Good Ole Boys Bass Club
Central New York
Sunday June 17th 2007
Today the weather was just perfect for fishing, with sunshine, light winds and everyone ready to go fishing.
Connell Raate and Jeff Raner ready to fish.
This is opening weekend for bass season here in New York State, and there were many fishermen on the water.
Ryan Smith and Frank Doll getting ready to move.
By persisting, it was possible to wade through many small fish and get a limit of legal bass.
Tom Hudson and Brooks Wright.
Fish could be caught by "skipping" under docks, fishing in, or on top of the weeds, or working deep with jigs, drop shot or shakey head rigs.
Vern Robinson and Frank Wilson
We fished until 1:00 p.m., pulled the boats, and started our weigh-in at waters edge.
Everyone gathers around to enter their fish..
Everyone reported that they had caught and released many 11 3/4 inch bass today. This is a good sign for fishing in the future.
Jack Wilson with a nice bass.
After all the fish are entered and released alive, the awarding of prize money takes place.
Dick Hyde from Bass Pro Shops awards the IM8 Graphic Rod to Tom Hudson.
Bass Pro in Auburn is sponsor of the "Just out of the money " award, and has generously donated a IM8 Graphic rod to the angler that finishes just out of the money (6th place) each week. This week Tom Hudson is the recipient of this award.
Treasurer Chris French presents the money.
Connell Raate takes 5th place.
Jack Wilson takes 4th place.
Jack Loughery takes 3rd place
"Coach" Bill Kays takes 2nd place
And first place goes to Eric Wilsey with 5 fish weighing in at 13.61 pounds.
Eric Wilsey take 1st place
Eric Wilsey also wins the Bass Pro Big Bass award, a $25.00 gift card, by catching a 4.18 pound largemouth
And now, how did Eric do it.
Eric, "Mister fluke" Wilsey, worked a white fluke over the weeds that grow all along the shore line of the bay. The fluke was rigged with a Mustad hook and had no weight attached to it. As you can tell by his nickname, Eric loves his flukes.