Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation: Tournaments

2012 DBFN State Team



The Delaware BASS Federation Nation held its SQT on the Choptank River during the weekend of October 8th and 9th. 34 anglers fished the even all looking for 1 of 13 positions on the 2012 State Team.  Full field results are listed below. Congratulations to all.

 Place Angler   Day 1 Day 2  Total 
Mark Hogan  8.55  3.64  12.19 
Jim Short  5.48  4.70  10.18 
Greg Alexander  4.52  4.90  9.42 
Shelton Walters  6.19  2.19  8.38 
Roger Shirkey  3.90  4.20  8.10 
Mike Morris  5.10  2.91  8.01 
Don Lauer  3.68  3.68  7.36 
Jay Walls  2.82  2.73  5.55 
Brian LaClair  4.49  4.49 
10  Ron Littleton  3.24  1.17  4.41 
11  Don Denault  1.96  1.61  3.57 
12  Bob Austin  3.55  3.55 
13  Jobe Tomer  3.19  3.19 
14  Brian Barnes  3.15  3.15 
15 Toney Kibler  3.04  3.04 
16  Steven Redden  1.32  1.70  3.02 
17  Jeff Mendes  2.39  2.39 
18  Paul Hoodchild  2.36  2.36 
19  Butch Van Drune  1.87  1.87 
20  Ryan Abey  1.77  1.77 
21  Ron Horton  1.48  1.48 
22  Jim Clacher  1.29  1.29 
23  Jason Muir  1.26  1.26 
24  Bobby Smith  1.06  1.06 
25  Aaron Kibler  0
25  J T Fitzgerald   0
25  Jay Pirollo   0
25  Fabian Rodriguez   0
25  Steve Soroko   0
25  Craig Morris   0
25  Woody Ness   0
25  Aaron Smith   0
25  Tim Stump   0
25  Ken Spicer   0
 

 

  

 



2012 State Team

Monday, May 30
Championship Team of the Year

Points will be earned at each of the 5 events for the over all Championship Team of the Year for 2011. Below is the current leader board after two events. The end of the year winner will recieve plaques and some other type of prize which is TBD.

 Place Team  PTS YTD 
 1 Hogan/Kibler  291 
 1 Walters/Semans  291 
 3 Walls/Alexander  197 
 4 Abey  191 
 5 Essick/Pirollo  150 
 5 Smith/Taylor  150 
 7 Brewer/Robinson  149 
 8 S.Taylor/Dill  148 
 9 Chango/Morris  146 
 10 Short/Rodriguez  145 
 11 Vaughn/Littleton  144 
 12 Wich/Asti  50 
 12 Perrego/Rogers  50 
 12 Horton/Murry  50 
 12 Hendren/Zimmerman  50 
 12 Morris/Lozzi  50 

Points are figured as follows: Each team gets 50 points for fishing. The winner gets 100 and it desends by 1 point for each place. (Example: Smith/Jones fish the Nanticoke and win it. They get 50 for showing up plus 100 for the win. Total for that tourny is 150)



Monday, October 11
SQT Full Field Results

Results for the SQT held on the Pocomoke River 10/9-10/10.

Day 1 Lunker: JT Fitzgerald 3.67lbs

Day 2 Lunker:  Chris Price 3.23lbs

 1  Ron Littleton 19.66 
 2  Jim Short  15.96
 3  Craig Morris  15.06
 4  Greg Alexander  14.95
 5  Larry Taylor  14.93
 6  Mike Morris  14.18
 7  Chris Price  12.90
 8  Kenny Robinson  12.88
 9  Shelton Walters  12.75
 10  Fabian Rodriguez  12.51
 11  Mark Hogan  12.39
 12  Grant Callaway  11.72
 13  Bobby Smith  11.11
 14  Bob Austin  10.55
 15  Jay Walls  10,30
 16  Marlon Algier  9.50
 17  Tony Kibler  8.42
 18  Aaron Kibler  7.53
 19  Ron Horton  7.20
 20  Bob Chango  6.95
 21  J T Fitzgerald  6.70
 22  Jason Vaughn  6.03
 23  Don Denault  5.64
 24  Neil Miller  4.77
 25  Tim Stump  4.31
 26  Doug Steirhoff 2.35 
 27  Don Lauer 2.06 
 28  Andrew Kent 1.39 
 29  Bob Wallace 0.92 
 30  Don Hendrin 0.89 
 31  Aaron Smith 0.00 
 31 Butch VanDuran   0.00



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Delaware Federation Nation State Team Wins Mid-Atlantic Divisional

Congratulations are in order for the Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation state team.  The B.A.S.S. Mid-Atlantic divisional was held September 8-10 on Delaware’s home waters the Nanticoke River.  Launch was held at Phillips Landing in Laurel Delaware.  The weigh-ins for the event where held at Gander Mountain, Salisbury Maryland.The Delaware team took the lead on day one of the three day event and never looked back.  They won the event by over 25  pounds.  The story and pictures can be found here   

Brian LaClair was Delaware’s top team angler and will be representing Delaware at the National Championships October 25-29 in Shreveport Louisiana. Good luck Brian and way to go team!

A special thanks go out to Federation nation members Brian Barnes , Shelton Walters and Mike Morris for volunteering their time.  Also a big thanks go out to the people who helped make this event special.  Gander Mountain hosted the weigh- in and the use of  their facility to make this event run smoothly.  When in Salisbury stop in Gander Mountain to show your appreciation.  Thank you to the Wicomico County Tourism office along with The Fountains Conference Center for providing the welcome dinner event for the 7 mid-Atlantic teams. We want to also thank the Holiday Inn Express in Delmar, Md. for providing discounted room rates and boat parking and electrical hook-ups for all the boat captains.

