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Chester County Bass Masters Open # 3
Saturday, July 13th, 2019


Chester County Bass Masters is holding an open, buddy tournament on Saturday July 13th, 2019 on the Northeast River (Susquehanna Flats) out of Anchor Marine. Buddy or Solo - 5 fish limit. 12 Inches.

Sponsored by :


Susquehanna Fishing Tackle - Big Bass Award
Dobyns Rods
Gruv Fishing - Lure storage
Zee Bait Company
Hi Seas Fishing line
Bass Cat
Cal Coast Fishing - Clip n Cull
Steak & Main - Northeast Md.
D- 2 lures - GRT Jigs
ServPro of Hunt Valley
ProAction Restoration
River Bottom Reels
Jim Schmucker's Fiberglass Repair
Page Precision Cuts - Landscaping
Batteries + Bulbs - Marine Batteries
BUFF- USA - Sun Protection
Native Tungsten Weights
MRL Marine - New Castle, De.
Rhino Linings of De.
Venom Lures
Nichols Baits
Hayabusa Hooks

Entry fee: $90.00 per boat
Prize money: 80% payback
Registration : 3:45 - 5:15 a.m. at the ramp (Anchor Marina) or ( Mail In from form below )
Launch: First light ( 5:30 a.m. )
Tx ends at 2:30 (number must be turned in at registration table)
Weigh-in: 2:45 pm
pay 1 spot for every 5 boats
Lunker pool: $10.00 per boat; 100% payback.


Field Format: One or two anglers per boat, 5 fish per boat.

$ 60.00 Side Option Pot.

Payout for the Option Pot.
1 - 10 boats - 1 spot paid 100 %
11 - 20 boats - 2 spots paid ( 60% / 40 % )
21 boats and over 3 spots paid ( 60 / 30 / 10 )


The Side Option Pot is strictly voluntary and does not figure into the regular winnings from the normal $ 100.00 TX entry fee.

Dobyns Rods prize pack to the top 3  teams.

$ 50.00 Susquehanna Fishing Tackle gift card to the Second Lunker
$ 50.00 set of Clip n Cull 2.0 -  non puncture cull tags to the 3rd Lunker
$ 50.00 Bass Cat Marine Parts Store gift card to the 4th Lunker.
$ 50.00 Batteries + Springfield Pa. store gift card to the 5th Lunker

$ 150.00 Gift Card to Rhino Linings of Delaware Custom Truck Shop will be awarded to the smallest 5 fish bag weighed in.



$ 70.00 Zee Bait Company gift card first team out of the money
$ 50.00 River Bottom Reels repair gift card to the 2nd team out of the money
$ 50.00 Steak & Main restaurant gift card to the 3rd team out of the money
$ 50.00 in Nichols Lures Spinnerbaits & product to the 4th team out of the money
$ 50.00 GRUV Lure storage boxes/product to 5th team out of the money
$ 50.00 BUFF USA Sun protection gear to the 6th team out of the money
$ 50 Venom Lures gift card to the 7th team out of the money
$ 50.00 Native Tungsten gift card to the 8th team out of the money
$ 50.00 Hi seas line gift pack to the 9th team out of the money
$ 30.00 GRT Jigs gift card to 10th team out of the money



Downloadable entry form can be found on our Open Tx Page, left side :

http://chestercountybassmasters.weebly.com/open-tournaments--results.html

Once again this year CCBM will reward the overall top 3 point-accumulating teams for the 2019 Open tournaments with end of the season prizes. To be eligible one member must be signed up as the captain, and, along with any partner(s), his team accumulates points toward the year-end point total.

We will count points for 4 out of the 5 Opens toward final standings.

Prizes for Year end point standings point standings ( 4 of 5 TXS )
1st - $ 300.00 Susquehanna Fishing Tackle  store gift cards
2nd - $ 300.00 Gift card to Rhino Linings of Delaware - Custom car/truck shop
3rd  - pair of Dobyns rods retail of $ 250.00

Chester County Bass Masters reserves the right to refuse participation in any and all club sponsored tournaments or events to an individual or group who has been disqualified from club or non-club tournaments or events for unsportsmanlike conduct. All entrance fees will be forfeited if adverse conduct occurs during a tournament or event resulting in disqualification.

RULES

1 - 5 fish limit per boat. Largemouth or Smallmouth. 12 inches ( short fish brought to scales will result in loss of biggest fish )
2 - 8-ounce penalty per dead fish - does not reduce Lunker weight
3 - Artificial lures only. No live bait
4 - All 2019 Maryland fishing and boating laws will apply
5 - All boats must be equipped with a factory installed operational aerated live well (10 gal min.)
6 - All boats must have all safety equipment available
7 - All boats must be inspected before launching
8 - No alcohol or illegal drugs permitted
9 - A 1 lb. per minute penalty will be assessed for late return, up to 15 minutes. After 15 you are
disqualified. Late penalty is also applied to Lunker weight
10 - Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in a disqualification
11 - Please keep a courtesy distance from other boats
12 - Trolling as a means of fishing is prohibited
13 - In the event of a tie, the most-alive fish wins. If still a tie, the largest fish wins
14 - The decision of the Tournament Director is final
15 - There will be no fishing after your boat number is turned in at weigh-in
16 - It is up to you to have liability insurance coverage on your boat
17 - Solo entries are allowed
18 - Ramp fee is responsibility of the boater.
19 - Life vests must be worn when gas motor is running and kill switch attached when boat is in gear.
20 - Weigh bags will be provided for contestants to use.
21 - Off Limits :

1 - Inside the diagonal line from the fixed fishing pier at the town park to the east ( Blue house ) side of the first canal on the left as you leave the marina, this includes the entire Anchor Marina basin and Nauti Goose docks.

