at Clear Lake, CA.  Here are the 2013 State Team members. 


      JohnParks: John is a member of the Southwest Colorado Bassmasters.







     Dave Gerhardt:  Dave lives in Durango, CO, and joined the Southwest Colorado Bassmasters in 2000.  He has been a member of the CBF State Team nine times (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and has been Captain of the State Team three times. Dave is the current Colorado Vice-President and State Tournament Director. He represented Colorado at the 2008 Federation Nation National Championship, where he finished 7th overall.  Dave is sponsored by Legend Boats, Mercury Marine, MotorGuide, Dobyns Rods, Jacho Lures, and Rich’s Performance Marine.






LarryTriplett: Larry is a member of the Denver Bassmasters.





George Malarsie: George is an original member of the Southwest Colorado Bassmasters and has been on several Colorado BASS State Teams.  George has, "been a member of the BASS Federation for Colorado for as long as its been around and probably before."






Ed McCaw: Ed McCaw has been an active member of the Southwest Colorado Bassmasters since 2002.  Ed is a five time state team qualifier (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013.)  He is also the defending Colorado State Champion and represented Colorado at the 2011 B.A.S.S. National Championship this past November.  “I am honored to once again represent Colorado at this year’s Western Divisional and look forward to competing for another team championship and possibly another trip to nationals.”






     Jeff Jones:  Jeff has been a member of theDenver Bassmasters since 1997 and a Life Member of B.A.S.S.  Jeff is a 5-time State Team member, (2001, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) and has been a Berkley Ambassador since 2005, using products from: Berkley Powerbait and Gulp!, Abu Garcia Reels, Fenwick Rods, Trilene Line, Valentine’s Marine, and Habervision Sunglasses.










Allen McCaw:  Allen lives on his ranch near Ignacio, Colorado, has been a member of the Southwest Colorado Bassmasters since 2002 and is a Life member of B.A.S.S. Allen has competed on several state teams and at the B.A.S.S. National Championship in 2010. Allen is the current secretary for the Colorado BASS Nation. Allen believes the key to catching fish is: “Fishing where the fish are.”







Lane Coale:  Lane is a Lifetime member of B.A.S.S. and is a member of the Southwest Colorado Bassmasters. Current sponsors include: Colorado Crawl Space, ServiceMaster of Grand Junction CO, Regional Asbestos, Pepper Jigs, Gene Larew, and Nichol's Marine.











     Dave Flemming:  Dave is a member of the Denver Bassmasters and lives in Highlands Ranch, CO.  He has qualified the last two years and as a Triton boat owner has also qualified for the bonus Triton Alliance Program.







Ty Faber: Ty is a member of the Southwest Colorado Bassmasters.







Jonathan Goodloe: Jonathan is a member of the Denver Bassmasters.








Trevor Scott:  Trevor is a member of the Centennial Bass Club.







Alternate: Pres. Audrey McKenney, Denver Bassmasters.









Youth State Team Members:



Seth Willard:  Seth is a member of the Northern Colorado Jr. Bassmasters.

Ryan Wood: Ryan is a member of the Denver Jr. Bassmasters.

Youth Boat Capt. Bradley Frost