Meeting Tuesday March 27th

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 27th 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: Dave Chong
David is one of Canada’s most well-known and respected tournament anglers and has been a fishing guide for over 25 years. He is a strong advocate of accessible affordable fishing for all and a dedicated ambassador for both the sport of fishing and his sponsors. Dave was also recently a member of Canada’s silver medal team at the PanAmerican Bass Championships on Lake Okeechobee.

Other Agenda Items:
Forest City Hoodies and Hats and Stickers and Jerseys Orders – bring your wallets!
Membership dues for 2018 are (over)due!!

Meeting Tuesday February 27th, 7pm

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 27th 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: Dave Chong Note: Dave is Rescheduled for March Meeting
David is one of Canada’s most well-known and respected tournament anglers and has been a fishing guide for over 25 years. He is a strong advocate of accessible affordable fishing for all and a dedicated ambassador for both the sport of fishing and his sponsors. Dave was also recently a member of Canada’s silver medal team at the PanAmerican Bass Championships on Lake Okeechobee.

Other Agenda Items:
Forest City Hoodies and Hats and Stickers…
Multi-Species Event on Silver Lake
Pledge to Pitch it!
Conservation Culling Tags
Membership dues for 2018 are (over)due!!

Forest City Bassmaster 2018 Tournament Schedule

Loads of opportunities to fish this year. No excuses! Get out and try a tournament!

Open tournaments are $50 per 2 person team (includes big fish prize), 100% payout.
Forest City Club tournaments are $50 per person (includes $5 to big fish pool), 100% payout (50% – 1st, 30% – 2nd, 20 % – 3rd).

Angling Sports/Forest City Bassmasters Open Pike Tournament (Open to Public)
Victoria Day, Monday, May 21, 2018 (8 am – 3pm) – Wildwood Lake

Silver Lake Multi-Species Derby (Regular and High School Members)
Sunday, June 10th, 2018 (9 am to 4pm) (tentative) – Silver Lake, Kinloss (near Kincardine)

Forest City Bassmasters Opening Tournament (Regular Members Only)
Sunday, June 24, 2018 (8 am to 4 pm) – Rondeau Bay out of Erieau Marina

Angling Sports/Forest City Bassmasters Canada Day Open Tournament (Open to Public)
Canada Day, Sunday, July 1st, 2018 (8 am – 3 pm) – Rondeau Bay out of Erieau Marina

Forest City Bassmasters Friday Evening Tournament (Regular Club Members)
Friday July 6, 2018 (5:30 to 9:15 pm) – Pittock Lake (Boat Launch #2)

Forest City Bassmasters Wildwood Wednesday Evening Tournament (Regular Club Members)
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (5:30 pm to 9:15 pm) – Wildwood Lake

Forest City Bassmasters Lakeside Largemouth Evening Tournament (Regular Club Members)
Thursday, August 2, 2018 (5:30 pm to 9:15 pm) – Lakeside (Sunova Lake)

Forest City Bassmasters St. Clair River Tournament (Regular Club Members)
Sunday August 12, 2018 (8 am and 4 pm) – St. Clair River out of Mooretown Boat Launch (1195 St. Clair Parkway, Mooretown, ON N0N 1M0)

Hank Gibson Qualifier (Regular Club Members Only)
August 24-26, 2018 – Lake Nipissing, North Bay. Note: Entry fees are $275 Boater, $250 Non-Boater. See Ontario BASS Nation Website for full details.

Angling Sports/Forest City Bassmasters Labour Day Open Tournament (Open to Public)
Labour Day, Monday, September 3, 2018 (8 am – 3 pm) – Wildwood Lake

High School OBN Championships (High School Club Members)
September 15-16, 2018 – Lake Couchiching

Forest City Bassmasters Long Point Inter-Club Tournament (Regular Members Only, Open to other OBN Clubs)
Sunday, September 23, 2018 (8 am to 4 pm) – Long Point, Lake Erie (out of Turkey Point Marina)

Angling Sports/Forest City Bassmasters Thanksgiving Day Open Tournament (Open to Public)
Thanksgiving Day, Monday, October 8, 2018 (8 am – 3 pm) – Lake St. Clair (Canadian Waters Only) out of Mitchell’s Bay Marine Park

