Meeting: May 28th at 7 pm

Our next meeting (and last meeting until the fall) will be held on Tuesday, May 28th 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: awaiting confirmation….

Other Agenda Items:
Tournament signup instructions
Boater/Non Boater etiquette review

2019 Walleye Derby Results

Congratulations to Mark Biesinger and Scott Howe who took 1st place and big fish honours at our inaugural St. Clair River Walleye Derby out of Sarnia Bay Marina. The team brought in 16.3 lb of walleye with a big fish weighing close to 5 lb. TJ and Alicia Raytrowsky finished 2nd with 13.4 lb and Dean Donovan and Sam Haynes took 3rd with 13.3 lb. Lots of fish caught and sunny skies made for a great day on the water!

Meeting: Tuesday, April 30th, 7:00pm

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 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: John Shields
John has been in the marine industry for 10 years with Xtreme Marine.
He is also an accomplished tournament angler.

Other Agenda Items:
Membership fees for 2019 are due.
Draw for May 5 Walleye Derby
Hank Gibson Qualifier Entries are available.
Jersey Ordering

Thanks David Chong / FCBM Plastic Recycling

A big thanks to Dave Chong for speaking to our club in March. Lots of great info on the latest items from Z-man and Garmin and great tips on a variety of fishing scenarios!

David Chong


We also handed off our collection of used plastic baits to Brad Andrews from Erie Bassmasters who will recycle them into new baits. Forest City collected 19 lb of used plastics for 2018. Thanks to Brad for making the trip up to London for this and thanks for the bait samples – we’ve passed them on some young anglers for the upcoming season.

FCBM Conservation Director Matt Fryer (left) and Erie Bassmasters Brad Andrews (right).

Forest City collected 19 lbs of used plastic from its members in 2018.

Brad Andrews from Erie Bassmasters turns the used plastics into new baits!

Meeting: Tuesday, March 26th, 7:00pm

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 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: David Chong
David is one of Canada’s most well-known and respected tournament anglers and has been a fishing guide for over 25 years. He is a strong advocate of accessible affordable fishing for all and a dedicated ambassador for both the sport of fishing and his sponsors. Dave was also recently a member of Canada’s silver medal team at the PanAmerican Bass Championships on Lake Okeechobee.

Other Agenda Items:
Membership fees for 2019 are due. Yes… that means you!
Jersey Ordering
Bring your used plastics in for recycling!

Thanks Cole Bailey!


A big thank you to our February speaker, Cole Bailey. Cole is a 2-time Team Canada member at the Pan-American Bass Championships (including a silver medal), 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! Cole thoroughly entertained our members with tales of his recent journeys to Mexico (Pan-Am Championships) and Florida (BASS Team and Open Tournaments). The wealth of bass fishing knowledge that Cole has continues to amaze our club members and we look forward to hearing from him again in the future!

Meeting: Tuesday, February 26th, 7:00pm

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.