2nd Annual Pike Derby – Wildwood Lake

pike2nd Annual Angling Sports Pike Derby

Date: Monday, May 18th, 2015, 8:00 am blast off, 2:00 pm finish.
Location: Wildwood Conservation Area Boat Launch, Wildwood Lake, ON
Fees: $50.00 per two person team. 100% payout for top three teams determined by fish length. $100 Angling Sports gift Card for big fish.

This tournament is open to the public. If you are interested in participating please contact Angling Sports at 519-649-7429 (or email at info@anglingsports.ca – or drop by the store) just so we have an idea on the numbers coming out and can provide enough measuring devices.

Thanks Cindy and Dean / Meeting Update

Cindy and Dean Franklin

Cindy and Dean Franklin

Thanks to Cindy and Dean Franklin for their informative session held at our previous meeting. Cindy and Dean gave us an in depth look at a range of new products including some Shimano rods and reels, Jackall Lures, and the new Humminbird Helix 5. Some great tips on using side imaging, HD Google Earth and a variety of baits were also presented.

Reminder: Please get you dues and BASS membership number in if you haven’t done so already. Liability waivers are available at http://forestcitybassmasters.com/join/ and need to be handed in before tournament time. Boaters please also send proof of $1,000,000 liability insurance coverage for your boat (a photocopy or photo will suffice – email to biesingr”at”gmail.com).

Meeting Tuesday April 28, 7 pm

Next meeting is Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00 pm and will be held at Angling Sports (681 Highbury Avenue North (at Dundas St.) London, Ontario, N5W 4L4).

Speakers: Cindy and Dean Franklin run the TBBA (Tri Bay Bass Association) series of tournaments out of Long Point, Mitchell’s Bay, Sarnia River and Niagara River. Come hear what the TBBA is all about.

Reminder: If you haven’t already, please pay you membership dues and get us your B.A.S.S. membership number.

Meeting Tuesday March 31th at 7 pm

Forest City Bassmasters London OntarioNext meeting is Tuesday, March 31th at 7:00 pm and will be held at Angling Sports – 681 Highbury Avenue North (at Dundas St.) London, Ontario, N5W 4L4.

Agenda items:

  • FCBM membership dues are due
  • Financial reports for both FCBM and Ontario Bass Nation
  • Hank Gibson Qualifier update – if you are looking to fish the qualifier/make Team Ontario/work your way to the Bassmaster Classic, this info is for you! FCBM is eligible to send at least two (and possibly more) members to the qualifier this year
  • Setting/voting on tournament start/end times
  • Junior membership updates and discussions
  • A discussion of possible conservation activities for the club
  • New members are always welcome, come and see what we’re about.

    Reminder to Renew Your B.A.S.S. Membership

    signup nowJust a reminder (if you haven’t already) to renew (for existing members) or get (new members) your B.A.S.S. membership prior to our next meeting on Tuesday, March 31st. Go to www.bassmasters.com and click on Join B.A.S.S. to purchase your B.A.S.S. membership. You will receive a member number – please bring this with you to our next meeting. Forest City Bassmaster dues will also be due at next meeting – $75.00 for regular members, $30 (tentative) for junior members.

    As mentioned in our last meeting, our club constitution is now available online at http://forestcitybassmasters.com/executive/fcbm-constitution/

    Meeting Tuesday February 24th at 7pm

    Next meeting is Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00 pm and will be held at Angling Sports (681 Highbury Avenue North (at Dundas St.) London, Ontario, N5W 4L4).

    Jason Barnucz

    Jason Barnucz

    Speaker — Postponed due to inclement weather rescheduled for Tues. May 26 meeting–: Jason Barnucz, fisheries biologist for Fisheries and Oceans Canada and all around angling fanatic. He will be speaking on the the science behind catch and release and its effects on bass. He will also talk about this years Hank Gibson Ontario Bassmasters Qualifier being held at Turkey Point. This is one meeting you don`t want to miss! Jason is also president of Hamilton Bassmasters and 1st VP and Conservation Director for Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation.

    This is one meeting you don`t want to miss! New and perspective members welcome, come see what we’re about.