Blue Moutain Bassmasters will be holding an OPEN BUDDY Tournament on Sunday, August 2nd at Lake Nockamixon. Tournament application can be found here.
(5/31/2015 Susquehanna Flats – Elk Neck, MD)
The 3rd tournament of the year brought the club to the Susquehanna Flats @ Elk Neck. This is the club’s first time at Elk Neck in quite some time.
Glenn Pyatt would continue his winning ways with a 4 fish 12.91 lb. bag. This is Glenn’s 2nd win in a row. Glenn’s bag edged Joe Dziedzic 10.61 lbs. and Jess Salmon 10.44 lbs.
Joe Dziedzic would win lunker with a 4.4 lb largemouth.
The club recorded 16 bass for a total weight of 43.18 lbs (2.70 lb avg).
Next Stop: Swartswood Lake, NJ (June 28th)
High School Anglers Preparing For Their SAF Quad-State Tournament
Student anglers from seven different school districts in the Lehigh Valley and beyond consisting of: Nazareth, Parkland, Easton, Emmaus, Northern Lehigh, Central Bucks and Philadelphia, make up the LV Junior Bassmasters Club. This is the second year for the LV Junior Bassmaster’s Club which has increased from four anglers last year to twenty-four this year.
These student anglers have been fishing local club tournaments with established bass clubs, when there are openings, and their first qualifying tournament was this past weekend down at Elk Neck State Park in Maryland. The anglers had a great time and the sixteen student anglers caught a total of eight fish for a total weight of 21.14 lbs. While fishing this weekend anglers learned a lot about fishing from their boat captains and a great day was had by all. Their next qualifying tournament will be on June 14th at Lake Wallenpaupack and their SAF Quad-State Championship, which will consist of teams from Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland, will be at Elk Neck State Park on July 25th.
Team fishing allows the student anglers to fish as a team with a boat captain/owner and the boat captain navigates the boat to where the anglers would like to fish. Each team of anglers can weigh in five bass, smallmouth and largemouth. People willing to help or for more information can go online to www.pabass.com to get in touch with PA Bass Federation Vice President, Mike Sabbi or Youth Director, Greg Smith.
Tournament Results can be found here.
Pics From The Day
(5/3/2015 Lake Hopatcong, NJ)
On May 3rd, the club traveled to Lake Hopatcong for our 2nd tournament of the year. After a club blank at Merrill Creek, everyone was eager to get on some fish.
On this 2nd tournament, Glenn Pyatt would take top honors with a 5 fish 11.5 bag. Glenn’s limit would be the only limit of the day. Rounding out the top three: (2) Lee Buskirk – 6.26 lbs (3) Joe Dziedzic 4.88 lbs.
Tournament lunker went to Lee Buskirk with a 3.44 lb lunker.
Overall, the club recorded 21 bass for a total weight of 37.16 lbs (1.77 lb avg).
Next Stop: Susquehanna Flats – Elk Neck (May 31st)
(4/19/2015Merrill Creek, NJ)
On April 19th, we kicked off the 2015 Tournament Trail. With a late ice out, the water temp was a chilly 39 degrees.
Mother Nature would prove the winner on this day but keeping anyone from catching a keeper. For the first time in club history, no keeper bass were recorded!
Focus now turns to Lake Hopatcong on May 3rd.
On Oct. 12th, we held our final tournament of the year at Lake Wallenpaupack, PA.
Jess Salmon earned the victory with a 4 fish 6.51 lb limit. Rounding out the top 3 were: (2) Dave Birchler 5.7 lbs and (3) John Detweiler 5.33 lbs.
Jess also took tournament lunker with a 3.01 lb bass.
Overall, the club recorded 17 bass for a total weight of 30.58 lbs (1.80 lb avg).
On Sept. 28th, we held our 8th tournament of the year at Lake Oneida, NY. This was a one day tournament. Mother nature provided for an interesting day by blanketing the area in thick fog for most of the day.
Mike Hughes earned his first Blue Mountain Bassmasters victory with a 5 fish 15.63 lb limit. Mike’s bag was anchored by a 3.58 lb lunker which would prove to be tournament lunker. Rounding out the top 3 were: (2) Joe Dziedzic 14.35 lbs and (3) John Welsh 13.61 lbs.
Mike’s lunker of 3.58 lbs narrowly edged three other lunkers that were within 0.05 of the top weight.
Overall, the club recorded 45 bass for a total weight of 117.75 lbs (2.62 lb avg).
(9/14/2014-Northeast River, Susquehanna Flats, MD)
Our 7th tournament of 2014 was held on September 14 on the Susquehanna Flats – Northeast River. This day proved to be very difficult with only 6 bass being recorded.
Joe Dziedzic earned his 2nd victory in a row with 1 fish weighing 3.98 lbs. Joe edged out Rich Heiserman’s 3.82lbs. John Detweiler was 3rd with 2.26 lbs.
Joe also earned lunker with his 3.98 lb largemouth.
Overall, the club recorded 6 bass for a total weight of 13.57 lbs (2.26lb avg).
The 6th tournament of 2014 was held on August 17th at Blue Marsh Lake. Mother nature gave us an alternating pattern of sun and drizzle for most of the morning.
Joe Dziedzic earned victory with a 4 fish 10.14 lb bag. Joe’s bag was anchored by a 3.23 lb lunker. Rounding out the top 3 were: (2) Keith Paff 9.55 lbs and (3) John Welsh 9.29 lbs.
Keith Paff also earned lunker of the tournament with a 3.71 lb lunker.
Overall, the club recorded 24 bass for a total weight of 54.87 lbs (2.29 lb avg).
The 5th tournament of the 2014 Tournament trail took the club to beautiful Cayuga Lake, NY. On this tournament, we would be sharing the lake with some Elite Anglers getting in some pre-tournament practice.
For this 2 day tournament, Norm Post recorded his 2nd win of the year with a 10 fish 21.86 lb limit. Norm’s 2 day bag was anchored by a 4.1 lb largemouth. Rounding out the top 3 were: (2) Glenn Pyatt 20.8 lbs and (3) Dave Birchler 19.78 lbs.
Rob Fischl would take tournament lunker for 2nd tournament in a row with a 5.04 lb lunker.
Overall, the club weighed 46 bass for a total weight of 101.65 lbs (2.21 lb avg).
After 5 tournaments, Norm Post has a commanding lead in the 2014 Tournament Trail with 108 points. Joe Dziedzic and Glenn Pyatt round out the top 3 for the year.