Place: SALEM CANAL, Salem, NJ
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Weather: Cool 64 Degrees to start to our morning warming up to 84 Degrees
Water Temps: 73 degrees at start. Rising up to 74.5 throughout the day.
Water Clarity: Less than 1.5' visibility but more clearer near Game Creek.
Water current and Level: Below Normal pool level due to lack of rain. Down about 2'.
Best Lure: Crankbaits, & Shakey Heads
Depths fished: 2.0'~ 4.0'
Bass Limit: 3
Boom Goes the Dynamite! and there you have it ladies and gentlemen....another concluded 2019 season.
Once again....my hat goes off to all of the members that came out week in and week out to compete, bust some stones, win a couple of $$$, and just enjoy being out on the water amongst one another. A Big congrats to 2 Time Anger of Year winner Mr. Brian *SubFish* McCulley. Brian set an ALL-TIME SJHT Record with Total Points, Total Bass Caught, and Total Weights
caught over the course of a full season. See Stats in the Displayed Stat Sheet.
Congrats to SJHT 2019 Rookie Angler of the Year
Tom Greene Congrats to SJHT's Top 6 Anglers:
Brian, Rob, Jackson, Tom, Mick, and Bill Leach.
These guys are the epitome of putting in work on the water and excellence in character.
Alright....let's get to this weekends 2019 SJHT 2 Day Bass Classic. Today, 14 out of the 22 Qualifiers descended upon the Salem Canal located in Salem, NJ where it's a winner Take all event and the coveted 2019 SJHT Custom Bass Classic Championship Belt.
There were a total of 19 Bass
caught giving way to a total of 35.26lbs
. 9 out of 14 anglers
caught at least 1 Bass. We had 4 limits
caught. Day 1 Lunker
and was won by Rob *Runner-up AOY 2019* Masterson
. The overall avg
. weight went 1.86lbs. Anchored by that Lunker Bass, Rob held a sizable lead with 3 Bass weighing 9.71lbs.
Salem Canal Tale of the Tape:Rob's 3 Bass leading Day 1:Brian's 2nd place Day 1 standings: 5.52lbs
Mick's 3rd place standing Day 1 total of 4.58lbs:Bill *The Hammer's* L. 4th place Day 1 Standing going 4.50lbs:Moe...keeping his eyes on the Bass 4.20lbs....lolTroops 2 Bass going 1.91lbs:BN06 Dinks after Dinks being caught:https://i.imgur.com/PMIQvo6.mp4Early Morning view from the vessel and the lower than normal water and shorelines.So with a gigantic nearly 4lb margin lead difference between 1st and 2nd place, most anglers felt Manasquan could be a difference maker in hauling in the bigger Bass....especially if Rob skunked. LOL
--------------------------------------------------------Day 2: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019
Finale Day 2
Place: Manasquan Res. Howell, NJ
Weather: Cool and breezy 59 degree morning start with a stiff breeze blowing 10-15mph. Temps warming up to 77 degrees. Sporatic Blue bird skies and overcast clouds as a cold front came through during the day.
Winds: 10-15mph most of the day....gusting to about 20mph at times.
Water temps: 71~73.5 Degrees throughout the main body and around the islands.
Water Clarity: Down to maybe 2.5'-3.5'
Best Lure: Shakey Heads and Finesse Jigs
Depths fished: 3.5'~ 17.5'
Bass Limit: 3
The 2019 Belt and Hardware revealed:[/b]and now the Weigh-ins:Rob's 1 Bass weighing 3.29lbs on Day 2:Brandon K. Lunker going 3.56lbs:Brian McCulley 2 Bass going 4lbs: Troops 3 Bass going 6.80lbs: Bill L. solo Keeper going 2.27lbs: Father and son Combo John and Chris Parisi:John P. Keeper:
Chris P. having the last word:BN06's 2 Solo Keepers:and other pics and Must see video:https://i.imgur.com/GqlfyTT.mp4https://i.imgur.com/2gI5If5.mp4Turtle with 3 Legs:Swans eating bait fish:Manasquan Res. Tale of the Tape:and New 2019 SJHT Bass Classic Champion:The 2019 End of Season Snap shot:2019 Comparative Analysis Top 3 Finishes:2019 Season Weight Differential:Summary: Need to get a GoPro and take reporting to the next level. LOL. Wow!!! What a season? Over 356 bass weighed in totaling over 701lbs. Nice 1.97lb per bass average.
To all of our members, guest, followers, and supporters, I personally Thank You! Couldn't ask for a greater group of guys and gals to spend and do our weekend warrior thing on the water.
Let's get ready for this years 2019 SJBCA Bass Bowl and defend last years title won on the Delaware River. This year will be at the Conowingo Dam out of Glen Cove Marina, Darlington, MD to be held Sunday, October 13, 2019.
Congrats once again to Mr. Rob *Ram1212* Masterson on sealing the deal on Day 2 of this years Classic.
Congrats again to our "2019 SJHT Angler of Year for the 2 Time" Mr. Brian *SubFish* McCulley.
Thanks again to all,