2 - Below a west-east line across the bay from the south point of Bush River to south point of Still Pond Cove. The Bush River and Still Pond will be the southernmost fishable waters for the Opens
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General Discussion / GLoomis did me right
« Last post by Eli on June 15, 2019, 04:30:45 PM »
A couple of weeks ago my E6X 853C casting rod broke about a foot from the tip.  I filled out the warranty form and shipped it to them and within a week of them getting it I have a brand new one.  I had heard they weren't as good since Shimano bought them but the didn't fall down on me.  Good job...
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Chester County Bass Masters held their 2nd of five opens for the 2019 season on May 25th out of Anchor Marine in Northeast Maryland.

66 Teams showed up on a late spring Saturday in search of a 5 fish limit of Upper Bay black bass.  The largemouth were in various stages, some still spawning, some post spawn.

A few storms rolled thru during the week, muddying up the water a little but cleared out for the weekend to set up for a nice tournament day.
Air temps at launch were around 57 with very little breeze. The tournament launched at 5:30 under partly cloudy skies with a forecast high of 74. Winds picked up mid morning to the normal 10 +.

Water temps were in the 69 - 72 degree range depending on where you fished. Water color was a little muddy in some areas, with normal water farther south.
Launch was on a falling tide with low around 10:30 am.

31  five fish limits were brought in with 10 other teams having 4 fish.
41  double digit weights were brought to the scales.
  7   bass over 4 pounds were weighed in.
 11  bass over 5 pounds were weighed in.
   3  bass over 6 pounds were weighed in.

14 cash places were paid, along with 16 sponsor prizes from Susquehanna Tackle,  Rhino Linings of Delaware, Dobyns Rods, Cal Coast Clip n Cull, Bass Cat,  River Bottom Reels, Zee Bait Company,  Steak & Main Restaurant , BUFF USA,  Hi Seas fishing line,  Nichols Lures, Batteries+ Store , Gruv Fishing  Boxes, Native Tungsten Weights, Venom Lures  and GRT Jigs.

26 boats participated in  $ 60 option pot which paid 3 spots.

$ 6,977 in cash was paid along with $ 1000 in sponsor prizes.

Thanks to everyone who came out to fish, we and our sponsors appreciate the support and friendly competition.

The next Chester County Open tournament of 2019 will be on Saturday, July 13th out of Anchor Marine.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/881394538591363/


First place cash payout and championship plaques went to Steve Hannah and Russell Wright . The pair found the right bites to bring in an almost record 5 fish limit of 24.65 Lbs to take home the top spot and nice cash winnings of over 2 grand.
Included in that impressive bag was a big fish of 5.51 Lbs.
The Team also took home an additional $ 936 by entering the $ 60 Option Pot and taking first place cash there.
Steve and Russ also received  Dobyns Rods 40 % off cards along with a pair of Dobyns Hats.
Their 24.65 Lbs is the 2nd largest limit ever weighed in a Chester County Open in the 7 years we've run them.
Congrats to Steve and Russell on a fantastic day.
http://dobynsrods.com/




Second place cash went to the team of Nick Lepone and DJ Fiori.  The team put together an outstanding 5 fish limit weighing in at 22.45 Lbs.
Included in that impressive bag was the CCBM Tournament Lunker, a  6.65 fat girl that was worth an additional $ 660 in lunker payout. Nice work.
The pair also entered the  $ 60 Option Pot, taking home 2nd place cash of $ 468 from that voluntary pot.
The team also took home 40 % off cards for Dobyns Rods and a pair of heavy duty zippered Dobyns weigh bags.
http://dobynsrods.com/




Third place money was won by the team of Bobby Oberly and John Schoener who brought a 5 fish limit to the scales that topped out at 21.57 Lbs. Their big fish weighed in at 5.57 Lbs. and was good for the 5th Lunker which won them a $ 50 gift card from Batteries Plus store in Springfield Pa.
The team also received cards for 40 % off Dobyns Rods
Impressive bag, great job.
https://www.batteriesplus.com/store-locator/pa/623



Fourth place dough was earned by the team of Duane Essick and Jay Pirollo who weighed in a 5 fish limit for 21.13 Lbs another great limit of Upper Bay bass.
The team also won the Susquehanna Fishing Tackle  $ 50 gift card for having the 2nd Lunker, an outstanding 6.47 pound bass.
Congrats on a top 5 finish.
https://sfttackle.com/




Fifth place cash  went to the team of Sean Geerlof and Stan Horne who weighed in a nice 5 fish limit of 19.70 Lbs with their big bass going 5.51 pounds. Great work on the day.



