Good Ole Boys Bass Club


Central New York



Club Classic

Sodus Bay, September 29, 2007


Fair Haven Bay, September 30, 2007

Saturday, September 29th at Sodus Bay. Blast off was at 7.00 a.m.

It was just another beautiful day on the water. A 5 - 10 mph wind out of the northwest,

and a beautiful sunrise. 

Jeff Ranier and Chris French

Ryan Smith and Ryan Fluent

Tom Hudson and Tom Zedick

Jack Loughery and Eric Wilsey

Dick Hyde and Guy Cromp


    Connell Raate shows off his big bass for day one..

Weight in for day one proceeds

Eric Wilsey goes into the lead at the end of day one with a catch of 5 bass weighing in at 10.67 pounds.

Bill Kays going into the classic with the lead for "angler of the year", was in 6th place after day one. He knew that he would have to "knuckle down" on day two to hold off the charge by Eric Wilsey & Ryan Smith who was in 2nd and 3rd place going into the classic.

The only payout for day one is for big bass for the day. Connell Raate wins it with a 3.82 large mouth. Dick Hyde from Bass Pro presents the Bass Pro big bass award.

How Eric did it.

When it comes to fishing, Eric can work many different lures and techniques.  He tried many different presentations during the morning, but settled on a jig and pig working over the weed edges in 8' to 12' of water.


Sunday, September 30, 2007

2nd day of Classic

Fair Haven Bay

What a great weekend, warm sunshine and light wind. Launch time was 7:00 a.m.

Chris Cartwright and Eric Wilsey

Bill Kays and Frank Doll

At 1:00 p.m. we all met in the parking lot of the park and weighed in our catches.

The weigh-in starts.

After all fish were weighed in and both days total up, here are the standings for the "Classic"

 Tom Hudson takes 4th place with 18.23 pounds.

Chris Cartwright and Dick Hyde tie for 2nd with 19.05 pounds each.

Ryan Smith takes first place with 24.54 pounds.

And Paul Hudson takes big bass on the second day

with a 3.66 pound largemouth.    

And is awarded the Bass Pro big bass award by Dick Hyde.

So, after all was said and done, Ryan Smith is our "angler of the year".

Congratulations Ryan Smith, "Angler of the Year"

How did Ryan do it.

Ryan started working the many docks around the bay, but soon realized that there were only small bass there. Ryan then moved out to 10 - 12 foot of water and started working a "Sweet Beaver", watermelon green color rigged with a Mustad hook and a 1/2 oz tru-tungsten weight.

This lure and the move to deeper water allowed Ryan to upgrade his bag  to 13.98 pounds for today.

In conclusion, we had a very good year. All of our members caught fish and we all had a very good time. There was a lot of joking around and some practical jokes.

We hope to see all of you again next year. Don't forget our club dinner and awards banquet which will be held in January again this year. You will be contacted by e-mail once a date has been set.  Please plan on attending.  There are always great door prizes up for grabs.  You must attend to win them.