to Vern Gatson
Winner, April 19, 2017
Total Weight of 21.83 lbs
Bergen Bassmasters and
the NY TBF Support our Troops c/o the USO
at the World Eastern Fishing and Outdoor Expo in Suffern, March 2 to 5, 2017
Our 4 Day USO Fundraising Booth and Saturday auction was great and the grand total of $9,423 represents a robust donation to the USO of Metropolitan New York. With four USO Centers now active in our NY-NJ-CT Metropolitan area coupled with all the USO does for active service members, their families and retirees, our fundraising efforts were positively worth it. Special thanks go out to Bobby and Sandy Williams of the NY TBF who funded the USO booth. Many Bergen Bassmasters took the time to work the booth and Hats Off to our Top Collectors John Hartand his dad John Hart Sr. They worked tirelessly for two full days and made sure that everyone in the area heard their friendly pitch. Other Bergenites, friends, USO staff members and NY TBF volunteers included Mike Filippini, John Williams, Kris Lechman, Greg Trass, Norm Trass, Frank Freguletti, Mike Hess (Dick’s Sporting Goods), Fred Chilluffo (NY TBF) and Patrick Hildenbrand (NY TBF), Amanda Smith(USO) and Bethany Biszko (USO).
As an added attraction to our booth, Patrick displayed the New York State record smallmouth bass caught last summer at 1,000 Islands. We thank Rich Moschella and his wife Caitlyn, the Reel Deal folks who took over 500 photographs. Bill Decoteau and Joe Sancho did an outstanding job in running the Saturday auction and it took a full two hours to conduct it! Joe and Bill provided for a fun event and there were many great bargains to be had....if you missed it, see you next March!
We Thank the Show Chairman, Tod Alberto for coordinating the booth and auction space – the event would not be possible without his support! And we also thank Mike Iaconelli – the only Bass Pro to visit our booth!
Remember: Freedom isn’t Free, Help Support our Troops!
17th ANNUAL CANDLEWOOD NIGHT OPEN
hosted By Bergen Bassmasters
July 22, 2017 - 8 PM Saturday to 6 AM Sunday
FIELD IS LIMITED TO 30 BOATS
NO Late Registrations at the Ramp
$220 per Boat, 80% Payback
Click the image below for the registration form and more information...
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!
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
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