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Modernizing Ontario???s Hunting & Fishing Licensing System

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on October 1, 2018 at 2:15 PM


Modernizing Ontario’s Hunting &Fishing Licensing System

On November 26, 2018 there will be a better way for hunters and anglers acrossOntario to get their Outdoors Cards and hunting and fishing licensing products.

"The new fish and wildlife licensing service that we are launching inNovember will make getting outdoors easier for hunters and anglers.

The service will be easy to use, with new features like a mobile LicenceSummary and a single Outdoors Card,” said Jeff Yurek, Minister of NaturalResources and Forestry.

To support transition to the new service, there will be two planned serviceinterruptions:

From November 19 to 25, 2018, there will be no fishing or hunting licences for sale.

From November 19 to December 31, 2018, licences requiring a game seal will not be available for purchase. All fishing and hunting licences not requiring a game seal will be available for sale.

Plan ahead: all 2018 licences requiring a gameseal need to be purchased before November 19, 2018.

As of January 1, 2019 – all hunting and fishing licences will be available forpurchase during their regular timeframes.

For all the information you need about fishing and hunting licences in Ontario,please visit or you may callNatural Resources Information and Support Centre at 1-800-387-7011.

2019 B-1 Bass Tournament Schedule Announced

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on September 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Bassmaster will return to the St. Lawrence for the next 3 Years

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on August 27, 2018 at 9:20 AM

AUGUST 27, 2018


Bassmaster Elite Series To Return To The St. Lawrence River For The Next Three Years


WADDINGTON, N.Y. — The St. Lawrence River, one of the most popular fisheries among anglers and fans of the prestigious Bassmaster Elite Series, will become a regular stop on the tour under a new multi-year agreement between B.A.S.S. and the Village of Waddington.


The agreement was signed by Waddington Mayor Janet Cassada today during weigh-in ceremonies of the Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Black Velvet, being held in Waddington this week.


Under the agreement, Waddington will host regular season Elite Series events through 2021. Each will be a qualifying event for the Bassmaster Classic, widely considered the Super Bowl of Bass Fishing.


“It was our goal to host the biggest and best tournaments, develop a long-term relationship with Bassmaster and welcome all anglers and visitors to our beautiful destination,” said Waddington Mayor Janet Otto-Cassada. “We are so grateful that our partners in the village, at the St. Lawrence County Chamber, the County Executives and the state of New York are all in support of our vision. Bassmaster has a long-term host with Waddington, and we are once again pleased to roll out the red carpet.”


This marks the first time B.A.S.S. has committed its Elite Series to visit a tournament venue for multiple years.


“We are thrilled to be returning to Waddington for the next few years,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. “Waddington ranks as the most popular venue in Elite Series history, drawing more than 34,000 bass fishing fans when we visited there in 2013. The St. Lawrence River valley is home to some of the most passionate fans of our sport, and the Village of Waddington goes all out to draw them to our events in the community.”


Four-time Classic champion Kevin VanDam won the 2017 Huk Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River presented by Go RVing with more than 90 pounds of bass during the four-day competition, and top anglers this week are on pace to top that mark.


VanDam predicted “a heckuva shootout” this week, and his expectations are being borne out by huge catches the first two days of competition. Brandon Lester of Fayetteville, Tenn., was on a record-setting pace as he led the field with 50 pounds, 1 ounce, after two days of fishing.


“This area isn’t just a pro tournament destination,” VanDam said in a column on, “but it is also a great place for a family vacation. It’s a beautiful area that offers plenty of things to see and do other than fishing.”


This week’s tournament began with 107 of the world’s best bass anglers competing for the $100,000 first prize and valuable Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year points. The field was cut to the Top 50 for today’s competition, and the Top 12 will compete on Championship Sunday.


B.A.S.S. is a 500,000-member organization headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., that conducts tournament competitions ranging from the grass-roots and club level to the pinnacle of professional fishing.


Takeoff Sunday is at 6:15 a.m. ET out of Whittaker Park Boat Launch, and the final weigh-in will be held at the same location beginning at 3 p.m.


About B.A.S.S.


B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (, television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2), radio show (Bassmaster Radio), social media programs and events. For 50 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.


The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Series presented by Magellan Outdoors, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.



Media Contact: JamieDay Matthews, 251-656-2643, or Dave Precht, 205-313-0931,


Copyright © 2018 B.A.S.S., All rights reserved.


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Josh Bertrand wins Bassmaster Elite with a 4 day total of 95.3 Lbs.

