Oct 12

2017 Fall Open – Squam Lake

For those fishing with us for our Fall Open here is more information about the registration and weigh-in process so everyone knows what to expect when they so up in the morning:

• Registration will be from 6:00-7:00 in the upper parking lot of the public Squam Boat Ramp.

• Please do not launch your boat before you register.

• ONLY THE TBF BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS INVOLVED WITH RUNNING TOURNAMENT PARK IN THE STATE LOT (13) SPOTS AVAILABLE.

• We will run a shuttle to the public boat launch from the school in the morning.

• Weigh-in will be in Little Squam at the Bolders – PLEASE BE PATIENT.

• We will run a shuttle from the weigh-in site to the school after the tournament.

Aug 04

Minn Kota® Debuts New Portable Digital Battery Chargers at ICAST

Minn Kota launches the only shallow-water anchor that gives anglers control from anywhere in the boat, plus unlocks more water for precise, anchored fishing with a new 15-foot version.

mk_CMYK_logoRacine, Wisconsin (8/4/2017) Using a Minn Kota® Talon® for precise boat control has never been easier. In fact, there are now five ways for anglers to activate the Talon from anywhere in the boat. The newest way utilizes Bluetooth® communication to pair the Talon with Humminbird® units on the boat for total boat control on one console (including the ability to pair Humminbird units with select Minn Kota trolling motors). Anglers can also engage the anchor using a foot switch, with a wireless remote (every Talon comes standard with two), via the new Talon smartphone app, and with the Talon’s built-in control panel.

According to Minn Kota Brand Manager Brad Henry, “When it’s time to Talon down we give anglers options so they can lock on a spot no matter where they are in the boat or their style of fishing.”

Another major advancement is the introduction of Minn Kota’s new 15-foot Talon, the deepest shallow-water anchor ever made. It allows anglers to lock down on more spots to effectively unlock more water.

Hall of Fame angler Al Lindner explains how Talon’s depth delivers results for his multi-species pursuits. “I use it for catfish in rivers, for crappies in the spring, naturally for bass, and in more cases than I ever thought – for walleyes. Yeah, you heard me right, walleyes.”

Also new for 2017 is a clever work light built into the Talon top cap. When fishing in dark conditions, the work light illuminates the entire back deck of the boat to help anglers when rigging and landing fish at night. It has three brightness settings and white or blue LED light options for ideal illumination.

Talon allows anglers to anchor in any condition with three user-selectable anchoring modes – another exclusive feature. The AUTO-DRIVE MODE powers the spike into the bottom with three increasingly aggressive hits. A SOFT BOTTOM MODE is ideal for less aggressive anchoring and easier retraction in muddy or silted bottom. When the wind is blowing, the ROUGH WATER MODE performs three consecutive auto-drive sequences at 10-second intervals for a secure hold when the boat rises and falls in waves.

Talon’s electro-mechanical design keeps the motor above the waterline for silent stealth below the surface. Talon also deploys vertically and out of the way, helping eliminate unwanted tangles when fighting boat-side fish. Also, anglers can add the tilt bracket accessory for easy tilt function for passing under low-hanging obstacles.

In addition to the new 15-footer, Talons are also available in 8-, 10- and 12-foot models. They all feature Bluetooth technology with a variety of color combinations including red/black, blue/black, silver/black, silver/white, all black and all white. The new Talons will be available in October 2017 and will retail for $1,899.99 (8-foot), $1,999.99 (10-foot), 2,099.99 (12-foot) and $2,499.99 (15-foot).

For more information visit MinnKotaMotors.com/NewTalon.

About Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Outdoors and consists of the Humminbird®, Minn Kota® and Cannon® brands. Humminbird® is a leading global innovator and manufacturer of marine electronics products including fishfinders, multifunction displays, autopilots, ice flashers and premium cartography products. Minn Kota® is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as a complete line of Talon® shallow-water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories. Cannon® is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories.

About Johnson Outdoors
JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global outdoor recreation company that turns ideas into adventure with innovative, top-quality products.  The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Gear.  Johnson Outdoors’ familiar brands include, among others: Old Town® canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak and Necky® kayaks; Carlisle®paddles; Extrasport® personal flotation devices; Minn Kota® fishing motors, batteries and anchors; Cannon® downriggers; Humminbird® marine electronics and digital charts; SCUBAPRO® dive equipment; Silva® compasses; Jetboil® outdoor cooking systems; and Eureka!®camping and hiking equipment.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

 

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Aug 04

The All-New Minn Kota® Talon® Offers More Control Options, Deeper Anchoring and Added Versatility

Minn Kota launches the only shallow-water anchor that gives anglers control from anywhere in the boat, plus unlocks more water for precise, anchored fishing with a new 15-foot version.

mk_CMYK_logoRacine, Wisconsin (8/4/2017) Using a Minn Kota® Talon® for precise boat control has never been easier. In fact, there are now five ways for anglers to activate the Talon from anywhere in the boat. The newest way utilizes Bluetooth® communication to pair the Talon with Humminbird® units on the boat for total boat control on one console (including the ability to pair Humminbird units with select Minn Kota trolling motors). Anglers can also engage the anchor using a foot switch, with a wireless remote (every Talon comes standard with two), via the new Talon smartphone app, and with the Talon’s built-in control panel.

