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!

Bob Elliott wins 2013 AOY Title
in Record Fashion

The Southern Tier Bassmasters held their annual banquet Saturday February 1, 2014 at the Library Restaurant in Olean, NY where many junior and senior club members were honored for their accomplishments throughout the 2013 fishing season.

Bob Elliott has been quietly sitting in the shadows, working hard to improve each season and finally his time has come.

Elliott was awarded the honor of 2013 Angler of the Year for being the top club point fisherman for the season. In the process his total catch of 63.02 pounds set a new mark for most weight in a season. Since 2000 he has completed 10 season standings in the top 10 and in the hunt for the AOY title 5 times, narrowly missing it in 2008 by just 4 points finishing behind AOY Joe Abt.

It all started June 22, 2013 in STBM’s opening point tournament on Chautauqua Lake. His 13.95 pound limit gave him a 6th place finish and a solid foundation to build on. He followed with a solid 2nd place on a very tough Silver Lake with his 16.75 pound limit on July 20, 2013. Up next was Irondequoit Bay where he finished 3rd with a limit weighing in at 16.46 pounds. With one tournament to go, Lake Erie on September 2, 2013, and only 3 points separating the top 3 fisherman a shootout was on the horizon. Up to the task he brought a limit of smallmouth to the scales weighing 15.86 pounds giving him a 6th place finish and opened up a 5 point spread from the nearest challenger to win his first AOY Award.

Congratulations to a fine fisherman on a well deserved award.

A Season of Falling Records

What a season 2013 brought to the Southern Tier record book. In all five records were broken. Bob Elliott set a new single season weight on his way to his first Angler of the Year Award. Mike Schmitt set a new mark for a single point tournament limit by weighing in 21.57 pounds of smallmouth at Irondequoit Bay. Larry Good now holds the heaviest largemouth bass record with his 6.26 pound fish caught also at Irondequoit Bay. The 2013 October Conesus Open produced a new team 5 fish limit of 25.19 pounds caught by Rich Johnson and Jim Shamp. A new best tournament average of 3.01 pounds was set at the Lake Erie point tournament.

With the winter hopefully, a little over 2 months, on the downhill side we all can set our sights on open water and a record breaking 2014 season. 2013 gave us a lot to aim at.

Bob Green

<< Current STBM Stories & News >>
Johnson and Shamp Win STBM Final Open on Conesus
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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
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Barth Takes Opener
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2014 Tournaments

Sodus Bay (points)


Conesus Lake (OPEN)


Cayuga Lake (points)
8/2-3 Club Classic -
Silver Lake
Keuka Lake (points)
Seneca Lake (points)
9/20 Lake Erie/Niagara R.
Honeoye Lake (OPEN)
Conesus Lake (OPEN)



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