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on August 26, 2018 at 4:20 PM

Josh Bertrand wins with a 4 day total of 95.3 Lbs.

1 Josh Bertrand

5 / 25-11 5 / 22-14 5 / 23- 9 5 / 23- 1 20 / 95- 3

2 Justin Lucas

5 / 23-12 5 / 23- 0 5 / 23- 7 5 / 24- 3 20 / 94- 6

3 Brandon Lester

5 / 24- 4 5 / 25-13 5 / 19-13 5 / 24- 3 20 / 94- 1

4 David Walker

5 / 26- 8 5 / 22-14 5 / 22-15 5 / 20- 6 20 / 92-11

5 Mike McClelland

5 / 24- 1 5 / 21-13 5 / 20-15 5 / 23- 4 20 / 90- 1

6 Rick Morris

5 / 22- 4 5 / 22- 4 5 / 23- 3 5 / 21-11 20 / 89- 6

7 Brandon Palaniuk

5 / 20-15 5 / 25-12 5 / 20- 2 5 / 22- 5 20 / 89- 2

8 Keith Combs

5 / 25- 7 5 / 18- 0 5 / 23- 1 5 / 22- 2 20 / 88-10

9 Bobby Lane Jr.

5 / 24- 0 5 / 22- 7 5 / 20-15 5 / 19- 2 20 / 86- 8

10 Seth Feider

5 / 21-11 5 / 21-11 5 / 22- 5 5 / 20-10 20 / 86- 5

11 James Elam

5 / 24-13 5 / 21- 4 5 / 20- 7 5 / 18-15 20 / 85- 7

12 Mark Daniels Jr.

5 / 21-14 5 / 22-11 5 / 22- 3 5 / 15- 9 20 / 82- 5

52 Bags over 20 LBS Bassmasters Waddington NY

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on August 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Bassmasters tournament in Waddington NY

First day weigh in resulted in 52 Bags over 20LBS thats almost 1/2 the field!

The heaviest was 27.12 LBS

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Berkley B1 Tournament Error Corrected

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on August 22, 2018 at 9:35 AM

Organizers of the recent Berkley B1 tournament at Lake Erie were forced to change the outcome of the tournament four days following its conclusion after it was discovered a late penalty was not assessed against the winners of the two-day event.


The team ofPerry Poirier and Caitlyn Gilmet were deemed the winners on Aug. 15 after tournament officials determined a two-minute late penalty (worth one pound) was not applied to the results of the team of Matt Pezzetta and Daaron Joyner on the final day. The tournament was contested on Aug. 10-11 out of Port Colbourne, Ontario.


Pezzetta and Joyner were initially credited with a two-day total of 44.78 pounds, but after other competitors alerted tournament officials of a possible discrepancy related to their arrival time, it was discovered the Pezzetta/Joyner team was mistakenly listed under the wrong flight on the official check-in sheet. Rather than their names being listed with the flight due to check in at 3 p.m. on day 2, they were listed with the 3:10 group. When they checked in at 3:02 p.m., tournament officials didn’t notice the error.


Poirier and Gilmet, the leaders after day 1 with 24.35 pounds, finished with 44.44 pounds. After the penalty was applied, Pezzetta and Joyner had 43.78 pounds.


Ben Woo, the president of the B1, said the organization realized the mistake after an internal investigation.


“After the event, we started getting some comments from the anglers expressing concern that the team in question was late coming in,” he said. “Based on our records at the time, they were not marked as late.”


Woo said as more anglers reached out, the level of concern grew that something was amiss.


“Angler feedback began to come in Sunday evening and continued Monday,” he said. “At that point, we decided to investigate it and we uncovered the error Monday evening.”


Woo said a thorough review of the official documents was done, including the check-in sheet with the times marked on it.


“After further investigation, we found they were marked as checking in at 3:02 with a check in of 3:00,” Woo said. “We had them mistakenly marked as a flight-2 boat.”


On Tuesday, Pezzetta and Joyner, who won a new Ranger aluminum boat and had taken it home, were informed of the error. On Wednesday, the organization released the following statement:


“After an in-depth review following last weekend’s event in Port Colbourne, we have uncovered a discrepancy in the final results. A 2-minute late penalty was not applied to the final score of Team #21 Matt Pezzetta and Daaron Joyner. Their actual final weight after penalties applied is 43.78lbs putting them in 2nd place. Therefore, the actual winners are Team #50 Perry Poirier and Caitlyn Gilmet with 44.44lbs. The B1 organization apologizes for this error. Moving forward, we will review and improve our scoring procedures to ensure the utmost accuracy and precision.”