Sixth place coin was collected by the team of Don Jones and Jerry Stump who brought 5 fish to the scales for 19.25 Lbs. with a big bass of 5.52 Lbs.
The team also took home 3rd place cash in the  $ 60 Option Pot.


Seventh place money was snagged by the team of Harry Nurk and Calvin Shwenk with a 5 fish limit weighing 19.22 Lbs. and a big fish of 5.02 Lbs.


Eighth place money spot was secured by the team of Dan Fitzpatrick and Jackson Fu with a 5 bass limit for 18.55 pounds.


Ninth place cash was collected by the team of Nick Ferry and Scott Macanulty who brought 5 fish to the scales for 18.06 Lbs. with a big fish of 4.62 lbs.


Tenth place money was collected by the team of Keith Thomas and Jordan Sypeck who brought 5 fish to the table for 18.00 Lbs.


Eleventh place cash went to the team of Ed Donnely and Bill Pursley who brought 5 fish to the scales for 17.85 Lbs. and a big fish of 5.23 Lbs.


Twelfth money spot was won by by the team of Ryan Bauman and John Vanore who brought 5 fish to the scales for 17.77 Lbs. with a big fish of 4.44 lbs.


Thirteenth money spot was won by by the team of Devynn Brown and Nate Brown who brought 5 fish to the scales for 17.56 Lbs.
The team had the 3rd Lunker of 6.29 lbs. which won them a set of Cal Coast Clip n Culls 2.0, non puncturing cull tags.
https://calcoastfishing.com/product/clip-n-cull-2-0/



Fourteenth and final cash spot was won by Terry Roberson and Andrew Chianese, the team brought in  5 bass for 17.46 Lbs.
The pair also had the tournaments 4th Lunker of 5.72 pounds which won them a $ 50 card to the Bass Cat Marine Parts Store.
https://www.basscatstore.com/boat.aspx




15th thru 24th spots won gift cards from  Zee Bait Company, River Bottom Reels ,Steak & Main restaurant of North East, Gruv Fishing, BUFF USA, Venom Lures, Native Tungsten, Nichols Lures, GRT Jigs and Hi Seas Line.

First team to finish just out of the money was awarded a $ 75.00 gift card from Zee Bait Company a local plastic manufacturer from Chester Springs, Pa.
http://zeebaitco.com/

15th position and the Zee Bait card went to Jeff Mandes and Al Fiarelle  who brought 5 bass to the scale weighing 17.43 Lbs.



16th place and a $ 50.00 River Bottom Reels card for reel maintenance from Kevin Geesey in Elizabethown, Pa. was collected by the team of Chris Patton and Nick Lanestra who brought 5 fish to the table for 16.25 Lbs. and a big fish of 4.60 Lbs.
https://riverbottomreels.com/



17th place earned a $ 50 Steak & Main restaurant card.  Located on Main St. in North East, and rated one of the top Steak houses in the Mid Atlantic.
Andrew Heivly and Roland Gittings brought in a limit of bass for 16.12 Lbs, with a 4.13 big fish.
https://steakandmain.com/



18th place received  $ 50 in Spinnerbaits and Lures from Nichols Lure company, made in the USA in Georgia.  Bubba Leister and Chris Donley weighed 4 fish for 15.89 lbs with a nice 5.56 big bass.
https://nicholslures.com/


19th place won $ 50 worth of Gruv Jig and Hook storage boxes.  New to the market, Gruv uses silicone grips to keep the baits separated in the box.
Joe Hunt and Emma Hunt brought in 5 fish for 15.13 lbs. to the scales.
https://gruvfishing.com/


20th place earned $ 50 in BUFF UV wear products which went to Ernest Leiphart and Charles Leiphart with 5 bass for 14.51 lbs.
https://buffusa.com/shop-buff/fishing-activity.html


21st spot won a $ 50  Venom Lures gift card which went to Mike Shannon and Steve Shriani with 5 bass weighing  14.31 lbs. and a big bass of 4.40 Lbs.
https://www.venomlures.com/



22nd position and a $ 50 Native Tungsten card went to Donald White and Anthony Dippolito with 4 fish going 13.86 lbs and a 4.90 big fish.
Native Tungsten is a local retailer of Tungsten weights and jig heads located in Holland, Pa.
http://www.nativetungsten.com/


23rd spot took home  $ 50  worth of Hi Seas Line.  Top quality line out of Coatseville Pa.
David Seemans and David Seemans brought in 3 fish for 13.66 Lbs with a 5.19 big fish.
https://www.afwfishing.com/HI-SEAS_Products/HI-SEAS-Products.asp


24th and last sponsor spot went to Nate Gola who took home a $ 30 GRT Jig card, quality Jigs from York, Pa.
Nate weighed in  3 bass for 13.47 Lbs. with a big fish of 5.27 Lbs.
http://www.d2lures.com/


We had  one other unique Sponsor Prize, which went to the smallest bag weighed in for the tournament.
Tom Ledden and Jim King brought 1 bass to the scale for 1.81 Lbs which won them a $ 150 gift card from Rhino Linings of Delaware.
Located off 896 and Old Baltimore Pike, they are a Custom Truck shop doing bed liners, custom exhaust, Wheels, Tires, Interiors, Tuners, Programmers and Window Tinting.
https://www.rhinoliningsde.com/









1 - Hannah / Wright   -          5 fish   -  24.65 lbs. -   big fish - 5.51

2 - Lepone / Fiori             -      5 fish -    22.45 lbs.  - Tournament Lunker - 6.65 Lbs.

