serving fisherman since 1976
May 5th - June 24th
Simply Bassing registrations have all been gathered and monies collected.
All winners have been verified that they joined the contest.
This year saw an increase of 35 more people in this Spring Contest. A total of 168 this year.Three of the shops had increased sales this year and one was not quite up to last years numbers.
The contest was 20 people shy of paying a full pay out so the winners will be getting an 89% payback this year.
For those of you that won you can pick up your prize where you weighed your winning fish after July 3rd.
I would like to thank all that participated in this Annual event and signed up with us here at Jingles.
Congratulations to all the winners!
SIMPLY BASSING 2012
It has been an interesting year for Simply Bassing.
First I would like to thank all of you that signed up for this annual contest. This year was one of the highest amount of anglers that we have ever registered for this contest at Jingles Bait and Tackle.
It was a year were bunker were not in abundance for anglers to snag and fish them live. It was a year to just go fishing. You had to work hard at getting a fish to weigh in because we did not have the abundance of striped bass here this year as in the past few years. It was anybodys' contest to win. It is the first time since 2007 that there is a fish in the 20 pound range that won money.
On this list this year you have a few new names which is great to see and there are some name that are usually there that are not.
This seems to be a year that a lot of the younger anglers are getting married, buying a house or having babies. I am sure we will be seeing their names showing up again thru the years.
It was great to weigh the first place fish for Mark (one of the new names this year. I have known Mark for a few years. Mark had been a walk on at the end of his street and this spring when he returned he had a 4 wheel drive truck. Mark also caught the first bass of the year into the store in March. When it came time for Mark to catch his winning fish there were no trucks on his beach. So guess where he caught it? Yes at the end of his street.
Another one of the new name this year is Jason. I have know Jason for a few years and I know he started out a few years ago with hand-me-down/ borrowed equipment and it is great to see that he enjoys fishing so much and he has become quite the fisherman.
Looking at the winners this year there is one that has been on this list before and in last years Falls Surf Classic was my pick to win the Ric O'Brien Memorial Award presented to a person that loves to fish. For John it is not about catching big fish it is just about being there and fishing.
This year there are a couple of names that have been on there at least 5 times in the last 11 years. Tim has won this tournament with a 50 pounder before and also Dante has been a winner.
Once again thank you all and I personally love this tournament because it is easy just like its name Simply Bassing.
It is Simply Bassing Time
1st Mark Mc 45-5
2nd Greg O. 44-3
3rd Dante S. 44-2
4th Tim S. 42-2
5th Jason H. 41-6
6th Fred S. 37-13
7th John P. 31-1
8th Blake G. 28-5
Bumped Charlie H. 28-4
Bumped Brendan C. 26-9
Bumped Marty S. 24-6
Bumped Ralph O. 23-6
Bumped Steve W. 21-11
Bumped Tim S. 20-13
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With the early run of stripers we may see a winning fish early in this tournament so make sure you sign-up.