Melick and Sheflin win at
Russ Louk Memorial

Lakeville, NY – Even though Conesus lake held back a little at this year's version of the annual open team event, some of the resident big largemouth did show themselves.

The winning sack of 19.48 lbs. by the team of Bill Melick and Joe Sheflin showed that they could be found if you knew where to look.

Their bag was anchored by a 4.77 lb. laremouth. The team reported their winning strategy was based under and around boat docks with a variety of soft plastic baits.

Chris O'Brian and CaseySmith took 2nd place with a 5 fish limit weighing in at 18.53 lbs. with a 4.18 lb. anchor fish.

The 3rd place team of Mike Flannery Jason Chase weighed a solid bag of 5 bass weighing 16.71 lbs.

Michael Miniev and Nick Solometo finished in 4th with 17.67 lbs.

Tournament lunker honors went to the team of Charlie Signoring and Bill Kellman with a beautiful 5.18 lb. largemouth.

The event was sponsored by Bill Perkin's Allstate Insurance.

Winners of the gas card raffle were:

1st -
$150 -
Kyle Phakkonkham
2nd -
$75 -
Roy Campbell
3rd -
$50 -
Terese Pelletier
4th -
$25 -

Laura Schneider