2016 ANGLER OF THE YEAR
2016 Bassin' Lane Open - Mohawk FEAST OR FAMINE
Bergen Bassmasters 2017 Bassin' Lane Open on
the Mohawk River is now history and will go
down as an unusual tournament.
The Bergen Bassmasters THANKS everyone who entered the tournament and the 11/5/17 Bassin' Lane Open date has already been booked with Schoharie Crossing State Park…..Mark your Calendars!
Candlewood Open Results
July 16-17, 2016
Don’t Believe the Naysayers
Bergen’s 16th Annual Candlewood Night Open was an unusual success. All recent reports indicated that the bass fishing was way off and a 3AM thunderstorm was predicted. When picking up the Gift Packs, Theresa at Candlewood Bait and Tackle suggested that we would be better off with a night tournament in August. But our date was set and the preparations were made months ago. Except for a late cancellation, the boat check and blast off went off without a hitch. The weather was excellent with little or no wind and no rain. Water temps varied between 79 to 81 degrees and the air temp was mild. John Williams and I did not catch a great many bass but our bag included a 4 pound smallie and a 5 pound plus largemouth. We thought that we had around 16 to 17 pounds and perhaps would place in the money. Forget it, we placed 10th but did win the last Gift Pack sponsored by Pat and Theresa of Candlewood Bait and Tackle. This was a big bass tournament with three largemouth's over 5 pounds, one giant Smallie just shy of 6 pounds and a hog largemouth of nearly 8 pounds! The Bergen Bassmaster contingent did well with NINE teams entered and four teams collecting cash or prize pay-outs. Jason Mordhorst and Brian Mahoney just edged out John Ernest and Rob Curtis by 12 ounces. Greg Trass and Big Andrew Trass just missed a cash pay-out by less than 2 ounces. With another Night Open tournament coming up (Gone Fishing Bass Trail Annual Night Open, July 30), you couldn’t gather much information on tactics. Except for one largemouth caught on Pop R, John and I caught all of our bass on Spinner baits. I want to not only congratulated the Top Ten cash and prize winners, but to everyone who signed up for our 10 hour Marathon Event! We will be back at Candlewood in 2017 and hope to max out our field with 30 Teams!
PS: We missed Bustin’ Bass Billy!
Cash Pay-Outs 1 to 7
Candlewood Bait and Tackle Gift Packs 8 to 10
Lunker Money 1st Place Duffe/Rosner 7.66 Largemouth
2nd Place Garbarini/Bornn 5.94 Smallmouth
Other 5 pounders Albano/Williams 5.68 LMB
McAloney/Selwasky Jr 5.55 LMB
Struble/Peterson 5.54 LMB
Bergen Thanks Pat and Theresa of Candlewood Bait and Tackle for the Gift Packs
We also want to thanks all the Bergen Guys who fished and helped with the Weigh-In
Special Thanks to Frank Freguletti who coordinated the financials