Maine Tournament Permit Draw Information & Club Wish List Form
The 2014 Bass Tournament Permit Drawing will be held at Togas, VA on December 12, 2013 at 7pm. You can find more information on the draw and a form to post your clubs wish list for the draw here.
Pure Fishing Discount Purchase Program
The Pure Fishing Discount Purchase Program for your members will open on November 1st and remain open until December 15th. We have included almost the entire Pure Fishing portfolio at a discount of 25% of MSRP. Each member is allowed to purchase up to a total of 4 items during this quarter. Look for the new 2014 Abu and Berkley products. Each of you and your members are a key element in gaining awareness and education on our brands and products and we are proud to support you with our discount purchase program. This program is not designed to circumvent any retailers and we strongly encourage your members to support them with any additional purchases. Here are the instructions for placing orders:
Click the link below (this is a new address) http://mpf.shakespeare-fishing.com/tackle_shack Enter your complete email address as your username (this is how we will contact you regarding your order) Enter the password you got from emailing John at firstname.lastname@example.org Once you are on the home page, click My Account to enter your shipping address, etc. Save the information then click on Products to begin shopping. If you ordered during the first quarter your account information is still in place. Add your selections to the shopping cart. You may increase the quantity of any product from the shopping cart. When you have completed your order, submitted payment by credit card and logged out, you will receive an email confirmation of your order.
2013 B.A.S.S. Nation Championship Lake Dardanelle & Junior World Championship Arkansas River
Laurence Hogue finishes in 27th place with 10 bass weighing 22-14. In the Junior World Championship Brian Volkernick finishes in 4th with 7-4.
|Day 1 Blast Off Maine's Laurence Hogue||Laurence Hogue Day 1 Bag of 12-6||Brian Volkernick & Noah Winslow Photos|
Champions Crowned at 2013 Maine Junior Bassmaster State & High School Championships
Junior Championship - The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation held the 2013 Junior Bassmaster State Championship at Pleasant Pond/ Cobbossee Stream on Oct 12. Gardiner Sportsman’s Club was the host site as seventeen Junior Bassmaster members from across Maine gathered to compete for the state title. After breakfast provided by the Sportsman’s Club, the contestants were paired up with the volunteer boat captains and the anglers headed out on a cloudy and warm fall day, trying to catch a limit of three bass to bring to the weigh-in scales. Read more about the Junior Championship here
High School Championship - The Maine B.A.S.S. Nation held its inaugural High School Championship Oct 13 on Pleasant Pond/ Cobbossee Stream at the Gardiner Sportsman’s Club. Seven teams from high school bass clubs and outing clubs who had joined the B.A.S.S. high school program were present to vie for the state title and opportunity to advance to the 2014 B.A.S.S. High School National Championship. The high schools represented were Dirigo, Madison, Windham Christian, Biddeford and Kennebunk. The Gardiner Sportsman’s Club provided breakfast for the high school teams and their boat captain/coaches then the teams took to the water, heading for their favorite fishing holes to try to catch a team limit of five bass. Read more about the High School Championship here
Maine Wins Team Competition, Hogue and Volkernick Advance to Nationals & JWC
Three days of high skies and winds less than 5mph is unheard of on Maine's Sebago Lake, which most of the anglers agree that added to the tough fishing conditions they all faced.
Several anglers including the junior anglers had seen 4-6 lb. smallmouth roaming the shallows, and one adult angler caught a 9 lb. largemouth in practice. However most of these brutes all but stayed away from anything that was thrown at them or had completely disappeared on the final few days of competition.
Maine Tournament Director Jim Lowe had guessed a 3 day winning weight of 53 lbs but was well over Mueller's 34-14. "We just missed the big bite that Sebago is capable of this time of year, and the weather was way too nice for the good bite" said a local Sebago angler.
Mueller of Connecticut wins B.A.S.S. Eastern Divisional with 34-14. Laurence Hogue of the Maine Team is Maine's champion with 26-1.
The Maine team won the Team Championship competition and brings home a Triton Boat package. Their total weight over the three days was 175-8 with Connecticut right behind them with 168-12.
Junior angler, Brian Volkernick of Maine weighed in a limit of bass which was hard for most to find in the three days of competition. Volkernick brought in 5 smallmouth weighing 7-12 all caught on a Grizz Baits spinnerbait. Volkernick's co-angler, Thomas Behan brought in another 1-1 to add to the Maine Team which helped the overall team competition total weight.
The Eastern Division is made up of 9 teams from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Ontario, and Spain. The top anglers from each of the States competing will advance to the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship at Lake Dardanelle, Russellville, AR on October 24-26.
Special thanks goes out to B.A.S.S. and Point Sebago, and all the help of the volunteers throughout the three days of fishing.
Cooper is Maine's top angler, Maine Team advances to 2014 B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional
After 2 days of tough fishing on Damariscotta Lake twelve members, and two alternates, will advance to the B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Divisional in 2014, site to be determined.
George Cooper adds another State Mr. Bass title to his resume by netting up 15.80 on Day 1 and 17.48 on Day 2 to give him a 10 bass weight of 33.28.
2nd place angler Mark Lodge finished with 32.56, 3rd place angler Scott Guimond 32.28, 4th place Scott Barker 30.39.
5th Scott Laliberty 29.99, 6th John Grondin 28.26, 7th Chuck Towns 27.57, 8th Joe Holland 26.97, 9th Shawn Grover 26.81, 10th Kevin Busch 26.56, 11th Dwayne Turnage 26.28, 12th Steve Wilson 25.64, 1st alternate Josh Mabee 25.19, 2nd alternate Dave Reiss 25.02.
Other notables on Day 1 were John Suplicki, big smallmouth 2.59, Toby Cross big largemouth 6.03.
Day 2 big bass, Brenda Swett 3.64 smallmouth, Dan Kane 6.28 largemouth. Club competition went to Eagle Bassmasters with Androscoggin Bassmasters a close second. The club results can be found on the same page as the Damariscotta Lake Results. Great job by all that participated or worked the event.
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