Forest City Bassmasters Chilly St. Clair Inter-Club Tournament (Regular Members Only, Open to other OBN Clubs)
Sunday, October 28, 2018 – (8 am to 3:30 pm) – Lake St. Clair (Canadian Waters Only) out of Mitchell’s Bay Marine Park

Other BASS Tournaments Open To Forest City Members

NEW – Forest City teams are invited to participate in KWC Bassmasters Evening Tournament Series
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (4pm to 8pm), Shades Mills
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 (4pm to 8pm), Guelph Lake
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (4pm to 8pm), Belwood Lake
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 (4pm to 8pm), Conestogo Lake

NEW – Inter-Club Tournaments Hosted by Erie Bassmasters – Details to Follow

2018 National Contender Fundraising Tournament – hosted by Hamilton Bassmasters and York Bassmasters TBD

High school tournaments are being arranged via OBN and are proposed to include 3 interclub team events.

Our 2018 OBN Letter of Affiliation

Forest City BassmastersAffiliation Letter: Forest City Bassmasters

Attention: Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation

The Forest City Bassmasters wish to remain with the Ontario B.A.S.S. Federation Nation (OBN) for 2018.

Forest City has seen steady growth since its founding in 2014 and now has 35+ members. Our focus continues to be on learning and providing our members the opportunity to participate in a variety of well-run tournaments. Members can choose from multiple flavors of tournaments that include a mix of waterbodies from small lakes and reservoirs to the Great Lakes, evening outings to full day events, and club only, interclub and open to public events. This year we’re expanding our interclub tournament activities in conjunction with Erie Bassmasters, KWC Bassmasters and others and plans include hosting events at Turkey Point (Sept. 23) and Mitchell’s Bay (late Oct.).

Conservation activities include participation in club member Richard Elliot’s highly successful work of placing mini salmon egg hatcheries in elementary schools. We are also looking to join the “Pledge to Pitch It” program this year.

Our one high school member last year joined up with KWC HS Bassmasters activities and had a successful season with them including fishing the two-day High School Championships on Lake Couchiching.

We are looking forward to an exciting and fulfilling year in 2018.

Sincerely,

Mark Biesinger, President
Forest City Bassmasters

Meeting Tuesday January 30th at 7pm

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 30th 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.

Agenda Items:
Tournament Date Finalization
AOY Hardware
Membership dues for 2018 are (over)due!!

Speakers: Winning Ways: Insights from our 2017 Tournament Season Winners

Annual General Meeting November 28th at 7 pm

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 28th 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.

Agenda Items:
Elections will be held at November Annual General Meeting. If you are interested in a post or in helping make our club even better in any capacity please contact the club president or vice president. A good club runs on good volunteers!

Initial discussions for the 2018 tournament season – bring your ideas, likes, dislikes and constructive input.

Membership dues for 2018 are due!!

Reminder: No Meeting in December

2017 Chilly Lake St. Clair Results / 2017 AOY Results

With the lake churned up from a week of wind, largemouth fishing got the job done for Kevin Billingsley and Hudson Schmidt with a 14.92 lb five fish bag. Second went to Dan Trickett and Jeff Beacham and third to Jeff Collett and Sam Haynes. Big fish came in the form of a 5.05 lb smallmouth from Pat Devincenzo and Alicia Raytrowsky.

With the win on St. Clair, Kevin Billingsley moved up to win our 2017 Angler of the Year race with 479 points. Congratulations Kevin and to everyone who participated in our tournaments this year. From all perspectives it was a very successful season for our club.

2017 Forest City Bassmasters Angler of the Year Results

Meeting Tuesday Oct 24th at 7PM

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24th at 7 pm at Billy T’s Tap & Grill, 1600 Highbury Ave N, London, ON N5Y 5N7 in their back meeting room. NOTE that this is one week earlier than normal as the last Tuesday falls on Halloween this year. New members always welcome, come on out and see what we’re about.

Jason Barnucz

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:
Draw for Chilly Lake St. Clair Tournament
AOY Mathematics…it’s a close one!
Membership dues for 2018 are due!!
Elections will be held at November Annual General Meeting.
Reminder: No Meeting in December