It was a TOUGH ONE!! Jared aptly described the tournament below:
GRIND (verb) - to perform repetitive tasks over & over in order to attain a goal.
Practice & competition was not easy, the fish in the river were stingy. Couple of stats to consider to put it in perspective. Out of a total of 74 boats in both divisions, only 7 boats weighed 5 fish. 41 total boats, over half the field didn't weigh a single fish.
We are proud of newcomer Joseph Pisarcik (Jeff Meres -Captain) finishing in 21st place out of 51 boats. Bryson Moseley & Christian Moseley didn't catch a fish in practice but figured some things out (throwing parallel to walls) to pick up 2 fish in the last hour and finish 12th out of 51 boats. Bryson caught a 3.11 and Christian caught the other. Great Job! It is NOT easy, especially under the cold/windy conditions with little success to keep casting, fishing, and trying to figure it out. I am proud of those that continued to "GRIND" it out. Some of you figured some things out in practice that you can add to experience on the water. To others, it just wasn't your day. The team relationships hopefully were strengthened.
FREDERICK BASS is pulling for Dalton Kirby/Cole Meres (JR Kirby), Cam Fauver/Thomas Newman (Bryan Newman), Clark Kelly/Matt Lehr (Jon Kelly), & Bryson Moseley/Christian Charles (Jared Mounts) as they prepare to compete at the STATE Tournament the end of April. Go get 'em boys!
We will schedule an end of year wrap & begin looking at the next season beginning in the Fall in the coming months. In the meantime, reflect on this year as we look to make next season bigger and better with continued success!
FRIDAY NIGHT MEETING: Holly Grove Marina: April 29 & 30 there will be a Friday night meeting at Parkview High School. More information to follow.
A new season is upon us. It’s TIME to continue BUILDING on the SUCCESS as individual anglers, Boat Teams, & the Frederick County BASS Team as a whole. Success does not happen by mistake. It is a result of hard work, dedication, commitment, and the right attitude to be the Best you can possibly be. It’s unlikely you will find success by simply showing up and fishing on the day of the qualifier. What are you doing between now and then to prepare yourself for the competition?
Inspect your rods, reels, line. Respool line if it is old. Inspect your lures, hooks, sinkers. Take an inventory.
Research topo maps, google map images, Navionics to find features that fit your style of fishing & the late summer/fall patterns.
Youtube Lake Gaston fishing for tips. What areas, lures, & presentations are working in September?
For some it may be practice casting, pitching, flipping, skipping on the water or in the back yard or garage.
Time Management with school work (get started off on the right foot), sports, chores (listen to your parents!), and personal time.
Thank you Ricky Fulk for sharing your wisdom with us!
The Richmond Fishing Expo has the largest array of tackle, combined with some of the finest professional talent around, offering a weekend of fishing “OVERLOAD”.
State Championships will be April 29/30, 2023 at Lake Gaston. Seniors qualify by finishing in the top 6 of any qualifier. Juniors qualify by catching 3 fish in one tournament. If you have qualified at this point, consider booking lodging ASAP.
Congrats Raffle Winner....JOHN WAYBRIGHT!!
(Denali N3 rod and Abu Garcia Zata spinning reel!)
Thank you to everyone who sold and bought tickets to support this travel sport! We appreciate your encouragement!
Thank you Christie Bradley for coming to share your wisdom with our group!
Our Vision and Mission
The Frederick County BASS Team is committed to providing positive experiences for youth through the common bond of fishing.
We will encourage strong relationships through fellowship with family, friends, and community partners.
Fishing competitively will help to develop character, teamwork, and sportsmanship in our young anglers.
Lastly, we will practice good stewardship of our natural resources that have been entrusted to us.