Chester County Bass Masters Open Tournaments
Open North East River in North East, MD
Chester County Bass Masters is holding an open, buddy tournament on Saturday, November 9, 2013 on the Northeast River (Susquehanna Flats) out of Anchor Marine.
Entry fee: $90.00 per boat
Prize money: 80% payback
Registration: 1 hr before launch until launch
Launch: Safe Light
Weigh-in: 2:30 pm
Lunker pool: $10.00 per boat; 100% payback.
Field Format: One or two anglers per boat, 5 fish per team. 49 boat limit.
Mail entry form and fees, made payable to Chester County Bass Masters, to:
Chester County Bass Masters
204 Robin Hood Lane
Aston, PA 19014
...or, you may enter at the ramp.
Chester County Bass Masters reserves the right to refuse participation in any and all club sponsored tournaments or events to an individual or group who has been disqualified from club or non-club tournaments or events for unsportsmanlike conduct. All entrance fees will be forfeited if adverse conduct occurs during a tournament or event resulting in disqualification.
1 - 5 fish limit per boat. Largemouth or Smallmouth. 12" or greater in length from June 16 - Feb. 28; 15" or greater from Mar. 1 - June 15. (Short fish brought to the scales will result in loss of biggest fish)
2 - 8-ounce penalty per dead fish
3 - Artificial lures only. No live bait
4 - All 2013 Maryland fishing and boating laws will apply
5 - All boats must be equipped with an operational aerated live well (10 gal min.)
6 - All boats must have all safety equipment available
7 - All boats must be inspected before launching
8 - No alcohol or illegal drugs permitted
9 - A 1 lb. Per. minute penalty will be assessed for late return, up to 15 minutes. After 15 you are disqualified.
10 - Unsportsmanlike like conduct may result in a disqualification
11 - Please keep a courtesy distance from other boats
12 - Trolling as a means of fishing is prohibited
13 - In the event of a tie, the most-alive fish wins. If still a tie, the largest fish wins
14 - The decision of the Tournament Director is final
15 - There will be no fishing after your boat number is turned in at weigh-in
16 - It is up to you to have liability insurance coverage on your boat
17 - Solo entries are allowed
18 - Ramp fee is responsibility of the boater.
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2013 Chester County Open Standings
Open #5, November 9, 2013
The last Chester County Open of the season on Saturday Nov 9th found a low temp of 28 degrees waiting for the anglers at the Anchor Marine ramp. Fortunately the winds held off until the sun was able to warm the air temps into the 40's, enough to keep the ice off the rod guides and ditch the gloves.
22 Teams launched with air temps around 30 and water temps at 50 degrees, light cloud cover and 5 mph winds that eventually picked up to 10 - 15.
The bass were scattered and only 7 limits were brought to the scales for the 2:30 weigh in, including 3 bags over 19 pounds, excellent weights for the Upper Bay the past few weeks.
5 cash places were paid, along with 2 prize packs from sponsor products.
First place Cash went to Mike Piccolo. Fishing solo for the tournament Mike brought in 5 healthy Northeast River bass weighing 20.62 , surpassing the 2nd place team by just under a pound.
Mike's bag was anchored by a 5.89 lb largemouth, the 3rd biggest bass brought to the scales for the tournament.
Second place money was won by the team of Guy Lombardo and JR Schoenan who carried a heavy bag to the scales, weighing 5 bass for 19.74 to miss out on first by 0.88 lbs.
Guy and JR's bag was topped out by the Tournament big bass, a beautiful 6.03 Upper Bay largemouth earning the team the Lunker cash payout.
Third place prize money went to the team of Jerry Gerlach and Mark Ely bringing in 5 nice fish for another outstanding bag of 19.08 lbs, a 4.85 bass along with several more in the same size range had them within striking distance of the lead.
Open #4, September 7, 2013
15 anglers showed up on a chilly Saturday to fish the 4th Chester County Open of the year on the Northeast River. A major cold front rolled thru the area dropping the morning air temps down into the high 40's for the launch, more like late Fall weather than late summer. Water temps were in the low 70's with a heavy mist on the water for the first couple of hours.
