Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 20 th 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. Note that this meeting has been moved one week earlier than normal.
Partner drawing for Rondeau Bay Opener Tournament.
Jerseys will be available for pickup and final payment if needed.
Game Chasers TV show filming update.
This will be a relaxed informal meeting, come out and have a beverage and some food, mix and mingle, meet up with your tournament partner to strategize etc.
Reminder: Still looking for Hank Gibson Qualifier entries – in particular, we (and other OBN clubs) need non-boaters. This is a great opportunity to fish a great fishery!
Our biggest field ever of 39 boats turned up at Wildwood Lake for the 2017 Angling Sports / Forest City Bassmasters Pike Tournament. Greeting the competitors this year were windy, cold front conditions following a heavy rain the previous day. Big fish and numbers of fish were notably smaller than previous years due to these tough fishing conditions.
Congratulations to our winners, Jeff Zeisner and Forest City club member Scott Howe. They also took home the Shimano contingency prizes of a Crucial rod and Shimano Nasci reel for a total of almost $1500 in prizes and cash!!! Big fish winner was club member Tony Hemming ($100 Angling Sports Gift Card). A huge thank you to Dave Harris and Pat DeVincenzo from Angling Sports for another great tournament. Particularly appreciated was the draw for a variety of baits, hats, shirts etc. Check out the prize table in the pictures below.
Angling Sports store manager and Forest City Bassmasters VP Dave Harris at the Prize Table.
1st place winners Jeff Zeisner (middle) and Scott Howe (right).
2nd place Jeff Smith and Lenard Zacharias
3rd place Ty Elliot and Steve Chisson
Big Fish Winner Tony Hemming
Shimano prize winners Jeff Zeisner (middle) and Scott Howe (right).
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 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.
Speaker: Peter Savoia from Set the Hook – Hand Poured Plastic Baits.
SWAP MEET – Bring in and sell your unwanted tackle, rod, reels etc. Buy some more! (First $5 goes to the club).
Club communications changes
Hopefully jerseys will be ready for dispersal (fingers crossed)
A big thank you to Tonk King from KWC Bassmasters for giving us your insights into your 2016 Hank Gibson win in the non-boater division. Lots of great information for the club. Good luck with Team Ontario this year Tonk!
Next meeting’s guest speaker will be Peter Savoia from Set the Hook. We will also be having a club swap meet. Bring in your unwanted gear / sell it / buy some more… (First $5 you make goes to the club).
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 25th 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: Tonk King, Member of Team Ontario, Non-boater Champ at 2016 Hank Gibson Qualifier.
Finalizing of Jersey orders.
Tournament Rules and “How it works!”
Membership dues for 2017 are due now, don’t miss out on your chance to fish in the 2017 season.
Just an update/reminder of some of the deals that membership in the club entails:
Shear-Kin Catch ‘Em jigs now offers wholesale prices to Forest City members. Place your orders with Forest City member Dennis Shearme. Great hand poured jigs with high quality hooks.
Other deals include tax in discounts at Angling Sports and Xtreme Marine (selected products). Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation also has a list of benefits available to Forest City members.