CLASSIC, Cross Lake, 08-25-12 (Day1)
 

Place Angler Fish LM SM Total Weight (Oz) Points Pic
1 Bill Vella 5 3 2 11.14 0 x
2 Steve Rusert 5 5 0 10.11 0 x
3 John Hayden 5 3 2 9.14 0 x
4 Andy Karcich 5 5 0 9.09 0 x
5 Dave Lipari 5 4 1 8.15 0 x
6 Alvin Walters 5 4 1 8.07 0 x
7 Doug Giachino 5 1 4 7.10 0 x
8 John Ernest 5 0 5 7.03 0 x
9 Bruce MacConchie 5 2 3 6.12 0 x
10 Mark Scocco 3 3 0 3.09 0 x
11 Edward Schichman 2 1 1 3.08 0 x
12 Robert Burton 2 1 1 2.09 0 x
13 Vincent Rossi 2 2 0 2.06 0 x
14 John Messinger 1 0 1 1.11 0 x
15 John Giordano 1 0 1 1.07 0 x
16 Nick Albano 1 1 0 1.00 0 x
17 John Williams 0 0 0 0.00 0 x
LUNKER BILL VELLA       3.15 (LM)    
Totals 57 35 22 97.1    

                  

Some "Cross" Anglers at the 2012 Classic 

            Having never been fished in the history of the Bergen Bassmasters, there was some anticipation for teams Hayden, Karchich & Ernest heading up to the 2012 Bergen Classic on Cross Lake.  Practice reports were that the bite was slow, with high skies and temps as well for that matter.   With the main lake not really producing, the majority of fishing took place in the canals.  In the end, it was Team Hayden edging out Team Karcich by about a pound to take bragging rights for the year.  There were a total of 17 anglers who made the trip up with some spending a few extra days during the week getting some pre-fishing in. All in all it was a fun weekend and the Saturday night dinner was once again a success! 

             As for the individual placings, less than 1 lb separated places 1 & 2,  with Andy Karcich (20 lbs, 3 oz) edging out Billy Vella (19 lbs, 14oz) for first place. Andy was on a jig bite that produced exceptionally well, especially on Day 2.  Billy used a combination approach of fishing mats and chestnuts along with some late day cranking on day two.  Congrats to both anglers!

 Rounding out the top five were Steve Rusert(18 lbs, 2 oz), Alvin Walters(13lbs, 15oz) and Dave Lipari(11lbs, 15oz).

 Lunker Honors on Day 1 went to Billy Vella with a chunky largemouth that weighed in at 3lbs, 15oz. 

 Lunker Honors on Day 2 went to Steve Rusert.  Steve hauled in a largemouth as well, weighing 3lbs, 11oz. 

Great job Billy & Steve with a couple of nice hawgs!

 Next up will be Lake Hopatcong for the Bergenites.  With many docks and marinas available for choosing, the path less travelled may do the trick in this one! 

See you there!

Dave Lipari