The 2010 Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation State Team

Delaware's top finisher, Brian Laclair...



Alexander & Walls
Alexander/Walls win back to back tourny's
Nanticoke River and Choptank River Results

 NANTICOKE RIVER RESULTS

The winning team of Alexander and Walls were able to find there fish, fishing under docks using soft plastics besting the 17 team field with a total weight of 11.66lbs. They also captured the lunker prize weighing in a 3.94lbs bass.

Second place honors went to Essick and Pirollo who weighed in a 5 fish limit for a total weight of 9.53.

Third place was the team of Fisher and Mills who were able to weigh 5 fish for a total weight of 9.49 just missing second place by a few ounces.

 Place

Anglers 

Lunker 

Weight 

 1

Alexander/Walls

 3.94*

11.66 

 2

Essick/Pirollo

2.06 

9.53 

 3

Fisher/Mills

2.54 

9.49 

 4

Taylor/Smith

2.46 

9.16 

 5

Hogan/Kibler

2.12 

9.03 

 6

Brewer/Robinson

2.89

7.89 

 7

Harrison/O'Neal

2.27

7.85

 8

Short/Rodriguez

2.67 

7.24 

 9

Shirkey/Spicer

1.73

7.00 

 10

Dick/Dickerson

2.04 

6.68 

 11

Morris/Walters

DNW 

5.96 

 12

Stump/Horvath

1.87

5.81 

 13

 Abey

0.97 

0.97 

 14

 Denault

 DNW

DNW 

 14

 Grossman/Books

 DNW

 DNW

 14

 Winward

 DNW

 DNW

 14

 Austin

 DNW

 DNW

 * lunker

 

 

 

CHOPTANK RIVER RESULTS - 7/24/10

For the second tournament in a row, anglers had to battle extream heat while fishing. The lunker was caught in the Tuckahoe River.

Leading the way for the second straight tournament in a row was Alexander and Walls with 12.65lbs.

Second place went to Oberdick and Dixon who only weighed in 4 fish for a total weight of 11.01 lbs, but had the tournmant lunker of 5.50 lbs.

Taylor and Smith rounded out the top three with a very repectable 9.44 lbs bag of fish.

Place 

Anglers 

Lunker 

Weight 

 1

 Alexander/Walls

 3.69

 12.65

 2

 Oberdick/Dixon

 5.50*

 11.01

 3

 Taylor/Smith

 3.15

 9.44

 4

 Stump/Horvath

 dnw

 6.95

 5

 Essick/Pirollo

 1.73

 6.82

 6

 Laclair/Brent

 dnw

 6.77

 7

 Denault/Pittman

 2.13

 4.13

 8

 Hogan/Kibler

 dnw

 dnw

 8

 Algier/Shirkey

 dnw

 dnw

 8

 Abey

 dnw

 dnw

* lunker

 



Lunker for Choptank River
Lunker for Choptank River

Upper Bay Open 5/8/10

The Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation held its 2nd open tournament on 5/8/2010 on the Upper Chesapeake Bay, launching out of Turner's Creek on teh Sassafras River. Due to gale warnings forecast for the bay the day of the tournament, tournament director Ryan Abey made the decision to limit the tournament to the Sassafrass River only. This decision didn't hinder fishing as 8 of 10 teams that launched that morning from Turners Creek weighed in fish, with 4 teams weighing in a 5 fish limit. The DBFN would like to take this opportunity to thank Links Marine for throwing in an additional $500 bonus money that was disbursed among the top 3 finishing teams.

 Leading the way was the team of Hogan and Kibler who weighed in a 5 fish limit topping the scales at 19.38 pounds.

 Second place went to the team of Essick and Pirollo who weighed in a very impressive 5 fish limt, weighing 19.31 pounds.

Third place honors went to the team of Austin and Hickman who weighed in 5 fish for a total weight of 14.86 pounds.

 Having been limited to just the Sassafras River, the 18 anglers that participated were able to weigh-in and release 21 Large Mouth Bass, all alive for a total weight of 86.89 pounds. The next tournament will be held on the Nanticoke River 6/27/10 launching from Phillips Landing.

 Tournament Result:

 Place

Team 

No. Fish 

Lunker 

Weight 

 1

 Hogan/Kibler

5.33 

19.38 

 2

 Essick/Pirollo

 4.56

 19.31

 3

 Austin/Hickman

3.62 

14.86 

 4

Morris/Dick

3.41 

13.20 

 5

Abey/Williams

5.60* 

7.30 

 6

 Perrego

3.46 

5.91 

 7

 Alexander/Walls

4.79 

4.79

 8

 Wich

2.14 

2.14 

 9

 Denault/Pittman

0

 9

 Walters/Seamans

 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Lunker


First Place Upper Bay 5.8.10

Wicomico River Open Team - 4/3/10

The Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation launched its first open team tournament of the season on the Wicomico River in Salisbury, MD on Saturday April 3rd. The field had a beautiful day weatherwise to work with, however, the fish were not as cooperative.

Leading the field was 1st year DBFN President Don Denault and his parnter Glen weighing in a 5-fish limit for 12.91lbs. The team found their limit of fish casting lizards to laydown wood on the main river.

In 2nd place was the team of Mark Hogan and Tony Kibler weighing in 4 fish for 9.99 lbs. Mark and Tony found their fish using the shakyhead.

In 3rd place was Brian Burrows, who only managed one fish, but it was good enough for the day's lunker at 3.05lbs. Brian was pitching jigs to main river wood in about 6 feet of water.

