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ABA, American Fishing Tour, Pennsylvania Division (D09)

Within this site you will find all the information you will need about Bass fishing tournaments in Pennsylvania and Maryland, offering draw tournaments for weekend anglers (individual competition for boaters and non-boaters) on the Tidal Delaware River and the Susquehanna Flats. All qualifying tournaments are one day events and have a $70 entry fee, with the exception of the 2-day State final which has a $140 entry fee. GUARANTEED BOAT USE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL!

Please read
Additional Requirements for Anchor Marine

Off limits area from June 15 thru October 31

Off limits area from November 1 thru June 14

New local sponsor:

Many thanks to our local sponsor Precision Tackle. Herb has donated a nice array of baits and gift certificates to be given away at our 2 day, thank you so much!!!! Visit his store at 712 S.Main Street, North East, MD 21901 or online at pttackle.com

New Maryland DNR tournaments rules:

Maryland DNR has new rules for tournaments held from June 16 to October 31. We have selected option 2 which will allow 5 fish over 15 inches, note 12 inches is still the minimum size. But will impose some additional requirements on us as follows:

  • The participants of the tournament must possess a copy of a valid Participant Permit signed by the Tournament Director.
  • Each boat will have one or more functioning aerated live well(s). Anglers not meeting this requirement may not participate in the tournament. A functioning live well is defined as one that has a working aeration or oxygenation system or a flow-through system to pump fresh water into the live well. Each live well shall be inspected by the permittee or a tournament official prior to the tournament's starting time to ensure they are operating properly.
  • A culling system must be utilized that reduces fish handling stress and injury (e.g., clips and color coding). Devices that require punching a hole in the fishĺs mouth are NOT permitted. Fish should not be lifted from a livewell by culling tubes, ropes, etc.
  • Bass shall be transported to and from the vessel to the weigh-in site in water-filled containers with sufficient water to cover the fish, except during the actual measuring/weighing process.
  • Individual bass over approximately five (5) lbs shall be held in separate containers both before and after weighing.
  • Bass shall not be kept in water-filled containers longer than two (2) minutes prior to, during, and after weigh-in without supplemental aeration and/or water exchange.
  • Directors may have anglers quickly weigh bass and return to boat live wells where the fish can recover before being released to an approved area away from the dock. i.e. Past the no wake zone. (This item came from an email from Joe Love, to Wayne.)

More Info:
Maryland DNR Tournament anglers webpage
Special Conditions for Black Bass Tournaments.pdf
Additional Requirements for Anchor Marine

Opening Ceremony:

ABA Nationals 2015

Co-angler tips:

Don't be the co-angler everyone dreads

Great fish care info:

Local Bonus - Any current member that brings someone new (never fished with the aba before) to a tournament and the new member fishes 4, one day D09 events, and the two day D09 divisional championship will get $25 a bonus. The new member must fill out the membership application at the ramp.

Note, you can sign up at the ramp for any local tournament, but cash only and a $5 late fee. If you join at the ramp the late fee is waived.

Competitors are advised they should have both PA and NJ licenses, for all Delaware river tournaments.

For more info

Visit the American Bass Anglers national website at http://www.americanbassanglers.com

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Mike Piccolo 2016 AOY

Joe Ciamaichela Jr 2016 COY

2017 State Championship Tournament
Our 2017 local state final will be on August 26th and 27th on the Delaware river, to qualify for this you must fish four, one day events. The entry fee is $140. Again GUARANTEED BOAT USE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL!

2017 National Championship

When: October 15-20 2017
Where: Ouachita River - Monroe, LA
Entry Fee: $170 (includes polygraph fee) Does not include big bass
Registration begins: August 1, 2017. Top 250 are invited as boaters. 251 thru 500 are invited as non boaters. Any remaining slots will be filled from a list of qualified and pre-registered anglers.