Woo said his organization deserves the blame for the mistake.


“This was a human error,” he said. “At the end of the day, we made an error. It wasn’t the anglers’ fault other than someone on our staff made a human error. We followed the proper procedure to look into it because of angler feedback and that’s what was important. They stepped up and gave us the information. We dug it up and owned up to the mistake.”


The tournament started with 51 boats and was cut to the top 25 after day 1 with six other boats also heading back out on day 2 to compete for points toward their season total. Woo said he was in a boat with another tournament staffer both mornings for blastoff while the staffer held up a dry erase board with each flight’s check-in time written on it – 3 p.m. for flight 1 and 3:10 for flight 2.


Woo said that Pezzetta and Joyner were “upset” when informed of the organization’s error, but that he “expects the utmost cooperation” from them in arranging for the boat to be delivered to Poirier and Gilmet.


“It’s an emotional rollercoaster for them,” Woo said. “It’s a tough position to be in.”


Woo said he and his staff will thoroughly review their entire tournament operations process from start to finish in an effort to eliminate the possibility of similar errors occurring in the future.




Neil Deleeuw & Brent Cescan Win 1000 Islands open

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on August 22, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Neil Deleeuw & Brent Cescan Win 1000 Islands open event at Portsmouth Harbour in Kingston Ontario with a three day total weight of 75.40 Lbs.!

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B.A.S.S. Bassmasters Elite Tournament

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on August 21, 2018 at 6:40 PM

Bassmater Elites Tournament

August 23,24,25,26, 2018

St. Lawrence River

Waddington New York


Record Walleye from St. Lawrence

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on May 12, 2018 at 7:25 AM

Record 18.2 LB 32" Walleye caught in the St Lawrence

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New Boat Company "VEXUS"

Posted by RandyLindenblatt on December 7, 2017 at 9:05 AM



Keith Daffron

Advanced Marine Performance, LLC

833-MYVEXUS (833-698-3987)

Boatbuilding Legacy Continues with Launch of New Brand – VEXUS™

Legendary Roots Run Deep in New Fishing Boat Brand

FLIPPIN, AR (December 1, 2017) On December 1st, some fifty years after legendary boatbuilder, Forrest L. Wood pulled his first hull from the mold, an announcement for a new generation of fishing boats was made at his Outdoor Sports Gallery in Flippin, Arkansas. Surrounded by decades of fishing history and an enthusiastic crowd of anglers, employees, media, and other well-known personalities, the president of the new firm, Keith Daffron, unveiled the name, directions, and location of the much-anticipated company.

Operating under the parent name of Advanced Marine Performance, LLC, the products themselves will bear the exclusive label of VEXUS™. According to Daffron, “The VEXUS brand represents more than a new line of fishing boats. Today marks a historic time in our industry as we continue our revolutionary commitment to product excellence. We’re extremely fortunate to have a great group of industry veterans already working with us. With so many talented craftsmen and committed dealers, and even customers vying for the first completed models, it’s a humbling and exciting time.”

During the ribbon-cutting portion of the event, attendees were officially introduced to the new headquarters for the brand. The company’s state-of-the-art facilities are currently under construction with an anticipated move-in date of spring 2018. The 115,000 square-foot manufacturing plant will specialize in the production of both aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats as well as custom-matched trailers. Capitalizing on advanced technologies, proprietary designs, and environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes, the VEXUS brand will also benefit from a highly accomplished employee family. In fact, many of the company’s craftsmen are familiar faces, having been a driving force of ideas and innovation in the marine industry for decades. Highlighting that point, AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston said, “Sportsmen have long relied on the talent and success of the industry professionals behind the new Vexus brand. We’re excited that the experts behind Vexus are making Flippin the home of their new corporate headquarters.”

With the first models expected to be introduced in just a few months, Daffron emphasized the extensive dedication of the firm, “From original design and engineering to hand-building total performance machines of exceptional quality, we’re looking forward to sharing a full line of products that complement the confidence and expectations of today’s anglers.” Reinforcing that statement, the company confirmed that each model will include a broad array of customizable choices related to outboards, electronics, and other features.

The ultra-modern manufacturing plant for VEXUS fishing boats and trailers is located at 727 West Industrial Park Road in the group’s long-time hometown of Flippin, Arkansas.

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