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G2 Rules the day at Quinte Walleye Open 2010

With the sun shining for most of the day and with minimal wind, a few competitors who had pre-fished in choppy and overcast conditions tried to adjust and find the new pattern. The bite proved quite slow for some trying to put together a three fish tournament limit. Yet, many teams reported catching large numbers of smaller fish.  As is usually the case, a few teams did find the bigger fish pattern of the day and swung for the fences.  The West Lake Willows/ Bay Marine team of Scott Walcott, Casey Ruttan, and Wes Bristow took 3rd place and $900 with 15.73 lbs. After enjoying a full breakfast of sausage and eggs cooked aboard while waiting for blast off, the team trolled along the Long reach to catch a three fish limit. Then, while on route to their second spot in Adolphus Reach, the team reportedly prepared a 4 course meal that included baked potatoes and roast corn aboard the largest fishing yacht in the tournament field. Clearly they were the envy of every angler on the water who forgot to bring a lunch.

3rd place Quinte open

When they were not filling their own stomachs, they tempted their walleye bites with worm harnesses and rip sticks. $1200 went to second place. Steve and Jordan Yarrow along with Larry Fritz put together an impressive three fish bag of 17.84lbs. Their tactics for the day were a closely guarded secret, although it is rumored that they may have been running Live Target Shad imitations on in-line planner boards somewhere in Hay Bay. Taking the big fish honours with a 7.89 pounder, as well as first place, was the G2 Angling Team of Grant McAlliser , Gary Hodge , and Jamie Stohart. G2’s big fish came from a Northland Mr. Walleye Crawler Hauler. G2’s total haul for the day was just under $2600.

Members of Quinte Bassmasters with walleyeThis event was made possible by club volunteers who operated and organized the weigh-in throughout the day. Special thanks to Don Trottman, Rick Brown, Randy Cronkwright, Dave Davis, and the many other members who stopped in throughout the day to help out. The very generous prizes and support provided by Koppers Live Target Lures, Fishbelly International, Lunker Hunt, Strike Zone, Casey Ruttan-Bay Marine, Jack Rae-Carpentry Design, Bass Magnet Lures, Pro Tackle Supreme Series, Desert Lake Campground,Rob Kennedy Property Guys, Pro Advantage Paintball & Hobbies, Optima Batteries, G2 Angling, and Quinte Outdoor Sports was also very much appreciated by everyone involved.
On behalf of the club’s executive, volunteers, and members, thank you to all Walleye Open 2010 participants and supporters!
Have a great fishing season,
Kevin Dorey – Quinte  Bassmasters



Open Season a Short Drive for Eastern Ontario Club

By the time bass season opens in Southern Ontario, the North Shore Anglers of Napanee will have held three club bass tournaments. Taking advantage of the catch and release only season in New York State, the Canadian Bass Anglers Federation club has held two ‘paper’ tournaments already this year on Lake Bonapart and Lake Oneida. One in April and the other in May. Paper tournaments have been gaining in popularity on Walleye circuits for years. Although more checks and balances exist for larger and more competitive tournaments, at the NSA club level the format is quite simple. Catch and release fish all day long, weigh and record each fish, and at the end of the day add up the total of your five largest. The weigh-in may not sound as exciting, but it is good for the fishery and sometimes the only legal way to hold a tournament in some jurisdictions. Digital cameras can be passed around at the end of the day to replace the feeling of holding up the big one for your buddies to see at the scales.

The club will hold its third tournament, with traditional live release weigh-in, in June out of the town of Clayton. This will have club anglers choosing the option of fishing the New York waters of the St. Lawrence River or Lake Ontario when the regular season opens in that area of the state. 

Kevin Dorey

Colin FrielContrary to what many of us read about catching bass this time of year, NSA club president Colin Friel found a top water pattern with Spro frogs and Fish Belly buzzbaits late in the day to take the win on Oneida.



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