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Sep 14

2014 District 5 Tournament 3 Results

Sep 12

2014 State Junior Championship Results

On September 6th and 7th youth anglers from around the state converged on Lake Erie’s Presque Isle Bay to compete in the 2014 Pa BASS Federation Jr State Championship.  The winners receiving the opportunity to represent the Federation at next year’s TBF Jr World Championship.

Saturday’s weather was cloudy and rainy but the kids were still able to catch some real nice limits of large mouth.  After day 1 there were 3 anglers from the Jr Bass Busters that were able to distance themselves from the rest of the field.  With River Mertz taking the lead with 4 large mouth weighing in at 10.89, Jake Jones in second place with a weight of 9.56 and Austin Gaab in third with a weight of 9.36.

Sunday morning the weather completely changed with sunny blue bird skies.  Most of the anglers showed why they belong at this event by catching more fish than they did the first day.

Drew Finkey from the Lancaster County Hawg Hunters brought in a 4 fish limit with a beautiful small mouth weighing in at 4.51 pounds to take Lunker for this event.

The 3 leaders all brought limits to the scale with Austin Gaab bringing 4 large mouth that weighed 13.01 pounds to give him a total weight of 22.37 pounds,  edging out River Mertz by less than 3 ounces to claim the state Championship.

The top 10 were:

1)      Austin Gaab                                         22.37

2)      River Mertz                                          22.08

3)      Jake Jones                                             19.02

4)      Drew Finkey                                         15.31

5)      Tyler Gavlick                                         14.48

6)      Brent Engleman                                   14.09

7)      Kyle Divzio                                             12.22

8)      Ken Katelan                                             8.75

9)      Isaac Glidewell                                        7.91

10)   Levi Inman                                               5.39


Sep 11

Mr. Bass Last Chance, Sayers Lake

Launch site is “Bald Eagle” launch which is on the south side of the lake off Route 26.

Below is a list of participants.  If you are not on the list and would like to fish please e-mail Sue Blake at sblake@centurylink.net. This will give me a list of participants so that they can be added to the TK pro software for the draw.  Applications can be filled out the day of the tournament.


Barry Buford

Edward Wright

Doug Lamborn

Robert Blake

Lance Motter

Joe Shady

Frank Malek


John Rupp

Phil Sullivan

Larry Motter

Brian Setlock

Ben Barcaskey

(If you have an overpayment, a refund check will be provided)

Thank you,

Sue B.

Sep 09

Sayers Lake Map

Sep 06

2014 State Championship Lake Erie

I will be updating the website everyday so please keep checking.

All applications must be mailed in by September 24th.

I will be leaving home September 28th1024x768_bestfit (26)                                                                                                                                               Please send your applications to me if you have not sent it in already. You will need the Lake Erie stamp for this tournament. Catching fish in deep water may require fizzing the air bladder. If you are not sure how to do this procedure try using FLIP CLIPS  attached the lower fin to keep the fish upright in the live well. We will be fishing Pennsylvania waters only at this point that gives you approx 18 mile each way. If we have small craft advisories we will fish the Bay only. All boats must carry flares with current date and Distress signal flags or some type of signal devices. I will air on the side of your safety first under my watch. All life vests must be zipped and buckled anytime the outboard is running from the beginning of the tournament till the end, no exceptions. PS I have never been to Erie so I will use the rules and advice from District 6.


As soon as I have the regulations for fishing Lake Erie I will post them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4 fish limit 15 inches or greater                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Launch site West Pier Launch


Host Hotel: Clarion Hotel 2800 W 8th Street Erie, PA. 16505

814-833-1116 or 814-838-3242

When booking call these numbers only, group block name is PA Bass Federation to get the discounted price. The cut off date is September 24th, so please book by this date.

Located 1 mile from ramp plenty of electric hook ups and can add more if needed.

I have made a block of 50 rooms with room to grow.

Help me save money for the 2015 Pennsylvania Bass Federation Divisional Team by staying at the Clarion.  Room rates are $70.00 per night.

Thursday night 7:00 pm will be the Pre Tournament meeting most likely at Clarion Hotel conference room.

Any questions feel free to call me after 6:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   484-880-8366 or email pabassvp@gmail.com

Pennsylvania Bass Federation C/O Mike Sabbi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  17 West Uwchlan Ave. Downingtown, Pa. 19335

Sep 05

Championship Lodging Information

We are experiencing difficulties with lodging arrangements for the Championship. This should conclude shortly. Thank you for your patience – we anticipate it being worth the wait.

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