Massachusetts B.A.S.S. Nation
First 2019 MassB.A.S.S. Nation High School Tournament
Webster Lake: April 28th
Jerry Ramasci has been the rock behind the High School tournaments for many years. A few years ago he had one hip replaced, but last week he had the other. (Good thing he only has two.) Obviously, a few days after major surgery, Jerry was not up to running the first high school tournament of 2019. No harm done, MassBASS Nation members came out of the woodwork to help run the tournament.
The weather forecast was not favorable with rain expected by midday. We made the decision to have the tournament end an hour early and the weigh-in started at 2 P.M. Webster Lake is famous for its big bags in the spring, but the off and on cold weather and rain for the two weeks prior kept most of the fish’s mouths closed. To make matters worse the rain was early and it came with a biting wind. The water temp never went beyond 56/57.
As always there were people that caught fish. Not many – 8 teams were skunked and 3 teams caught one fish. Very tough, but three teams came in with a 5-fish limit. The team of Romano Duncan and Jake Heath won with a limit and 9.76 pounds. Close behind was Nate Smith and Brody Trask with 5-fish weighing 9.18. Nick Frumkin and Andrew Lang had 8.15 pounds. 17 ounces separated 1st from 3rd.
MBN wants to thank all of the 23 boaters that gave up their Sunday for these school kids. They are the future of this sport and it is very important that we show we care about them and their desire to be great in this sport.
Ray Lentine (Sorry if I mis-spelled any name.)
TIME CHANGE FOR WEBSTER LAKE FRIDAY CLASSIC TEAM TRAIL MAY 17th
Just like we did last year, the tournament hours for the May 17th Friday Classic Team Trail will be from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.. This will stop the log jam for parking at the State Ramp. Launch at Memorial Beach, which opens at 7 A.M. and check-in for the tournament by 7:30 at the State Ramp.
We will start the tournament at 8 from the State Ramp and the weigh-in will be at the State Ramp at 4.
Remember, this trail is open to anyone, but if you don’t belong to BASS Nation you will need to pay an additional $20. A 1-time fee. Also, there is a 15 team cutoff. If you have not e-mailed me as yet then you need to do so. If you show up and there are already 15 teams then I will, with regret, need to send you home. By Wednesday May 15th you can TEXT: 508-826-7471 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a “drop” this year. So if you didn’t make it to the first event on Santuit, then you can still qualify for the TOC by fishing the remaining 4 events - and a very good chance at going to the Classic Team Championship. (Down South site to be announced.) The winning team there goes to The BassMaster Classic.
2019 MASS B.A.S.S Nation Classic Team Trail Results & News
|5/5 - Long Pond Lakeville||4/19 - Santuit Pond (Mashpee)|
|6/2 - Quaboag Pond (E. Brookfield)||5/17 - Webster Lake (Webster)|
|7/7 - Merrimack River (Methuen)||6/21 - Neponset Rres. (Foxboro) Cutoff: 12AM 6/19 to 6AM 6/21|
|8/4 - Webster Lake (Webster)||7/19 - Wickaboag Pond (West Brookfield)|
|8/16 - Buffumville Res (Oxford)|
|8/25 - Classic Team TOC - Charles River (Waltham) Top 25% of the Sunday Trail and Friday Trail will qualify.|
Mass BASS Nation Pro/Am trail needs boaters for Saturday!
Hello everyone. Looking for a few more boaters for Quinsigamond this Saturday. If you are able too you can contact Chris Forti at email@example.com or text 617 653 8865