SODUS POINT BASS CLUB
2013 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
APRIL 14 OPEN TEAM PERCH
MAY 19 OPEN TEAM ROCKBASS
JUNE 16 OPEN TEAM BASS
SEPT 8 OPEN TEAM BASS II
JUNE 23 CONESUS LAKE
JULY 7 SILVER LAKE
JULY 21 FAIRHAVEN
AUGUST 4 PORT BAY
AUGUST 11 SODUS BAY
AUGUST 25 CAYUGA LAKE
SEPTEMBER 28/29 CLASSIC
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, May 15th 7PM @ CAPIZZO's Sports Bar and Restaurant
2454 Ridge Road
WE ARE WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS FOR THE 2013 SEASON
BOATERS and NON-BOATERS
COME VISIT US AT THE NEXT MEETING!!
For more information please contact the tournament director: Tim Vercruysse 585-727-4103
The club originated in the early 1990's when a small bunch of friendly fisherman decided it was time to rekindle their competitive fire with a sport that they loved. The foundational members visited other local clubs, asked alot of questions, and out of it came what today, is known as, the Sodus Point Bass Club.
Our philosophy has always been based on improving the skills of each angler to maximize their versatility.
The club is most active from May to October with 6 points tournaments, a Classic and few club sponsored team tournaments. Our points tournaments are located within 50 miles (as the crow flies) of Sodus Bay. They are always on Sunday, and begin at sunrise, and are concluded eight hours later.You may choose to fish by yourself or with a chosen partner. Owning a boat is not a requirement. This allows members to fish with multiple partners throughout the season, building upon your fishing knowledge.
At the termination of the fishing season, a banquet with awards and acknowledgements is planned.
CONGATULATIONS TO PETER RASE on BECOMING THE @2012 SODUS POINT BASS CLUB ANGLER OF THE YEAR!!!!
VERCRUYSSE: BIG SACK ON FAIRHAVEN
Tim Vercruysse had a game plan and a pair of lucky camo shorts and nothing was going to stop him. Not even the fact the waters of Little Sodus Bay were pounded by a club from PA on Saturday, and that very same club was in their 2nd of two days on the small body of water. Even with all the surrounding competition, Vercruysse stuck to his insticts and did some pounding of his own with a jig, putting together a whopping bag of 18.91 pounds. Tim also brought the lunker to the scales with a solid 4.25 largemouth, 1 of 4 four pounders in his tournament high 5 fish bag. Hats off to you TVC!! Job well done! Second place went to Jack Campbell who put 12.61 lbs of fairhaven bass into the Basscat livewells. Jack reported that the senko worked best for him. Nice Job Jack! John Hoefen used a 12.32 bag of largies to finally get into the winner's circle and take 3rd place after a season long drought. John kept after them with a jig throughout the day. Way to go John!
***SODUS BAY was drawn to be DAY 1 of the 2012 Classic. Day two will be drawn at the conclusion of Day 1.***
BRUCE ON THE LOOSE
Bruce Wiegand put together a great day on the water and walked away with his second first place finish of the year taking first place and lunker on Honeoye Lake. Bruce's stellar 14.97 bag contained a long 4.7 lunker and another 4 pounder to move him in positon to challenge for the Angler of the Year honors. Jigs and worms did the trick for Bruce. Second Place, once again, went to familiar face. Bill Bogardus hit paydirt for the third time this year with 10.27 lbs and also put himself in contention for the Angler of the Year. Steve Cushman anchored the third place spot with a solid bag of Honeoye Lake largemouth weighing 10.22 lbs.
We conclude the Regular season on Fairhaven August 26th. Another one of Lake Ontario's bays that has produced some big tournament bags this year. The angler of the year race has tightened up. Who's going to step up and take it?
