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.