Susan Johnson opening points tournament wrap up from Ticonderoga June 13th, 2021

Sun Rise in Ticonderoga and The New York B.A.S.S. Nation kicks off the points tournament trail for 2021

The first New York B.A.S.S. Nation points tournament is in the books for 2021 and what a great weekend it was in beautiful Ticonderoga. The tournament crew was happy to report seeing so many returning anglers from years past and new anglers to the New York Nation Family as well. The great people in Ticonderoga are always amazing hosts and this year was no different. Thank you, Ticonderoga and the great folks in the town that welcome us with open arms.

The weigh in on Sunday saw no limits over 20 pounds but a a close finish at the top of both divisions. Vermont reciprocal water was in play and therefore Bass opened for us a week early. Another tournament ran out of Ticonderoga on Saturday setting the stage for fish that may have been a bit weary of biting. However our anglers pulled through and came to the scales with impressive limits to be sure. Some made a run to find them and others stuck to the areas closer to Ticonderoga.

Casey Casamento led the way for the boaters with an impressive limit of 19.80 lbs. Brad Brodnicki’s limit of 19.32 lbs. was solid for second place. Billy Gilbert knocking on the door of a 19 lb. limit brought 18.74 lbs. to the scales good for third place. Scott Decker had a limit and 18.16 lbs. to show for fourth place. Kevin Wilkes was able to produce a limit of 17.95 lbs. which secured him fifth place in the opening points tournament of 2021. Tom Presnell was able to bring to the scales the big fish of the tournament, a 5.86 lb. lunker. Great job to all of the boaters who participated.

Over on the Co Angler side, Nick Nelson locked up first place with a limit of 18.15 lbs. and Del Guile secured second place with a limit of 17.15 lbs. Peter Borelli brought in a limit of 16.13 lbs., TJ Dobs a solid limit of 15.73 lbs good for fourth place and Jake Zaremski’s limit of 15.33 lbs. earns him fifth place in the opening points tournament of 2021. Jonathan Lakota’s 4.93 lb. lunker was the big fish in the co angler division.

A big Thank You goes out to all the sponsors that help support our tournaments and our anglers. It is because of their support that we can provide prizes at our tournaments and great incentives to participate in our events. Please support our sponsors as they support us year after year. Active links to all of our sponsors websites can be found at

A big Thank You to all the volunteers and tournament crew for their hard work and dedication that help make our events possible. From helping launch boats to parking trailers, setting up and breaking down and the incredible job of the fish care crew and release boat captain. The entire team really cares about getting the job done right and as efficiently as possible.

Finally, thank you to the anglers who attend the events. We hope to see you all again in Ogdensburg for the next points event August 15th. It is easier than ever to sign up for our events using the digital forms found at We will have updates to the website in the coming weeks with photos from Ticonderoga and updates for upcoming events this year.