(10/11/2015 Lake Hopatcong, NJ)
For our final stop of the 2015 tournament trail, the club made a scheduling change and held our tournament at Lake Hopatcong. This the club’s 2nd stop at Lake Hopatcong this year.
Joe Dziedzic would cruise to victory with a 4-fish 10.03 lb. bag. Joe’s bag easily beat the rest of the field. Rounding out the top 3 were (2) Rich Heiserman 2.85 lbs and (3) Ron Wolf 2.45 lbs. Joe and Rich were the only anglers to record more than 1 keeper.
Joe also recorded lunker with a 3.55 lb largemouth.
Overall, the club recorded 12 bass for 21.61 lbs (1.80 lb avg).
(9/20/2015 Harvey’s Lake, PA)
For our 8th and next to last tournament, the club visited Harvey’s Lake.
Chuck Ward would take honors with a 4 fish 6.76 lb bag. Rounding out the top 3 were (2) Ron Wolf 5.48 lbs and (3) Norm Post 4.18 lbs.
Glenn Pyatt recorded lunker with a 3.42 lb largemouth.
Overall, the club recorded 18 bass for 31.53 lbs (1.75 lb avg).
With only the Susquehanna Flats remaining, Glenn Pyatt (125 points) has moved out to a large lead over Dave Birchler (108 points) and Norm Post (101 points).
Next Stop: Northeast River (Susquehanna Flats) on 10/11.
(8/30/2015 Duck Harbor, PA)
The 7th tournament of the 2015 tournament trail resulted in a location change to Duck Harbor, PA. Duck Harbor would prove to be a challenge with only 10 bass recorded.
Lynn Post earned victory with a 3 fish 4.61 lb bag. Lynn edged Chuck Ward’s 3.29 lb bag and Dave Birchler’s 3.1 lb bag. Dave and Lynn were only anglers to record more than 1 keeper.
Chuck Ward earned tournament lunker with a 3.29 lb lunker.
Overall, the club weighed 10 bass for 17.72 lbs (1.77 lb avg). Although not super productive, the 10 bass still crush our Merrill Creek tournament to open the 2015 season!!
With 2 stops remaining, the 2015 Angler of The Year race is tight with Glenn (106 points) leading Dave Birchler (101 points).
Next Stop: Harvey’s Lake,PA on 9/20.
(8/15/2015 Henderson Harbor, NY)
For our 2nd two day tournament of the year, the club travelled across the state of NY from Cayuga to Henderson Harbor. Wind would be the key word of the day on this tournament.
Mother Nature didn’t stop Glenn Pyatt from recording his 3rd victory of the year with a 9 fish 26.15lb total. Glenn’s bag narrowly beat Norm Post’s 23.91 lbs. John Welsh rounded out the top 3 with a 17.73 lb total.
Lynn Post recorded tournament lunker with a 4.74 lb largemouth. Lynn’s lunker was slightly below Rich’s YTD lunker of 4.82lbs from Cayuga.
Overall, the club record a 2 day total of 41 bass for a total weight of 102.54 lbs (2.50 lb avg).
Next Stop: Prompton Dam, PA on 8/30.
(7/19/2015 Lake Cayuga, NY)
For our first two day tournament of the year, the club made a trek to Lake Cayuga, NJ. This tournament would support the phrase LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!
Norm Post brought home victory with a 2 day 10 fish 28.31 lb bag. Norm’s bag edged limits of 26.89 lbs from Jess Salmon and 23.74 lbs from Glenn Pyatt. In the lunker pool, Rich Heiserman would record a 4.82 lb lunker. Rich’s catch moves him into first in the YTD lunker pool.
Overall, the club record a 2 day total of 66 bass for a total weight of 148.70 lbs (2.25 lb avg).
Next Stop: Henderson Harbor, NY on 8/15.
(6/28/2015 Swartswood Lake, NJ)
For our 4th tournament, the club visited Swartswood Lake, NJ.
Rich Heiserman took top honors with a 3 fish 8.1 lb bag. Rounding out the top 3 were: (2) Norm Post 7.4 lbs and (3) Rob Fischl 6.4 lbs.
Lee Buskirk recorded tournament lunker with a 3.84 lb largemouth.
The club recorded 20 bass for a total weight of 43.53 lbs (2.18 lb avg).
Next Stop: Lake Cayuga, NY.
(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)
(May 10, 2015-Elk Neck, MD)
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.