Meeting Tuesday, February 26th at 7pm – Player’s Sports Hub Bar and Grill

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:00 pm at Players Sports Hub Bar and Grill, 1749 Dundas St., London, ON N5W 3E4 in their meeting room (basement). New members always welcome, come on out and see what we’re about.

Speaker: Cole Bailey (note: to be confirmed) 2-time Team Canada member at Pan-American Bass Championships (silver medalist), 2016 TBBA Classic Champion, BASS Team Championship Competitor, 2 – top 10 Costa FLW finishes, 2015 Forest City Bassmasters Angler of the Year….and much more!

Other Agenda Items:
Update by Conservation Director Matt Fryer
Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/forestcitybass/
Membership fees for 2019 are due.

2019 Forest City Bassmasters Tournament Schedule

2019 Forest City Bassmasters Tournament Schedule

(Note: dates may be subject to change)

Open tournaments are $50 per 2 person team (includes big fish prize), 100% payout.
Forest City Club tournaments are $100 per team (includes $10 to big fish pool), 100% payout (50% – 1st, 30% – 2nd, 20 % – 3rd). An example of a rules sheet for the tournaments can be found here.

Forest City Bassmasters Walleye Derby – St. Clair River (Regular Members Only)
Sunday, (8am-3pm) May 5, 2019, Mooretown Launch (included in AOY points system)

Angling Sports/Forest City Bassmasters Open Pike Tournament (Open to Public) (Note: this tournament is not included in FCBM AOY points)
Victoria Day, Monday, May 20, 2019 (8 am – 3 pm) – Lake St. Clair out of Mitchell’s Bay

Forest City Bassmasters Opening Tournament (Regular Members Only)
Sunday, June 23, 2019 (8 am to 4 pm) – Rondeau Bay out of Erieau Marina

Angling Sports/Forest City Bassmasters Canada Day Open Tournament (Open to Public)
Canada Day, Monday, July 1st, 2019 (8 am – 3pm) – Rondeau Bay out of Erieau Marina

Forest City Bassmasters Long Point Bay Tournament (Regular Members Only)
Sunday, July 21, 2019 (8 am to 4 pm) – Long Point, Lake Erie (out of Turkey Point Marina)

Forest City Bassmasters Lakeside Largemouth Evening Tournament (Regular Club Members)
Thursday, August 1, 2019 (5:30 pm to 9:00 pm) – Lakeside (Sunova Lake)

Forest City Bassmasters St. Clair River Tournament (Regular Club Members)
Sunday, August 11, 2019 (8:00 and 4:00 pm) – St. Clair River out of Mooretown Launch

Notes for St. Clair River
Need Michigan License if you want to fish USA side- one day can be bought at:
http://www.mdnr-elicense.com/Welcome/Default.aspx
(note 14 inch minimum – Michigan regulation if you fish USA side!)

Hank Gibson Qualifier (Regular Club Members Only)
August 24-25, 2019 – St. Lawrence River, Gananoque. Note: Entry fees are $275 Boater, $250 Non-Boater. See Ontario BASS Nation Website for full details.

Angling Sports/Forest City Bassmasters Labour Day Open Tournament (Open to Public)
Labour Day, Monday, September 2, 2019 (8 am – 3 pm) – Rondeau Bay out of Erieau Marina

Forest City Bassmasters Lake St. Clair (Regular Members Only)
Sunday, Sept 8, 2019 – (8 am to 4 pm) – Lake St. Clair out of Belle River

Forest City Bassmasters Inter-Club Tournament (Regular Members Only, Open to All OBN Club Members)
Sunday, September 22, 2019 (8 am to 4 pm) – Long Point, Lake Erie (out of Turkey Point Marina)

Angling Sports/Forest City Bassmasters Thanksgiving Day Open Tournament (Open to Public)
Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 14, 2019 (8 am – 3pm) – Lake St. Clair out of Mitchell’s Bay

2019 National Contender Fundraising Tournament – hosted by Hamilton Bassmasters and York Bassmasters TBD

Meeting Tuesday January 29th

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 29th at 7:00 pm at Players Sports Hub Bar and Grill, 1749 Dundas St., London, ON N5W 3E4 in their meeting room (basement). New members always welcome, come on out and see what we’re about.

Speaker: Derek Strub, Superintendent for the G.R.C.A. at the Belwood Lake Conservation Area, 2010 Canadian Open Champion, Casey Cup Champion, Over 150 Top Ten finishes Winner of 3 Series Classics, 4 FLW Top Tens, 30 Years competing professionally.

Other Agenda Items:
Preliminary discussions on tournament dates and venues.
Membership fees for 2019 are due. Membership fees $75 Regular.

Thanks to Dave McCready from Angler’s Choice!

Thanks to Dave McCready from Angler’s Choice for speaking at our club meeting in October. It was great to hear about this great Canadian bait company, how you started it and how you go about making the various baits. It’s clear that a lot of thought and testing has gone into these products. Some pictures of just some of their innovative soft plastics are below.

2018 Forest City Bassmasters Angler of the Year – T.J. Raytrowsky

Congratulations to T.J. Raytrowsky who captured our Forest City Bassmasters 2018 Angler of the Year title with 472 points. T.J. was “Mr. Consistent” this year with four 2nd place finishes. This includes a crucial one at this years Chilly Lake St Clair tournament, holding off a charge from last years AOY champion Kevin Billingsley, who finished second with 465 points. Alicia Raytrowsky rounds out the top three with 461 points.

2018 Chilly Lake St Clair Results

Wind, cold, cloud cover and rain had the smallmouth shut down, those who made the switch to largemouth were able to grid out a bag. Congrats to Kevin Billingsley and Marco D’Ariano for the win and big fish honors. Second went to T.J. Raytrowsky and Scott Howe and third to Rick Hendriks and Alicia Raytrowsky.

Meeting Tuesday October 30th, 7 pm – Players Sports Hub Bar and Grill

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:00 pm at Players Sports Hub Bar and Grill, 1749 Dundas St., London, ON N5W 3E4 in their meeting room (basement). New members always welcome, come on out and see what we’re about.

Speaker: Dave McCready from Angler’s Choice Soft Plastics

Other Agenda Items:
Bring in your used plastics – we will start collecting/weighing for Pledge to Pitch It challenge!
Membership fees for 2019 are due. Membership fees $75 Regular, $30 High School, going into 9-12 next year, 16 years old and above can fish regular tournaments.
AOY Points update – three members remain in the hunt!
Stickers will be for Sale.