A windy day on the river made for some tough fishing but our top three managed to find some big limits and big fish. Two top five club 3-fish limits were caught and our club’s second largest big fish was recorded. Congrats to Aaron Hathaway in 1st with 12.45 lb., Matt Kelly in second with 11.32 lb., and Mark Biesinger in 3rd with 9.12 lb. and a big fish of 5.92 lb.
Huge smallmouth anchored the bags of all of our top three for this tournament. Felicia Pavelich wins her second club tournament this year with a huge 12.34 lbs for a three fish limit along with big fish honors at 5.48 lbs. Matt Kelly (10.34 lbs.) and Jeromy Lee (9.28 lbs) came in second and third, respectively. All five club three fish bag record entries were eclipsed in this event and two club big fish record entries were added. A great day of fishing even with a 2 hour thunderstorm interruption!
Anglers in this event were able to watch in real time the lead change five times in the last few hours of the tournament. With minutes remaining Mark Biesinger took the lead from Alicia Raytrowsky and held on for the win with 93.75 inches! Alicia finished second with 90.25 inches and Richard Elliott (who also held the lead for a while) in third with 89.50 inches. These virtual events were great fun, we’ll definitely be doing these again next year!
A five fish limit of 97.25 inches gave Mark Biesinger the win in our first ever week-long virtual tournament held using the TourneyX Pro application. That’s an average size of almost 19.5 inches! Following up Mark was T.J. Raytrowsky in second with 83.50 inches and Scott Bannerman in third with 82.25 inches. Our next week-long tourney is coming up shortly. Give them a try – they are a fun way to compete while you’re out fishing wherever that may be or however you like to do it – lake, river, boat, kayak, shoreline, up at the cottage, on your way back from work etc.
Congratulations to Felicia Pavelich with a 1st place and big fish win on Wildwood Lake. It was great seeing everyone back out on the water for our first tournament this year. Welcome as well to all our new club members – Forest City now has 39 members as of today. A big thank you from everyone in the club to our tournament committee (Kevin, Matt, Jeromy and Mark) who put in a ton of work setting up protocols and procedures to allow these tournaments to go forward safely during these unprecedented times. Also congrats to Matt Fryer in second place and Scott Bannerman who took third place.
Our next two tournaments will be a bit different. We’re going to use the TourneyX Pro app to do two – one week long fish anywhere tournaments. Signups and payments will be through the app. This is our first time trying this so we’ll see how it goes, hopefully we can figure out the technical stuff to have it run smoothly. Details to come out by email shortly.
2020 Wildwood Lake Results – Note: 3 fish limit for this event.
Tournaments for Forest City club members only with heavily modified rules and safety processes have now been approved by Ontario Bass Nation. Signup info and rules sheets will be emailed to club members. Revised 2020 Tournament Schedule can be viewed here.
All meetings, events and tournaments are suspended until further notice. Everyone please stay safe and employ the recommended social distancing and other guidelines as provided by our local, provincial and federal governments.
In response to the COVID-19 situation in Canada, and on behalf of the decision made by the OBN Executive Committee, we will be cancelling the March Meeting. It is true that “social distancing” – minimizing close proximity and contact with others – is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the virus. That being said, the health and safety of our members and families is our most important priority.
See below for more information from OBN:
We encourage all members to check with local Public Health and Health Canada websites and social media for Coronavirus (COVID-19) information.
If you have any questions, please reach out to members of the Forest City Bassmasters Executive Committee.
Thank you for your understanding.