Awards Banquet

2013 was a year to remember. We made several club memories and new friendships were made. Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.

IMG_2049There were four awards that would be given away on this night. From left to right: Angler of the year, Co Angler of the year, Angler big bass of the year and Co Angler big bass of the year.

IMG_2050The Good Ole Boys Bass Club was awarded with the club conservation award a few weeks back at the Federation banquet.

IMG_2065Congratulations to JJ Elmer! He was the Angler of the year after a very consistent and solid year. He will lead the six man team up to the St. Lawrence River for this years CTC.

IMG_2058Jeff Botting was the top Co Angler of the year. He will be heading up to the CTC this summer as well. Congratulations Jeff!

IMG_2057Joe Valerio was awarded with the big bass award of the year for the Anglers. He caught a 5.61 pound smallmouth bass from Henderson Harbor on the first day of our classic.

IMG_2053Anthony Talarico was awarded with the big bass of the year award on the Co Angler side. He caught a 5.51 pound smallmouth bass out of Henderson Harbor on the same day the Mr. Valerio caught his big bass.