The next Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation open team tournament will launch out of Turner's Creek in Betterton, MD on the Upper Bay on Saturday May 8th. The open tournaments are open to anyone. tournament rules and registration forms can be found on the home page at http://www.eteamz.com/delaware_bass/handouts/index.cfm?cat=83146&id=811598

 

 Place

Team 

No. Fish 

Lunker 

Weight 

 1

 Don/Glen

2.76 

12.91 

 2

 Mark/Tony

4

 2.84

 9.99

 3

 Brian Burrows

3.05 *

3.05 

 4

 Shelton/Jeff

2.54 

2.54 

 5

 Tim/Jeff

2.52 

2.52 

 6

 Dwayne/Jay

2.06 

2.06 

 7

 Josh/Bob

1.99 

1.99 

 8

 Greg/Jay

1.91 

1.91 

 9

 Hendren/Briane

1.73 

1.73 

 10

 Ryan/Melvin

 0

 10

 Brian/Mike

 0

0

 10

 Bryan/Don

 0

 10

 Fabian/Jim

 0

0 

*Lunker


2010 SQT
The 2010 Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation State Team
2010 Delaware B.A.S.S. State Team Qualifier - Results

The Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation held its 2010 State Team Qualifier this past weekend (10/11 and 10/12) on the Nantiocke River, the site of the 2010 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional, scheduled for September 2010.

The field of 45 competitiors found very little trouble weighing in limts for each of the 2 days of competition. Brian LaClair with Three Ponds Bassmasters took control on day 1 with a solid limit including the day's lunker with a 5.82 pound largemouth bass. Brian held on with another solid limit on Day 2 to capture 1st place on the team.

Larry Taylor, also of Three Ponds Bassmasters, posted good numbers on Day 1 and found the Day 2 lunker with a 3.51 pound largemouth bass that helped push him into 2nd place overall in the tournament.

Rounding out the top 12 places were Robert Smith, Jay Walls, Jim Short, Bobby Austin, Jeff Semans, Greg Alexander, Jay Pirollo, Fabian Rodriguez, Mark Hogan, and Roger Shirkey Sr. 1st alternate will be Marlon Algier.

 

 Place

 Name

No. Fish 

Lunker 

Weight 

 1

 Brian Laclair

 10

 5.82

 21.48

 2

 Larry Taylor

 10

 3.51

 21.31

 3

 Robert Smith

 10

 3.22

 19.78

 4

 Jay Walls

 10

 2.61

 19.48

 5

 Jim Short

 10

 3.04

 19.06

 6

 Bobby Austin

 10

 4.93

 18.42

 7

 Jeff Semans

 10

 1.86

 16.01

 8

 Greg Alexander

 10

 3.25

 15.54

 9

 Jay Pirollo

 10

 2.28

 15.39

 10

 Fabian Rodriguez

 9

 2.68

 14.81

 11

 Mark Hogan

 10

 3.51

 14.78

 12

 Roger Shirkey Sr

 10

 2.11

 14.60

 13

 Marlon Algier

 10

 3.46

 14.52

 14

 Richard Mills

 9

 3.31

 14.42

 15

 Rodney Oberdick

 10

 2.10

 14.28

 16

 Terry Algier

 10

 2.03

 13.97

 17

 Neal Miller

 10

 1.77

 13.84

 18

 Mike Morris

 10

 2.06

 13.56

 19

 Shelton Walters

 10

 2.15

 13.34

 20

 Roger Shirkey Jr

 10

 1.86

 13.05

 21

 Steve Redden

 10

 1.74

 12.85

 22

 Aaron Kibler

 10

 1.81

 12.75

 23

 Tim Stump

 9

 2.71

 12.28

 24

 JT Fitzgerald

 10

 1.51

 11.98

 25

 Jeff Mandes

 9

 1.65

 11.63

 26

 Bryan Schauber

 9

 1.40

 10.41

 27

 Shea Lindale

 8

 2.39

 10.29

 28

 Bob Winward

 9

 1.63

 10.26

 29

 Andy Dick

 8

 1.73

 9.57

 30

 Josh Wich

 7

 2.92

 9.37

 31

 Ron Horton

 8

 1.51

 7.96

 32

 Doug Stierhoff

 6

 1.44

 7.32

 33

 Art Ayers

 5

 1.78

 6.17

 34

 Don Lauer

 5

 1.41

 6.15

 35

 Sam Miller

 5

 1.32

 5.52

 36

 Don Murray

 4

 1.50

 4.66

 37

 Marvin Mailey

 3

 1.91

 3.81

 38

 Bob Chango

 3

 1.54

 3.58

 39

 Dave Perrego

 3

 0

 3.50

 40

 Bob Wallace

 3

 1.29

 3.49

 41

 Jamie Foy

 3

 0.90

 2.62

 42

 Chuck Shelton

 2

 0.96

 1.99

 43

 Brian Barnes

 0

 0

 0

 43

 Duane Essick

 0

 0

 0

 43

 Tony Kibler

 0

 0

 0

 



Denault advances to the Federation Nation Championship

Tidewater's Don Denault leads the Delaware team and is headed for Sunny Florida!

Don Denault worked his way to the top of the standings after a tight battle with Jim Short for the lead at the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional in West Virgina last week. Both anglers should be applauded for finding quality fish on a less than perfect body of fish catching water, the Ohio River.

More impressive, Don finished 3rd overall in the tournament comprised of 72 anglers from 6 states including Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The team from Virginia took 1st place team honors and a new $30,000 Skeeter/Yamaha boat package. Delaware finished 5th as a team.

From here, Don Denault heads to the Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida in November to the National Championship, and potentially winning a shot to fish the Bassmaster Classic in February of 2010!

Congratulations Don and Good Luck!



Don Divisional 09
Don Denault from Tidewater Bass Club, headed to the National Championship...

