TORONTO 9-16-2017 Pictures
Hudson River 9-16-2017

Place Angler Fish LM SM Released Total Weight Points Picture  Available
1 Greg Trass 4 3 1 4 14.29 40 X
2 John Hayden  5 0 5 5 13.07 39 X
3 Bill Vella 3 0 3 3 6.29 38 X
4 John Ernest  3 0 3 3 6.24 37 X
5 Mark Filippini 2 1 1 2 5.32 36 X
6 Edward Schickman 2 0 2 2 5.18 35 X
7 Mike Rinaldi 2 0 2 2 4.80 34 X
8 Kris Lechman 1 1 0 1 4.35 33 X
9 Justin Scales 2 1 1 2 4.34 32 X
10 John Williams 2 0 2 2 4.10 31 X
11 Wayne Wilcken 1 1 0 1 4.06 30 X
12 Andy Karcich 1 1 0 1 3.98 29 X
13 Dave Sabatino 2 0 2 2 3.85 28 X
14 Ken Walters 1 0 1 1 3.56 27 X
15 John Giordano 1 0 1 1 2.18 26  
16 Doug Giachino  1 0 1 1 1.88 25 X
16 John Hart  1 0 1 1 1.88 25 X
18 Kirk Stober 1 0 1 1 1.86 23 X
19 Nick Albano  1 0 1 1 1.75 22 X
#N/A Richard Logan (SR) 0         4 X
#N/A Bruce MacConchie 0         4 X
DNP Robert Burton 0         0 X
DNP Robert Curtis  0         0 X
DNP Jack Erdei 0         0 X
DNP Frank Freguletti 0         0 X
DNP Vern Gatson 0         0 X
DNP Alan Goldman 0         0 X
DNP Chris Liobis 0         0 X
DNP Richard Logan 0         0 X
DNP John Messinger   0         0 X
DNP Brian Morgan 0         0 X
DNP Jason Mordhorst 0         0 X
DNP Kevin Nugent 0         0 X
DNP Mark Scocco 0         0 X
LUNKER Greg Trass          5lb 3oz LM    
Totals 36 8 28 36 92.98    

                  

HUDSON RIVER COMES ALIVE, WELL FOR TWO GUYS IT DID...

Sunny July weather in mid-September greeted a 22 angler field for Bergen’s next to last point tournament of 2017. A cool foggy morning turned into an 85 degree scorcher with little or no wind. Water temps hovered at around 70 degrees and the fishing for 15 inch legal bass was extra tough. If the normal 12 inch rule applied, everyone would have limited out. One has to wonder why the 15 inch minimum rule is still on the NY DEC books.  

At any rate, Bergen veteran and YTD Top Angler Greg Trass continues an excellent year with four bass totaling 14.29 pounds. His bag included the daily lunker, a 5.18 lb. largemouth nailed on a jig. Greg fished a seawall close to the main river and for his other three bass; he used a Ned rig and Senkos. With his 1st Place finish, Greg now has a firm grip on 2017 Boater Angler of the Year Honors. A limit on Saratoga Lake should wrap this up! Best Wishes Greg!  

John Hayden knows how to fish for smallmouth bass and proved it with the ONLY limit of the day. His five brown fish were all caught outside of Hudson suck holes. His tactic was to toss Senkos into the outflow current and just let nature take over. His 2nd Place bad weighed in at 13.07 and outdistanced 3rd place by 7 pounds!  

With only 3 bass at 6.29, Bill Vella’s weight was good enough for a 3rd Place check. He fished in or close to the Main River and caught two on a Pop R and one on a brush hog. Slowly but surely, Bill is climbing in the standings and with a good showing on Saratoga, he has a chance to finish in the Top Six!  

John Ernest, like Bill Vella, was surprised to end up with a pay check. His three legal keepers for 4th Place at 6.29 lbs. were all caught by suck holes, but with two baits, a Ned rig and a crankbait. He also caught many more bass from 12 to 14 ½ inches. Nice Going John!  

Bergen’s Tournament Director Mark Filippini won some extra gas money with his 5th Place bag weighing in at 5.32 pounds. It included a nice 4 pound plus LMB caught on a jig and a smallie caught on a crankbait.  

All in all, we had a typical tough day on the Hudson with only one limit. On the bright side, no boating mishaps, we had only two skunks and all of the bass were released alive. Next up, Saratoga on 10/14 and everyone should limit out!