3 - Oberly / Schoener     -     5 fish  -     21.57 lbs. - Batteries Plus 5th Lunker    -5.57 lbs

4 -  Essick / Pirollo      -         5 fish -     21.13 lbs .- SFT 2nd Lunker - 6.47 lbs
5 - Geerlof / Horne       -        5 fish -     19.70 lbs - big fish -  5.51
6 - Jones / Stump      -           5 fish -     19.25 lbs - big fish -  5.52 Lbs.
7 - Nurk / Shwenk          -       5 fish -    19.22 lbs. - big fish -  5.02
8 - Fitzpatrick / Fu             -   5 fish -     18.55 lbs.
9 - Ferry / Macanulty        -    5 fish -     18.06 lbs. - big fish -  4.62
10 - Thomas / Sypeck       -    5 fish -    18.00 lbs.
11 - Donnely / Pursley       -    5 fish -    17.85 lbs. - big fish -  5.23 
12 - Bauman / Vanore   -        5 fish -    17.77 lbs. - big fish -  4.44
13 - Brown / Brown       -        5 fish -    17.56 lbs. - Clip n Cull 3rd Lunker- 6.29 lbs.
14 - Roberson / Chianese  -   5 fish -    17.46 lbs -  Bass Cat 4th Lunker - 5.72
15 - Mandes / Fiarelle       -    5 fish -    17.43 lbs.
16 - Patton / Lanestra       -    5 fish -    16.25 lbs - big fish - 4.60
17 - Heivly / Gittings      -       5 fish -     16.12 lbs.- big fish - 4.13
18 - Leister / Donley         -    4 fish -     15.89 lbs - big fish - 5.56
19 - Hunt / Hunt                -    5 fish -     15.13 lbs.
20 - Leiphart / Leiphart     -    5 fish -     14.51 lbs.
21 - Shannon / Shriani      -    5 fish -    14.31 lbs.- big fish - 4.40
22 - White / Dippolito         -   4 fish -    13.86 lbs - big fish - 4.90
23 - Seemans / Seemans  -  3 fish -     13.66 lbs - big fish - 5.19
24 - Gola                 -             3 fish -     13.47 lbs - big fish - 5.27
25 - Weimar / Smith          -   5 fish -     13.36 lbs.
26 - Croce / Pitcherello      -  5 fish -      13.31 lbs.
27 - Schweigman/ Schweigman  -   4 fish -   13.01 lbs. - big fish - 4.90
28 - Page / Easley           -     5 fish -    12.90 lbs.
29 -  Zinni / Zinni      -              5 fish -   12.85 lbs.
30 - Heckman / Bowe     -       4 fish -    12.83 lbs.
31 - Piccollo / Ville          -       5 fish -    12.67 lbs.
32 - Sentore / McKee           -  5 fish -   12.49 lbs.
33 - Shrader / Humphreys     - 5 fish -  12.37 lbs.
34 - Jester / Machmer          -  5 fish -   12.25 lbs.
35 - Cowan / Cowan            -  5 fish -    12.11 lbs.
36 - Detweiler / Lutz            -  5 fish -    12.06 lbs.
37 - Montalto / Hauck           - 5 fish -    11.73 lbs
38 - Bordeo                          -  5 fish -   11.07 lbs.
39 - Herr                              -  4 fish -    11.04 lbs. 
40 - Pratt / Pratt                   -  4 fish -    10.58 lbs - big fish - 3.69
41 - Arthur / Robertson        -  5 fish -    10.28 lbs.
42 - Ely / Amilani                   - 4 fish -      9.32 lbs.               
43 - Crouse / Crouse            - 4 fish -       8.82 lbs.
44 - Macky / Soper                - 4 fish -      8.66 lbs
45 - Gay / Stuckey                - 3 fish -      8.06 lbs - big fish - 3.95
46 - Demark / Nelson           - 4 fish -      8.04 lbs.
47 - Mullen                           - 3 fish -      7.95 lbs.
48 - Martin / Christman        - 2 fish -      7.43 lbs. - big fish - 5.19 lbs.
49 - Cornelius / Cornelius    - 3 fish -     7.30 lbs.
50 - Sirochman / Sirochman- 3 fish -     7.03 lbs - ( 7.53 -  0.50 dead fish )
51 - Zisk / Warren                - 3 fish -     6.97 lbs.
52 - Whitmer / Whitmer       - 3 fish -      6.62 lbs.- (7.12 -  0.50 dead fish )
53 - Joistman                      - 3 fish -      6.57 lbs.
53 - Waeckel / Wade          - 3 fish -      6.57 lbs.               
55 - Burke / Yaw                 - 3 fish -      6.03 lbs.
56 - Cuccinello / Fitzpatrick- 3 fish -      5.94 lbs.
57 - Stevek / Manista         - 2 fish -      4.22 lbs.
58 - Ledden / King              - 1 fish -     1.81 lbs. -  Rhino Liner award   
59 - Calderia / Oldaker            DNW
59 - Capano / Smith                DNW
59 - Leadbeater/Hutchinson    DNW
59 -  Cassella / Patton             DNW
59 -  Hannah / McCarpenter    DNW
59 - Helmetag / Helmetag       DNW                           
59 - Basta                                DNW
59 - Keen / Hartley                  DNW
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We will be setup at the ramp a little before 4 am for registration.

