Next club meeting - Oct 6, 7pm at the Swett's
2015 Club Tournaments
The complet Maine bass tournament schedule can be found on the mebass.com web site.
|Top Boater - Jason Kervin 21.61
Top Co-Angler - Brian Volkernick 18.48
Top Boat - Mike King & Brian Volkernick 28.70
|Top Boater - John Volkernick 18.77
Top Co-Angler - Brady Ouellette 13.93
Top Boat - Nick Deering & Conner Petropolous
Three Mile Pond
|Top Boater John Volkernick 17.74
Top Co-Angler - Hamilton Gray 11.41
Top Boat John Volkernick & Kyle Montgomery 28.43
Androscoggin River Open
Battle of the Boats
|Top Boat Mike / Frances Hogue 19.03
Lunker SM Keith / Bryce Poulin 3.95
Lunker LM Scott Robert / Erika Gardner 4.42
|Top Boater - Keith Poulin 15.77
Top Co-Angler - Brady Ouellette 10.46
Top Boat - Keith Poulin & Brady Ouellette 26.23
|Top Boater - John Volkernick 16.95
Top Co-Angler - Brian Volkernick 11.08
Top Boat - Jason Kervin / Brian Volkernick 27.74
North and Lil North Pond
Black Bear Open on Tacoma Lakes to Benefit the Maine Fishing Club at the University of Maine
On Sunday October 25th the Maine Fishing Club at the University of Maine will host a benefit bass tournament on Tacoma Lakes from 730-330pm with registration opening at 6am. All boats will launch at the public ramp in the morning with the meeting and weigh in held at the Litchfield Town Beach located on the lake just a couple minutes south of the launch. There is a 5 fish limit, 12" minimum, you may fish alone or as a team, either way the entry fee is $125 which includes lunker pools. There is no cut period. A minimum of 100,000 liability insurance is required.
Wood, Deering make Maine B.A.S.S. Nation State Team
Congrats to Brenden Wood for making the 2016 Maine B.A.S.S. Nation State Team as one of the ten Co-Anglers who will advance to Eastern Divisional next year. Way to go Brenden on your first of many state teams to come! Also congrats to Louis Deering for making the team as well, nice job! Final standing will be posted on the mebass.com web site
Maine B.A.S.S. Nation members can Beta test Navico's new fishing app!
We are looking for Maine BASS Nation members with iPhones to Beta test Navico’s newest digital product, the GoFree Hooked app. (Navico is the parent company of Lowrance). Anglers can use this great new app to log fish catches and hold a few “braggin’ rights” tournaments with their fishing buddies. If you know of some anglers that would be interested in beta-testing this new app.
Here’s a little more information about the app: With the app Go Free Hooked app, you use your smart-phone to log fish-catch details and photos, compete in live-leaderboard tournaments, and populate Insight Genesis maps with pins marking the locations of the fish you catch — whether you hooked ‘em in your boat, a buddy’s boat, or from shore. What’s more, those pins can be exported later for use in Lowrance or Simrad unit(s) on the water. And it’s all private. The location of any fish-catch you log with GoFree Hooked is automatically marked with a pin in the online displays of both custom-made Insight Genesis maps and personals view of Insight Genesis Social Map charts. Click on the pin to see all the details about the catch you logged with the app — species, weight, length, bait type and color, depth, cover and/or structure, etc. Those pins — along with your notes — can then be converted easily to a GPX file, saved to an SD (or micro-SD) card, and imported as waypoints into your compatible Lowrance or Simrad sonar/GPS unit. Learn more about that functionality in this blog article: http://tinyurl.com/nhf5dcc
Anglers can sign up for the app’s Beta Test here: www.gofreemarine.com/apps/hooked (after clicking this link, you’ll see the sign-up area at the bottom of the page at the link) Keep in mind that the app is under development. It’s stable, but there is the possibility that not all functionality is intact and it may even crash. That is why we need your input, ideas and diversity of experience. For now, only anglers with iPhones should join the Beta test, Android Beta tests are scheduled for a later date.
