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Tom Means
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« on: October 11, 2011, 08:12:46 AM »

This past Sunday Kinzua Outdoors finished off a great season with a record number of teams, a nice crowd of spectators, and beautiful weather, that allowed anglers to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the turning leaves on the mountains that surround the mighty Kinzua Reservoir.

Starting off the weigh ins in a big way was the team of Al Lockwood and John Maholic. They brought in a 5 fish limit of eyes that weighed 10.71 pounds, and included the days biggest walleye of 4.05 pounds.

As the crowed finished cheering for Al and John a few more teams weighed in with smaller bags of Bass and Walleye, until the father / son team of Glenn and Mathew Bosser brought up a big bag of eyes. Anchored by a pair of 3 pounders, their 5 fish weighed in at 12.55 pounds putting them firmly in the lead on the walleye side, but they were not done yet. Holding a bag of Bass was Nicholas Bosser who brought them up to the scale. After weighing them they had another nice weight of 9.77 pounds, temporarily putting them in the lead for the Bass category as well.

Several more teams brought up smaller bags of fish until The Bass legend Jack Bell stepped to the scale. The father / son team didn't disappoint the crowd when they pulled a whopper out of their bag that tipped the scale at 3.89 pounds and was good enough for the big Bass of the day and a total weight that put them firmly in the lead of 13.81 pounds.

Setting the bar very high, we had a couple more teams that were ready to challenge the lead for the bass category.

Stepping to the scales were Harry Whitemore and Jeff Baur with a big basket of bass. While every one was wondering if they had enough to over take the Bell's, they pulled their big bass out and put it on the scale weighing 3.21 pounds, and a total weight of 13.20 pounds, just missing taking over the lead, but received a large cheer from the crowed.

After seeing that big bag of Bass father / son team of Ron Terwilliger and John David Terwilliger brought another big bag of Bass to the scale. With the crowd cheering them on John placed the big Bass on the scale. When the scale settled it weighed 3.24 pounds, and a total weight of 13.02 pounds.

Several more teams brought their fish to the scale. With the Bass side firmly wrapped up, their was still a question if any one else could top the walleye weight, or at least fight it out for second place. With the remaining teams left to weigh in, there were two that every one was still waiting to see.

Up next was Darrin Pound with legendary Bob (silver buddy)Tingley. Bob is known for bringing in the big eyes for this event every year, but this year the team had their 5 nice fish, but were missing their kicker. When the scale settled they had 10.04 pounds. On most tourney days this would be enough for the win, but today it would put them in 3rd.

With all the other teams weighed in, Jerry Kelley brought up the last limit of eyes for the day. When the scale settled the team of Tom Means and Jerry Kelly weighed 5 eyes for 9.37 pounds, also missing the nice kicker.

Top 5 Bass:
1. Jack Bell Sr. - Jack Bell Jr. - 5 Bass 13.81 pounds
2. Harry Whitemore - Jeff Baur - 5 Bass 13.20 pounds
3. Ron Terwilliger - John David Terwilliger 5 Bass 13.02 pounds
4. Glenn Bosser - Mathew Bosser - 5 Bass 9.77 pounds
5. John Petruzzi - Joe Nuzzo - 3 Bass 5.56 pounds
Big Bass: Jack Bell Sr. - Jack Bell Jr. - 3.89 pounds

Top 5 Walleye:
1. Glenn Bosser - Mathew Bosser - 5 walleye - 12.55 pounds
2. Al Lockwood - John Maholic - 5 walleye - 10.71 pounds
3. Bob Tingley - Darrin Pound - 5 walleye - 10.04 pounds
4. Tom Means - Jerry Kelley - 5 walleye - 9.37 pounds
5. Mike Maholic - Brock Haven - 5 Walleye - 6.93 pounds
Big Walleye: Al Lockwood - John Maholic - 4.05 pounds

I would like to thank all the teams this year for participating and making this our best year yet.

I would like to thank our following 2011 season sponsors:

Title sponsor: Bradford Fraternal Order of Eagles # 2432
Beverage Sponsor: Crescent Beer
Plaque Sponsor: Fairway Ford
Host Site: Corydon Hotel
Dick Moore, Case Cutlery, Hook - Line - Sinker, Grizzly Gary, Allegheny Site Management, Bradford Beverage, Off Shore Tackle, Reef Runner, Sportsman Outlet.

All the sponsors of our Kids, Vets, and Women's events.

Special thank you to:
Sue Wilcox, Assistant Director
Carol Marcus for organizing all the food.
Lindsey Shine Score Keeper / assistant organizer
Chip and Betsy
Jim and Barb Wilcox
All the woman for the food donations, guys for helping with set up / tear down, chicken cookers, etc.

Thank you to every one I haven't mentioned!!!!!!!!!!!!

We are planning this years 2ND Annual awards Banquet to be the 1st Saturday in February, February 4Th. Last years first event was a standing room only, so please start letting me know who is planning on coming.

We will announce more details later as far as how much, where, etc.

Also we plan on making this one of our fund raisers, we will be doing multiple 50/50, prize raffles, and possibly some auctions. There will also be nice door prizes. Plan on being there.

Thank you all for a great season, stay safe!

Tom Means
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 08:40:18 AM »

Tom,  Any news about the banquet???   Time, place and $$$.  Hoping to attend.

How about Tourney dates?  Anything that we can make plans around any certain dates??  Any "projected" date for North East?HuhHuh??
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