Southern Tier Bassmasters was officially "born" on February 11th, 1998. A dedicated group of eleven tournament fishermen and women decided to start something new in the heart of New York's southern tier to serve the communities in which we live and the youth in these communities.

As sportsmen and women, we support the ideals of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society and the New York State B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation.

We extend an open invitation for anyone to join us. A boat and experience are NOT NECESSARY!

Elliott tops the field at Irondequoit

Rochester, NY - Southern Tier Bassmasters kicked off the tournament season on Irondequoit Bay, outside of Rochester, NY on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

With the impending weather forecast of a soaking rain and a raw east wind, most of the anglers opted to stay within the confines of the bay and not venture onto Lake Ontario. Fortunately, the worst of the weather held off until about 11:30 am and gave the field an opportunity to fish to their strengths.

Bob Elliott ended up taking top honors with a five-fish limit of largemouth that tipped the scales at 14.79 lbs., earning him 100 points and the early lead in the 2015 AOY points’ race. Bob reported catching his winning sack fishing weed beds using his home made stick worm (Bob-O) in a black-blue color.

As usual, a variety of presentations produced bites, from fishing boat docks to flipping, top water and horizontal presentations.

In a close 2nd place finish was John Carey with a limit weighing in at 14.77 lbs. Third place went to Noel Good with 14.74 lbs. His bag was anchored by the tournament lunker of 5.19 lbs.

Fourth place finish went to Tyler McClurg, a non-boater, with 14.18 lbs. The top three finishers were separated by a mere .05 lbs. It was a close one!

For the next event, STBM will be hosting an open team event on Conesus Lake, Sunday July 5th, launching from the state launch at 6 am. Entries are accepted at the event until 5:45 am SHARP. Cash only at the launch with an additional $10 late fee. For more information go to our tournament page.

<< Current STBM Stories & News >>
Melick is the 2014 STBM Angler of the Year
Johnson and Shamp Repeat on Conesus
Vanelli and Volpe Win at Honeoye Open
Barth and DiGirolamo Win on Erie
Kilbury Wins at Seneca
Melick Takes Keuka and AOY Lead
Carey wins 2014 Club Classic
Carey Wins at Cayuga
Camp and Mastro Take First at Conesus Open
Barth Takes the Early AOY Lead
Bob Elliott wins 2013 AOY Title in Record Fashion
Johnson and Shamp Win STBM Final Open on Conesus
Golub and Kolody Win at Honeoye Open
McGrath and Walsh Win Erie-Niagara Open
Melick Wins on Erie
Schmitt Wins and Records Fall at Irondequoit
Good wins 2012 Club Classic
Brodnicki Wins at Silver Lake
Bianchi and McRae Win Conesus Open
McCurg takes first at Chautauqua
John Carey takes 2012 AOY Title
Brodnicki Wins Final Points Tournament
Juniors Take State's Team Event
Christie Wins Lower Niagara Points
New “Good” Bait Kicks Bass on Sodus
Can Anybody Beat This Guy?
Barth Takes Opener
Oh Man!!!! Only One AGAIN?

2015 Tournaments

Irondeqoit Bay (points)


Conesus Lake (OPEN)


Chautauqua Lake (points)
8/8-9 Club Classic -
Cayuga Lake
Honeoye Lake (points)
Canandaigua Lake (points)
9/19 Lake Erie/Niagara R.
Honeoye Lake (OPEN)
Conesus Lake (OPEN)



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