Good Ole Boys Bass Club


Central New York



Otter Lake

Sunday, May 16th 2010

Paper Tournament

A "paper" tournament. where we catch, measure, and release our fish on the water.

Boats on the water ready to start fishing

We started at 7:00 a.m. and fish for 6 hours, returning to the dock at 1:00 p.m.

Bill Kays and Russell Hyde

We measured our fish on the water using the clubs "bump boards".  All boards are the same.  

Tom Hudson and Fred Chilluffo.

Upon returning to the launch, each member turns in his paper with the best 5 fish circles.

Jack Wilson lll and Jack Wilson Jr.

Our club has a program, developed internally, that then take those length and converts them to the weight of an average bass of that length using the NYS DEC's "weight your fish with a ruler" 

Guy Cromp and Bill Peck

On the southern, western and northern sides of the lake, there are lots of  weeds to work if that is your cup of tea. 

Mitchell Jones shows off a nice bass. (It turns out to be the BB for the tournament, 19 3/4 inches long.)

At 1:00 p.m. the boats are pulled and the paper lengths are put into the computer

Bill Kays takes 6th place, "Just out of the money".  A $25.00 gift card from Bass Pro.

The "Bass Pro just out of the money" award which is a $25.00 gift card is won by Bill Kays. He finished with a paper weight of 10 3/4 pounds in 6th place

Mitchell Jones will the Big Bass award from Bass Pro. Also a $25.00 gift card plus BB money.

Dick Hyde from Bass Pro awards the Bass Pro awards

The Bass Pro Big Bass Award is awarded to Mitchell Jones who caught a 19 3/4" bass. ( 4.43 pounds )


T.J. Church takes 5th place.

Fifth place is won by T.J. Church with five fish with a paper weight of 11.23 pounds.

Dick Hyde makes the award

Fourth place went to Connell Raate with a paper weight of 11.36 pounds.

T.J.  makes the award.

Third place is won by Dick Hyde with a paper weight of 11.56 pounds

Dick makes the award.

Second place went to Dave Donhauser with a paper weight of 12.70 pounds.

Dick makes the award again

And first place goes to Mitchell Jones with a paper weight of 13.76 pounds.

Congratulations Mitchell.  We taugh you too well in the juniors.

How did Mitchell do it?

Mitchell worked along the shore of the lake with a June bug colored senko, hooked Texas style with no weight.