Blue Hen Bass Anglers
Kostik wins back to back Blue Hen Cup Championships
We have our first “back to back” winner of the Blue Hen Cup! On October 6th our top 4 Anglers and the defending champion launched to do battle on an extremely high upper bay tide, under cloudy skies all day long. The fish hit the scales at Anchor Marina on the Northeast River at 3:30. Ed Kostik made history by becoming the first to defend his title and keep the Cup for another year! Ed weighed in the only limit of the day for a total of 11.83 lbs! Ed’s bag was anchored by a beautiful 4.57 largemouth! Congrats Ed!!!
Following in second with 4 fish for 9.15 lbs was Joe Spinelli! Nate Taylor also brought 4 fish to the scale for 7.67 lbs to finish third. Rounding out the top five were Mark Robinson with 3 fish for 6.30, and Steve Krakowski with 2 fish for 5.84 lbs. Great job to all the anglers on a day with some tough conditions.
Krakowski claims Classic XXI on Raystown Lake
The Blue Hen Bass Anglers concluded their 2019 season with Classic XXXI, on beautiful Raystown Lake. We headed out on Thursday and were greeted with 25-30 mph winds, which kept about half the club on the dock. Those that did venture out for this prefishing day, struggled and headed for protective coves. Camp headquarters was the Seven Points Camp right on the lake.
Friday saw us launch for day one of the tournament with 10 to 15 mph winds and a chilly 40 degrees! The front was on its tail end of moving through. We found tough fishing as the 8 anglers brought only 11 fish for 23.57 lbs. Mark Robinson lead the way with 3 fish for 5.52 lbs, followed by Glenn Tuckmantel with 1 fish for 3.72, which was big fish of the day. Bob Metzgar held onto third with a nice 3.43 largemouth bass.
Saturday saw the temperature drop to 33 degrees at take off on a beautiful blue bird day with sunny skies and no wind. That was the kiss of death as only 4 fish came to the scales! Steve Krakowski brought in 2 fish for 4.71 and had the big fish of the day with a 3.68 largemouth! Steve’s two fish on Friday added to 7.14 and a Classic XXXI title! Mark Robinson held on to second with 5.52, followed by Nate Taylor with 5.04.
This was one of the toughest Classics we have ever had! It was the true definition of a grind! Although the fishing was tough, the fellowship around the campfire every night was a blast! Good food and drink just added to the fun club weekend.
Lastly, we got to say goodbye and spread our dear friend and brother, Timmy Klein’s ashes into the beautiful lake and campfire. Timmy was the one who took us up to the Raystown for the first time in the early 90’s and introduced us to this beautiful mountain lake! We would have several spring trips up here through the years and we went to his favorite spot to set him free to fish forever! He will always live on up there and in our hearts! ❤️🐟
Well, that’s does it for our 31st year. Save the first Saturday of February fellows for the annual awards banquet at McGlynn’s Pub