Forest City Bassmasters Rondeau Bay Opener Results (June 26th, 2016). Congrats to winners Jeff Beacham and Steve Foley, our high school winner Zach Beacham, and big fish winner Dean Donovan.
Next meeting is at a special time and place – Angling Sports will be hosting a BBQ for us at 6:30pm on June 28 at the store (681 Highbury Ave N, London, ON N5W 4L4). Come and stock up on your supplies for the summer and enjoy some BBQ and conversation. We’ll also be hosting a small casting competition at the BBQ with prizes from MegaBass and other sponsors. Hope to see you all there. New members welcome, come a see what we are all about. This is the last meeting before the summer season – there will not be any meetings in July or August – go fishing instead!!
A big thanks to Nick Cousvis and Theo Cheng from Megabass for their excellent talk on jerkbait, crankbait and soft plastic fishing. For those interested in some further insights from Nick check out the article from Bass Resource. Everyone was impressed with Nick and Theo’s knowledge on a wide range of topics and seeing all the great lures and rods from Megabass was a real treat.
Notes: Next meeting is at a special time and place – Angling Sports will be hosting a BBQ for us at 6:30pm on July 28 at the store. Come and stock up on your supplies for the summer and enjoy some BBQ and conversation.
Reminder: Orders for club jerseys are due and the order will be going out Monday June 6th. If you haven’t already ordered and want a jersey contact your club president now.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 31th at 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.
If you are planning to fish the Hank Gibson Qualifier get your signup form and cheques to the club president for signing ASAP (i.e. bring it to the meeting).
Other Agenda Items:
Jersey Ordering – sizing info will be available at the meeting as will forms for adding logos if you are a sponsored angler. With the sponsors on board (FCBM, Angling Sports and Valley Fashions) and sufficient orders the costs for the standard jersey (+taxes and shipping) should be quite low (est. ~$30). Bring $20 down payment please.
Nick Cousvis (and Theo) from Megabass will talk to us about jerkbait and sight fishing.
A big thank you to Jason Barnucz for coming out to speak at our club meeting on Tuesday. Jason shared some great stories and information on bass handling and livewell and tournament management. We also handed out some hardware to our Angler of the Year winners (pictures below).
Jason Barnucz regaling the club with great stories and some bass science!
2015 Junior Angler of the Year winner Owen Mueller (right) with club president Mark Biesinger.
2015 Angler of the Year winner Cole Bailey (right) with club president Mark Biesinger.
2015 Forest City Bassmasters Angler of the Year Awards
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 26th at 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: 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:
Angler of the year hardware will also be presented.
A run down of tournament signup procedures and rules.
Wildwood Pike Tournament.
Hank Gibson Qualifier allotments.
New logo for Forest City Bassmasters. Thanks to Ryan Knee and his sister Crystal for their work on the design and thanks to all the club members for their input on this project.
Update: See the article about this event at BASS (bassmaster.com).
We had a fun night out learning some new casting techniques, set-ups for different presentations, baitcasting reel set-ups and more. Everyone enjoyed the chance to cast a few lines and tell a few tall tales. Congratulations to Spencer Shirley, both junior casting champ and overall casting accuracy winner (and proud new owner of a new rod courtesy of FCBM Vice-President Dave Harris). Thanks to Fred Gallina and Dave Harris for all their hard work at putting this together. A special thanks to Top Notch Tackle for supplying some of our prize packs. Some pictures from the night below:
Special thanks to Top Notch Tackle for donating prizes for the night.
Dave Harris (left) and our casting accuracy champ Spencer Shirley (with new rod).
Getting some lessons…
Flippin’ and pitchin’