Local bass tournament news, results

By Tom Venesky - [email protected]

Local bass tournament schedules and results (to have your tournament listed or post results, email [email protected]):

Duke’s Bass Tournaments will hold a weekly Wednesday night tournament at Harveys Lake. Starting time is 6 p.m. and weigh-in is at 9 p.m. at the public boat launch. Anglers will weigh-in their heaviest bass and the weekly entry fee is $20 plus a one-time fee of $10 to be eligible for the championship. The tournament will run for 12 weeks and the top 30 anglers in total weight will compete for the $1,200 championship. There will be weekly payouts for first and second place. For more information, visit dukesbasstournament.wixsite.com/2017

The Suskie Bassmasters will hold a Wednesday night tournament on the Susquehanna River. The tournament runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and registration is at the Nesbitt Park boat launch. On Aug. 16, weigh-in will begin at 8:30 p.m. for the remainder of the season. The championship will be held on Sept. 24 for the top 30 anglers plus those who have participated in 10 tournaments. For more information, visit suskiebass.org.

Back Woods Bass Anglers will hold weekly open tournaments on the Susquehanna River and Harveys Lake. The river tournament will be held at the Nesbitt Park boat launch on Monday nights beginning June 19, with the championship on Sept. 4. Start time is 5:30 p.m. and weigh-in begins at 9:30 p.m. The lake tournament will be held on Friday night from 6 to 11 p.m. at the public boat launch. The date for the championship will be determined later. Cost for each tournament is $40 per team or $30 for single angler, and the lunker fee is included. There is a four fish limit for both tournaments. For more information call or text Bob Strunk at 570-991-2403 or visit Back Woods Bass Facebook page.

PA Bass Casters will hold open buddy bass tournaments on the following dates (All launch times will be at safe light. There is a five fish limit for each tourney. For more information call Dan at 570-762-1469:

Aug. 13 – Harveys Lake from the public boat launch

Sept. 3 – Lake Carey

Oct. 22 – Harveys Lake

Oct. 29 – Harveys Lake

PA Bass Casters will hold club tournaments (must be a club member to fish) on the following dates:

July 30 – Lake Winola

Aug. 6 – Otisco Lake, N.Y.

Aug. 19-20 – Cayuga and Owasco, N.Y.

Sept. 10 – Cowanesque Lake

Oct. 1 – Lake Wallenpaupack

Oct. 7-8 – Keuka Lake, N.Y.

The Blytheburn Lake Association will hold three bass tournaments this year on:

Sunday, Sept. 24

Entrance fee is $40 per team and a $10 lunker fee. Boats will launch at 6:30 a.m. and the tournament ends at 11 a.m. To register or for more information, call Janeann at 570-868-6895.

Bass tournament results:

Duke’s Bass Tournament at Harveys Lake (July 26; 31 boats and 51 anglers competed):

1. Joe Wilde – 2.96 lb. largemouth

2. Tom Bralczyk – 2.76 lb. largemouth

3. Steve Hovanec – 2.64 lb. largemouth

4. John Chmiola – 2.61 lb. largemouth

5. Ron Dopko – 2.54 lb. largemouth

Suskie Bassmasters tournament on the Susquehanna River on July 26 – Tournament cancelled due to high water.

PA Bass Casters club bass tournament at Oneida Lake, N.Y., on July 23 (12 teams competed with seven bringing in the five fish limit and a total of 40 fish brought to the scale – 38 smallmouth and two largemouth – for a total weight of 112 pounds):

1. Ron Dopko and Ed Fore – 15.73 lbs., 5 fish

2. Joe Zombeck and Jonathan Kelly – 14.66 lbs., 5 fish

3. Ryan McClain and Craig Harris – 14.53 lbs., 5 fish

4. Joe Kosloski and Ken Kosloski – 14.47 lbs., 5 fish

5. Andy Johnson and Eric Tamot – 14.22 lbs., 5 fish

Lunker – Joe Zombeck and Jonathan Kelly – 3.64 lb. smallmouth

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By Tom Venesky

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Reach Tom Venesky at 570-991-6395 or on Twitter @TomVenesky

Reach Tom Venesky at 570-991-6395 or on Twitter @TomVenesky