Local BASS Affiliate Club Wins the Rosemary
Murphy Club Team Championship at Ogdensburg on the
St. Lawrence River
New York---The weekend arrived with
much anticipation and promise. A fantastic fishery
of mainly smallies and a host community which
had pulled out all the stops. Eight long years
after the last visit, community organizers wanted
to make sure that anglers knew that they were
welcome. With the opening registration on Friday,
vendors began arriving, food served and games
played. Teams registered and were ready to go.
As the weighin began at the City
Marina, it was apparent that the weather front
that had arrived late Friday evening was having
an affect on the fish dinner bell. While some
nice catches were made, the overall tone of the
anglers suggested that the fish were not as active
as they were earlier in the week.
On day one, the lunker was registered
by Jim Bianchi of the Rochester Bassmasters, a
beauty smallmouth weighing in at 5.97 pounds.
The high weight for an individual angler also
went to a Rochester fisherman, Mark Harold who
had five fish for 21.39 pounds. But when the scales
closed, Northern New York Bassmasters took the
lead with a solid, across the board performance
on home waters. They were followed by the Rochester
Bassmasters lead by Bianchi and Harold. Third
was Crown City, fourth was Port City and fifth
was Good Old Boys.