Meeting Tuesday Oct 24th at 7PM

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24th at 7 pm at Billy T’s Tap & Grill, 1600 Highbury Ave N, London, ON N5Y 5N7 in their back meeting room. NOTE that this is one week earlier than normal as the last Tuesday falls on Halloween this year. New members always welcome, come on out and see what we’re about.

Jason Barnucz

Speaker: Jason Barnucz, Aquatic Science Biologist for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Pure Fishing Ambassador, Fishbum Outfitters Field Staff Member, Fishing Guide, Conservation Director for Ontario Bass Nation, and all around angling fanatic will speak at our upcoming Forest City Bassmasters meeting.

Other Agenda Items:
Draw for Chilly Lake St. Clair Tournament
AOY Mathematics…it’s a close one!
Membership dues for 2018 are due!!
Elections will be held at November Annual General Meeting.
Reminder: No Meeting in December

2017 Angling Sports Thanksgiving Day Lake St. Clair Results

A spectacular day on Lake St. Clair topped off with a giant bag of smallmouth from our winners John and Dave Shields – 25.10 lbs with a 5.68 lbs big fish! Big bags from our 2nd place finishers Natalie and Aaron Hathaway (22.62 lbs) and 3rd place finishers Aiden and Andrew Lirette (21.74 lbs). What an awesome fishery we have in our backyard!

Congratulations as well to Forest City member Rick Hendriks who won the Angling Sports Angler of the Year Award with 172 points from the four Angling Sports/FCBM Open tournaments. Forest City members Scott Howe (171 points) and Dave Harris (168 points) rounded out the top three. Great showing from our club in these events!

Chilly Lake St. Clair Tournament Signup Open

Signup now open for our Forest City Bassmasters Chilly Lake St. Clair Tournament (Regular Members Only, Also Open to other OBN Club members in good standing). Signup info at http://forestcitybassmasters.com/tournaments/tournament-sign-up/
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017 – (8 am to 3:30 pm)
Venue: Lake St. Clair (Canadian Waters Only) out of Mitchell’s Bay Marina – 3 Allen Road, Dover Centre, ON N0P 1L0.
Tournament Directors: Dave Harris (davegharris”at”yahoo.ca) and Jeff Beacham (jeff.beacham”at”icloud.com)

Note: Regular signup for Forest City members. For all other OBN member signups also email tournament directors for registration (give names, club affiliation and BASS Numbers in email). $50 per person ($100 per two person team), payment due morning before tournament start.

Thanks Blake / Upcoming Tournaments

Big thanks to Blake Rankie from VRX Fishing Products for speaking at our September meeting. Blake reps a number of companies including Lew’s reels, Angler’s Choice, Rod Glove and X Zone just to name a few. Thanks for all the bait packs, drop shot weights and rod socks that everyone at the meeting got!! Great set of products, lots of members waiting to get their hands on some of those X Zone worms, craws and soft jerk baits (the WHIPLASH SHAD looks awesome)!

UPDATE: The Monday October 9th Thanksgiving Day Open Tournament is being moved to Mitchell’s Bay Marine Park – 3 Allen Road, Dover Centre, ON N0P 1L0. 8:00 am Start.

We’re monitoring conditions at Wildwood and will update everyone here and on our Facebook page if the Thanksgiving Day Open tournament is a go or if it will be moved or cancelled (update coming hopefully Oct 3).

Next meeting will be Tuesday October 24 (moved early as the last Tuesday falls on Halloween – happy trick or treating). Our draw for the Lake St. Clair tournament will happen at the meeting. Tournament Signup for St. Clair is now open.

2017 Long Point Interclub Tournament Pictures

Some pictures from our 2017 Long Point Interclub Tournament held this past weekend with teams from Forest City, Erie, Mississauga and Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge Bassmasters clubs. For those of you with video footage from the day please contact FC club president for DropBox details to get your footage to the GameChasersTV crew.

Meeting Tuesday September 26th

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 26th, 7 pm at Billy T’s Tap & Grill, 1600 Highbury Ave N, London, ON N5Y 5N7 in their back meeting room. New members always welcome, come on out and see what we’re about.

Speaker: Blake Rankie from VRX Fishing Products. Blake reps a number of companies including Lew’s reels, Angler’s Choice, Rod Glove and X Zone just to name a few.

Agenda Items: 2018 Qualifier Info, summer scuttlebutt…

2017 Long Point Interclub Tournament Results

A fantastic day on the water at Long Point. Winners Jessie Hilliard and Paul Imola brought in 18.78 lbs of smallmouth for the win closely followed by Jason Ryder and Jeff Douglas at 18.37 lbs and Tonk King and Richard Elliott Jr. at 18.23 lbs. Tonk and Richard also won big fish prize with a 4.85 lbs smallie.

A big thank you to Erie, Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge and Mississauga Bassmasters club members who joined us for this event. Thanks also to MacDonald Turkey Point Marina and Turkey Vegas Restaurant for letting us use their facilities for this event and for the donation of a Turkey Vegas gift certificate (won by Forest City’s Richard Elliott Jr.). Thanks also to event sponsors Angling Sports for their continued tournament and club support and The Scientific Fisherman who provided the camera boat for the film crew from GameChasersTV for this event.

Alicia Raytrowsky’s strong finish at Long Point jumped her up in the Forest City AOY race to second with 463 points, just behind husband T.J. Raytrowsky at 466 points. Both are closely followed by Ian Forgarty (459), Kevin Billingsley (458), Rick Hendriks (458), Jacob Singleton (447), Scott Howe (444), Jeff Collett (442), Sam Haynes (441) and Rick Morrison (434).

Pictures from the event will be posted at a later date…