Open Buddy Tournaments
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June 19, 2022 - Cram & Masciantonio Take Fathers Day Open
Our annual Fathers Day "Steve Steinmetz Memorial" open buddy tournament at Union Lake saw forty teams show up to battle some windy conditions in pursuit of some nice cash and prizes. Steve Cram and Nick Masciantonio walked away with a nice pay day. Their five-bass 11.04 pound winning bag allowed them to take not only the first place pot, but also the Franzwa Marine $500 Winners Bonus. They also had a 4.50 lb bass that took the overall lunker pot and the $100 Belleplain Supply Gun Center morning largemouth lunker prize. The winner of the $100 Belleplain Supply Gun Center morning smallmouth lunker prize were David Snedeker and Johnny Paoline with a nice 3.55 lb smallie. Harmony Fishing generously donated door prizes for all of the top finishers. Click here for detailed results. Photos are on the way.
June 6, 2022 - Scholarship Winners Announced
On June 1, our Scholarship Committee selected two winners for our annual scholarship program. (Our budget allows for one scholarship, but thanks to a number of generous donors, we're able to award two scholarships again this year.) The winners are: Brooke Kuhmichel of Manchester Township High School and Nathan Mangold of Cedar Creek High School. Congratulations to both of them. Hopefully they'll be able to make it to our July member meeting (free barbecue) for a presentation of their checks.
May 23, 2022 - Annual Open Buddy to be Held on Fathers Day
Our annual Union Lake open buddy tournament will be held on Sunday, June 19 (Fathers Day). The times are 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM (must be registered & checked in by 5:50 AM). Entry fee is $60.00 per boat ($50.00 if pre-registered at least two weeks prior to the event). The first place team will receive a $500.00 bonus payment courtesy of Franzwa's Marine in Millville, in addition to the normal payout. Belleplain Supply Gun Center is sponsoring our $100.00 largemouth and smallmouth morning lunker prizes (weighed in prior to 10:00 AM). Free hot dogs & beverages will be served to all participants at the weigh-in. Click here for flyer/entry form. Your support for this fundraiser is appreciated.
April 19, 2022 - Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching
The SJBCA's Scholarship Committee has been accepting applications for our annual scholarship program. Applicants should note that submissions must be received by May 2. For more details on this program, as well as the application form and photos of past winners, check out the Scholarship Information section of this website. Our scholarship winner(s) will be announced by June 1.
March 28, 2022 -- Ike Youth Trail Needs Boaters
The Ike Foundation's new Youth Tournament Trail is seeking adult boaters to take the kids out fishing. The trail includes three tournaments: May 21 at Lake Lenape, July 23 at Cooper River and September 18 at Union Lake. If you're interested in helping out, complete a Boat Captain entry form on the Ike Foundation website at https://theikefoundation.org/youth-tournament-trail/ or contact Kate from the Ike Foundation.
February 25, 2022 -- All Flea Market Tables Have Been Rented
The committee for our annual Fishermen's Flea Market confirmed that all available vendor tables for this year's event have been rented. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 5 from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM. Click here for more details.
February 18, 2022 -- Sponsors Needed for June Open Buddy Tournament
Planning has begun for our annual open buddy tournament at Union Lake (usually on Fathers Day in mid-June). As part of that planning, we're seeking sponsors for awards and payouts at the tournament. Anyone interested in supporting this event can contact Brian Camp or Fred Lentz for more information.
February 16, 2022 -- 2022 Bass Bowl to be Held at Delaware River
At our February member meeting, the member clubs overwhelmingly voted for the Delaware River to be the site of our 2022 Bass Bowl tournament on October 16. The launch site will likely be the Gloucester City ramp.
February 16, 2022 -- Flea Market Plans Being Finalized
Planning for our annual Fishermen's Flea Market on Saturday, March 5 is nearing completion as most vendor tables have been rented and lure donations are being collected for our two tackle box raffles. Some vendor tables are still available, so if you've got some tackle you want sell to make a few bucks, contact event chairperson Brian Camp. Click here for full details on the event.
February 14, 2022 - NJDFW Public Forum Scheduled for February 26
The New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife has scheduled their annul Freshwater Fisheries public forum for Saturday, February 26 starting at 10:00 AM. The forum will be conducted virtually, with dial-in instructions being provided to those on NJDFW's email list. Click here for more details on this forum.
January 19, 2022 - Bass Bowl Locations Nominated
At our January member meeting, several lakes & rivers were nominated to be the location of our 2022 Bass Bowl (October 16). The potential locations are: Delaware River (NJ), Lake Hopatcong (NJ), Lake Nockamixon (PA), Pocomoke River (MD) and Union Lake (NJ). A vote on the location will be taken at our February member meeting.
January 14, 2022 - Lee Widjeskog Passes Away
Good friend of the SJBCA, Lee Widjeskog, passed away unexpectedly on January 10. Lee was a retired employee of the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife who worked with our organization on a number of lake improvements, especially Lake Audrey. He spoke at our member meetings a number of times. He will be greatly missed. Lee Widjeskog Obituary