5 Finishers, Left to Right ,1st to 5th place:
Jim Missel, Stan McCumber, Carl Nasello, Don Tripoli, Tom Riley
This was our first tournament of the official regular Bass Season
here in upstate New York. Many of the fishermen were looking forward
to this tournament. This reservoir is only about 5 miles long and
about a mile wide at its widest point. It is a body of water that
can be fished no matter how hard the wind is blowing. The weather
conditions were scattered clouds all day. It did start to rain for
a short while and the wind picked up later on in the morning, which
gave us wave height of about a foot or foot and a half. The wind gusts
reached to roughly 35 mph at times. The water temperature was in the
low to mid 60’s and clear.
The fishermen’s report: (we know anglers ALWAYS tell the truth
about their tactics) when catching fish………………..yeah
This is what was mentioned… most fish were caught in shallow
water…. just about everyone that I saw was beating the banks,
including myself. Although at times I did move to deeper water and
threw a carolina rig to no avail. My fish were caught on tubes, unfortunately,
all but two out of the 20 something fish I caught were short. The
winning pattern was not shared with me, however, I do believe he was
beating banks and throwing to brush piles. The lures that were mentioned
were black/blue jigs, senkos, white/silver bladed spinnerbaits, shad
colored crankbaits and worms. Pretty standard stuff.
human interest story…. While prefishing one of our anglers just
happened to notice something in the water, not wanting other boaters
to hit it and damage their boats he went to investigate. To his surprise
it was a baby fawn in the middle of the reservoir, with mamma no where
to be found. So this angler grabbed his net and netted the baby fawn
and brought it to shore and safety. This angler is very pro active
when it comes to ABA and a very serious fisherman. I thought that
I would just take a moment to mention a little something about a very
competitive and caring angler, his name is Jim Missel. Way to Go,
Now for the results:
First Place Jim Missel 11.06 lbs.
Second Place Stan McCumber 9.69 lbs.
Third Place Carl Nasello 9.29 lbs.
Fourth Place Don Tripoli 9.26 lbs.
Fifth Place Tom Riley 9.22 lbs.
Don Tripoli 4.16 lbs.
2nd Big Fish Jim Missel 4.15 lbs.
tournament is July 10th on Irondequoit Bay and it is an OPEN Tournament!!!!
registration starts at 4:15 and CLOSES at 5:25 Promptly. Boaters will
be assigned their boat number as they register
Remember your Boat Insurance forms:
Spot checks will be held!
to see you all on the water!
Don and Marlene