According to Minn Kota Brand Manager Brad Henry, “When it’s time to Talon down we give anglers options so they can lock on a spot no matter where they are in the boat or their style of fishing.”

Another major advancement is the introduction of Minn Kota’s new 15-foot Talon, the deepest shallow-water anchor ever made. It allows anglers to lock down on more spots to effectively unlock more water.

Hall of Fame angler Al Lindner explains how Talon’s depth delivers results for his multi-species pursuits. “I use it for catfish in rivers, for crappies in the spring, naturally for bass, and in more cases than I ever thought – for walleyes. Yeah, you heard me right, walleyes.”

Also new for 2017 is a clever work light built into the Talon top cap. When fishing in dark conditions, the work light illuminates the entire back deck of the boat to help anglers when rigging and landing fish at night. It has three brightness settings and white or blue LED light options for ideal illumination.

Talon allows anglers to anchor in any condition with three user-selectable anchoring modes – another exclusive feature. The AUTO-DRIVE MODE powers the spike into the bottom with three increasingly aggressive hits. A SOFT BOTTOM MODE is ideal for less aggressive anchoring and easier retraction in muddy or silted bottom. When the wind is blowing, the ROUGH WATER MODE performs three consecutive auto-drive sequences at 10-second intervals for a secure hold when the boat rises and falls in waves.

Talon’s electro-mechanical design keeps the motor above the waterline for silent stealth below the surface. Talon also deploys vertically and out of the way, helping eliminate unwanted tangles when fighting boat-side fish. Also, anglers can add the tilt bracket accessory for easy tilt function for passing under low-hanging obstacles.

In addition to the new 15-footer, Talons are also available in 8-, 10- and 12-foot models. They all feature Bluetooth technology with a variety of color combinations including red/black, blue/black, silver/black, silver/white, all black and all white. The new Talons will be available in October 2017 and will retail for $1,899.99 (8-foot), $1,999.99 (10-foot), 2,099.99 (12-foot) and $2,499.99 (15-foot).

For more information visit MinnKotaMotors.com/NewTalon.

About Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc.
Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Outdoors and consists of the Humminbird®, Minn Kota® and Cannon® brands. Humminbird® is a leading global innovator and manufacturer of marine electronics products including fishfinders, multifunction displays, autopilots, ice flashers and premium cartography products. Minn Kota® is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as a complete line of Talon® shallow-water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories. Cannon® is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories.

About Johnson Outdoors
JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global outdoor recreation company that turns ideas into adventure with innovative, top-quality products.  The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Gear.  Johnson Outdoors’ familiar brands include, among others: Old Town® canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak and Necky® kayaks; Carlisle®paddles; Extrasport® personal flotation devices; Minn Kota® fishing motors, batteries and anchors; Cannon® downriggers; Humminbird® marine electronics and digital charts; SCUBAPRO® dive equipment; Silva® compasses; Jetboil® outdoor cooking systems; and Eureka!®camping and hiking equipment.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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Jul 25