Weather will be just about perfect .
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Please fill out the Maryland DNR survey at the link below to help them estimate what we spend on fishing, which they then use to support and promote the sport.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGdDLJFOikp-RMFNJvNKRSyJgOb__bLh5bh0DuVeMRmjAU4A/viewform?usp=sf_link
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Jokes and Fun Stuff / and God said
« Last post by sdub on May 15, 2019, 10:24:44 PM »
(saw this meme today)




And God said, "fuck these six fish in particular"
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Chester County Bass Masters Open # 2
Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Chester County Bass Masters is holding an open, buddy tournament on Saturday May 25th, 2019 on the Northeast River (Susquehanna Flats) out of Anchor Marine. Buddy or Solo - 5 fish limit. 15 Inches.

Sponsored by :

Susquehanna Fishing Tackle - Big Bass Award
Dobyns Rods
Gruv Fishing - Lure storage
Zee Bait Company
Hi Seas Fishing line
Bass Cat
Cal Coast Fishing - Clip n Cull
Steak & Main - Northeast Md.
D- 2 lures - GRT Jigs
ServPro of Hunt Valley
ProAction Restoration
River Bottom Reels
Jim Schmucker's Fiberglass Repair
Page Precision Cuts - Landscaping
Batteries + Bulbs - Marine Batteries
BUFF- USA - Sun Protection
Native Tungsten Weights
MRL Marine - New Castle, De.
Rhino Linings of De.
Venom Lures
Nichols Baits



Entry fee: $90.00 per boat
Prize money: 80% payback
Registration : 4:00 - 5:45 a.m. at the ramp (Anchor Marina) or ( Mail In from form below )
Launch: First light ( 6:00 a.m. )
Tx ends at 2:30 (number must be turned in at registration table)
Weigh-in: 2:45 pm
pay 1 spot for every 5 boats
Lunker pool: $10.00 per boat; 100% payback.


Field Format: One or two anglers per boat, 5 fish per boat.

$ 60.00 Side Option Pot.
Payout for the Option Pot.
1 - 10 boats - 1 spot paid 100 %
11 - 20 boats - 2 spots paid ( 60% / 40 % )
21 boats and over 3 spots paid ( 60 / 30 / 10 )

The Side Option Pot is strictly voluntary and does not figure into the regular winnings from the normal $ 100.00 TX entry fee
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Dobyns Rods prize pack to the top 3  teams.

$ 50.00 Susquehanna Fishing Tackle gift card to the Second Lunker
$ 50.00 set of Clip n Cull 2.0 -  non puncture cull tags to the 3rd Lunker
$ 50.00 Bass Cat Marine Parts Store gift card to the 4th Lunker.
$ 50.00 Batteries + Springfield Pa. store gift card to the 5th Lunker


$ 70.00 Zee Bait Company gift card first team out of the money
$ 50.00 River Bottom Reels repair gift card to the 2nd team out of the money
$ 50.00 Steak & Main restaurant gift card to the 3rd team out of the money
$ 50.00 in Nichols Lures Spinnerbaits & product to the 4th team out of the money
$ 50.00 GRUV Lure storage boxes/product to 5th team out of the money
$ 50.00 BUFF USA Sun protection gear to the 6th team out of the money
$ 50 Venom Lures gift card to the 7th team out of the money
$ 50.00 Native Tungsten gift card to the 8th team out of the money
$ 50.00 Hi seas line gift pack to the 9th team out of the money
$ 30.00 GRT Jigs gift card to 10th team out of the money



Downloadable entry form can be found on our Open Tx Page, left side :

http://chestercountybassmasters.weebly.com/open-tournaments--results.html

Once again this year CCBM will reward the overall top 3 point-accumulating teams for the 2019 Open tournaments with end of the season prizes. To be eligible one member must be signed up as the captain, and, along with any partner(s), his team accumulates points toward the year-end point total.

We will count points for 4 out of the 5 Opens toward final standings.

