2023 Year in review

What an amazing year!
We had a record number of kids join our club.  54 members!
We started off the year in April with the Coon Lake Clean up. Where members gathered to pick up trash around the Coon Lake boat ramp and Anoka County Park. a total of 33 bags of trash were picked up from Coon Lake and other boat ramps in April.
2023 was the Bassinators 20th Season. We Celebrated with a Banquet and silent auction on April 22nd. There was over 100 former and current Bassinators and supporters in attendance.
We then had a 2 week Virtual, multi species tournament in May. We had 5 categories. Biggest Bass, Biggest Pike, Biggest Walleye, Biggest Sunfish, Biggest Bonus species, Plus the Grand Slam Award for the combined inches of biggest bass, pike and walleye.
We then had 1 tournament a month from June to October.  We gave away prizes at each tournament to every kid. We kept track of points and awarded spots to the 2024 TBF Junior World Championship to the top 4 kids.
In Late August, we had a fun swim day, where 4 Bassinators went Tubing and swimming.
We had our last tournament TOC in October where we cooked pizza gave away a ton of prizes to our youth members.
Our final event of the year was Coach Jeffrey’s Birthday at Feed My Starving Children where we had 4 Bassinators along with 6 of their family members pack 20,952 meals for kids in the Dominican Republic.
2023 STATS:
5 Tournaments
126 Kids participated.
387 Bass caught and released.
19.75 inch- Biggest Bass of the year
84.5 inch- Biggest Bag of 5 Bass of the year
4 kids sent to the 2024 JWC.
We awarded a $500 Educational Scholarship to a team at our TOC!
3 Bassinators Teams fished the 2023 TBF JWC on Sooner Lake, Oklahoma
5 Bassinators Teams fished the Minnetonka Jr Trail. 1 team taking 1st place at a tournament and also winning Big Bass
6 Bassinators Teams fished the B.A.T.S. Trail. One team qualified for the 2024 TBF JWC
5 Former Bassinators were Volunteer Boat Captains.
Thanks to all our Volunteer Boat Captains!  With out you the kids couldn’t get on the water.
Thank you to all our Sponsors that make these opportunities for our kids possible.
Thank you to all the parents for your support, patience and waking up so early.
Please follow, like us and keep updated on the coming 2024 season on facebook, and bassinators.org.
Fish On…
Bassinators Board of Directors
Adam, Jeff and Jeffrey

 

Medicine Lake Results

BASSINATORS September Tournament
Results
Medicine Lake 9-16-2023
15 Boats
40 Largemouth Bass Entered and released
Big Bass- Everett C. 18.5 inches
1st- Gabe H and Mason G – 78.5 in
2nd- Alex P and Quentin- 75.25 in
3rd- Teddy H and Reese C- 70 in
4th- Beckett and Oliver- 60.5 in
5th- Finn and Geno – 55.75 in
6th- Jacob, Mason and Grant- 52 in
7th- Cormac and Leo – 28.5 in
8th- Mason and Hudson – 27 in
9th- Everett- 18.5 in
10th- Mac and Easton- 18
11th- Chloe and Grady- 0
12th- Connor and Haik – 0
13th- Ryan, Carter and Aiden – 0
14th- Nolan and Johnnie – 0
15th- Gavin and Jackson- 0
The weather was chilly in the morning and the fishing was rough for alot of teams,  but they still have fun.
Thank you to our boat captains! With out them we could not get the kids on the water.
Thank you to our sponsors.
Strike King
Lew’s
Rapid Marine
Champions Tour
New Brighton Lions Club
New Brighton Eagles Club
Fish- Lectronics
Ultimate Boat Wraps
Fish Donkey
Harvey Tackle Co
Mille Lacs Smallmouth Alliance
Ed Haus Foundation
Women Anglers of Minnesota
MG Lures
Mcquoids Inn
Split Rock Coffee
Our next tournament is Saturday October 7th on Chisago Lake.  We will have pizza and give away extra year end prizes.
Thank you,
Bassinators Board of Directors

 

Jeffrey,  Adam and Jeff

Lake Sylvia Results

Bassinators Lake Sylvia Results
16 Boat’s
33 Kids
111 Largemouth Bass Entered and released
Big Bass 18.5 in –  Carter
1st- Gabe & Mason- 80 in
2nd- Cormac & Easton – 77.25 in
3rd- Adian& Carter & Ryan – 75.5 in
4th- Nolan & Johnnie- 75.25 in
5th- Quentin & Hudson – 74.75 in
6th- Wyatt & Emett- 74.5 in
7th- Beckett & Oliver – 72.75 in
8th- Weston & Grant – 71.5 in
9th- Finn & Geno – 69 in
10th- Teddy & Everett – 68.75 in
11th- Chloe- 68.5 in
12th- Jacob & Mason- 67 in
13th- Leo & Reese- 64.5 in
14th- Brodee & Blake – 29.5 in
15th- Connor & Jackson – 25 in
16th- Gavin & Haik – 0
We want to thank all the Parents and boat captains for being patient after the tournament while we figured out the standings and dealt with the poor cell service. We know it was hot out and took a little longer than normal.  We apologize.
Thank you to the boats that dropped off used soft plastics to be Recycled.
We want to thank the boat captains for volunteering to take the kids out! Several of the captains don’t have kids in the club.  Without the boat captains we couldn’t get the kids on the water.
We want to thank our sponsors for supporting our youth fishing club.
Lew’s
Strike King
Capra’s Sporting Goods
New Brighton Lion’s Club
New Brighton Eagles Club
Harvey Tackle
Fish-lectronics
Rapid Marine
Classic Bass/Champions Tour
FishDonkey
Ultimate Boat Wraps
Women Anglers of Minnesota
Ed Haus Foundation
We hope everyone had fun!
We look forward to seeing everyone at our next tournament on Jefferson Lake near Cleavland, MN on Saturday September 16th.
Bassinators Board of Directors

