Good Ole Boys Bass Club
Central New York
Sunday July 11th 2010
The day started with a slight south wind putting up a little chop on the water, as the day progressed, the lake became calm
The boats are launched.
At 6:00 A.M. blast off, then we spread out all over the lake.
Guy Cromp and Kevin Haley
This is one of two "team" tournaments that we hold during the year.
Tom Church and Tom Hudson
The tournament committee assigns the teams by matching up, so far this year by points, the top boater with the non-boater with the lowest points, and so forth until the lowest ranking boater is matched with the highest ranking non-boater.
By "teaming up" the two members this way, each team should be equal going into this tournament.
Dick Hyde getting ready to be pulled out after a day of fishing
The "team" then fishes for their best 5 fish. Then each member of the "team" is assigned the same number of points which count for the "angler of the year" standings.
Ron VanBenschoten brings his bag of fish to the scales
We fished until 1:00 p.m.. pulled the boats and started our weigh-in in the parking lot.
Joe Valerio with his small mouth bass
As the boats come out of the water, members gather around to get their fish weighted. Then the fish go to the weigh-master to get the teams total weight, after which the fish are released alive back into the water.
After the weigh-in, the prizes are awarded.
Bass Pro has generously donated $20 Bass Pro gift cards, too the team that finishes "Just out of the Money", and today that award goes to the team of Mike O'Hara and Fred Chiffullo
Joe Valerio is awarded the Bass Pro Big Bass award which is a $25.00 gift card plus cash for catching a 4.86 pound largemouth.
The team of Ron VanBenschoten and Frank Doll takes 3rd place.
The team of Edward Nolan and TJ Church takes 2nd place.
And first place goes to the team of Tim Fitzgerald and Joe Valerio.
Now, how did Tim and Joe do, by using a surface lure near the weed edge.