The tournament winning team of John Detwiler and Ron Lutz took home first place cash bringing in a 5 bass limit that topped the scales at 15.63 pounds helped by a 4.22 largemouth.
2nd place cash and tournament lunker money was won by the team of Paul Wiley and Jon Crans with a 5 bass limit of 15.18 anchored with a healthy 5.45 largemouth.
3rd place money was won by the team of Ed Steffy and Scott Johnston with a 5 fish limit of 14.91 pounds anchored by a 4.05 big fish.
4th place team of Adam Weidman and Josh Kreider had 4 fish for 12.60, and 5th place team of Sean Geerlof and Stan Horne had 4 fish for 12.45, both teams received sponsor gifts from The Tackle Depot in Malvern, Pro Tec boat care products and D2 Lures.
Open #3 August 10, 2013
After fishing in a post storm deluge of debris filled muddy water and near gale force winds for the first 2 Opens, the 3rd of 5 CCBM Upper Bay Opens finally was graced with decent weather as 24 teams started a muggy August morning looking for largemouth on the Flats.
15 limits were brought in to the 2:30 weigh in at Anchor Marine, with 3 nice bags over 20 pounds.
Taking home First place cash and Lunker money was the team of Keith and Zach Cowan who brought 5 bass to the scales topping out at 22.20 pounds including the tournament lunker, a healthy 6.83 largemouth.
2nd place money went to the team of Ken Woods and Willie Barrat with another great bag weighing in at 21.84 Lbs with their big fish coming in at 5.32 lbs.
3rd place cash went to the team of John Shumate and James Bricker with a nice limit weighing 20.79 lbs, anchored with a big fish topping the scale at 5.94 lbs.
4th place money went to Ken Regalbato and Troy Polhamus with another nice bag weighing 18.50 lbs.
Taking 5th place money was the team of Donald Haskins and Rob Steiner with a limit weighing 18.19 lbs.
6th place team of John Valdez and Ed Davis brought in 17.06 lbs and
7th place team of Clyde and Hannah Brown brought 5 bass for 17.55 lbs. Both teams finished just out of the money and received sponsor products from Pro-Tec boat Polish/Sealant, Bass Cat and The Tackle Depot in Malvern, Pa.
Open #2 May 25, 2013
Forecasts of almost Gale force winds and 2 days of rain over the Upper Bay kept a lot of boats home. The parking lot at Anchor was nearly empty. The morning was cold in the low 40's, damp and windy, more like early March instead of the end of May but the threat of high winds and muddy water didn't stop 8 teams from plying the Upper bay in search of big bass.
Steady 25 mph winds with gusts to 35 + hampered fishing but a couple teams were able to get their limit.
The top team of Sean Geerlof and Stan Horne found a few big females, bringing in the winning sack of 5 largemouth for a nice wind driven bag of 18.65 pounds.
Second Place and Lunker went to the team of Kevin Gergel and Brian Wishanick with 15.56 pounds and a nice 6.00 lunker. ( just edging out a 5.98 bass of the 3rd place team )
Third place went to the team of James McMillen and John Haselbarth with 3 good bass for 10.72 pounds.
Open #1 April 7, 2013
Windy forecasts and a severe cold front Friday night that dumped an inch of rain over the Upper Bay kept a few boats home. The morning was cold and damp, more like early March instead of late April but the threat of high winds and muddy water didn't stop 11 teams from plying the Upper bay in search of the big bass.
The top team of Don White and Ralph Kappenstein found the big females, bringing in the winning sack of 5 largemouth for a nice post front bag of 23.06 pounds.
The pair also had the big fish of the day with a money winning 6.10 Lunker.
Second place was the team of Jim Valdez and Nate Cowan with a nice 5 fish limit of 17.20 lbs.
Third place went to a team of Kerry and Kyle Serduk bringing 4 bass to the scales totaling 14.56 lbs, with a 5.05 largemouth anchoring the bag.