2017 Semi-final Qualifying Tournament Pairings

club name Boat # Angler / Co-Angler first name last name
SNHBASS 1 ANGLER DONALD GAGNON
NH FIRST CAST CLUB 1 CO-ANGLER JOSHUA LEDBETTER
BASS CASTERS 2 ANGLER SHANE HUTCHINGS
MONADNOCK BASS MASTERS 2 CO-ANGLER JOSHUA ROY
CONTOOCOOK VALLEY ANGLERS 3 ANGLER ROBERT SILVA
SNHBASS 3 CO-ANGLER TAYLOR GAGNON
NH MYSTIC VALLEY BASS ANGLERS 4 ANGLER MARK MANDRACCHIA JR
NH BASS HUNTERS 4 CO-ANGLER MARK CIBULSKI
NH BASS ASSASSINS 5 ANGLER REGGIE GOULET
BASS CASTERS 5 CO-ANGLER SAM QUIRK
NH BASS HUNTERS 6 ANGLER JASON NEEDHAM
MONADNOCK BASS MASTERS 6 CO-ANGLER ERIC TARRANT
CONTOOCOOK VALLEY ANGLERS 7 ANGLER BAYARD LOHMILLER
NH FIRST CAST CLUB 7 CO-ANGLER JUSTIN LAPCHACK
MONADNOCK BASS MASTERS 8 ANGLER MATT THOIN
CONTOOCOOK VALLEY ANGLERS 8 CO-ANGLER GARETT SEPPALA
GRASS ROOTS BASS ANGLERS 9 ANGLER JEFF SWIFT
NH BASS ASSASSINS 9 CO-ANGLER HENRY BOBADILLA
NH BASS ASSASSINS 10 ANGLER CURT RIENDEAU
BASS CASTERS 10 CO-ANGLER JEREMY ARNOLD
NH MYSTIC VALLEY BASS ANGLERS 11 ANGLER MICHAEL KELLY
BREAKAWAY BASS CLUB 11 CO-ANGLER TERRI FLANDERS
MONADNOCK BASS MASTERS 12 ANGLER RYAN ROY
BREAKAWAY BASS CLUB 12 CO-ANGLER DAVID PFEIFFER
NH FIRST CAST CLUB 13 ANGLER RICK LANDRY
BREAKAWAY BASS CLUB 13 CO-ANGLER MATT DUPREE
NH BASS HUNTERS 14 ANGLER MATTHEW RAZEY
MONADNOCK BASS MASTERS 14 CO-ANGLER RUSH DECATUR
NH BASS ASSASSINS 15 ANGLER SHANE ARCIDIACONO
NH MYSTIC VALLEY BASS ANGLERS 15 CO-ANGLER JEFF PERKINS
NH BASS ASSASSINS 16 ANGLER CHRIS PERRY
NH MYSTIC VALLEY BASS ANGLERS 16 CO-ANGLER RANDY ALMEIDA
NH FIRST CAST CLUB 17 ANGLER SAM KETCHUM
NH BASS HUNTERS 17 CO-ANGLER JOE WARD
BASS CASTERS 18 ANGLER DAVID TSAO
NH BASS HUNTERS 18 CO-ANGLER JIM WARD

Jul 25

Landry and Lane Take 2 day Ticonderoga Summer Open

The New Hampshire Bass Federation headed north to Lake Champlain (Ticonderoga) to host a 2 day Summer Open. This time around, heavy rains had risen the water level significantly and impacted water clarity. Even still, anglers headed out both mornings at 7:00am to find the winning fish. Teams reported heading north in search of clearer water, while others headed south in hopes of located large schools. The team of Rick Landry and Josh Lane were leading after day 1, and continued their lead to secure the win. Rick and Josh ended the event with 16 largemouth totaling 55.94lbs. Rick and Josh reported that although the conditions were tough they keyed in on shorelines that had irregularities. One area in particular was holding a massive school of bass which is where their fish came from during this event. Congratulations to the rest of the field who also walked away with a sweet payout and some awesome prizes provided by our sponsors.

We would like to thank everyone who came out to fish with us, the town of Ticonderoga for accommodating us for this event, and everyone for volunteers and/or helped in any way.

Our next event is our Fall Open which is on October 22nd on Squam Lake.

2nd Matt Thoin & Shane Hutchings – 51.84lbs
3rd Dan Tavilla & Joe Burchill – 49.37lbs

Day 1 Lunker Largemouth Dan Tavilla & Joe Burchill – 5.56lbs
Day 1 Lunker Smallmouth Matt Thoin & Shane Hutchings – 4.23lbs
Day 2 Lunker Largemouth John Digennaro & Matt Dupree – 6.26lbs
Day 2 Lunker Smallmouth Mark Miner & Larry Bornheimer – 4.34lbs

Lowrance HDS Raffle John Foster

Ranger Cup Killian Kilroy

We would also like to thank all of our sponsor for this event. Please support them as they support us: The Rod Glove, Dude Products, Beast Coast Tungsten and Tackle, Eagle Claw – Trokar, Samatis Baits Company, and PLine.

See the Full Results.