Pocomoke River Open Team Tournament Results

Results from the last and final Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Open Team tournament on the Pocomoke River on August 2nd, launching out of Snow Hill, MD.

 

 Place

Team 

No. Fish 

Lunker 

Weight 

 1

 Seamans/Walters

 5

 4.59

 12.82

 2

 Morris/Elkins

 5

 3.33

 11.56

 3

 Frank/Frank

 4(1)

 2.69

 11.53*

 4

 Horvath/Stump

 5

 2.32

 10.01

 5

 Walls/Alexander

 5

 2.34

 9.83

 6

 Foy/Emerick

 5

 2.69

 9.59

 7

 Denault/Pittman

 5

 2.88

 9.38

 8

 Dixon/Dixon

 5

 2.32

 9.16

 9

 Barnes/Taylor

 5

 2.12

 8.73

 10

Kibler/Mitchell 

 5

 1.98

 8.49

 11

 Mandes/Mumma

 5

 1.99

 8.48

 12

Oberdick/Foy 

 5

 2.05

 7.98

 13

 Miller/Calloway

 5

 2.96

 7.34

 14

 Mills/Mills

 3

 1.33

 4.33

 * dead fish penalty 1/4 lb.

 

 



Thayer and Houghton Take 1st Place on the Upper Bay... 

The Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation held its 4th Open team tournament of the year on the Upper Bay launching out of Turner's Creek on the Sassafras River. The field saw plenty of action on this mildly hot summer day with 3/4 of the teams bringing in 5-fish limits.

The 1st place team of Ed Thayer and Paul Houghton, newcomers to the circuit, loaded the boat with a great bag of fish weighing 17.08 pounds. In 2nd place was the team of Greg Alexander and Jay Walls with a 5-fish limit for 16.75 pounds, and rounding out 3rd was the team of Don Denault and Glen Pittman.

The day's lunker was a 5.03 pound largemouth bass caught by the team of Richard and Andrew Mills.

The 5th and final tournament of the year will be on the Pocomoke River in Snow Hill, MD on August 2nd. Just as a reminder these tournaments are open to the public and anyone that meets the eligibility requirments in the tournament rules may enter.

 

Place 

Team 

No. Fish 

Lunker 

Weight 

 1

Thayer/Houghton

4.00 

17.08 

 2

Alexander/Walls 

3.89 

16.75 

 3

Denault/Pittman

3.66 

16.30 

 4

Mills/Mills

 5.03

15.10 

 5

Hogan/Kibler

5

4.50

12.64

 6

Abey/Perrego

4.42 

12.09 

 7

Austin/Walters

2.87 

11.86 

 8

Horvath/Stump

5

2.58

8.69 

 9

Dick/Dickson

1.90 

6.59

 10

Redden/Winward

3

2.53 

5.93

 11

Essick/Porillo

0

0

0

 



Sass Open 09
Ed and Paul Display their winning catch, 17.08 pounds of bass...

Tuesday, July 14
Nanticoke River Team Tournament Results

results:

 Place

Team 

No. Fish 

Lunker 

No. Dead

Penalty 

Total 

 Points

 1

 Alexander/Walls

 5

 3.16

 

 12.29*

 100

 2

 Taylor/Littleton

 5

 3.09

 0

 

 11.42

 99

 3

 Kibler/Kibler

 5

 2.43

 0

 

 10.05^

 98

 4

 Rodriguez/Short

 5

 2.21

 0

 

 10.05^

 97

 5

 Shelton/Foraker

 5

 3.15

 0

 

 8.67

 96

 6

 Mills/Boney

 5

 2.17

 0

 

 8.09

 95

 7

 Morris/Shirkey

 5

 2.06

 0

 

 7.48

 94

 8

 Stump/Horvath

 5

 2.03

 0

 

 6.92

 93

 9

 Mandes/Seamans

 5

 -

 0

 

 6.90

 92

 10

 Rehm/Smith

 5

 2.11

 0

 

 6.45

 91

 11

 Oberdick/Bandelewski

 5

 2.10

 0

 

 5.98

 90

 12

 Denault/Denault

 5

 1.50

 0

 

 5.92

 89

 13

 Horton/Murray

 5

 1.56

 0

 

 5.84

 88

 14

 Winward/Redden

 5

 1.72

 0

 

 5.77

 87

 15

Hogan/Zimmerman

 5

 -

 0

 

 5.23

 86

 16

 Smith/Seamans

 0

 -

 0

 

 0

 15

 16

 Fitzgerald/Muncy

 0

 -

 0

 

 0

 15

 16

 Essick/Porillo

 0

 -

 0

 

 0

 15

*includes .25 pound penalty for dead fish

^ kibler/kibler won tie breaker over Rodriguez/Short with big fish



Rhem and Smith take 1st on the Potomac River

The Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation held its 2nd open team tournament of the year on Sunday May 3rd at the Potomac River out of Smallwood State park. We saw an extremely low attendance record at this event but nonetheless, someone went home with more money than when they arrived.

The 1st place prize of $350 went to the team of Doug Rhem and Stacey Smith, along with a lunker check for $50. the pair weighed in a 5-fish limit of bass for 15.25.

The 2nd place award went to the team of Jay Walls and Greg Alexander, weighing a 5-fish limit of 14.04.

3rd place went to the team of Mike Morris and Shelton Walters, who weighed a 4-fish limit of bass totaling 10.73.

The next tournament scheduled is on the Nanticoke River launching out of Phillips Landing in Laurel on June 20th.


Handout: 2009 Open Team Results

Essick and Pirollo claim victory at the Link's Marine Open on the Upper Bay...

The Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation wrapped up its 1st tournament of the new season Sunday April 26th on the Upper Chesapeak Bay. Just a week after the BASS Northern Division Open, in which the bay saw close to 200 boats and more scatter across its flats and creeks, the results were very nearly the same. the tournament sponsored by Link's Marine in Newark, kicked off at 7AM out of Anchor Marina with a reduced field of only 16 boats. The economy appears to have the numbers down, but the payout, thanks in part to Link's Marine Bonus Bucks of $500 to winner,  is just a great as last year's event.

On a day when the bite was found to be a bit tough for the keeper size fish, a few teams managed to find some good fish, as always. The 1st place finishing team of Duane Essick and Jay Pirollo, both of Diamond State Bassmasters, brought a healthy 5-fish limit to the scales weighing 16.29 pounds. 1st place award including the Link's Marine Bonus Bucks went to the team in the amount of $1,172.

The 2nd place finishing team of Mark Hogan and Tony Kibler, of Tidewater Bass Club, found enough good fish to make a great showing at the scales to bring a total of 5 fish in for 13.14 pounds. Three Ponds Bassmasters anglers Mike Morris and Brian Leclair finish out the top three with a 4 fish bag weighing 10.56.

Honorable mention goes out to the team of Tim Stump and Jeff Horvath for the day's lunker, a largemouth bass weighing 4.50 pounds, that earned a nice big bass payout of $160.

The Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation would also like to thank Tim and Jeff for their efforts as Tournament Directors, as well as Bob Wallace, the DBFN Conservation Director, for supplying and setting up the fish holding tanks for the weigh-in. Your work is appreciated.

The next stop on the Delaware BASS Federation Nation trail is theh Potomac River on May 3rd, launching from Smallwood State Park in Maryland.



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Duane and Jay with 16+ pounds of Chesapeake Bay bass...
Handout: 2009 Open Team Results

B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship Results
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Disappointment after the Day 1 Cancellation...

Delaware's Greg Alexander Falls Short of the Classic Berth

The B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship concluded Saturday after a disappointing week filled with postponements, delays and cancellations during the practice period and official competition days. The weather in Kansas in November proved a worthy adversary for anglers on the water, as they awaited their chances at taking the next step towards earning their Classic berth and representing their repsective divisions of the Federation Nation.   

The cancellation of the official practice day and the postponement of day 1 action, an eventual cancellation itself, set the stage for a very tough week on the water. Competition commenced on day 2 and day 3 competition was again postponed until saturday. The weather effects certainly took it's toll on anglers both physically and mentally.

Delaware's Greg Alexander faced an even tougher battle after day 2 finding himself fishless and in 3rd place in the Mid-Atlantic standings behind divisional leader Dave Halcomb and 2nd place Ken Baumgartner, each with single fish for 2-02 and 1-11 respectively.

Day 3 left the door open for any and all contenders on this tough fishery. A valiant effort was put forth by Alexander to catapult him atop the division by bringing in two fish for 4-12, but another pair of fish caught by Pennsylvania's Baumgartner for 4-7 sealed the deal for the Pennsylvania champion.

For more results on the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship, click here for the full story...

The Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation extends our sincere congratulations and special thanks to Greg Alexander on a strong finish and for representing the Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation with true professionalism.



Wednesday, October 8
2009 Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation State Team Qualifier - Results

The Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation held its annual State Team Qualifier on the Nanticoke River on October 4th and 5th. Twelve anglers and one alternate qualified through the one-time event to make the 2009 team which will be headed to West Virginia in September of 2009 for the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional.

The team members are, in order of finish:

 Place

Angler 

Weight 

Club 

 1

 Larry Taylor

 16.85

 Three Ponds

 2

 Don Denault

 16.62

 Tidewater

 3

 Wayne Mills

 15.79

 Del-Mar

 4

 Jeff Mandes

 15.67

 Three Ponds

 5

 Mike Morris

 14.64

 Three Ponds

 6

 Jay Porillo

 14.16

 Diamond State

 7

 Tim Stump

 14.04

 Del-Mar

 8

 Shelton Walters

 12.56

 Del-Mar

 9

 Jeff Seamans

 12.55

 Tidewater

 10

 Duane Essick

 12.52

Diamond State 

 11

 Jim Short

 12.48

 Three Ponds

 12

 Aaron Kibler

 10.65

 Tidewater

1st Alt.

 Ryan Smith

 8.29

 Tidewater



Greg Alexander Wins the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Divisional at Kerr Reservoir

by Andy Crawford, BASS Senior Writer

CLARKSVILLE, Va. — Greg Alexander visited John H. Kerr Lake a month before the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional, and put together a solid pattern. By the time official practice began, however, Alexander knew he would have to throw that out and start all over.

"When I was here a month ago, I was catching 15 pounds," the Delaware Federation Nation member said. "I was fishing the main run up the river, but with (Tropical Storm Hannah), I knew that was trash."

Click here for the full story...



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Delaware's Greg Alexander with two of his final day's catch to propel him to 1st

Essick and Porillo Find a Way to Pull Off the Win...

Two new faces stole the show at the Nanticoke River Open Team tournament, the 3rd Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Open this year. On this Father's Day which drew a smaller attendance than the previous Opens, Dwayne Essick and partner Jay Porillo, locked up a first place finish with a fantastic sack of fish, in Naticoke River terms, weighing 12.49 pounds. The bite on the Nanticoke has been a bit tougher this year as teams are finding out, but as always someone will figure them out.

Taking honors in 2nd place is the team of Mark Hogan and Aaron Kibler, both of  Tidewater Bass Club in Milford with 5 fish weighing 11.21 pounds, another good limit of fish for a lunker challenged river such as the Nanny. Following up in 3rd place was the team of Greg Alexander and Jay Walls, also of Tidewater, with 5 fish weighing 10.31 pounds.

