Rondeau Bay Opener was a success! We could not have asked for better weather conditions. Although it was a tough bite this year with the subpar water clarity and high water levels, everyone managed to bring in a full bag limit! Congrats to Jeromy Lee & Matt Fryer on first, Alicia Raytrowsky & Richard Elliott Jr. on second, and Dean Donovan & TJ Raytrowsky on third.
Forest City Bassmasters (FCBM) has partnered with Blue Fish Canada (BFC) in an effort to further promote conservation in London and the surrounding area. Blue Fish Canada is a registered charity dedicated to protecting the health and future of Canada’s water and wild fish stocks. Donations can be made here
Support from Blue Fish Canada includes providing the club with a Fishing Tackle Recycler for tournament day use, to collect and recycle used fishing tackle such as line, lead weights and jigs, soft plastic baits, and other terminal tackle.
In addition to this, FCBM’s Conservation Director (Matt Fryer) has been working with BFC President, Lawrence Gunther in combination with staff from the UTRCA to get a Fishing Tackle Recycler installed at boat launches in each of the local conservation areas. We are very excited to announce that Fanshawe CA is the first to be on board with the program! You can find the recycler attached to their reservoir sign beside the boat launch.
It sure felt like Summer on Silver Lake. Spectacular weather and many fish caught! Congrats to Alicia Raytrowsky & Bonnie Gamble on taking home 1st!
Our next meeting (and last meeting until the fall) will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at 7:00 pm at Players Sports Hub Bar and Grill, 1749 Dundas St., London, ON N5W 3E4 in their meeting room (basement). New members always welcome, come on out and see what we’re about.
Speaker: Cole Bailey
Other Agenda Items:
Tournament signup instructions
Boater/Non-boater etiquette review
Congratulations to Mark Biesinger and Scott Howe who took 1st place and big fish honours at our inaugural St. Clair River Walleye Derby out of Sarnia Bay Marina. The team brought in 16.3 lb of walleye with a big fish weighing close to 5 lb. TJ and Alicia Raytrowsky finished 2nd with 13.4 lb and Dean Donovan and Sam Haynes took 3rd with 13.3 lb. Lots of fish caught and sunny skies made for a great day on the water!
Big thanks to John Shields from Xtreme Marine for speaking at our April club meeting. Lots of great boat maintenance tips!
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 30th at 7:00 pm at Players Sports Hub Bar and Grill, 1749 Dundas St., London, ON N5W 3E4 in their meeting room (basement). New members always welcome, come on out and see what we’re about.
Speaker: John Shields
John has been in the marine industry for 10 years with Xtreme Marine.
He is also an accomplished tournament angler.
Other Agenda Items:
Membership fees for 2019 are due.
Draw for May 5 Walleye Derby
Hank Gibson Qualifier Entries are available.
A big thanks to Dave Chong for speaking to our club in March. Lots of great info on the latest items from Z-man and Garmin and great tips on a variety of fishing scenarios!
We also handed off our collection of used plastic baits to Brad Andrews from Erie Bassmasters who will recycle them into new baits. Forest City collected 19 lb of used plastics for 2018. Thanks to Brad for making the trip up to London for this and thanks for the bait samples – we’ve passed them on some young anglers for the upcoming season.