Prizes for Year end point standings point standings ( 4 of 5 TXS )
1st - $ 300.00 Susquehanna Fishing Tackle  store gift cards
2nd - $ 300.00 Gift card to Rhino Linings of Delaware - Custom car/truck shop
3rd  - pair of Dobyns rods retail of $ 250.00

Chester County Bass Masters reserves the right to refuse participation in any and all club sponsored tournaments or events to an individual or group who has been disqualified from club or non-club tournaments or events for unsportsmanlike conduct. All entrance fees will be forfeited if adverse conduct occurs during a tournament or event resulting in disqualification.

RULES

1 - 5 fish limit per boat. Largemouth or Smallmouth. 15 inches ( short fish brought to scales will result in loss of biggest fish )
2 - 8-ounce penalty per dead fish - does not reduce Lunker weight
3 - Artificial lures only. No live bait
4 - All 2019 Maryland fishing and boating laws will apply
5 - All boats must be equipped with a factory installed operational aerated live well (10 gal min.)
6 - All boats must have all safety equipment available
7 - All boats must be inspected before launching
8 - No alcohol or illegal drugs permitted
9 - A 1 lb. per minute penalty will be assessed for late return, up to 15 minutes. After 15 you are
disqualified. Late penalty is also applied to Lunker weight
10 - Unsportsmanlike conduct may result in a disqualification
11 - Please keep a courtesy distance from other boats
12 - Trolling as a means of fishing is prohibited
13 - In the event of a tie, the most-alive fish wins. If still a tie, the largest fish wins
14 - The decision of the Tournament Director is final
15 - There will be no fishing after your boat number is turned in at weigh-in
16 - It is up to you to have liability insurance coverage on your boat
17 - Solo entries are allowed
18 - Ramp fee is responsibility of the boater.
19 - Life vests must be worn when gas motor is running and kill switch attached when boat is in gear.
20 - Weigh bags will be provided for contestants to use.
21 - Off Limits :

1 - Inside the diagonal line from the fixed fishing pier at the town park to the east ( Blue house ) side of the first canal on the left as you leave the marina, this includes the entire Anchor Marina basin and Nauti Goose docks.

2 - Below a west-east line across the bay from the south point of Bush River to south point of Still Pond Cove. The Bush River and Still Pond will be the southernmost fishable waters for the Opens

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General Discussion / Oh Happy Day...
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CCBM & Local Open Tournaments Info / CCBM April 6th Upper Bay Open # 1 results
« Last post by Basscat7 on April 08, 2019, 09:40:13 PM »
Chester County Bass Masters held their 1st of five opens for the 2019 season on April 6th out of Anchor Marine in Northeast Maryland.

62 Teams showed up on a cold, wet, early spring Saturday in search of a 5 fish limit of Upper Bay black bass.  The largemouth were transitioning from their cold weather hangouts to some of the pre spawn areas the week leading up to the tournament with reports of some big fish being caught.

A cold rain front moved thru the area Friday, muddying up the water a little. Some light rain started around 3:30 am and continued off and on until launch.
Air temps at launch were around 41 with very little breeze. The tournament launched at 6:30 under cloudy skies with a forecast high of 65. Winds picked up mid morning to the normal 10.

Water temps were in the 50 - 54 degree range depending on where you fished. Water color was a little muddy in some areas, with normal water farther south.
Launch was on low tide with high around Noon.

Two flights went out with the first flight due back at 2:30 and second flight at 2:45.
 
18 five fish limits were brought in with 2 other teams having 4 fish.
20 double digit weights were brought to the scales.
13 bass over 4 pounds were weighed in.
  3 bass over 5 pounds were weighed in.
  2 bass over 6 pounds were weighed in.

13 cash places were paid, along with 14 sponsor prizes from Susquehanna Tackle,  Bass Cat,  River Bottom Reels, Zee Bait Company,  Steak & Main Restaurant , BUFF USA,  Hi Seas fishing line,  Nichols Lures, Batteries+ , Gruv Fishing  Boxes, Native Tungsten Weights, Venom Lures  and GRT Jigs.

25 boats participated in  $ 60 option pot which paid 3 spots.

Thanks to everyone who came out to fish, we and our sponsors appreciate the support and friendly competition.

The next Chester County Open tournament of 2019 will be on Saturday, May 25th out of Anchor Marine.

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$ 6,584 in cash was paid along with $ 750 in sponsor prizes.

First place cash payout and championship plaques went to Zachary Page and James Easley . The pair found the right bites to bring in a 5 fish limit of 20.87 Lbs to take home the win and nice chunk of change over 2 grand.
Included in that impressive bag was the Susquehanna Fishing Tackle 2nd lunker a 6.05 fat girl that netted them a $ 50 SFT card.
The Team also took home an additional $ 900 by entering the $ 60 Option Pot and taking first place cash there.
Congrats to  Zach and James on a fantastic day.
https://sfttackle.com/



Second place cash went to the team of David Seemans and Dave Seemans.  The team put together an outstanding 5 fish limit weighing in at 18.64 Lbs.
The pair also entered the  $ 60 Option Pot, taking home 2nd place cash from that voluntary pot.
Included in their bag was a 5.49 Lb. big girl that was the Batteries Plus 4th lunker for the tournament, winning them a $ 50 Batteries Plus Store gift card.
Congrats on an exceptional performance.
https://www.batteriesplus.com/store-locator/pa/623


Third place money was won by the team of Sam Montalto and Jim Hauck who brought a 5 fish limit to the scales that topped out at 17.56 Lbs. Their big fish weighed in at 4.70 Lbs.
Impressive bag on a tough day.


