<![CDATA[Albany Area Bassmasters - Home]]>Thu, 14 Jan 2016 06:08:14 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[2015 Ticonderoga]]>Sun, 04 Oct 2015 00:15:48 GMThttp://www.aabmbass.com/home/2015-ticonderogaPicture

After a long and tough day of fishing in conditions that can be best described as brutal, we still ended the season on a high note. We toughed it out and still managed to have a good time. Congratulations to Elisha Flint on catching the only limit of the day and bringing home the victory! Coming in second place was Al Dickinson, and rounding out the top three was Steve Broderick. Congratulations to you both as well.

With that finish Steve also finished in the top BOBA spot for the year.

Although the fishing was uneventful, the final weigh-in was a different story. The race for the 2015 Bassman title was tight down to the wire, and the winner wasn't known until the results were tallied up. For 2015 the Bassman title goes to Mr. George Locke. Congratulations George! Remaining so consistent through a very strange season overall was no small feat. Both seasoned members and new consider you one of the best to ever do it, and are happy to see you take the crown. Well done!

Results

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<![CDATA[2015 Saratoga Lake]]>Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:35:59 GMThttp://www.aabmbass.com/home/2015-saratoga-lake
It was a day of warm weather, clear skies and little fish. Bill Pigott wins the day with a 10.54 lb bag with a 2.66 lunker. Steve Hanley takes the second spot with 10.12 lbs to lead all the other BOBA's. Rounding out the top 3 is Bob Richards with 9.28 lbs.

We have a very tight race for Bassman of they year going into Ti. With this win Bill takes the lead by 2 points over Al Maher and George Locke. Ticonderoga is going to be interesting!


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<![CDATA[2015 Oneida Lake]]>Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:56:53 GMThttp://www.aabmbass.com/home/2015-oneida-lake
Sharing the waters with the 180+ boats of the Bassmaster Open which included the 2014 Bassmaster Classic Champion Randy Howell was no small feat. Even with all that pressure congratulations goes out to Paul Pflieger who pulled out a grinding win. Followed by Mr. Alabama Joe Curcurito and last but not least Steve Broderick has another top 3 formally taking the lead in the BOBA race.


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Day 2

Final 



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<![CDATA[2015 Rouses Point]]>Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:41:29 GMThttp://www.aabmbass.com/home/2015-rouses-point
Al Maher does it again.  Second tournament in a row with a win.  The BOBA race is heating up with Steve Broderick taking 2nd place.  Rounding out the top 3 is Al Dickenson.

Day 1 Results

Day 2 Results

Final Results

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<![CDATA[2015 Canadarego Lake]]>Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:47:58 GMThttp://www.aabmbass.com/home/2015-canadarego-lake
A phenomenal day of fishing ended with two anglers topping the 18 lb. mark. Al Maher takes the win with an 18.86 lb. bag topped with a 5.32 lunker. Paul Pflieger followed up with 18.25 lb. bag and 5.13 lb. kicker. Congratulation Al on a phenomenal win!

Results

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<![CDATA[2015 Bomoseen]]>Sat, 13 Jun 2015 14:09:14 GMThttp://www.aabmbass.com/home/2015-bomoseen
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Great day of fishing. Joey Curcurito wins it with a bag weighing in at 16.77 lbs. and a kicker which held up for second lunker which came in at 5.67 lbs. 


Frank Rossetti came in second place with 15.71 lbs. and a kicker which weighed in a whopping 6.46 lbs.




Results:  Click here

Photo Album:  Click Here

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<![CDATA[2015 Pike Tournament (Ticonderoga)]]>Sat, 09 May 2015 19:44:27 GMThttp://www.aabmbass.com/home/2015-pike-tournament-ticonderoga
What a great day for a tournament.  The Pike were biting for all but one team.  Kudos to the Underhill duo with an impressive win.

1st place - Jim Underhill & Ted Underhill
with a 13+lb lunker!

2nd place - George Locke & Brady Moy
3rd place - Joe Curcurito &John Hock
4th place - Al Dickinson & Frank Rossetti

Click here for results

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<![CDATA[2014 - Saratoga Lake]]>Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:02:30 GMThttp://www.aabmbass.com/home/2014-saratoga-lake1
Our last tournament of the year was switched for the 3rd year in a row.  The Mohawk will have to wait yet another year to see if we get out there at the end of our season.

Needless to say we moved it to Saratoga Lake out of the South Bay Marina.  Kudos for them accommodating us in the last minute.

Now back to the action.  Our BassMan race was basically the "Battle of the AL's".  Al Maher (aka "Mr. Consistency") our current BassMan and Al Dickenson.  Well with a resounding win for the 3rd time this season Al Dickenson took the prize on Saratoga Lake and also took the BassMan title for 2014.

Congratulations Al D. on a great victory.

Saratoga Lake - Results

2014 BassMan Results
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<![CDATA[Remembering Terry Fleming]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:16:33 GMThttp://www.aabmbass.com/home/remembering-terry-flemingPicture
There are many words which club members would use to affectionately describe Terry.  Any way you sliced it he was a beloved member of the Albany Area Bassmasters and a fierce competitor.  

In my first year in the club (2012) I was paired with him officially 2 times.  It would have been 4 times if the rules didn’t limit us to those two times.  I remember fishing with him and watching him attack those bass with a passion which was hard to describe.  He gave me advice that day which stuck with me over the last 3 years.  He said you just need to keep throwing it in and it will eventually come to you.  That was his philosophy in a nutshell.  Keep a line in the water and you will eventually figure things out.  In hindsight I am sure that all the “tinkering” I was doing in the back of his boat that day drove him absolutely nuts.  I could only imagine what he was thinking about this knucklehead who thinks he is going to catch fish by constantly changing lures and presentations so damn much.

Fast forward to last year at Ticonderoga.  One year more mature and with a bit more understanding his advice led to one of my best days on the water.  With my Mojo rig I caught plenty of fish that day and kept up with Terry.  One moment which we laughed about on the water was when he helped me land a 3 lber and he yells over to Paul Pflieger who was nearby that I was “Kicking his ass with some Mojo shit …”.  Now that was not true but our chuckle over it was definitely a testament to his advice.  I kept throwing that thing until we had to go and ended up with my best 2 day limit to date.

As fate would have it our last two day at Ti I was paired with Terry once again.  After getting lost in the fog not once, but twice we finally made it to the spot where he had been catching them in practice.  His day started strong catching fish on one lure.  In Terry fashion I watched him catch a 15 lb. limit working that one lure all day.  I ended up with my limit being just as persistent with my lure but it was nowhere near the size bag he carried to the scales.  We had an absolutely great time together that day.

When I found out Terry had passed away my heart just sunk!  He was good for at least one good “one-liner” every time you were around him.  Aside from all the other angling advice he has given me this is something that I will miss tremendously.  His advice will certainly live on with me and all others who were fortunate enough to share a boat with him.  

Rest in Peace buddy!

- Felix


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<![CDATA[2014 Ticonderoga]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMThttp://www.aabmbass.com/home/2014-ticonderoga
Congratulations to Gene Lavigne who won the 2 day tournament on Ticonderoga today with a total weight of 31.81 lbs.  In 2nd place Jim Underhill 30.82 lbs and rounding out 3rd was Al Maher with 30.24 lbs.

Al Maher takes a 12 point lead over Al Dickenson for our BassMan of the year contest going into our last tournament.

Results
Day 1
Day 2
Final
 
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