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2015 KBBC – Shenago

2015 Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit Event #5 – Shenago Results

PlaceTeamIDNamesNet LunkerNet Wt#Fish
1123Knis / Eck /4.4617.286
2122Kopelic / Towne /4.3516.146
3135Getsy / Shutty /3.9915.356
4158Genter / Potts /3.3614.846
5327Gray / Sirakos / Knoll2.8913.746
6356Swesey / Hoffman / Bayliche3.5313.115
7145Bruno / Kristoff /4.8713.004
8151Konitsky / Konitsky / Brawley2.1611.266
9117Mangino / Parise / 3.4011.194
10178Schultz / Schultz /3.8310.874

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Visit the Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit website at www.kbass.com to see the full list of results as well as pictures from this event.

If you are interest in fishing a K.B.B.C. event you can download an application from there website.

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2015 KBBC – Pymatuning #2

2015 Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit Event #4 – Pymatuning 2 Results

PlaceTeamIDNamesNet LunkerNet Wt#Fish
1141Hirosky / Hirosky /3.6419.996
2212Bartley / Dugas /4.0718.656
3463Miller / Ferri /4.2718.626
4201Cancilla / Cancilla /4.1617.036
5168Kneidinger / Kneidinger / 3.0315.726
6335Mounts / Farabee / Locy3.1415.156
7457Beck / Domian / 2.9414.736
8187McMaster / Gavula / McMaster4.0014.596
9111Moran / Lambert /3.2314.486
10118Bernard / White3.0714.316

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Another Good Finish

KBBC MoraineThe second Keystone Bass Buddy Event (KBBC) was held this past Saturday on Lake Arthur. Dad and I came in with the points lead because we won the first event. We were just hoping not to give up any ground and get another top 10 finish. The ice had been off for a week and the water was much warmer than I had expected but the fish still were not eating actively.

Friday I had practice from 6:00 until 1:30 and decided that I would do more scanning, temperature reading, and checking water conditions than actually fishing. After searching for a while I decided that I would fish certain area and see if I could get bit on soft plastics so that I could not hook the fish. People are thinking to themselves isn’t that the point of fishing to catch the fish. My answer is not the day before the tournament. All I need to know is that they are in the area and I will come back the next day and work the area hard. Needless to say I found a really good area that I was getting a bunch of hits and 2 other areas that I felt I could get 1 or 2 keepers from.

Tournament day we went straight to my good area. We fished that area until 1:30 and never caught a keeper bass. The only fish we were able to catch were a few short bass and 3 large stripers. We made a move and caught 2 keepers in my secondary spot. Had we been smart we probably should have worked the area back and forth trying to get more, but my head got in the way and we went to my other spot to finish out the day and never caught another fish. When we got back to check-in we were shocked to hear that everyone had struggle except for a couple of guys. Our two keepers ended up weighing 4.79lbs and would give us an eighth place finish. That good finish also allowed us to put a little more distance in the team of the year race standings. Now we have a 9 point lead heading into 2 events at our favorite lake to fish. With any amount of luck we will add to our points lead.

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KBBC Lake Arthur 2015

2015 Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit Event #2 – Lake Arthur Results

PlaceTeamIDNamesNet LunkerNet Wt#Fish
1154Jankovic / Jankovic /5.1417.675
2438Covert / Walker, Jr /4.0717.256
3327Gray / Sirakos / Knoll2.5210.195
4335Mounts / Farabee / Locy2.299.995
5126Melega / Corazzi2.297.584
6168Kneidinger / Kneidinger /2.017.354
7221Bartley, Jr. / Neal /2.985.822
8201Cancilla / Cancilla /2.444.792
9187McMaster / Gavula /2.944.682
10192Conlon / Mostoller /2.374.652

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KBBC Win!

Raystown 1After fishing the Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit (KBBC) on and off for 12 years, my dad and I have won our first event. I am not surprised that we have won an event because we have been really close in the past couple years. What I am surprised about is where the tournament took place. For years we have been lucky to catch 1 or 2 keepers at Raystown Lake. This year we were able to catch 12 keepers which allowed us to cull 6 times! That may not be the most shocking part of this story. What most people will be shocked by is that we were only able to catch 2 keepers in practice on back to back casts, in two days of fishing!

All through practice we search spots we new, spots we have hit in the past, and spots that looked like we should have fish. As most fisherman do we made a lot of our decisions based on the water temperature and clarity. What we had found was that the river end of the lake was much warmer while the dam end had better clarity. What did we decide? Let’s fish the middle and compromise both factors slightly. The decision really paid off as the water was 46 degrees and we could see about 3′.

Raystown 2On tournament day we ran to the only spot we caught a keeper in practice and sat there all day. Now we had worked up and down a stretch of water that probably totaled about 1/4 mile but all of our fish came off very specific spots. Each time we hit one of them we would catch another fish. Go back to the same spots and catch another one. It was a classic case of maximize your fishing time and besides we have nothing else to run to.

This win puts us into the KBBC classic and is a great start to the seven event season. I am looking forward to the rest of the year and pushing for our first points title. Good luck to everyone this weekend at Lake Arthur.

