Bass Pro Shops will be sponsoring fishing equipment for our 21st Annual Kid's Day at Greenwood Park on June 1st. This event will be at 10 am to 2 pm at pavillion number 1 at the park. Kids will experience the tournament-style weigh-in where they can bring legal fish to the scales and get their name and total weight up on our weigh in board! We will be having NYS DEC Officers on site as well, possibly even the DEC Biologist. Bass Pro Shops is helping us ensure that the kids get outside and experience the sport of fishing. Thank you Bass Pro Shops for helping us get these kids outdoors for at least a little while!
This is another great day for KTBA Bass Club and its members. KTBA Bass Club has a new drink sponsor joining the KTBA family. Red Bull Energy drinks are now going to be represented at each of our tournaments this year. We will have their banner flying, and a Red Bull cooler full of Red Bull drinks at every tournament! It will help those guys and gals that are wiped out after the tournament. Recharging your internal batteries after a tournament will be easier now! Welcome aboard!
Everyone needs to welcome Duston Barber, owner of DBCustommadebaits.com , a new plastic lure manufacturer here in New York State. Currently they have 4 styles available, and you can get them in ANY COLOR YOU WANT! Every batch is custom tailored to your needs and the turn-around time is very quick- trust me, I know. I ordered from them and had my lures in my hands within a week! Stop on over to www.dbcustommadebaits.com
and check them out! Welcome aboard Duston!
The next KTBA Bass Club meeting will be on April 13th at Gander Mountain Lodge in Cicero. We had a great turnout this past meeting, and got a lot accomplished. We hope to see you there!
We will be attending this awesome annual event for the 3rd time. We wouldn't miss it for anything. Any and all boaters willing to donate some time and a day of fishing
are to contact me at email@example.com
. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A KTBA MEMBER TO DO THIS EVENT! We had 10 boats last year, lets break that number in 2013!
On April 27th the NY BASS Chapter Federation will host Take a Soldier Fishing on Oneida Lake with our base of operations out of Oneida Shores Park. The day starts with the arrival of the Soldiers & volunteer at 6 AM, everyone signs in and enjoys free coffee & donuts. At 8 AM we conduct a morning tackle raffle, pair Soldiers with boaters, launch and we fish for anything that's legal following the applicable NY DEC fishing regulations. At 1:30 PM Boaters return to the ramp for the official weigh-in, follwed by a BBQ lunch and more prizes.
This is an amazing event, and the troops are very grateful. It will be something you will remember for a long time.
We need volunteers boaters and support staff to bring this program to life. (must sign up not later than March 22nd)
Boater provides two (2) Soldiers rod, reel and equipment and life vests for the day.
If you wish to donate, Donations are Due No Later Than March 30, 2013.
Let me know!
Boaters List- Eric Fetterman, Tim McFadden, Jim Husnay, Tom Testa, Johnathan Bechy, Tim O'Connor, Keith McFall, Louis DeSantis, Jeff David- more to come!
KTBA Team Bass Tournaments and dates-
June 15 at Sandy Pond, June 29 will be a Members Only TBA, July 13 at Cayuga Double Shot at Long Point, July 27 at Sodus Bay, Aug 10 at Henderson Bay, Aug 24 at Cayuga Lake at Long Point, Sept 21/22 is the KTBA CLASSIC sponsored by SNAKE CREEK MARINE at Chaumont Bay. The "STONE COLD" tournament will be announced after the tournament season.
2 days of fast action combined with FAT FISH was the play of the weekend at Chaumont Bay. I'm pretty sure I haven't seen that many fish weighing over 5 pounds being brought in to the scales at a tournament in a very long time. Chaumont was freakishly heavy on big fish! The largest fish weghed in for both days was a 5.58 smallmouth by team Ventura / Giamei. LOTS of 4.5-5lb fish. The weights prove it. Desantis / Osterhout brought in 23.50 Saturday, and 22.38 on Sunday, combined total of 45.88 lbs for 1ST PLACE! According to them, most, if not all of their fish were caught within Chaumont Bay itself. Ventura / Giamei brought in 22.43 on Saturday, and 19.05 on Sunday, weekend total of 41.48 for 2ND PLACE! And 3RD PLACE went to Capp / Rossen, Saturday's weight was 19.60, adding to Sundays total of 19.42 giving them 39.02 lbs. The lures for the weekend was mainly anything green pumpkin- Jigs, tubes, senkos. Not green pumpkin/black flake, gold flake- nope. Green pumpkin. Go figure- Unless you were team McFadden / Skrivan, then Green Pumpkin Magic was the color of choice in Senkos. When the spinnerbait bite was on, chartruese/white was the color of choice. You couldn't have asked for better weather than we had for this past weekend. Chaumont Bay (and the surrounding area) seems to be a definite hotspot in Upstate New York. It was well worth the drive for most of our anglers. If you haven't fished Chaumont, you owe it to yourself to give fall fishing a try and mark it off your bucket list of lakes to fish. You won't be dissapointed.
The 20th Annual Kid's Day went very well. We had 41 kids show up, and they all had a blast! We were very happy to have everyone there, and we even had a guest speaker from the NYS DEC show up! KTBA is very grateful to have him available to field questions from everyone attending. The top 5 kids from both categories (3-9 and 10-15) went home with a new rod and reel combo, and the rest of the kids got a fishing prize package as well. Every kid went home with something. I would like to personally thank all the people involved for making this event happen. We are already planning next year's event! If you want to step up, set your sights on next year!
We are proud to have Snake Creek Marine join the KTBA family. They are well known and well respected for good reason. Snake Creek Marine was established in 1972 and is a third generation family owned business. Snake Creek Marine has a history of the best service in the area for all makes of boats and engines. We are excited to have them on board!
There are some boater safety courses coming up. The Susquenango Power Squadron will be putting the classes on. One in April and two in May. Click HERE