Minnetonka Results

Bassinators Minnetonka Tournament Results
Great weather with a little Smoke from Canada.
37 kids
17 boats
105 Bass Caught and Released
Big Bass- Mac 19.75 in
1st- Mac & Haik – 80.25 in
2nd- Aiden & Carter – 79.25 in
3rd- Brodee & Blake – 77.50 in
4th- Mason & Jackson – 76.50 in
5th- Alex & Quentin- 76 in
6th- Chayce & Charlie Q & Charlie F- 75.25 in
7th- Nolan & Johnnie – 75 in
8th- Isaiah & Caleb – 73.25 in
9th- Teddy & Cooper- 71.75 in
10th- Gavin & Hudson – 70.5 in
11th- Finn & Geno & Reese – 67 in
12th- Gabe & Oliver – 61.5 in
13th- Cormac & Connor & Easton – 51 in
14th- Jacob & Mason – 44.75 in
15th- Wyatt & Emmett- 39.75 in
16th- Grady & Ryan – 28.75 in
17th- Weston & Chloe – 0
We want to thank all our Sponsors and parents. We want to thank our Volunteer boat captains, with out you we couldn’t get the kids on the water.
We collected 3lbs of used soft plastics to recycle.
We collected 12lbs of food to be donated to the local food shelf.
We randomly have away $200 Scheels gift cards to our boat captains.
Our next tournament is on Lake Sylvia in Annandale on Aug 19th.

Chisago Results

Thank you all for attending our Chisago Lake Tournament on Saturday June 17th.
17 Boats
35 Kids
103 Bass Caught and released.
Big Bass- 18.25 in- Carter L.
1st- Mason G & Reese C – 84.5in
2nd- Chayce M & Charlie Q- 80 in
3rd- Ryan A, Carter L & Aiden A- 79.5 in
3rd- NolanM & Johnnie A- 79.5 in
5th- Oliver & Beckett- 78.75 in
6th- Jacob J & Mason- 77.25 in
6th- Haik & Everett- 77.25 in
8th- Geno R & Finn H – 76.25 in
9th- Wyatt & Emmett- 72.5 in
10th- Alex P & Quentin- 71.75 in
11th- Weston W & Mason P – 67.75 in
12th- Mac S & Easton – 64 in
13th- Connor L & Jackson- 63.25 in
14th- Gavin & Hudson- 54.5 in
15th- Gabe & Chloe- 39.5in
16th- Teddy & Cormac- 27.5in
17th- Bridee & Blake- 0 in
We want to thank all our boat Volunteers and parents.
Thank you,
Bassinators Board of Directors
Jeffrey,  Adam & Jeff

Bassinators 20th Season Celebration

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2023 will be the Bassinators Junior fishing club’s 20th Season!!

We will be having a Banquet and silent auction. Details Below.

Date: Saturday April 22nd, 2023

Time: 4pm-8pm

Location: Banquets of Minnesota , 6310 Hwy 65 NE, Fridley,  MN 55432

Tickets are not available as of 4/18. please call a board member

Schedule of event:

4pm- Doors open -check-in

4pm-8pm- Silent Auction

4pm-5pm- Social Hour

5pm-5:15- Opening Remarks

5:15-5:30- Thank Sponsors

5:30-7pm- Dinner(Spaghetti w/choice of sauce, veggie)

7pm-7:30- Guest Speaker

7:30-7:45- Live Auction

7:45-8- Closing Remarks

8pm- Silent Auction ends

2022 TOC Results

Bassinators 2022 Tournament of Champions on Lake Waconia

Saturday Oct 1st, 2022

Results:

1st- Austin S and Jimmy G- 82.25 in

2nd- Luke L. and Charlie H – 78 in

3rd- Nathan S and Austin H- 76 in

4th- Nolan M and Bodie I- 75.5 in

5th- Caleb L and Isaiah – 75.25 in

6th- Frank B and Landon D- 75 in

7th – Brody O and Evan B – 58.25 in

8th- Jackson S and Tanner – 40.25 in

9th – Ryan A and Westen L – 29.5 in

10th – Brent and Gage S – 26 in

11th – Gavin and Grady – 16.75 in

12th- Wyatt L and Emmet L – 12.25 in

13th- Geno R and Gabe H – 0

13th- Oliver and Quentin- 0

13th- Josh G and Conner L- 0

13th, Teddy H and Chloe H- 0

Big Bass- Austin S- 17.5 in

54 Largemouth Bass Entered and released

What a blessed day. We had a little rain in the morning, but it stopped and we had nice weather for the walking Taco’s and awards ceremony. We have away a ton of prizes after the tournament. Every kid walked away with a rod or reel, Mystery tackle box, neck gaitor, 10 bags of soft plastics.

Every boat captain received pliers/scissors and towels.

We want to thank Chris Wedes from the Minnetonka Fishing team for sending us 3 teams to fish with us.

We want to thank all our Sponsors.

We want to thank all the volunteer boat captains.