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Congrats to George and Beverly Locke for winning the annual He/She Tournament.
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Our first points tournament was at Rouses Point. We had two very different weather days for our first tournament of the year. Cloudy, rainy and overcast on day one and mostly sunny on day 2. That didn't keep Mike Richard from taking the win with 29.55 lbs. Our President Brady Moy takes a very close second with 29.33 lbs and to round out our top 3, the veteran Terry Fleming comes in with 28.98 lbs.
Congrats on the impressive showing.
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The 2013 begins with our "warm-up" tournament chasing after the toothy critters of the North. Congratulations to Charlie and Felix who took the win. It included this 9.5 lunker.
The Albany Area Bassmasters has their 2013 schedule finalized. This year the circuit is taking us to Lake Champlain (Ticonderoga), Rouses Point, Oneida Lake, Saratoga Lake, Sacandaga Lake and the Mohawk River.
We kickoff on May 4th with our annual warm-up Pike Tournament on Lake Champlain.
We are in store for some fun and challenging waters this year. If only spring will get here already.
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.