A predicted COLD wind put a damper on our
Bassin’ Lane Open participation but with a sunny sky, the bass
fishing was doable.
Considering the raw weather plus the fact
that a couple other Opens were scheduled elsewhere, signing up
11 teams was not bad. At blast off, the air temp was around 38 and the wind was 15
MPH, but after a few hours, the wind was gusting up to 45 MPH.
If in open water with wind power only, my Ranger was moving at
3MPH! With water temps dropping 10 degrees in one week (58 to
48), The bass fishing was a tougher than usual. Fortunately, the
Mohawk was running clear with a steady, but slow current. To
find active bass, most anglers had a hard time – others were
culling right away.
Bergen’s Frank Freguletti and partner Eric Lehman were culling
by 8:30 and they took a 3rd Place check with 8 bass at 17-3.
Special congrats are in order for Frank – as a boater, this was
his first tournament in his new Ranger – a Great Way to Break It
Doug Giachino and I lost few nice bass but didn’t actually
boat one until 1PM. Dougie then nailed the 3-8 lunker of the day
spinnerbait and I added 3 more on a jerkbait. After finding
active bass, we could have used another hour. First place goes
to the Team
of Morrison and Raimo who bagged a nice 21-9 limit.
All in all this was one of the most toughest Bassin’ Lane Opens
that I fished in.
All Bass (Small Mouths) released alive
Bergen Bassmasters' Doug Giachono with the tournament lunker, a 3lb 8oz Smallmouth Bass.
BACK-TO-BACK BERGEN BASSMASTERS
ANGLER OF THE YEAR (2013 & 2014)
2014 AOY Page
Winner, October 18, 2014
SARATOGA LAKE TOURNAMENT
Total Weight of 13lb 13 Oz
And Lunker Winner
with a 4lb 4 oz Largemouth
Click here for the Overall tournament results
Winner of the 2014 Bergen Bassmasters Classic
Lakes Bomoseen and Saint Catherine
September 6th and 7th, 2014
Two-Day Total Weight: 22lbs,6 oz
2014 Classic Winning Team: Team Filippini
Team Total Weight:96 lbs 8oz
CAPTAIN: Mark Filippini
Anglers: Mike Rinaldi, Kris Lechman, Mark Scocco, Nick Albano, Ed Schickman, Rich Logan Sr., Bruce MacConchie, and John Giordano
(Mark with a 7lb, 1 oz Lunker from Day 1 Pictured above)
1st Place: Team Filippini; 96 lbs 8 oz
2nd Place: Team Ernest; 92lbs 4 oz
Third Place: Team Gatson; 73 lbs 9 oz
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