2013 CCBM Tournament Results and Standings
Looks like 2013 starts out the same way 2012 ended... Major cold front hits and brings a ton of rain, and 2012 Classic champ picks up where he left off.
Chester County Bass Masters holds it's season opener which was shaping up to be perfectly timed for the spawn. Unfortunately the days before were filled with rain and cold temperatures. After a short time of fishing it was apparent that this effected the fish in bad way.
Last year's Classic Champ and 2011 AOY Sean Geerlof was able to find some active fish but not until late in the day. His 5 fish weighing 7.59lbs was enough to best the nice turn out of 15 Anglers.
2012 AOY Stan Horne finishes in the money like he did last year 90% of the time. Stan was able to find some numbers of fish but the size was not where he was hoping it would be. His limit of Nanticoke River Bass weighed 5.38 lbs and gave him second place to start the season.
Third place was taken by a not so new, New Member. Jimmy Pitcherello who fished with us as a guest in recent years decided to make the jump to becoming a full member. It ended up being good timing as he takes a third place finish on a tough day with 3 fish weighing 4.28lbs
Jerry Gerlach finds himself on the other end of this bass weighing 2.49lbs and ended up being the Lunker for the 2013 opener .
A couple "Young Guns" along with an "Officer" shine on a breezy and dirty Potomac River. After changing our launch location to Fort Washington do to a Wounded Warriors Tournament occupying Smallwood Ramp, CCBM sees a change in the leaderboard.
Chester County Bass Masters newest member Paul Kimball makes himself at home with a win in his first tournament. Paul's bag of 3 fish weighed 8.86lbs which included the days Lunker that weighed 4.77 lbs. Paul is making an early charge to make the top 6 team for 2014
CCBM Club President Eli Amilani takes a close 2nd place finish on one of his favorite bodys of water. Eli also makes a big move up the AOY leader board into 2nd place as well. To Eli's surprise he hooks into a 13+ lb Snakehead first thing in the morning and focused on Bass for the rest of the day. His bag of 3 fish weighed 7.58lbs, and took home a free Snakehead dinner.
Third place was taken by another new member named Tom Best. His bag weighed 4.38lbs and puts him on the 6th place in the AOY race. His fish on this tough day keeps him in the hunt as CCBM 2013 AOY
Nice Job guys!! See you on the North East River on June 1, 2013.
One boat shines while the rest of the field is left scrambling for a limit. Not since our 2011 Classic has a Boater and his Co-angler gone one - two in the results.
Chester County Bass Masters Dan Augustine strikes again from the back of the boat!!! Dan's 14.33 lbs of bass gives him a win in our first North East River tournament. Dan is no stranger to winning from the Co-Angler position. Many CCBM boaters know this all to well. This win keeps him very much in touch with the top anglers so far this season.
Jerry Gerlach is putting the "Sophomore Slump" jinx to rest. Jerry not only put himself on winning fish but also his Co-Angler as well. Jerry's bag of 5 bass weighed 14.08lbs putting him just behind the leader and over 3 lbs ahead of the next angler. This impressive finish moves him up into the top 3 in the AOY standings.
Third place was taken by Billy Allison who by his own admission "Professionally Released"(dropped at the side of the boat) the winning fish back into the North East River!! All in all Billy had a good day on the water, and some stories for off the water to tell... His bag of 3 fish weighed 10.78lbs
CCBM 2012 Rider of the Year turned boater Steve Weimar has a good day on the water while grinding out 3 fish to put him in 4th and take the Lunker of the Day honors. His big fish weighed 4.68lbs .
A weeks worth of heavy rain leaves the North East river VERY muddy leaving most anglers running looking for clean water. We have our 4th different winners in our first 4 tournaments.
Chester County Bass Masters Mark Ely Has a strong showing in our 2nd tournament on the North East River for 2013. His bag of bass weighing 16.43 lbs included the days lunker as well, and weighed 4.17 lbs. Mark is coming off of an impressive showing on Oneida Lake at our Federation Regional Tournament where he qualified for the Federation Classic and had the overall best finish on our Regional team. Nice work Mark!!
In his best showing of the year so far Lou Croce brings in a nice bag of muddy water bass. His limit weighing 11.88 lbs helps him to claim 2nd place by a very small margin of .03 lbs.
You can be sure Louie will be looking to pocket a win in our next tournament on July 13 th on the North East River.
Third place was taken by Jerry Gerlach who ran to clean water to catch his fish. His bag of 5 bass weighed 10.85lbs. This makes 2 tournaments in a row where Jerry takes a top 3.
Nice job done by all in less then ideal conditions!!
Two Anglers make it 2 in a row, A new leader in the AOY standing, And a long time CCBM member makes it into the top 3 on yet again another post front muddy tournament on the North East River.