Rase jigs up another "W"
Peter Rase drove away from Sodus Bay on Sunday with another 1st Place finish amassing a 16.19 bag. Peter caught a quick limit early on topwater and then broke out the jig and culled throughout the day, where his biggest fish, a 3.5 largemouth, came at 1:05pm, 55 minutes before the end of the tournament. It may have not been the Big Fish of the day, but it sealed the deal in victory. With two tournaments left, Pete is still in the lead for Angler of the Year and Lunker of the Year, but is hearing footsteps from a few other members and Bill Bogardus who put together another solid bag and earned his second 2nd place finish of the year. Bill also claimed lunker with a 4.17 largie. Just about every tournament you will find this angler at the top of the leaderboard. He also brings a wealth of knowledge to the club as well. This brings us to third place, where returning club member, Lynn Warney, weighed in 14.52 topping his own personal best as a Sodus Point Bass Club member. Reports indicated that Lynn was using a senko culling throughout the day, making pass after pass over a specific spot. Awesome job Lynn!!
Honeoye Lake is next up on the schedule. This is the lake that has the potential to shake up the Angler of the Year race in a hurry. Tim Vercruysse won here last year and also brought the Big Bass to the scales. GOOD LUCK FISHERMAN!
WIEGAND WINS WITH WORM
After a rough morning start launching his boat and almost getting knocked out of the boat by a fellow competitor, Bruce Wiegand came out on top and put together his largest one-day tournment bag as a Sodus Point Bass Club member. Bruce filled his livewells with 17.62 pounds of Silver Lake stud largemouths edging out club President, Jack Campbell, who also brought in an impressive 17.52 lb bag to take Second Place. Jack's fish fell pray to the Senko. Jeff Hoefen jigged his way to third place and took 15.74 pounds of largies to the scale. This marks his third 3rd place finish in four tries on Silver Lake since joining SPBC. Peter Rase, went back-to-back on "big bass" with his 5lb+ hawg that was fooled into biting on a dropshot rig! This puts Pete on top for the Anlger of the Year and the Lunker of the Year achievment awards at the half way point of our tournament season. Great job to our members, as many four pound fish were brought to the scales!!
Our fourth points tournament of the year will be fished on our "homewaters" of Sodus Bay at the end of the month. This will give anglers the option of running the lake to another bay, searching for smallies in the big lake, or just staying put on the hot waters of Sodus Bay.
RASE TO THE FINISH on CONESUS
Peter Rase boated 15.47 pounds of largemouth bass to secure first place on Conesus Lake. His top bag also put him as the leader in points for the Angler of the Year standings as he attempts to capture his 4th Angler of the Year title since joining the club 17 years ago. He also went on to win the big bass with a 4.64 lunker.
Second Place went to Bill Bogardus who brought in a solid 14.58 bag as a non-boater! Nice job Bill!!
Scott Warney took third Place home as he caught all his fish on Senkos. He reported few bites, but the ones he did catch were good ones. His return to the club, after fishing a team trail the past few years, has brought new focus. Congrats to the winners!
This Sunday we head to Wyoming County where Silver Lake can be hit or miss. Bill Cahill goes for a three-peat as he won the last two points tournaments here. His 16 pound bag and 4 pound lunker brought top honors on this body of water last year!
CUSHMAN WINS IN DEBUT
Steve Cushman wins the first tournament of the year on Port Bay after joining the club this year. His decision to run to another Lake Ontario Bay pays off, as he bagged 15.61 lbs of largemouth bass on his way to the first place finish. Second place went to Bruce Wiegand, a longtime veteran of the club. He put 12.56 lbs of Port Bay largies in the livewell for a solid finish. Peter Rase, a 3 time Angler of the Year of the club, secured a third place finish with 11.85 lbs of bigmouths using a texas- rigged senko to do the damage. Lunker went to the 2011 Angler of the year, Tim Vercruysse. A hefty, 4.76 largemouth, caught on a creature bait in his favorite spot in the Bay. He is on quite a roll for lunkers, as this would be the third lunker for Tim thus far this season, including our OPEN TEAM bass, and another Friday Night club he fishes.
Up next, we go to Conesus Lake. 3,420 acres of the Genesee watershed and a haven for a lunker largemouth and big bronzebacks. Bill Bogardus tries to defend his title. Will anybody top his 17 pound bag from 2011?