Russellville, Arkansas—Day three started
out with promise as the clouds moved in and rain was
predicted for afternoon. Mixed emotions for Randy
Lamanche as he had struggled through two days of cold
fronts. Today, he headed up into the river 25 miles
in the morning and fished there until noon but had
not boated a keeper fish. He finally decided to run
back down to just across from takeoff where he saw
on the maps that a long riprap was out of the water.
On that area for only an hour, Randy discovered that
nice keeper fish were on the riprap. He boated three
and lost another. For Randy, he felt that he was now
beginning to understand this lake and where the fish
were holding. At the scales he was gracious to the
hosts and other anglers and expressed the determination
to return. Congratulations to Randy as he has perservered
through several equipment issues and a totally new
fishing environment and was still able to find and
weigh fish each day.
About the BASS Nation Championship….Each
year, anglers representing all fifty states as well
as six foreign countries converge to compete for six
opportunities to fish in the Bassmasters Classic.
Since this format started, Nation anglers have held
their own against some of the best anglers in the
world. These tournaments have produced many exciting
moments and come from behind wins.
The New York B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation (NYBCF) for
over 40 years and its 50 plus B.A.S.S. sanctioned
bass chapter clubs, represent more than just tournament
fishing. We fulfill our mission to promote and protect
the sport of bass fishing by organizing award winning
programs in youth, conservation and community service.
Associated with B.A.S.S., the NYBCF is the New York
region’s foremost advocate for conservation, bass
fishing and fisherman’s rights. The Federation offers
a competitive annual tournament tour and extensive
youth projects. Some of our members have proudly spawned
into the professional ranks and competed in national