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KBBC Raystown 2015

2015 Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit Event #1 – Raystown Results

PlaceTeamIDNamesNet LunkerNet Wt#Fish
1201Cancilla / Cancilla /4.7721.276
2175Thompson / Ritchey /5.0320.856
3173Everhart / Everhart /5.3219.106
4208McCreary / Brumbaugh /5.2718.706
5158Genter / Potts / 4.4417.216
6163Reffner / Fisher /3.4717.046
7115Spirk / Thomas /4.6515.364
8122Kopelic / Towne / 3.2913.355
9136Savino / Ellis /3.1613.166
10134Mislevy / Mislevy / 3.6313.155

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Great Start

As you probably know the Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit held its annual kickoff meeting this past Sunday. I went to the meeting with an open mind because so many people have taken positions within the KBBC staff. In my opinion, the future looks very bright. Joe Dugas new chairman has really stepped up and help organize a great kickoff meeting that was extremely informative. Not to take anything away from anyone that has had that position in the past, but this seem to be the best run most organized meeting that shared the most information. New tournament director Mike Kopelic has also taken steps that most guys have been asking for years to make the changes. It seems like this year is just the start of an overhaul of how the operations are handled and allowing the anglers to have more of a voice in the process.

This year a lot of the sponsor are returning and several new sponsors are starting a relationship with the Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit. As an angler of the circuit I would like to thank them. Without the sponsors this circuit would not be possible. Finally, I am very excited that the Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit is now a member of the B.A.S.S. Team Tournament Trail. This should bring more participation to the circuit and help move our circuit in the right direction. Again, great job gentlemen!

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KBBC Kickoff

I just wanted to send out a friendly reminder that this Sunday @ 12:00 pm the Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit will be holding its annual kickoff meeting. The location is the West Deer Fire Hall #2 and is open to the public. There are a significant amount of changes to the circuit this year and they will all be addressed at the meeting. As always lunch will be served and sponsor prizes will be given out. For more information and directions visit the Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit website. I hope to see everyone there.

 

 

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KBBC – 10 Mile 2012

10 Mile Results

PlaceTeamIDNamesFishNet WtNet Lunker
1195Settnek / Landefeld68.532.46
2554 Pate, Jr / Pate / Papp 65.861.26
3301White / Chavez55.552.23
4146McLaughlin / Heller55.481.42
5449Pate / Rychorcewicz35.452.90
6444Baumgardner / Flament / Ankeny65.361.02
7102Braden / Becker34.992.41
8426Layman / Larson54.981.43
9116Caddy / Malacki / Sirakos54.931.37
10557Harbaugh / Stiegler44.291.38
11314Drew / Tryon
44.151.41
12319Nelson / Burich54.150.93
13457Beck / Domian 33.841.45
14281Held / Held, Jr33.701.64
15151Konitsky / Konitsky33.681.88
16291Gallagher / Adragna
23.572.62
17157Beckett / Beckett / Beckett
23.572.21
18212Bartley / Dugas 33.541.51
19463Miller / Ferri33.271.5
20322Ochkie / Davis23.261.73

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KBBC Southside Tournament

Last Saturday was the final regular season tournament in the Keystone Bass Buddy Circuit (KBBC). Dad and I decided that because we were sitting in 11 place in the standings we were going to take an all or nothing approach to fishing the event. Which meant to us that we were going to try to lock twice. I know a handful of guys risk doing this every year and some guys make it back on time and some don’t. What we had decided is that no matter what we were going to start locking back up at 11:00, even though the tournament hours were until 3:00. We would start locking with or without a limit.

The tournament started at 6:30 and we ran to the first lock, and when we pulled up to it the doors started to open! We were very excited because this meant no wasted time. Once we got through that lock, we quickly ran to the next one. Another boat went up and pulled the chord so we stopped short to make a few casts. I think we were able to make 4 casts and they opened the gates again! Never in my wildest dream did I expect to have both locks line up and let us get to our spot by 7:40. I knew then that we had a better chance to do well.

Our first spot was a creek mouth that I had practiced the week before and caught a number of keepers and dinks. Turned out to have more dinks than keepers during the touranment, but we were able to get 2 keepers from the spot. One decent keeper and one that was around 12 3/4″.

Then we ran to a spot that I found were there was a metal wall, but there were a series of rock humps and wooden structure that was submerged. We got to that spot and I immediately caught a small keeper. It was around 12 1/4″. About 5 minutes later I caught a really nice 15″+ smallie. That would be the last of the keepers for that spot.

We fired up the boat again and ran to another spot by a couple of barges. Quickly dad caught our lunker smallmouth for the day and another keeper spotted bass. At this point we were really excited because we had our limit and it was only 10:30. The problem was that we were out of spots that produced for me in practice. We ran around fishing quickly for about 30 minutes looking for fish but nothing happened. So we decided to lock back through to the next pool.

Like clock work we were able to lock right up through and quickly ran to a spot we had caught them in practice. Once we locked back through we were able to catch 2 more keepers. One that culled and one that didn’t. One was off of a rocky bottom and the other was off of an old metal structure. We locked back through to the southside pool around 1:00. A 2:35 dad got a good bite, but the fish jumped and trashed away from the boat and was able to get off. The fish would have culled, but I think it may have only been able to move us up 1 or 2 places in the standing.

Overall, it was worth the gamble for a couple of reasons. First, we made it back on time. Second, we got away from the crowd. Third, we had decent fish located. Forth, we really had nothing to loose. Seven of the eight keepers we caught were on weightless stick worms. The stick worms were ones that I make myself that are very soft and are a slightly different brown color than most companies make. The other keeper was on a beaver that was green pumpkin that I made myself as well. I am a believer in making baits that no one else has and it has really paid off for us this year.

Congrats to Chuck Walker Jr. and Chris Covert for winning the points title for the year. Their 6th place finish shot them up to the top.

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