This is not the story you want to read today. Not ever. A promising young man in the B.A.S.S. family died Friday, July 24. He was only 12.
Jim Bianchi, the reigning Angler of the Year for the Rochester Bassmasters, won the New York B.A.S.S. Nation tournament on Chautauqua Lake, June 21.
Michael Arndt and Ryan Hujar won the New York B.A.S.S. Nation High School Championship, June 7, on Owasco Lake.
Young volunteers called Ramp Monkeys will ensure that competitors comply with new state regulations at take-out to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species.
Bryan Kerchal fished as often as he could. His job at The Ground Round allowed him to fish all day and work at night.
No one knows who will win the Classic, but six winners have already been determined — in the realm of B.A.S.S. Conservation, that is.
Be respectful to homeowners who live near your tournament sites: Organize your launches well and clean up before you leave the weigh-in.