Forest City Bassmasters Rondeau Bay Tournament Results

Congratulations to Mike Craftchick and Sam Rankin, winners of our first BASS club tournament held on Rondeau Bay out of Erieau Marina.

Forest City Bassmasters Rondeau Bay Tournament Winners Mike Craftchick (left) and Sam Rankin (right).

Forest City Bassmasters Rondeau Bay Tournament Winners Mike Craftchick (left) and Sam Rankin (right).

Full Results – June 29, 2014
Place/Team/5 Bass Weight (lbs.)/Big Fish Weight (lbs.)
1. Mike Craftchick/Sam Rankin 12.82/3.74
2. Pat DeVincenzo/Trevor Forbes 11.50
3. Dennis Shearme/Owen Mueller 10.48/2.50
4. Jim Forbes/Dave LaCroix 10.11/2.33
5. Tony Hemming/Dave Acal 8.92/2.55
6. Don Zalitach/Don Kraemer 7.03

Meeting Notes/Updates

Some updates from our previous meeting:

Rondeau Bay FCBM Tournament 1 (see link for details)
Boater/Non Boater Etiquette (see link for details)

Meeting times will be changed to a 7 pm start.
Forums are running on the website (see link for details)

Proposed Venues Poll Results

  • Fanshawe Lake 29 pts
  • Lake St. Clair 25 pts
  • Wildwood Lake 15 pts
  • Rondeau Bay 15 pts
  • Kawartha Lakes 13 pts
  • St. Clair River 12 pts
  • Long Point 11 pts
  • Conestogo Lake 9 pts
  • Pittock Lake 2 pts
  • Belwood Lake 1 pt
  • Meeting Tuesday June 24th, 6:30pm – at Tracker Boat

    Our next meeting is on Tuesday June 24th, 6:30pm at the Tracker Boat Centre at Ultimate Marine (beside Hully Gully) – 1629 Wharncliffe Rd. South, London.

    Topics of discussion will include our upcoming bass tournament(s), rules and policy setting and a primer on boat etiquette. We’ll need help and input from everyone please.

    New and prospective members are welcome, come see what we are all about.

    Upcoming Events

    Angling Sports is hosting a number of upcoming events that may be of interest to FCBM members including:

  • June 7th 10-3 (in store): Set the Hook Promo Day with Mike Judge, Bass Angler and Set-the-Hook Pro-Staffer
  • June 14th 10-3 (in store): Dobyns and Lews Promo Day
  • July 1st, 8 am – 1 pm – Angling Sports Bass Tournament at Fanshawe Conservation Area. $25 per person entry (include $5 big fish pool), 100% payout, 9.9HP and below, livewell needed – best of 3 fish, free lunch
  • Contact Angling Sports for further details.

    FCBM Forums Now Available

    forumsA new forum section has been added to the Forest City Bassmasters website. To register for the FCBM forums please send an email through the contact page with first and last name, preferred username, and email address. A password will then be sent to you (please allow a day or two for response).

    Please note that forums will be visible (we can modify this for certain sections I believe) to the public but you must register to be able to post or comment. Please be respectful. No foul language or spam please.

    Angling Sports Forest City Bassmasters Spring Pike Tournament Results

    wildwood pike 2014Fourteen teams competed in tough conditions in this event at Wildwood Conservation Area outside of St. Mary’s. High, muddy and cold water made for slow fishing and high winds later in the morning and early afternoon made boat handling difficult. Thankfully, a warming bright sun helped improve fishing as the day progressed. Congratulations to our winners pictured below. Special thanks to Pat and Dave at Angling Sports for providing the measuring troughs for this event. Full results can be found here.

    1st Place, Dennis Shearme and Sam Rankin with Pat DeVincenzo of Angling Sports (right).

    1st Place, Dennis Shearme and Sam Rankin with Pat DeVincenzo of Angling Sports (right).


    2nd Place, Scott Howe, Jeff Zeisner - with Sam Rankin of Forest City Bassmasters (left) and Pat DeVincenzo of Angling Sports (right).

    2nd Place, Scott Howe, Jeff Zeisner – with Sam Rankin of Forest City Bassmasters (left) and Pat DeVincenzo of Angling Sports (right).


