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
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.