Invitation from our friends at Hully Gully…
A spectacular day on Lake St. Clair topped off with a giant bag of smallmouth from our winners John and Dave Shields – 25.10 lbs with a 5.68 lbs big fish! Big bags from our 2nd place finishers Natalie and Aaron Hathaway (22.62 lbs) and 3rd place finishers Aiden and Andrew Lirette (21.74 lbs). What an awesome fishery we have in our backyard!
Congratulations as well to Forest City member Rick Hendriks who won the Angling Sports Angler of the Year Award with 172 points from the four Angling Sports/FCBM Open tournaments. Forest City members Scott Howe (171 points) and Dave Harris (168 points) rounded out the top three. Great showing from our club in these events!
Signup now open for our Forest City Bassmasters Chilly Lake St. Clair Tournament (Regular Members Only, Also Open to other OBN Club members in good standing). Signup info at http://forestcitybassmasters.com/tournaments/tournament-sign-up/
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017 – (8 am to 3:30 pm)
Venue: Lake St. Clair (Canadian Waters Only) out of Mitchell’s Bay Marina – 3 Allen Road, Dover Centre, ON N0P 1L0.
Tournament Directors: Dave Harris (davegharris”at”yahoo.ca) and Jeff Beacham (jeff.beacham”at”icloud.com)
Note: Regular signup for Forest City members. For all other OBN member signups also email tournament directors for registration (give names, club affiliation and BASS Numbers in email). $50 per person ($100 per two person team), payment due morning before tournament start.
Big thanks to Blake Rankie from VRX Fishing Products for speaking at our September meeting. Blake reps a number of companies including Lew’s reels, Angler’s Choice, Rod Glove and X Zone just to name a few. Thanks for all the bait packs, drop shot weights and rod socks that everyone at the meeting got!! Great set of products, lots of members waiting to get their hands on some of those X Zone worms, craws and soft jerk baits (the WHIPLASH SHAD looks awesome)!
UPDATE: The Monday October 9th Thanksgiving Day Open Tournament is being moved to Mitchell’s Bay Marine Park – 3 Allen Road, Dover Centre, ON N0P 1L0. 8:00 am Start.
We’re monitoring conditions at Wildwood and will update everyone here and on our Facebook page if the Thanksgiving Day Open tournament is a go or if it will be moved or cancelled (update coming hopefully Oct 3).
Next meeting will be Tuesday October 24 (moved early as the last Tuesday falls on Halloween – happy trick or treating). Our draw for the Lake St. Clair tournament will happen at the meeting. Tournament Signup for St. Clair is now open.
Some pictures from our 2017 Long Point Interclub Tournament held this past weekend with teams from Forest City, Erie, Mississauga and Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge Bassmasters clubs. For those of you with video footage from the day please contact FC club president for DropBox details to get your footage to the GameChasersTV crew.
Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 26th, 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: Blake Rankie from VRX Fishing Products. Blake reps a number of companies including Lew’s reels, Angler’s Choice, Rod Glove and X Zone just to name a few.
Agenda Items: 2018 Qualifier Info, summer scuttlebutt…
A fantastic day on the water at Long Point. Winners Jessie Hilliard and Paul Imola brought in 18.78 lbs of smallmouth for the win closely followed by Jason Ryder and Jeff Douglas at 18.37 lbs and Tonk King and Richard Elliott Jr. at 18.23 lbs. Tonk and Richard also won big fish prize with a 4.85 lbs smallie.
A big thank you to Erie, Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge and Mississauga Bassmasters club members who joined us for this event. Thanks also to MacDonald Turkey Point Marina and Turkey Vegas Restaurant for letting us use their facilities for this event and for the donation of a Turkey Vegas gift certificate (won by Forest City’s Richard Elliott Jr.). Thanks also to event sponsors Angling Sports for their continued tournament and club support and The Scientific Fisherman who provided the camera boat for the film crew from GameChasersTV for this event.
Alicia Raytrowsky’s strong finish at Long Point jumped her up in the Forest City AOY race to second with 463 points, just behind husband T.J. Raytrowsky at 466 points. Both are closely followed by Ian Forgarty (459), Kevin Billingsley (458), Rick Hendriks (458), Jacob Singleton (447), Scott Howe (444), Jeff Collett (442), Sam Haynes (441) and Rick Morrison (434).
Pictures from the event will be posted at a later date…
Tough conditions again on Wildwood Lake with only one limit caught from 17 teams. Definitely a grind kind of day…
The AOY race is in full swing. T.J. Raytrowsky moves into the lead with 466 points, followed by Ian Fogarty with 459 points, Kevin Billingsley and Rick Hendriks with 458 points, Alicia Raytrowsky at 452, Scott Howe at 444, Jacob Singleton at 437 and Jeff Collett at 432. Still lots of tournaments left to move up!