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1M Tenaglia747
2Den B746
3Scott M744
1J Phillips332
2Ray M185
3Joe C181

Mike Piccolo took the AOY lead into the 2 day, But after day one, it looked like Mike Tenaglia could pull off a come from behind win. But Pic brought in a big 17 lb sack on day two to seal the win! Joe Phillips needed just one more fish, but it was not to be! Joe Ciamaichela Jr wins COY for the 4th year in a row. Great job Joe!
2016 AOY
Mike Piccolo
  2016 COY
Joe Ciamaichela Jr

Ryan Bauman took a big lead into the 2 day and did not disappoint. His 12 lb sack on day one sealed the deal for Angler of the year. Joe Ciamaichela Jr wins COY for the 3rd year in a row. He was behind going into the finals but pulled out another title on the last event.
2015 AOY
Ryan Bauman
  2015 COY
Joe Ciamaichela Jr

Bill Cowperthwait kicked tail for most of the year, and went into the finals with a good lead but on saturday he could not manage a fish, leaving the door open for AOY. But Bill is a tough competitor and locked the deal up with a good sack on sunday. Robert Winward wins the two day championship. A cold front made the fishing tough but Robert had them figured out when no one else could. Joe Ciamaichela Jr wins COY for the 2nd year in a row. He had a big lead going into the finals and crushed all hope amoung his competitors with a 5 pounder on day one.
2014 AOY
Bill Cowperthwait
  2014 Two Day Champ
Robert Winward
2014 COY
Joe Ciamaichela Jr

Win a fishing adventure to Ray Scott's Trophy Bass Retreat. details...

Ricky D, crushed the field with a 29 lb sack to win the two day and nail down his 3rd AOY title and his second in a row. Great Job Ricky your the man!!! Joe Ciamaichela Jr wins the COY title, he was in a tight race with Randy all year but he came thru big in the 2 day, to nail down the win. Congrats Joe!!!
2013 AOY
Rick DiIenno
  2013 COY
Joe Ciamaichela Jr

Over $1,000 of Paid Entry Fees. details...

Ricky DiIenno locks up his 2nd AOY crown. It was a real tight race this year with three anglers within 2 pts of the lead. Although Ricky could not manage a limit the fish he did bring were quailty enough to make him our first ever two time winner. Dale Gorrell wins the two day championship for the second year in a row. He held off a sunday charge by Mike Piccolo to nail down the win. Randy Iorio wins COY for the 5th time and 4th straight, the competeition was tough this year with 4 co-anglers giving Randy a good run.
2012 AOY
Rick DiIenno
  2012 Two Day Champ
Dale Gorrell
2012 COY
Randy Iorio

Triton Gold. details...

Mike Piccolo lead much of the year based on 3 early season wins on the flats. But that did nothing but cause Dale Gorrell to focus. Conditions were tough with high muddy water But Dale managed the only limit on the final day to tie Mike for the points lead. Causing a special tie breaker tournament in which Dale prevaled. Randy Iorio locked up COY for the 3rd straight time, can anybody beat this guy?
2011 AOY
Dale Gorrell
  2011 COY
Randy Iorio

Going into the 2 day, four guys within 5 pts of the AOY lead. Den didn't think he had much of a chance but 2 solid limits propelled him to win both the Division Championship and AOY. Randy had a great season, his win on the flats gave him a commanding lead going into the finals, and a solid limit on day one sealed the deal for COY.
2010 AOY
Den Budzitowski
  2010 COY
Randy Iorio

Jeff Lead all year but Tim K, Mike T and Chris D closed the gap and gave us all an exciting finsh to the season. Jeff was trailing after day 1 but brought in a limit on the last day to win both the division championship and AOY. Randy broke into a good lead after the final one day event, and slamed the door shut with a good limit on day one of the finals.
2009 AOY
Jeff Warner
  2009 COY
Randy Iorio

Ricky D, and Ralph Ferguson were in a tight race all year, but Rick Hung on to his lead on the last day winning both the Division championship and nailing down AOY. Ray M pulled a great come from behind win over defending co-angler champ Randy Iorio during the two day.
2008 AOY
Rick DiIenno
  2008 COY
Ray Marcinkiewicz

Johnny V and Dave Seemans were in the closest AOY race ever, after day 1 of the championship they were separated by only 0.05 lbs. But John came thru on the last day with a big 13 lb. sack winning both the Division championship and AOY. The Co-angler race was tight as well with Randy, Rob Santos, Cody Shwartz and Ed Barry all in the running on the last day. But Randy's experience paid off with a good sack winning COY.
2007 AOY
John Vanore
  2007 COY
Randy Iorio

Dave Seemans dominated in 2006 with 2 wins, 4 seconds and a 3rd place finish. But Trail Oliver deleiverd an impressive 21 lb sack for the two day edgeing out Dave for the 2 day championship. But Dave's second place was more than enuough to earn him well deserved AOY honors.
2006 AOY
Dave Seemans

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