2022 FCBM Bass Opener Rondeau Bay Results

After a 3-year absence due to Covid and severe winds the FCBM returned for their bass season opener. With the weather changing all week threatening thundershowers and high winds, the thunderstorms and rain held off but strong winds made it difficult to stay on your spot. 3 of the 5 boats started out in deeper water and the other two boats disappeared in different directions. Some teams said they had numerous bites with others having the right bites. Father and son duo Dan and Ethan Crow weighed in first with 14.26lbs and a big kicker of 4.65lbs – good for second place overall. Coming in third was Jeff Zeisner and newcomer Ken Aubertin of Kincardine with 13.44lbs. The final team to weigh in anchored at front of the boat by Angling Sports’ Dave Harris with Jeromy Lee in the back weighing in a very healthy five bass limit of 17.92lbs with big fish of 4.93 lbs and another over 4.25 lbs. A great day on the water and we hope to see more anglers out for the evening tournament on July 13th on Wildwood Lake!!

Meeting: Tuesday, January 25 7pm, – Fish Care with Barb Elliott and Jason Barnucz

Meeting: Tuesday, January 25th at 7pm.
Zoom link will be sent out to club members – feel free to forward on to others interested in attending. Any perspective members are also welcome. Contact Forest City through our website contact for inclusion in the meeting.

Barb Elliott, Conservation Director New York BASS Nation
Jason Barnucz, VP and Conservation Director Ontario BASS Nation, Aquatic Science Biologist – Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Other Agenda Items:
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Hank Cherry Speaking at Forest City Meeting Tuesday, November 23, 7pm!!!

Back-to-back Bassmaster Classic Champion Hank Cherry will be speaking at our next club meeting on Tuesday November 23 at 7 pm! This is one you do not want to miss, we will be inviting all Ontario Bass Nation Clubs as well as any interested family and friends. Zoom link will be sent out to club members – feel free to forward on to others interested in attending. Any perspective members are also welcome to contact Forest City through our website contact for inclusion in the meeting.

About Hank – from his website hankcherry.com

“Hank Cherry’s father “created a monster” when he started taking him fishing at an early age. While Hank was also a talented baseball player, fishing was his real passion, and winning the Bassmaster Classic quickly became one of his life goals. Other priorities and financial hardships took Hank away from the sport he loved on more than one occasion, but something always drew him back.

In 2012, Hank, with his family’s support, committed to fishing the Bassmaster Opens, one last attempt to become a full-time tournament bass angler. That year, on Smith Lake, the good Lord blessed Hank with a win, a qualification for the Elite Series and a spot in the Bassmaster Classic, a tournament he nearly won. “The one that got away”, would haunt Hank until sweet redemption came right around the corner from the tournament launch site on Lake Guntersville seven years later.

With the Lord’s help and encouragement from wife Jaclyn and children Christian and Bella Grace, Hank Cherry led all three days of the 2020 Bassmaster Classic and, at the final weigh-in, the Cherry family took a victory lap with the American flag and the 50th Bassmaster Classic trophy. The blessings continued in 2021 when the confetti dropped and Hank hoisted his second Bassmaster trophy, making him only the 4th back-to-back Bassmaster Classic champion.

2021 Forest City Bassmasters Angler of the Year – Mark Biesinger

Congratulations to Mark Biesinger, our 2021 Forest City Bassmasters Angler of the Year! Mark led the field of 42 other participating club members with a total of 358 points from his best four tournaments, taking the AOY title by a slim margin of 3 points over our 2018 Angler of the Year – T.J. Raytrowsky. Mark also serves as Forest City’s club president and was a founding member of the club, along with his son, established in 2014. With 53 current members, Forest City is now one of the largest clubs in the 26 club Ontario Bass Nation, a Nation member of B.A.S.S. – home of the Bassmaster Elite Series and the Bassmaster Classic.