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.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00PM at Players Sports Hub Bar and Grill, 1749 Dundas St., London, ON N5W 3E4 in their meeting room (basement). New and perspective members always welcome, come on out and see what we’re about!
Alicia Raytrowsky will talk about her season experience after winning the 2019 FCBM AOY award. She is also a member of Great Canadian Female Anglers (GCFA) and will touch on introducing women into fishing.
Tom Johnson will review and discuss Non-Boater/Co-Angler Etiquette in preparation for the upcoming season.
Matt Fryer will cover Reel Maintenance 101 and showcase the essentials to both basic and advanced reel cleaning.
Other Agenda Items:
Membership dues for 2020
New jersey design
Bring in used plastics for recycling!
A big thanks to Ian Jones of Fish LSC Charters for speaking at our February meeting. Ian gave a seminar discussing Muskie Fishing on Lake St. Clair. He touched on everything – techniques, gear, baits, water/weather conditions, what to look for and what to avoid… you name it. His knowledge was enjoyed by a crowd of almost 40 people. What a great turn out! If you’re looking to get on some massive Muskie (or Walleye/Crappie/Smallmouth for that matter), give Ian a shout!