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.
We extend an open invitation for anyone
to join us. A boat and experience are NOT NECESSARY!
Samland and Benninger
are tops on Honeoye
Honeoye Lake, NY - On a cold
and blustery day, with a stiff north wind blowing,
Ryan Samland and Ryan Benninger outwitted the
fish and the lake to win the annual STBM OPEN
tournament at Honeoye Lake. Their stringer, anchored
by a 4.20 lb. lunker of the day, weighed in at
In second place, the team of Bill Perkins and
Jacob Perkins came in with a 5-fish limit weighing
Gerhard Leur, fishing by himself finished in 3rd
with a limit of 12.09 lbs. He also had the second
biggest fish, a beautiful 4.08 lb. largemouth.
All 16 teams weighed a 5-fish limit and all fish
were released back to the lake healthy and alive.
The final event of the 2015 tournament season
will be on Conesus Lake, October 17th. Come and
join us for a shoot-out of big smallmouth and
largemouth. Should be a great affair. See our
tournament page for details.