An honorable mention again to Dwayne Essick and Jay Porillo for landing the day's lunker weighing a mere 3.54 pounds.

The next and last Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation open Team Tournament for 2008 will be held on the Pocomoke River launching out of Byrd Park in Snow Hill, MD on Sunday August 3rd. The draw meeting will be held Wednesday July 30th at 7:00PM at the Paradee Center in Dover. late registrations will be held at the ramp the morning of the tournament, prior to launch. For questions, call 302.339.2133...

 


Handout: 2010 Team Tx Registration Forms, Rules, and Payout

A Recurring Theme on the Choptank River...

The Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation held its second team tournament of the year on Sunday May 4th. The tournament launched out of Martinak State Park on the Choptank River in Denton at 6AM. A total of 12 teams competed for a top prize of $588 for 1st place. Topping the field of the 12 team anglers were once again, Jay Walls and Greg Alexander weighing in a healthy bag of 14.64 pounds of fish to take 1st place.  Finishing 2nd overall was the team of Mark Hogan and Jordy Zimmerman weighing in a nice 4-fish bag going for 11.88 pounds.  The Lunker payout of $120 also went to the 1st place team as Jay and Greg weighed in a 3.89 pound largemouth, topping Mark and Jordy's larget fish by a mere .07 pounds! Congratulations! The rest of the field stuggled to weigh-in any keeper-sized fish on this beautiful early May day.

The DBFN paid out a total of $960 for a field of 12 boats. Not a bad day's work.

Final results are attached below...

The next DBFN Open Team Tournament will be held on the Nanticoke  River launching out of Phillips Landing in Laurel on Sunday June 15th. Late Registrations will be accepted at the ramp prior to launch...



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Greg Alexander and Jay Walls display their day's catch...
Handout: 2008 Open Team Results

The 2008 Upper Bay Open Team Tournament a Huge Success Despite Windy Conditions...
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Greg and Jay take 1st place

The Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation held its first team tournament of the year on Sunday April 20th. A total of 28 teams competed for a top prize of $980 plus the additional $500 bonus bucks contributed to the 1st place winner on behalf of Link’s Marine in Newark. Topping the field of the 28 teams, Jay Walls and Greg Alexander crushed the competition and brought to the scales a 26.70 sack of fish that beat the closest competitor by just over 7 ½ pounds to take 1st place.  Finishing 2nd overall was the team of Shelton Walters (2007 National Championship Qualifier) and Mike Morris for a solid 19.18 pounds of fish. The team of Rob Hager and Dan Capano followed up the leaders with a 3rd place finishing total of 17.32 pounds. Mark Hogan and Tony Kibler rounded out 4th place by hauling in 17.19 pounds and a shot at lunker that fell short with a beautiful 5.19 pound largemouth bass. Finally wrapping up the 5th paid finish for the Upper Bay open was the team of Jeff Mandes and Richard Seamans with a healthy 16.55 pound bag. Honorable mention AND $280 goes out to the team of Mark and Lou Pecsi for the day’s heaviest fish weighing 5.38 pounds. Congratulations to all.

The DBFN paid out a total of $2,240 plus the $500 Link’s Marine Bonus Bucks for a field of 28 boats. Special thanks go out to Bob Moody and his Fisher’s of Men Delaware division staff for providing the help and equipment for the day’s weigh-in activities.

The next DBFN Open Team Tournament will be held on the Choptank River out of Martinak State Park in Denton, MD on Sunday May 4th. Registrations will be accepted at the ramp prior to launch...


Handout: 2008 Open Team Results

2008 Delaware BASS Federation Nation SQT Results

The Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation held the 2008 State Team Qualifier on the Upper Bay Sunday November 4th. The field of 30 anglers launched out of Turner's Creek shortly after 6:00 AM.  The top 12 finishing anglers qualified for the State team which will head to Kerr Lake in September for the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Divisional, hosted by Virginia. The State Team members are as follows in order of finish and weight:

1. Dave Perrego (14.04),

2. Mark Hogan (13.30),

3. Aaron Kibler (12.86),

4. Duane Essick (12.44),

5. Frank Daniels (10.31),

6. Jim Short (10.28),

7. Tim Stump (10.18),

8. Greg Alexander (9.87),

9. Bob Winward (9.74),

10. Richard Mills (9.34),

11. Steve Redden, (8.24),

12. Shelton Walters (6.86), and

1st Alternate Bob Moody (6.49).



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2008 Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation State Team

2007 Federation Nation Championship - Results (Lake Tohopekaliga, Kissimmee, FL)

Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation's very own Shelton Walters competed in the 2007 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship this past November 8-10. Shelton fished the three-day event placing 37th overall with 5 fish for 6-0 pounds. Shelton earned the berth to the National Championship when he topped the field of Delaware anglers at the Mid-Atlantic Disivional held on Three Rivers in Pittsburgh back in September, where he finished 2nd overall with 11 fish weighing 16 lbs 11 oz.  For details on the 2007 National Championship and final results, click here.

Congratulations to Shelton for a great 2007 season!



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Delaware's Shelton Walters Hams it up on Day 2...

B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional - Final results
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The 2006 Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation State Team Members pictured above.

