Recently the Richfield Springs Community Center held its annual Bass Fishing Tournament fundraiser.
Boats departed from the New York State Boat Launch on Canadarago Lake. The event drew 32 boats and 76 anglers.
Tournament winners are determined by weighing the three largest bass from each boat for a total combined weight. A “lunker” contest is also held for the tournament’s single largest bass caught.
Top honors went to: 1st place: Nick Brutsky and Stan Rozyla 12.85 lbs.; 2nd place: Don Hoag 10.36 lbs.; 3rd place: Matt Weisbecker and Jon Czarnecki 10.16 lbs.
Weisbecker and Czarnecki also took home the prize for the heaviest lunker weighing in at 4.93 lbs.
Event organizer and Community Center Board Director Bill Kosina said the tournament was a huge success. “This fishing tournament was my dad’s idea for a fundraiser for the Community Center many years back.
“He had a bait shop and was in the Susquehanna Bass Association. He passed away in 2015, and this is one way of keeping his memory going,” Kosina said.
Sponsor donations and 10% of the entry fees funded the $1,188 prize pot.
Sponsors for the tournament were: Andela Products, G Tech Marine, Inc., Bello Electric and Excavating, James Jordan Association-Architects, and the JC Bait and Tackle Shop.
The Bass Tournament is held in cooperation with NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.
For information regarding the Richfield Springs Community Center call 315-858-3200 or visit www. Richfieldspringscommunitycenter.org.