Chester County Bass Masters Mark Ely has broken the trend.. After having 4 different winners in the first 4 tournaments Mark wins his second in a row!! On literally his last cast he lands his limit fish and hauls back to the ramp to see how he stacked up against the field of 17 anglers.
Mark squeaks past 2nd place with a bag weighing 17 lbs even which should put him in or close to the lead in the AOY race once he fishes his 6th tx.
Lou Croce follows up a 2nd place finish with yet another on the North East River. Falling just shy of the lead Louie brings in a bag of quality fish weighing 16.87 lbs. Louies bag was anchored by the days Lunker fish that weighed 5 lbs even.
After a slow start Louie is gaining some momentum and has his eye on the top 6.
Third place goes to no stranger to CCBM. Dave Lambert has been a member for years but his work schedule keeps him from fishing as much as he would like. This means one thing, make the most of your time when you are on the water and he did. With no fish around noon Dave catches his limit and a 3rd place finish. Dave's bag weighed 12.85lbs.
Nice Job Guys!! See you on the Marshy Hope on the 27th...
One angler makes it 3 in a row and tries to put AOY out of reach of the rest of the CCBM members, While 2 others show up in the top 3 for the 2nd time this year.
Mark Ely is trying to make it heard in 2013 that he is the guy to beat, and everyone is listening. Mark wins his 3rd in a row and takes Lunker on the new waters to the Chester County Club, the MarshyHope River.
Mark's 1 fish was the right one. His fish weighing 4.80 sneaks past 2nd place bag and moves him into 6th place while being a whole tx behind.
For the 2nd time in 2013 club President Eli Amilani takes home 2nd place honors. Early in the day Eli bags 2 keepers and spends the rest of the day weeding through short fish looking to upgrade. Like most this was done in vain as the club was plagued with small fish.
Eli finds himself in 4th place in the AOY race half way through the season in part to his 2 fish weighing 4.14lbs and his 2nd place finish.
Paul Kimball finds himself in the top 3 for the 2nd time in 3 tournaments. This new member is making a name for himself already and hopes to find himself in the top 6 by years end.
His bag of 2 fish weighing 2.70 barely puts him past CCBM Classic runner up from 2012 to steal 3rd place.
High water conditions and lots of debris puts a beating on boats, but does not stop some from anglers from loading the boat.
Dave Lambert puts some quality fish in the boat while taking his 2nd top 3 finish in the last 3 tournaments. Dave's bag of 4 fish included the days lunker which weighed 4.08 lbs. Dave's total weight was 9.66 lbs.
Dave is making a nice run in the AOY race and has a good shot at the top 6 if he keep this pace up.
After a strong start to the season with a win on the Nanticoke River, Sean Geerlof finished primarily in the middle of the pack since. In order to keep in touch with the top 3 Sean needed a strong finish.
After losing 2 quality fish early Sean makes the right adjustments and puts 4 in the boat and misses his limit fish right before running back to the ramp. His 4 fish go 8.34 lbs and gives him 2nd place.
George Waeckel's faith in the Conowing has officially been renewed. George had a good day on the water catching a limit of fish and weighing in a respectable 7.41 lbs and adds a strong 93 points to his AOY points.
George is looking forward to our next tournament on the Nanticoke on the 31st to hopefully repeat his performance here or even do better.
CCBM finally gets nice weather to hold a tournament, First time winner catches 2nd biggest bag, One makes it 2 in a row, And another catches a solid bag to help keep him in the top 5 .
Zach Weimar makes it into the winners circle for the first time as a CCBM member in a big way. Zach's bag of Nanticoke fish gives him the 2nd biggest bag ever caught in our tournaments on the Nanticoke River.
Zach's winning bag weighed an impressive 10.36 lbs and included the day's Lunker that weighed 4.01 lbs.
2011 AOY Sean Geerlof caught an early limit and a big fish kept him in the hunt for a win but could not find many good fish to cull with and found himself in 2nd place.
This is Sean's second 2nd place finish in a row and hopes to keep up the pressure on the current AOY leader in the last 4 club tournaments. His bag weighed 9. 23 lbs and gave him a 13 point boost in the standings.
Another Weimar makes it into the top 3. The Father of the "Father and Son Duo" comes to weigh in with a solid bag of fish. On any other day his bag may have given him a win, but instead walks away with 3rd place honors.
Steve's bag weighed 8.96 lbs. This good finish keeps him in the top5 in a tightening AOY race.
Current AOY keeps trolling along, while others do everything they can to keep up. One angler makes it 3 in a row and last years AOY shows he is one to keep an eye on whenever on the Conowingo!!
Mark Ely makes it win number 4 as the "E", "L", and "Y" keys start to show signs of wear on my keyboard. Mark is doing everything he can to fight off a charging field of anglers, and he is doing it with ease.
Marks limit of Large and Smallmouth weighing 15.51 lbs is one of the top bags of the year and the best anyone in the club has weighed in during a club tx on the Conowingo. His bag was anchored by the days lunker which weighed a whopping 4.96lbs.