Standing Left to Right: Lew Boulden, Todd Case, Steve Poole, Rick Webb, Dave Perrego, Fabian Rodriguez, and JT Fitzgerald. Kneeling Left to Right: Bob Moody, Bob Chango, Tim Stump, Greg Alexander, Ryan Smith, and Aaron Kibler


The 2006 Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation State Team represented Delaware in its usual strong fashion as the team managed a 2nd place finish among some very tough competitors in the Mid-Atlantic Divisional tournament held on the Potomac River September 27th thru 29th. The individual results and quest for the bid to go on to fish the Federation Nation National Championship held plenty of drama as two of Delaware's top anglers tied in the 3-day individual competition. Greg Alexander and JT Fitzgerald, both of Tidewater Bassmasters tallied a 3-day total of 12 fish weighing 26 pounds 14 ounces. Greg won the 3rd tie breaker (largest total daily weight) and is headed on the National Championship. Congratulations to both anglers for their fine performance and representation.




2007 Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation SQT Results - June 30 & July 1
The results from the 2007 Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation State Team Qualifier (SQT) are attached below in a MS Excel spreadhseet format.

Congratulations to the 12 members and one alternate for making the State Team lead by Greg Alexander of Tidewater who finished 1st overall with a combined total of 17.21 pounds in the two-day event. Bob Austin managed to finish just behind Greg, after leading the first day with 10.66 pounds, and finishing with a healthy 16.90 pounds. A strong push by the nearest competitors Shelton Walters, JT Fitzgerald, and Mark Hogan rounded out the top five with 16.87, 16.17, and 15.71 respectively. 

Filling the rest of the team includes, Tony Kibler (15.08), Tim Stump (14.80), Richard Mills(14.56), Bob Winward (14.08), Steve Poole (13.53), Don Denault (13.41), and Steve Redden (13.19). Rick Webb (12.83) qualified as the 1st Alternate for the team. President Don Murray will act as 2nd Alternate.

The team will now focus on the Mid-Atlantic Divisional to be held this September, presumably in Pittsburgh.

Congratulations to the team and good luck!


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Handout: Delaware SQT Results

Tidewater Wins Bass Club World Championship Region 2 Qualifier...

Congratulations to the members of Tidewater that fished the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Bass Club World Championship (BCWC) Division 2 Regional Tournament July 18th – 21st.  The team of Greg Alexander, Tony Kibler, Mark Hogan, Jay Walls, JT Fitzgerald, and John Nichols took first place in the two-day team tournament against the region’s top bass club competitors on Great Sacandaga Lake in New York. The Tidewater Team was the only team to represent the Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and did it in outstanding fashion.

The team’s next stop is the Bass Club World Championship, October 8-13, 2007 at a location not yet determined. The top finishing team at the BCWC will win a fully rigged Triton bass boat for each member. For more details on the BCWC click here.

Final Results, click
here.



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Mark Hogan, Tony Kibler, Greg Alexander, Jay Walls, JT Fitzgerald, John Nichols

Sunday, October 10
2011 DBFN State Team

Congratulations to the 2011 DBFN State Team Members. I want to say thank you to those that helped out during the weigh in's with a special thanks to Morgan Rider who helped set up, record weights, and clean up each day. Below are the 13 team members and thier total weights.

 

 1  Ron Littleton 19.66 
 2  Jim Short 15.96 
 3  Craig Morris 15.06 
4  Greg Alexander  14.95 
 5  Larry Taylor 14.93 
 6  Mike Morris 14.18 
 7  Chris Price 12.90 
 8  Kenny Robinson 12.88 
 9  Shelton Walters 12.75 
 10  Fabian Rodriguez 12.51 
 11  Mark Hogan 12.39 
 12  Gratn Callaway 11.72 
 13  Bobby Smith 11.11 

 



2011 SQT

4/16/11 Upper Bay Open Tournament Results



7 Teams braved the weather on 4/16/11 for the DBFN Open Team tournament on the Upper Bay. Despite gale winds, heavy rain, and the threat of sever thunder storms, they headed out on the upper bay seeking the five biggest bass.

First place went to the team of Duane Essick and Jay Pirollo who were able to weigh 4 fish in that weighed 17.56 pounds. Thier sack of fish was anchored by two fish over 5 pounds. One of these fish was the tournament lunker, wieghing in at 5.41 pounds. Jay and Duane were able to find these fish by locating "new grass" in small bays. They threw spinner baits and crankbaits.

The second place team of Mark Hogan and Tony Kibler were able to weigh in 4 fish as well for a total weight of 14.12. Their bag was anchored by a very impressive 5.22 pound bass. They found there bass holding on shallow wood near drop offs. They were using Senkos and Creature Baits.

 Shelton Walters and Jeff Semans came in third place weighing in 3 fish for a total weight of 8.22. They caught there fish on Sweet Beavers, Senkos and Spinner Baits. They targeted the section of creeks that had cleaner waters with riprap, woodlaydowns, and stumps.

I want to thank all of those that came out and fished the tournament. Our next open tournament will be held on 5/28/11 on the Wicomico River. The draw will be 5/25/11.

Full Results:

 Place

Team 

 #Fish

 Lunker

Total 

 1

Essick/Pirollo 

5.41* 

17.56 

 2

Hogan/Kibler 

5.22 

14.12 

 3

Walters/Semans 

DNW 

8.22 

 4

Abey/Williams 

DNW 

DNW 

DNW 

 5

Perrego/Rogers

DNW

DNW 

DNW 

 6

Walls/Alexander 

DNW

DNW 

DNW 

 7

Wich/Asti 

DNW

DNW 

DNW 

* = Tournament Lunker

DNW = Did Not Wiegh



Wicomico River Tourny Results



13 Teams fished the 2nd event for 2011 on the Wicomico River. The teams launched out of Salisbury at safe light and weighed in at 2pm.

Taking first place was the team of Smith and Taylor who weighed in 5 fish for a total weight of 15.98 pounds. Thier bag was anchored by a 3.64 pound large mouth. They keyed on fishing main river structure in and around the Salisbury area.

