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!

Another victory for Carey

Woodville, NY - The Southern Tier Bassmasters' 2016 club classic was held on Canandaigua Lake, August 13 & 14, 2016.

John Carey took the day 1 lead with a limit of 15.66 lbs., besting his closest competitor by nearly a 4 lb. margin. The overall tournament lunker of 3.95 lbs. would anchor his 1st day sack. John would never relinquish his lead. He added another solid limit of 14.20 lbs. on day 2 to close the door on another victory with a total weight of 29.86 lbs.

In speaking with John, he confided that he caught fish at the south end of the lake, fishing Senko baits and jigs in the grass. He also had success around docks with scattered grass. Congratulations to our champion!

Bill Melick finished in 2nd place with two limits of 11.93 and 12.14 lbs., respectively, for a two-day total of 24.07 lbs.

In third place was Bob Elliott with two daily limits weighing a total of 23.32 lbs.

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2016 Tournaments

Lake Erie/Niagara R. (points)


Conesus Lake (OPEN)


Seneca Lake (points)
8/6 Sodus Bay (points)
Club Classic -
Canandaigua Lake
Keuka Lake (points)
9/24 Silver Lake
Honeoye Lake (OPEN)
Conesus Lake (OPEN)



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