Androscoggin Bassmasters has a special pricing on items purchased through the Rapala web site, there are 12 different brands to shop for. To get the deal you can sign up on their web site, make your wish list and then let John V know your ready to order. John will then insert your wish list into the club discount shopping cart and purchase your items for you. The hot items sell out quickly so when they are in stock you should purchase ASAP!
Nation's Best Bass Teams To Battle For Championship And Classic Berth
Jason and Brady finish up in 96th with 2 bass weighing 4 lbs 13 oz.
Androscoggin Bassmasters and Maine Man vs Bass wants to wish the teams of Jay Kervin and Brady Ouellette and AJ Glidden and Ron Gilbert good luck at the Bass Team Championships. Congratulations again and best of luck down in Arkansas.
BISMARCK, Ark - The inaugural Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship Dec. 10-13 at DeGray Lake is two bass tournaments in one, offering two highly prized titles. In the first segment of the unique, four-day tournament, two-angler teams from various B.A.S.S.-sanctioned team trails across the country will vie to become the Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Champions, a title that includes the first-place prize of a Nitro Z7 bass boat/Mercury Optimax 150 Pro XS outboard rig valued at $26,995 as well as the Livingston Leader Award of $500. The team champions will also receive a travelling trophy to take back to the team trail they represented. Members of the Top 3 finishers in the team competition advance to the final two rounds of the tournament and will fish individually for the final qualifying spot in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic to be held Feb. 20-22 on Lake Hartwell out of Greenville, S.C. Read more in the Full Press Release
Poulin wins 6th AOY Title, Ouellette is 2-time Co-AOY
Once again perfection rises to the top as Keith Poulin wins his 6th AOY title since joining Androscoggin Bassmasters in 2006 after his performance on Wassokeag Lake netting 5 for 17.78 lbs of smallmouth bass on a tough outing for most anglers. Keith's co-angler Brenden Wood also netted 14.04 for his 5 smallmouth including the days big SM of 4.07. Congrats once again Keith!
On the Co-Angler side, a strong year long performance gives Brady Ouellette his second consecutive Co-Angler of the Year title. Brady will also compete in the Bassmaster Team Championship with club member Jason Kervin who finished up in 2nd place in the club this year. Great job by both these anglers.
Two members to Compete in Bassmaster Team Championship
Jason Kervin and Brady Ouellette will compete in the Bassmaster Team Championship on Degray Lake Bismarck, AR after earning a spot by fishing in the Maine Man vs Bass Challenge Trail through the 2014 season. Competition days are Wed-Thurs Dec 10-11 Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship and Fri-Sat Dec 12-13 Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship Bassmaster Classic Fish Off. Good luck to both of you.
3 Members Advance to Eastern Divisonal
The Androscoggin River gave up several 3 pound smallmouth bass over the 2 day State Fish Off as well as a few quality largemouth. Congrats to our members, 5th place Jason Kervin 25.56, 8th place Keith Poulin 24.44, and 11th place Nick Deering 22.85. These members will head to the CT River next Sept. Also a great showing by our other club members that fished the event, Brady Ouellette, Brenda Swett, Louis Deering, Marc Charron, Mark Swett, and Mike King.
Join Now! Androscoggin Bassmasters is....
Join Now!....Androscoggin Bassmasters is looking for a few boaters and possibly a few co-anglers but only if we get a few boaters first.
We fish 6 club events on Saturdays, do a lake clean up in April or May, and have a junior club you could choose to volunteer in. We're a friendly group of anglers that put an emphasis on teaching, sharing, and competive competition with most of the club members fishing the fish off. We have members from many different towns within an hours drive of meeting place in Auburn. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month, dues are $80 annually. Members must subscribe to Bassmaster Magazine on their own, Androscoggin Bassmasters will pay your annual dues to B.A.S.S. and the Maine B.A.S.S. Nation once we recieve your full $80 club dues. Contact us FMI