Two St. Lawrence County teams place at NNY Bassmasters Club tourney
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 6:25 am

Two teams from St. Lawrence County placed in the season opening tournament for the Northern New York Bassmasters Club on June 12 on Lake Champlain.

First place was taken by Chuck Roach and Chris Roach of Heuvelton, with a 19.33 lb. bass.

And Eric Tessmer and Matt Girard of Gouverneur earned fourth place with a 15.73 lb. fish. They also caught a 4.91 lb. lunker bass.

The club’s next tournament of the season will be on Sunday, June 27 on Black Lake.

The Northern New York Bassmasters Club is made up of anglers from across the North Country and Canada.

Tournaments for the 2010 season run from June 12 at Lake Champlain to September 26, the last day of the Championships held on the St. Lawrence River in Waddington.

The club was founded in 2003, and is a non-profit organization set up to establish a team tournament series of events to further the enjoyment of local competitive bass fishing.

Boat limits are five bass, smallmouth and/or largemouth, and anglers can only use artificial lures--live bait is prohibited.

Tournaments are open to only club members, however you can apply to join the Northern New York Bassmasters by paying the association's annual dues and an entry fee to enter a tournament.

For more information, visit