    3rd Place, Chris Van Den Berg, Henry Van Den Berg - with Sam Rankin of Forest City Bassmasters (left) and Pat DeVincenzo of Angling Sports (right).

    3rd Place, Chris Van Den Berg, Henry Van Den Berg – with Sam Rankin of Forest City Bassmasters (left) and Pat DeVincenzo of Angling Sports (right).


    Big Fish, Chris Van Den Berg, Henry Van Den Berg - with Sam Rankin of Forest City Bassmasters (left) and Pat DeVincenzo of Angling Sports (right).

    Big Fish, Chris Van Den Berg, Henry Van Den Berg – with Sam Rankin of Forest City Bassmasters (left) and Pat DeVincenzo of Angling Sports (right).

    Meeting Tuesday May 27th, 6:30 pm – Angling Sports

    Next meeting is Tuesday, May 27th at 6:30 pm and will be held at Angling Sports – 681 Highbury Avenue North (at Dundas St.) London, Ontario, N5W 4L4.

    Speaker: Simon Frost, Eastern Lake Erie tournament angler and guide. One of Ontario’s top smallmouth anglers, Simon will be talking to us about Humminbird/Minnkota products and general bass tactics. Come ready with lots of smallmouth questions!

    New members welcome, come and see what we’re about.

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    Angling Sports/Forest City Bassmasters Spring Pike Tournament

    pikeAngling Sports/Forest City Bassmasters Spring Pike Tournament

    Date: Monday, May 19th, 2014, 8:00 am blast off, 2:00 pm finish. Sign in/registration, launching (fees apply) and boat inspection starts at 6:30 am. Registration closes at 8:00 am.
    Location: Wildwood Conservation Area Boat Launch, Wildwood Lake, ON
    Fees: $40.00 per two person team, ($10 optional big fish) – all monies will be used for prizes.

    For full details and regulations please click here.

    This tournament is open to the public. If you are interested in participating please drop us an email through our contact page or sign up at Angling Sports (or give them a call at 519-649-7429 / or email at info@anglingsports.ca) just so we have an idea on the numbers coming out and can provide enough measuring devices.

    J.P. DeRose and Paul Powis Seminar – April 17th @ 7 pm

    JPDaAngling Sports is hosting J.P. DeRose and Paul Powis on April 17th at 7 pm. The seminar will include bass and walleye tactics and techniques. All are welcome.

    Bios:

    In 2005, JP DeRose decided to step into Canada’s highest level of fishing competition by entering the Pro-Am circuit as a boater after only 5 years of competing in small tournaments, winning Rookie of the Year in convincing fashion. In 2006, WFN: World Fishing Network was created and filmed the Pro-Am Series. In an interview, JP was a natural in front the camera and represented WFN for that season as their sponsored pro. Winning the 3rd tour stop that year, JP quickly adapted to being in front of a camera and was sent to iCast to try his hand at interviewing which quickly led to his own show, a WFN original production called Getting School’d with JP DeRose. Now in its 4th season, Getting School’d has become an authority on new gear and instructional fishing. Dedicating his free time to the Canadian Bass Anglers Federation, JP has held the position of club president for the past 7 years and continues to grow his chapter dedicated to developing fishing at a grass roots level. With over 130 top 10 finishes and 30 wins in tournaments over the past 11 years, JP’s primary focus aside from Getting School’d and competing in tournaments is to help people become better anglers through seminars, breaking down the techniques and tactics that lead to angler versatility and success.

    Paul Powis from J&P Fishing Charters is a Ministry of Natural Resources Licensed professional guide with 21 years of experience behind him. Paul runs charters on Lake Erie for a variety of species.


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    Meeting Tuesday April 29th, 6:30 pm

    Our next meeting is on Tuesday April 29th, 6:30pm at the Tracker Boat Centre at Ultimate Marine (beside Hully Gully) – 1629 Wharncliffe Rd. South, London.

    Topics of discussion will include our upcoming Pike tournament in conjunction with Angling Sports to be held on May 19th at Wildwood Lake.

    Update!! Tim Birch, tournament angler from K-W Cambridge Bassmasters, will be speaking.

    New and prospective members are welcome, come see what we are all about.