Burns and Miller win Tournament of Champions

On October 1st and 2nd the Federation Team Trail held its Tournament of Champions on the Connecticut River out of Norm’s Marine in Hinsdale New Hampshire.  9 Team qualified and competed for the title of TOC Champions.

Day 1 the water was high and flowing.  The wind was light and variable, sunny skies.  The anglers were able to run upriver to the big island with no problem if they chose.  Some did and were rewarded with some great smallmouth action.  Other boats stayed down river to chase the good largemouth population in the southern end of the river and they caught them.  Day one leader with 27.52 LBS of Largemouth was the team of Steve Julius and Joe Smith.  Second with 26.17 LBS of Largemouth was Bruce Burns and Dave Miller.  They also had Lunker Largemouth 4.88 LBS.  Third with 20.53 LBS was Steve Marshall and Norm Cormier.  Fourth was Steve Kaczenski and Anthony Consolini with20.37 LBS. Rounding out the top five with 20.23 LBS of Smallmouth was Bob Rivet and Billy Sullivan.  Lunker Smallmouth was a tie between the team of Kaczenski and Consolini and the team of Langton and Strazzere with a 3.61 LB smallie.

            Day 2 the anglers had cloudy and windy conditions with very little flow to the river.  Another day on the river another big bag of largemouth for Bruce Burns and Dave Miller as they brought 23.83 LBS of largemouth on day 2 with a total of 50.0 LBS to take the Team Trail Tournament of Champions title!  They also weighed in a 4.85 LB largemouth for Lunker.  Great job guys!  This was the third win this year on the trail for this great team!  Second place went to Steve Julius and Joe Smith with 15.32 LBS on day 2 for a total 42.84 LBS.  Third place went to Steve Kaczenski and Anthony Consolini with 18.58 LBS and 38.95 LBS for the two days.  Steve and Anthony took day 2 Lunker smallmouth with a 4.03LB smallie. Fourth place went to Bob Rivet and Billy Sullivan with 18.58 LBS day two and total of 38.81 LBS.  Fifth place went to Dave McNary and Justin Wilson 20.01 LBS day 2 and over all total of 34.28.  Great job by all the anglers as every team cashed in on the TOC. Hope we see you all back next year!

Special Thanks to Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce

                                        

We are now headed to The Bass Federation District 16 National Semi-Final between the Massachusetts Bass Federation and the Vermont Bass Federation.  We need to stop and thank those that support us in our quest for a birth in The Bass Federation National Championship. We need to thank Ticonderoga, New York and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce for their continued support of bass fishing events in Ticonderoga.  As we descend on Ticonderoga make sure you tell the stores, hotels, gas stations and restaurants you visit how thankful we are for what Ticonderoga and TACC do for us anglers!

Bruce Burns and Dave Miller Crush Big Bass at Wentworth!

Over 27 pound bag rocks it for Massachusetts Bass Federation Team Trail win! Bruce Burns and Dave Miller weighed in 27.62 LBS of fish to take the final Massachusetts Bass Federation Team Trail Tournament.  They weighed in Lunker Largemouth with a 5.34 Largie.  They had a banner day!  They took first place, Lunker Largemouth and the 50/50! Yikes team is on fire!  Second place went to Mark Consolini and Tim Jacques with 19.73 LBS.  Third place went to Tyler Gonzalez and Romano Duncan with 19.6 LBS  Tyler and Romano also took Lunker Smallmouth with a 3.21 smallie!  It’s now on to the Team Trail Tournament of Champion!  Good luck to all that made it to this years TOC!

Mark Consolini and Tim Jacques take Massachusetts Bass Federation Team Trail Tournament at Otis Reservoir

Mark and Tim weighed in 21.48 LBS to edge out the team of Burns and Miller for the win!  Bruce and Dave had 21.00 LBS to take second place.  They also had Lunker Largemouth with a 4.81 LB fish.  The team of Rocco Cammarata and Tab Brown took third place with 17.55 lbs.  This team had lunker Smallmouth with a 2.39 LB smallmouth.  Great job by all that competed!