Fourth place dough was earned by the team of Joe Thompson and Mike Acord who weighed in a 5 fish limit for 17.51 Lbs with a big fish of 4.92 pounds, another good limit of Upper Bay bass.
The team also took home 3rd place cash in the  $ 60 Option Pot.


Fifth place coin went to the team of John Valdez and Gene Lewis who weighed in a nice 5 fish limit of 17.32 Lbs with their big bass going 4.04 pounds. Great work on the day.


Sixth place cash was collected by the team of Luke Shrader and Cliff Humphreys  who brought 5 fish to the scales for 17.26 Lbs.
The team also took home the Bass Cat marine parts store 3rd lunker award, a $ 50.00 gift card to the parts store with a big fish of 5.78 pounds.
https://www.basscatstore.com/boat.aspx


Seventh place money was snagged by the team of Keith Cowan and Nate Cowan with a 5 fish limit weighing 16.46 Lbs.
Included in that impressive bag was the CCBM Tournament Lunker, a  6.17 fat girl that was worth an additional
$ 620 in lunker payout. Nice work.


Eighth place money spot was secured by the team of Jason Basta and Dustin Basta  who had a 5 bass limit for 16.25 pounds with a big bass of 4.79 pounds.


Ninth place cash was collected by the team of Duane Essick and Jay Pirollo who brought 5 fish to the scales for 16.01 Lbs. with a big fish of 5.33 lbs.


Tenth place money was collected by the team of Travis Manson and Brian Stockl who brought 5 fish to the table for 14.98 Lbs. with a big fish of 4.30 lbs.


Eleventh place cash went to the team of Dave Wilder and Steve Jago who brought 5 fish to the scales for 14.97 Lbs. and a big fish of 4.11 Lbs.


Twelfth money spot was won by by the team of John Shumate and Donald Haskins who brought 5 fish to the scales for 14.70 Lbs. with a big fish of 3.87 lbs.


13th and final cash spot was won by the 2018 CCBM Opens points Champs Mike Piccolo and Bill Ville looking to make it 2 years in a row. The team brought in  5 bass for 14.48 Lbs. with a big fish of 4.98 pounds.


14th thru 16th spots won gift cards from  Zee Bait Company, River Bottom Reels and Steak & Main restaurant of North East.

First team to finish just out of the money was awarded a $ 75.00 gift card from Zee Bait Company a local plastic manufacturer from Chester Springs, Pa.
http://zeebaitco.com/

14th position and the Zee Bait card went to Mike Sentore and  and Sean McKee who brought 5 bass to the scale weighing 14.35 Lbs. with a big fish of 4.10 lbs.


15th place and a $ 50.00 River Bottom Reels card for reel repair and maintenance from Kevin Geesey in Elizabethown, Pa. was collected by the team of Dale Gorrell and Duke Nave who brought 4 fish to the table for 13.44 Lbs. and a big fish of 4.65 Lbs.
https://riverbottomreels.com/


16th place earned a $ 50 Steak & Main restaurant card. Located on Main St. in North East, and rated one of the top Steak house in the Mid Atlantic.
Fran Pratt and Matt Pratt brought in a limit of bass for 12.84 Lbs, with a 4.01 big fish.
https://steakandmain.com/



17th place received  $ 50 in Spinnerbaits and Lures from Nichols Lure company, made in the USA in Georgia.  Richard Leadbeater and Chris Hutchinson weighed 5 fish for 12.84 lbs with a nice 3.82 big bass.
https://nicholslures.com/


18th place won $ 50 worth of Gruv Jig and Hook storage boxes.  New to the market, Gruv uses silicone grips to keep the baits separated in the box. Mike Aiello brought in 5 fish for 12.52 lbs. to the scales.
https://gruvfishing.com/


19th place won $ 50 worth of Gruv crankbait storage boxes.  New to the market, Gruv uses silicone grips to keep the baits separated in the box. Marcus Griffin brought in 5 fish for 11.90 lbs. to the scales.
https://gruvfishing.com/


20th place earned $ 50 in BUFF UV wear products which went to Kyle Gabriele and Jake Schauber with 4 bass for 10.97 lbs.
https://buffusa.com/shop-buff/fishing-activity.html


21st spot won a $ 50  Venom Lures gift card which went to Andrew Heivly and Marc Heivly with 3 bass weighing  9.69 lbs.
https://www.venomlures.com/


22nd position and a $ 50 Native Tungsten card went to Mark Ely and Jerry Gerlach with 3 fish going 9.02 lbs and a 4.12 big fish. Native Tungsten is a local retailer of Tungstenweights and jigheads located in Holland, Pa.
http://www.nativetungsten.com/