Once again we see Sean Geerlof taking a 2nd place fish this year. This is his 3rd in a row. All he can do is shrug his shoulders as he trys to catch Mark Ely for AOY. He has not thrown in the towel yet with 3 tournaments remaining.
After a slow start Sean finds himself on the right pattern and fills his limit out with some solid fish. His bag of Large and Smallmouth Bass weighing 9.86 lbs give him some much needed pts in the AOY race.
There is no doubt that when you launch your boat on The Conowingo that you better account for 1 of the top 3 spots being occupied by Stan Horne. 4 out of the 5 tournaments the CCBM has held on this body of water has had Stan in the money and this tournaments is no different.
Stan's early limit was full of solid tournament fish. Stan's bag of Smallmouth Bass weighed 8.76 lbs and gave him a 3rd place finish. This finish also moves him up the AOY standing into 4th position and only a few pts out of 3rd with another Conowingo and 2 North East River tournaments remaining.
Congrats to all... See you on the North East River on October 12th.
A late season charge makes the AOY race as tight as it can be, one angler is adding his name to the list of guys to watch on the Upper Bay, and last years AOY is rolling.
Sean Geerlof is fishing as well as he as ever fished stringing 3 second place finishes with a win this week on the North East River. His bag weighing 17.06 lbs is the biggest bag weighed in this season.
This must win tournament for Sean puts him only 1 point behind the current AOY leader Mark Ely who helped his own cause by finishing in 4th. This upgraded his score 2 pts leaving Sean with more work to do in the last 2 tournaments.
Kyle Clevenger comes in and wacks'em after taking a break since early May.
Kyles bag of healthy fish weighed 14. 40 lbs and gives him a 2nd place finish. Kyle is starting to figure out the Upper Bay Bass and should be one to follow in the CCBM Classic on November 2nd and 3rd on the North East River.
When you think of consistency and The Chester County Bass Masters one name usually comes to mind, Stan Horne.
Last year Stan cashed in all events he fished and is getting into a grove in 2013. This 3rd place finish gives him his second in a row as we head to the place where Stan usually finds a way to place, the Conowingo.
His bag of Bass weighed 13.58 lbs and keeps him in the top 3 for 2013.
Lunker was caught by our 4th place angler in the AOY race. The larger of the 2 pigs caught by Jerry Gerlach weighed 4.58 lbs
Congrats to all... See you on the Conowingo on October 26th.
One angler makes it official, 5 in a row for one angler is not enough, and a new member makes a leap into the top 3. AOY standing tighten up.
Mark Ely continues his tear in 2013. Mark wins his 5 th tournament this year and put the AOY race to rest. With 2 tournaments left Mark had to win to seal the deal.
Mark weighed in a limit of Bass weighing 10.19 lbs to win and comes up .09 lbs shy of Lunker as well.
In 2nd place is our newest member to the Chester County Bass Masters Sam Montalto. Sam weighed in an impressive limit of bass weighing 8.46 lbs and takes some momentum heading into the last tx of 2013.
For the 5th tournament in a row Sean Geerlof has finished in the top 3. This late season burst has put Sean in position to fight for AOY .
With Mark winning this event, it put the Sean's AOY chances out of reach but solidly puts him in 2nd place overall going into the last tx of 2013
His bag of Bass weighing 7.40 lbs sneaks him into 3rd place
Lunker was caught by George Waeckel.
His Bass weighing 3.50 lbs is a solid keeper on the Conowingo and sends the CCBM to the 2013 Classic on the North East River on November 2-3.
The 2010 AOY and Classic Champ has a strong showing to finish the year, One angler makes a big change on day 2 to move way up in the Classic results, While a familiar face takes a top 3 in the CCBM Grand Finally.
Lou Croce puts it all together and brings home the CCBM Classic Championship. He was the only club member able to get limits on back to back days and it paid off. His 2 day total weighed 25.83 lbs topping the 2nd place angler by more then 3 lbs.
For the second year in a row Jerry Gerlach takes runner up honors at our club Championship. Self admitted mistake on day one put Jerry down the leaderboard with only 6 lbs. His adjustment on day 2 worked perfectly as he almost brought in this years largest bag. His 2 day total was 22.65 lbs. His day 2 bag included a kicker fish that weighed 4.45 lbs and enough for the Day 2 Lunker.
When the fishing is tough do not count this guy out. Stan Horne who weighed in the 2nd most fish of the tournament also weighs in the 3rd best bag.
His bag of 9 keeper fish weighed 20.69 lbs. Stan put together a late day pattern but fell short on time while trying to fill his limit but takes home 3rd place.
Day 1 Lunker and the overall Classic Lunker was weighed in by Kyle Clevenger. This also gives Kyle the club Lunker for all of 2013.
His fish weighed 5.13 lbs which anchored his day 1 bag of 11.34 lbs.