NY - The Southern Tier Bassmasters' 2016 club classic
was held on Canandaigua Lake, August 13 & 14, 2016.
John Carey took the day 1 lead with a limit of 15.66 lbs.,
besting his closest competitor by nearly a 4 lb. margin. The
overall tournament lunker of 3.95 lbs. would anchor his 1st
day sack. John would never relinquish his lead. He added another
solid limit of 14.20 lbs. on day 2 to close the door on another
victory with a total weight of 29.86 lbs.
In speaking with John, he confided that he caught fish at
the south end of the lake, fishing Senko baits and jigs in
the grass. He also had success around docks with scattered
grass. Congratulations to our champion!
Bill Melick finished in 2nd place with two limits of 11.93
and 12.14 lbs., respectively, for a two-day total of 24.07
In third place was Bob Elliott with two daily limits weighing
a total of 23.32 lbs.