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2006 Season Reports

2-Day District Championship Tournament - Winnipesaukee August 12-13, 2006

We were greeted to wind and waves for our 2-day district championship on Lake Winnipesaukee. Unfortunately Scott Leavitt, who was leading the district with 3 wins, hurt his back during Saturday and was unable to continue. Thanks to everyone that came up and fished. We are looking forward to an even larger participation for 2007 season. And special thanks to those that helped out with the weigh-in including Don Mayer, who was our release boat for the weekend.

 

Don Mayer won his first ABA tournament with a large second day bag of 5 largemouth weighing in at 15.40 pounds and had a total weight of 19.50 pounds with 7 fish. Coming in second was Day One leader Cory Nearing with 9 fish totaling 14.43 pounds with both largemouth and smallmouth. New assistant director, David Guichard was in third place with 7 fish weighing in at 11.80 pounds. John Barnes was in fourth place with 5 fish at 6.60 pounds. And in fifth place was Garry Woodruff with 3 fish at 4.52 pounds.

 

Cory Nearing (above left) had lunker largemouth at 2.79 pounds on Day One. Don Mayer had lunker largemouth of Day Two and the largest one in the tournament at 3.92 pounds. David Guichard (above right) had lunker smallmouth both days with the largest at 2.30 pounds. Cory Nearing was the winner of the first loser pool.

Based on the responses we will continue the split lunkers and first loser pools for the 2007 season. We're looking forward to a great 2007 season with even better turnouts so check next year's schedule and let us know if you're coming.


Pawtuckaway Tournament - August 6, 2006

We were lucky that we had only 5 people show up for the Bow Lake tournament on August 6. The parking lot was almost full when we got there at 5 due to a night tournament. And the fishing was really off from the usual bite at Pawtuckaway. Thanks to everyone that came up and fished. We weighed in on the water by tying the boats together since the island that we wanted to use was occupied. And special thanks to those that helped out with the weigh-in.

 

Cory Nearing won his first ABA tournament of the year with 5 largemouth weighing in at 7.88 pounds. Coming in second was John Barnes with 7.50 pounds with both largemouth and smallmouth. Renewing member Ed Kutash was in third place with 6.18 pounds, all largemouth. Garry Woodruff was in fourth place with 4.47 pounds. And in fifth place was our new co-director David Guichard with 2.87 pounds.

Cory Nearing had lunker largemouth at 2.79 pounds. Garry Woodruff had lunker smallmouth at 1.64 pounds. John Barnes was the winner of the first loser pool.

Bow Tournament - July 30, 2006

We had a decent turn out of 8 anglers for the Bow Lake tournament on July 30. Thanks to everyone that came up and fished. And special thanks to those that helped out with the weigh-in. The weather was pretty decent for late July.

The tournament was won, setting as district 1-day weight record, by Scott Leavitt with 16.22 pounds, all largemouth! Coming in second was Donald Stewart with 12.18 pounds. Garry Woodruff was in third place with 8.12 pounds. Fourth place was won by Cory Nearing with 7.29 pounds. And in fifth place was Don Mayer with 4.05 pounds.

Scott Leavitt had lunker largemouth at 4.56 pounds. Cory Nearing had lunker smallmouth at 3.80 pounds. Garry Woodruff was the winner of the first loser pool.

WinnisquamTournament - July 23, 2006

We had a decent turn out of 8 anglers for the Winnisquam Lake tournament on July 23. Thanks to everyone that came up and fished. And special thanks to those that helped out with the weigh-in.

 

The tournament was won by Scott Leavitt with 12.72 pounds, all largemouth. Coming in second was Chris Martin with 10.74 pounds. Don Mayer was in third place with 7.92 pounds. Fourth place was won by David Guichard with 6.01 pounds. And in fifth place was Cory Nearing with 3.34 pounds.

Scott Leavitt had lunker largemouth at 3.93pounds. Don Mayer had lunker smallmouth at 3.78 pounds. Don Mayer was the winner of the first loser pool.

Great East Tournament - July 16, 2006

By combining our tournament with District 80 from Maine, we set a another district record on attendance with 20 anglers. It was our first one with a full field.  We had 2 weigh-ins with limit restrictions based on the "border lake" rules. With hot humid sunny weather, we were lucky to have lighter than expected boat traffic. Thanks to everyone that came up and fished. And special thanks to those that helped out with the weigh-in.

The tournament was won by Anthony Tringali with 12.07 pounds, all largemouth. Coming in second was Dave Garcia with 11.92 pounds. Don Mayer received the final check for third place with 9.53 pounds. Fourth place was won by Tyson Garcia with 8.94 pounds. And in fifth place was Dick Gaudeau with 8.64 pounds.

Cory Nearing had lunker largemouth at 4.16 pounds. Joe Lane had lunker smallmouth at 1.74 pounds. Tyson Garcia was the winner of the first loser pool.

Ossipee Tournament - July 2, 2006

We set a district record on attendance with 14 anglers. We had folks from New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and even Florida. The lake was busy with the usual holiday crowds and the weather held off most of the day. Thanks to everyone that came up and fished. And special thanks to those that helped out with the weigh-in.

The tournament was won by new member Scott Leavitt with 10.45 pounds. Scott also got lunker smallmouth with 2.32 pounds. Coming in second was Steve Hosken with 10.25 pounds, he also got lunker largemouth with 4.47 pounds. Shawn Hooper received the final check for third place with 9.88 pounds. Fourth place was won by another new district member, Don Mayer with 9.30 pounds. And in fifth place was Pete Saraf from Orlando, Florida with 8.88 pounds.

Moore Reservoir - May 13 and 14, 2006

Moore Reservoir once again provided lots of fishing action. We saw deer, moose, and eagles while we missed most of the rain that the rest of New England got over the weekend.

Donald M. Stewart won on Saturday with 2 smallmouth weighing in at 4.85 pounds. He also got lunker with a nice 2.63 smallmouth.

Garry Woodruff (Airrus Rods A-Team member and Secret Weapon Special Ops Team member) won on Sunday with 1 largemouth and 1 smallmouth weighing in at 5.94 pounds. He also got lunker with a 3.70 smallmouth.

Thanks to all that came up and participated.


Director: Don Mayer
Assistant Director: TBF

If you plan on attending any event please contact Don Mayer, via the Message Board on this website or via email at Cell: 603-986-8733.