Our last tournament on Lake Bomoseen was quite an adventure. First and foremost was the extreme cold and fog, and then, of course, the negativity of the fish! But as usual, no matter how tough the bite, there are always some Albany Area Bassmasters with fish in the livewell.
Congratulations to Al Maher for not only winning the tournament, but sealing up the deal bigtime for the “2012 Bassman of theYear”. This is the second year Al has won our last tournament when he needed to!
Congratulations to John Hock for his 2nd place finish and to Frank Polomaine for his 3rd place finish. These guys did a nice job with a very tough bite.
And, of course, we have to give a “shout out” to Felix Ortiz for his monster smallmouth. This fish, at 5.89 lbs., became the new “Lunker of the Year” as well as the first time our Lunker of the Year was a smallmouth.
If there is anything you can take away from our Ticonderoga tournament, it is that this is a sport of all ages, where our determined young folk can be successful as well as our
wheelchair-ready participants. Although Terry Fleming may moan about his walk from his boat to the parking lot, his years of chasing bass on every conceivable type of water still
trumps videos, gadgets and the internet. I can remember back in the old days (yes, I’m old, too!) when Terry rubbed shoulders with the likes of Roland Martin, Bo Dowden, Rick Clunn, etc. These guys were just becoming great back then and they treated Terry as a friend.
Our 6 man team competed on Ticonderoga for the Club Team Championship on August 25- 26. The weather for 4 days was stable but gruelinghot and I can tell you, it takes a toll on everyone.
Our Captain, Paul Pflieger, did a great job as usual and had all the bases covered, which gave the rest of us the freedom to just concentrate on our fishing.
The couples dodged the rain up until weigh-in. The results were far from soggy as the team of Team Curcurito (Joe & Laurie) won with 6 largemouth and a weight of 19.43. Blowing the competition away! Joe who won the Saratoga Lake tournament certainly knows where the fish are on that lake and proved it again with this team win.
Official results are in and our president George Locke figured out the fish in this years tournament. Seen here is him with his 2.91lb lunker Smallmouth.
Here are the top 5 from Sacandaga.
George Locke - 1st Place
Al Dickinson - 2nd Place
Keith Adams - 3rd Place
Mike Richard - 4th Place
Al Maher - 5th Place
Great job by all!
Official results have been posted. Congratulations to Joe Curcurito on an impressive 27+ lbs for 2 days on what has become a tough lake. Also, for the first time that I can recall, the entire club was able to catch a limit on both days...very nicely done!
Bassman standings have also been updated and the race has tightened up quite a bit at the half-way point of our season.
The results are in and Paul Pflieger blew away the competition with a limit weighing in at over 18 lbs. There were about 15 limits also brought in. A far cry from the last time we visited this lake.
WOW! Nice bag Paul.
1st Place - Jimmy Underhill
The official results are posted. Congratulations to Jimmy Underhill on the win. He was able to bring in over 30 pounds during the 2 day event. We'll hear how he did it at our next meeting, Friday, July 6.
1st Place - Felix Ortiz, Bill Swinton
The 2012 season is officially on.
The Pike Tournament is in the record books. Bill Swinton and Felix Ortiz pulled out 34 pounds in very difficult conditions. A very strong showing.
Congratulations on the win.
2012 Pike Tournament Results