23rd spot took home  $ 50  worth of Hi Seas Line.  Top quality line out of Coatseville Pa.
Nick Ferry and Scott Machnulty brought in 3 fish for 8.83 Lbs with a 4.12 big fish.
https://www.afwfishing.com/HI-SEAS_Products/HI-SEAS-Products.asp

24th and last sponsor spot went to Thomas Ledden and Jim King who took home a $ 30 GRT Jig card, quality Jigs from York, Pa.
The pair weighed in  3 bass for 8.02 Lbs. with a big fish of 4.34 Lbs.
http://www.d2lures.com/

1 - Page / Easley   -          5 fish   -  20.87 lbs. -  SFT 2nd Lunker - 6.05 lbs


2 - Seemans / Seemans   - 5 fish -    18.64 lbs. - Batteries Plus 4th lunker    -5.49 lbs

3 - Montalto / Hauck   -     5 fish  -     17.56 lbs. - big fish - 4.70

4 -  Thompson / Acord      -  5 fish -   17.51 lbs.- big fish - 4.92
5 - Valdez / Lewis            -   5 fish -   17.32 lbs - big fish -  4.04
6 - Shrader / Humphreys  -  5 fish -   17.26 lbs. - Bass Cat 3rd Lunker - 5.78 Lbs.
7 - Cowan / Cowan          -   5 fish -  16.46 lbs. - Tournament Lunker - 6.17 Lbs.
8 - Basta / Basta              -   5 fish -  16.25 lbs. - big fish -  4.79
9 - Essick / Pirollo            -    5 fish -  16.01 lbs. - big fish -  5.33
10 - Manson / Stockl        -    5 fish -  14.98 lbs. - big fish -  4.30
11 - Wilder / Jago             -    5 fish -  14.97 lbs. - big fish -  4.11 
12 - Shumate / Haskins   -     5 fish -  14.70 lbs. - big fish -  3.87
13 - Piccollo / Ville            -    5 fish -  14.48 lbs. - big fish - 4.98
14 - Sentore / McKee        -     5 fish  -14.35 lbs - big fish - 4.10
15 - Gorrell Nave              -    4 fish -   13.44 lbs.- big fish - 4.65
16 - Pratt / Pratt                -    5 fish - 12.84 lbs - big fish - 4.01
17 -  Leadbeater/Hutchinson- 5 fish -12.84 lbs.- big fish -  3.82
18 - Aiello                         -    5 fish  - 12.52 lbs.
19 - Griffin                         -    5 fish - 11.90 lbs.
20 - Gabriele / Schauber   -    4 fish - 10.97 lbs.
21 - Heivly / Heivly            -   3 fish -    9.69 lbs.
22 - Ely / Gerlach             -   3 fish -     9.02 lbs - big fish  - 4.12
23 - Ferry / Macanulty       -   3 fish -    8.83 lbs - big fish - 4.12
24 - Ledden / King            -   3 fish -    8.02 lbs - big fish -  4.34
25 - Calderia / Oldaker      -   3 fish -   7.55 lbs.
26 - Geerlof / Horne          -   2 fish -    6.90 lbs.
27 - Shinn / Wynn             -   2 fish -   6.88 lbs. - big fish - 3.80
28 - Lutz / Detwiler           -   2 fish -    6.67 lbs - big fish - 3.73
29 -  Jester / Machmer      -   3 fish -    6.64 lbs.
30 - Duff / Richick             -   3 fish -     6.00 lbs.
31 - Sirochman / Moln       -   2 fish -    5.60 lbs.- big fish - 3.47
32 - Berkey / Ward            -   2 fish -   4.63 lbs.
33 - Heckman / Bowe         -  2 fish -   4.61 lbs.
34 - Grieb / Jones              -  1 fish -    4.51 lbs.
35 - Murphy / Wolf             -  2 fish -   4.20 lbs,
36 - Amilani / Wade           -  1 fish -    2.55 lbs.
37 - Weimar / Smith            - 1 fish -   1.67 lbs
38 - Allender / Allender                DNW 
38 - Auriemma / Bowings            DNW
38 - Biondi / Best                        DNW
38 - Camp / Gomez                    DNW               
38 - Cassella / Reichart              DNW
38 - Coverdale / Birmingham      DNW
38 - Croce / Pitcherello               DNW
38 - DeWolf                                DNW
38 - Donnelly / Byrne                 DNW
38 - Ellis / Ellis                           DNW
38 - Gardner / Melchior             DNW
38 - Hayden / Hayden               DNW
38 - Knee / Knee                       DNW
38 - Lephart / Lephart               DNW
38 - Lubischer / McGill               DNW
38 - Mackey / Soper                  DNW
38 - Martin / Christman             DNW
38 - Moore                                DNW
38 - Mullen / Pro                       DNW
38 - Scarpa/ Sockwell              DNW
38 - Shannon / Suriani             DNW
38 - Townsend                         DNW
38 - Wall / Rorsiter                   DNW
38 - White / Kappenstein         DNW
38 - Zisk / Marshall                  DNW

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