Jul 20

2017 NH TBF SFQT Details

NH Bass Federation – TBF
2017 Semi Final Qualifying Tournament – 1 Day Event
Saturday 8-5-2017 Winnie – West Alton
Registration / Check-in – 5:30AM – 6:30AM – Event is 7AM – 3PM

SFQT Participation:
  • Clubs need to complete & return the SFQT Participant Template to David Duffy – dduffy@hughes.net by 7/17/2017
  • Clubs need to submit Even # of Anglers & Co-Anglers
  • In the event you have an Odd # they need to be designated as Alternate and we will be randomly drawn as Angler, Co-Angler
  • Alternates should identify if they have a preference to be an Angler or a Co-Angler
  • Caution for any Alternates – No guarantee we will be able to pair you up
  • Copies of Insurance Binders for all Anglers and any Alternates who’s preference is Angler need to be sent to David Duffy by 7/17/2017
  • Pairings of Anglers & Co-Anglers will be Randomly Drawn & Posted on Website by 7/28/2017
Event Benefits:
  • Top 6 Anglers will Qualify for District 17 Semi-Final Championship 9/23 & 9/24 – Winnie – Silver Sands
  • Top 6 Co-Anglers will Qualify for District 17 Semi-Final Championship 9/23 & 9/24 – Winnie – Silver Sands
  • Top 6 Anglers & Co-Anglers also win their respective Entry Fee into the District 17 Semi-Final Championship (Paid by NH TBF)
  • Split Lunker for Largemouth & Smallmouth (Based on # of Participants)
Fees:
  • Fees will be collected at Registration / Check-in the Morning of the Event
  • $30 per Participant ($20 Facility Fee, $10 Split Lunker)
Rules and Regulations:
  • 5 Bass Limit per Participant 12″ Min Length (Limit could be reduced Morning of Event if Excessive Heat Conditions – TD Call)
  • Participants can only weigh-in Bass they Catch
  • No off limits / cutoff pre-fishing for the SFQT
Contacts for any Questions:
  • Tournament Director – Shane Hutchings – (603) 834-4158
  • Assist TD – Rick Landry – (603) 320-2608

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May 08

Messanger and Lavesque Win Big at the 2nd Annually Mike McNamara Memorial Open

The New Hampshire Bass Federation kicked off its season on Lake Winnipesaukee for the 2nd Annual Mike McNamara Memorial Open. The event began and 7:00am and welcomed anglers with raw April weather that New England is known for. While the bite was slow many anglers reported the fish cooperating better in the afternoon before weigh-in at 3:30pm. The team that came in with the largest 4 fish limit was Rob Messanger and John Lavesque with an impressive 17.92lbs. Along with 200 points towards the 2017 Trokar Team of the Year race, the winner team took home the first ever memorial trophy for this event. Rob and John will have their names engraved and will have the honor of passing this milestone to the winning team in 2018… unless of course they are repeat winners! At the end of the year Rob and John will also received plaques for this achievement at the first NH TBF Awards Banquet, more information to come on this. Congratulations to the rest of the field who also walked away with a sweet payout and some awesome prizes provided by our sponsors.

We would like to thank everyone who came out to fish with us, West Alton Marine for accommodating us for this event, and everyone for volunteers and/or helped in any way.

Our next event is our Summer Open which is a two day event July 15th and 16th on Lake Champlain (Ticonderoga).

2nd Jason Bacon & Brian Carmichael – 16.49lbs
3rd Dan Tavilla & Joe Burchill – 14.90lbs
4th Chad Bishop & Alec Sirois – 14.74lbs
5th Chad Braga & Stefan Lillios – 14.49lbs
6th Josh Lane & Rick Landry – 13.83lbs
7th Mark C. Fournier & Mark T. Fournier – 13.03lbs
8th Eric Manseau & Jarrod Spice – 12.47lbs
9th Chris Bolduc & Jason Faro – 12.43lbs

Lunker Largemouth Dan Tavilla & Joe Burchill – 5.98lbs
Lunker Smallmouth Chris Bolduc & Jason Faro – 4.28lbs

Ranger Cup Joe Perez

We would also like to thank all of our sponsor for this event. Please support them as they support us: The Rod Glove, Dude Products, Beast Coast Tungsten and Tackle, Eagle Claw – Trokar, Samatis Baits Company, and PLine.

See the Full Results.

Mar 01

NEW 2017 TroKar Team of the Year Program Announced!

Who can qualify?
The 2017 TOY is open to all teams that compete in our opens.

 

My original partner can’t fish an open, can I use a substitute partner?
You can not substitute a partner during an event and apply these points to a different team.

 

What are the payout based off of?
The cash payout above for the top 3 teams is based off 100 team entries across all three opens

 

What if there are more than 100 team entries?
Payouts will be adjusted the more teams that enter the more 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive.

Oct 23

Richardson and Brigham win 2016 Team of the Year

The team of Ryan Richardson and Justin Brigham finish on top for the Team of the Year race for 2016. They will receive FREE entries to our open events for 2017.

For 2017 the Team of the Year program is changing. We will be paying the TOP 3 teams an additional cash payout at the end of the season!img_1708

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