Second place went to the team of Brewer and Robinson who also weighed in 5 fish for a total 13.45 pounds.  Their bag was anchored by the tournament lunker which weighed 4.34 pounds.

Third place honors went to the team of S.Taylor and Dill who weighed in 5 fish for a total weight of 13.01 pounds. The team was penalized a quarter of a pound due to a dead fish so the offical weight was 12.76 pounds. Their bag limit was anchored by a 4.14 pound bass.

I would like to thank all that came out and fished the event. Also thanks to those that helped during weigh in. The next event will be held on the Nanticoke River on July 2 2011. We will be launching out of Phillips Landing. Don't forget that this tournament will start the new tournament fee of $70 plus an optional $10 Lunker pot.

Full Field Results:

 Place

Team 

# Fish 

Lunker 

Penalty 

Weight 

Points 

 1

Smith/Taylor 

3.64 

15.98 

150 

 2

Brewer/Robinson

4.34* 

13.45 

 149

 3

S.Taylor/Dill 

4.14 

.25 

12.76 

 148

 4

Walls/Alexander 

3.15 

12.46 

 147

 5

Chango/Morris 

3.84 

12.16 

 146

 6

Short/Rodriguez 

0.00 

11.91 

 145

 7

Vaughn/Littleton 

0.00 

.25 

10.22 

 144

 8

Walters/Semans 

0.00 

9.76 

 143

 9

Hogan/Kibler 

0.00 

6.14 

 142

 10

Abey 

1.50 

1.50 

 141

 12

Hendren/Zimmerman

 0.00

0.00 

0.00 

0.00 

 50

 12

Horton/Murry 

0.00 

0.00 

0.00 

0.00 

 50

 12

Morris/Lozzi 

0.00 

0.00 

0.00 

0.00 

 50

*= Tournament big Bass

All weights reflect pentalies

Total Fish Wieghed: 44  Total Dead: 2    Total Weight: 106.84 pounds



Robinson and Brewer Win The DBFN Nantioke River



14 Teams headed out onto the mighty Nanticoke River on 7/2/11 during the 3rd stop of the Delaware B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Open Team Tournament Trail. This was the first tournament with the newly imposed, lower entry fee. The teams headed out around 5:30 Am all hunting for a 5 fish limit that would top the rest of the field.

 Taking first place honors was the team of Robinson and Brewer who came to the scales with a 5 fish limit that weighed 9.71 pounds. This limit was anchored by a 2.21 large mouth.

In second place was the team of Smith and Taylor who came to the scales with a nice Nanticoke River limit weighing in at 8.47 pounds. There limit was anchored by a 3.49 pound bass which also earned them the tournament lunker award as well.

Third place honors went to the team of Tomer and Kibler who managed to weigh in a tournament limit of 8.14 pounds.

 I want to take a moment to thank those that helped out during my absence at the weigh in. Without you all this tournament would not have been a successfull one.

 Full Field Results:

 Place

 Team

 # of Fish

Lunker 

 Total Weight

 1

 Robinson/Brewer

5

2.21 

9.71 

 2

 Smith/Taylor

3.49* 

8.47 

 3

 Tomer/Kibler

DNW 

8.14 

 4

 Walters/Semans

DNW

8.04 

 5

 Short/Rodriquez

DNW 

8.03 

 6

 Vaughn/Littleton

DNW 

8.01 

 7

 Hogan/Kibler

DNW 

7.67 

 8

 Chango/Morris

DNW 

7.34 

 9

 Morris/Barnes

DNW 

5.31 

 10

 Taylor/Dill

DNW 

2.48 

 11

 Callaway/Williams

DNW

DNW 

DNW

 11

 Stump/Horvath

DNW 

DNW 

DNW 

* = Tournament Lunker

DNW = Did Not Weigh

 



DBFN 7.2.11 1st Place

Alexander and Walls Clean Up on Choptank



The DBFN made its 4th stop for the year at the Choptank River on 7/24/11. 13 Teams showed up to not only badly the river, but the heat as well. The teams launched out of Martin Neck State Park around 5:30Am hoping to come into the scales with the 5 biggest fish.

Leading the way and taking first place was the team of Alexander and Walls. They came to the scales with an impressive 5 fish limit that weighed in at 13.94 pounds. This bag limit was anchored by the tournament lunker, 4.89 pounds.

Second place honors went to the team of Hogan and Kibler who came to the scales with a 5 fish limit weighing in at 9.96 pounds. Thier bag limit was anchored by a 3.27 pound large mouth bass.

Third place went to the team of Baker and Smitson who weighed in a 5 fish limit for a total of 8.81 pounds. Their bag was anchored by a 2.40 pound large mouth.

 I want to thank Jay Walls who battled the heat with me during weigh in and helped write down the offical weights. You help is greatly appreciated. I also want to remind everyone that the SQT is quickly approaching. The Entry form has been posted under the hand out section of the site.

Full Field Results:

 Place

Team 

No. Fish

Lunker 

Total Weight 

1 Alexander/Walls  4.89*  13.94 
Hogan/Kibler  3.27  9.96 
Baker/Smitson  2.40  8.81 
Callaway  3.17  6.74 
Littleton/Vaughn  2.50  6.52** 
Smith/Taylor  DNW  6.00** 
M. Morris  DNW  2.72 
Walters/Abey  1.43  1.43 
Chango/Morris  1.12  1.12 
10  Oberdick/Dixon  DNW  DNW  DNW 
10  Fitzgerald/Dunn  DNW  DNW  DNW 
10  Stump/Horvath  DNW  DNW  DNW 
10  Tomar/Kibler  DNW  DNW  DNW 

* = Tournament Lunker

** = Weight after dead fish penalty

 

 



1st Place DBFN 7.24.11