With a near record setting five fish limit weighing 20.79 pounds (21.04 without penalty), Jim Underhill blows away the rest of the club with a resounding win! Jim had a 6.32 pound kicker to boot and is at the top of the list for lunker of the year. Congrats Jim! Finishing in second was Anthony Curcurito with 16.20lbs and George Locke in third with 15.41lbs. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Matt Zapala for his win on Northern Champlain July 28 and 29. Matt bested the field with a 2-day weight of 27.79lbs (day 1 11.45, day 2 16.44), including a 4.19lb smallmouth lunker on day 2. I am looking forward to his presentation Friday night on how he accomplished this win. It is not easy to get a win in this club with the quality of the anglers we have.
Also, Congratulations to Joe Curcurito who finished second with 27.07 lbs. and Frank Polomaine who finished third with 26.36lbs. All in all, fishing was pretty good considering the large number of boats on the lake practicing for the BASS Northern Open. There are many stories of big fish that were lost during this tournament. Once again, we were subject to some tricky winds during some parts of both days. Thanks to everyone who made this event successful.
Congratulations to Gene Lavigne on back to back wins! Despite holiday weekend boat traffic and a brutal heatwave, Gene found 13.34 pounds of Saratoga Lake largemouth. Congratulations are also due to Elisha Flint finishing in second place with 12.66, and Al Maher finishing in third with 11.73. Elisha also caught the lunker for the day, a 3.97 pound largemouth.
Our season opener on Lake George. The first day leaders had solid 12+ lb limits, a bit lower than what most anglers were expecting to see at the scales. The top 3 after one day of fishing were Jim Underhill (3rd place), newcomer David Black (2nd place) and leading, George Locke. Lunker fish included a 3.64 lb LM caught by Jim Underhill and a 4.24 lb LM caught by Elisha Flint.
Day 2 weights were slightly lower overall. Top 3 weights included Al Maher, Gene Lavigne and Frank Rossetti. Second day lunker honors went to the Al's, with Al Dickinson's 3.74 lb LM and Al Maher's 3.84 lm SM.
The final weights were extremely close, with places 2-8 separated by only 1.09 lbs. The top 3 positions went to Paul Pflieger (3rd), Matt Zapala (2nd) and bringing home the win, Gene Lavigne.
Congratulations on a great win Gene!
Congratulations to George Locke and Charlie Crouchman with a winning weight of 47.34. Only 0.13 pounds behind, with a weight of 47.21 was the team of Frank Polomaine and Keith Repscher. Finishing in third was the team of Elisha Flint and Anthony Curcurito with a limit weighing 43.46. Great job everyone!
Al Dickinson proudly displays his 2017 Bassman of the Year trophy along with the travelling trophy. Al gave a great speech at our Awards Night, letting everyone know how much the club means to him and how much effort he puts into each tournament. Congratulations Al on a great 2017 season!
Our last event of the season was on Saratoga lake, and it was typical fall fishing where some were on them, and some were not. One of the people on them was our Vice President Frank Rossetti. Frank took home the win with a mixed bag weighing 12.46 pounds. Coming in second was the winner of the 2017 Bassman title, Al Dickinson with 11.49 pounds. Finishing up in third was George Lock with 11 pounds even. Great job guys, and congratulations!
Elisha Flint is on fire, taking home his third win of the season thanks to a massive 20.62 lb sack to win handily. His total weight over the two day event was 34.12 lb Coming in second was the current points leader Al Dickinson with 27.65 lbs, and rounding out in third place was Joe Curcurito with 24.96. Congratulations to all!
Day 1 Results
Day 2 Results
Elisha Flint and Al Dickinson represented Albany Area Bassmasters in a big way on Sunday at the Club Team Challenge on Onondaga Lake. They took 3rd out of 23 teams with a total weight of 11.95 pounds with a three fish limit! Job well done and congratulations!
Saratoga Lake put out in typical fashion for August fishing with lots of limits, and extremely close weights. 3rd through 10th place were separated by less than 0.80 lbs! Congratulations to Elisha Flint for a second time this year as he takes home another win with 11.99 lbs! Congratulations are also in order for Gene Lavigne who came in second 11.86 and Bob Richards in third with 10.31 lbs. Great job!