25th Androscoggin River Gulf Island Pond Open
25th Anniversary Gulf Island Pond Open August 19, 2018
Volkernick-Baker Win 25th Anniversary Open
What an awesome weather day for our 25th Androscoggin Bassmasters Androscoggin River Gulf Island Pond Open. 88 anglers competed in 44 boats for the 8-4pm event.
The morning began with registration and the morning meeting and draw that followed. The National Anthem was played as Brady Ouellette and Jason Kervin held the American Flag.
Mark Swett reflected on Jim Weston, a member of Androscoggin Bassmasters who recently passed away. In Jim's first club event he drew the "SB" stick which he thought meant starter boat and he was taking off first. Ah Jim quickly learned what SB meant and watched as everyone blasted off and he was the last to take off. In memory of Jim's SB wish we pulled the #1 blast off number today leaving that one for Jim, we'll miss you Jim.
Dave Barnes Sr. was also kind enough to say morning prayer to the group.
The team of John Volkernick / Rick Baker came out on top with 7 bass for 20.80, a mixed bag of smallmouth and largemouth. They also won cash in the Portland Yacht Services Top Finisher Program for displaying the Portland Yacht Services decal on the boat.
The team of Will Watters / Dale Libby caught a 4.55 smallmouth for the smallmouth lunker prize. The team of Dave Barnes Sr., and Bill Centra netted the largemouth lunker award with a nice 4.40 bass.
The club would like to thank you all or the donations that were placed in the Wlagreens BBQ bucket, over $300 was collected for the BBQ! You guys and gals are awesome!
We want to thank everyone for supporting us over these 25 years, and with your support we have donated over $10,000 to Children's Miracle Network since our first event!
|Children's Miracle Network Donation from angler entry fees, and Walgreens BBQ||$750 to Children's Miracle Network - Thank You!|
|Dave Barnes Sr||Mossberg 410 Gauge Shotgun Certificate|
|John Volkernick||$50 Bruno's Restaurant & Tavern|
|Will Watters||$25 Cabelas Gift Card|
|Scott Robert||$25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card|
|Mike Hogue||$25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card|
|Nathan Robert||$25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card|
|Conner Petropoulos||$25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card|
|Dawn Nichols||$25 Cabelas Gift Card|
|Harold Jones||$25 Dag's Bait Gift Card|
|Tim White||$25 Dag's Bait Gift Card|
|Andrew Litrocapes||$25 Dag's Bait Gift Card|
|Lewis Mendell||$25 Dag's Bait Gift Card|
|Matt Clark||$25 Dag's Bait Gift Card|
|Dave Parsons||Blais Maple Syrup Package|
|Mark Desjardin||2 Evinrude Life Jackets|
|2 Winners||2 Accu Cull Culling Clips|
|4 Winners||4 Uncle Rob's Tackle Packages|
|Fin||Boater||Co-Angler||# Fish||Big SM||Big LM||Bag WT||Penalty||Total Weight|
|1||John Volkernick||Rick Baker||7||3.93||3.79||20.80||20.80|
|2||Laurence Hogue||Ed Hogue||7||3.93||19.57||19.57|
|3||Scott Robert||Nathan Robert||7||4.33||18.92||18.92|
|4||Denis Carrier||Chuck Towns||7||3.30||17.88||17.88|
|5||Will Watters||Dale Libby||7||4.55||17.73||17.73|
|6||Daniel Fortin||Keith Poulin||7||17.12||17.12|
|7||Dave Barnes||Bill Centra||7||3.03||4.40||16.88||16.88|
|8||Mike Hogue||Frances Hogue||7||16.82||16.82|
|9||Doug Lepage||Travis Lepage||7||3.28||16.47||16.47|
|10||Shawn Cunningham||Darrell Cunningham||7||16.35||16.35|
|11||Rob Sylvester||Dave Metivier||7||16.13||16.13|
|12||Stephen Beaudin||Raymond Boies||7||3.44||16.12||16.12|
|13||Jason Kervin||Kyle Montgomery||7||15.72||15.72|
|14||John Trask||Denise Worcester||7||15.09||15.09|
|15||Bruce Wood||Brenden Wood||7||2.88||14.63||0.25||14.38|
|16||Tim White||Brian Chadwick||7||3.57||14.25||14.25|
|17||Kevin LaPlante||Fred Gibbings||7||2.56||14.24||14.24|
|18||Johnathan Nichols||Dawn Nichols||7||14.43||0.25||14.18|
|19||Mark Desjardin||Matt Clark||7||13.85||13.85|
|20||Nick Deering||Peter Wilson||7||3.44||13.15||13.15|
|21||Louis Deering||Conner Poutropoulus||7||3.21||12.31||12.31|
|22||Charles Sawyer||Erik Hutchins||6||11.33||0.25||11.08|
|23||Alex Anton||Marc Charron||6||3.53||10.86||10.86|
|24||Bruce Clark||Blaine Clark||7||10.79||0.25||10.54|
|25||Derek Lacroix||Andrew Litrocales||6||10.42||10.42|
|26||Ed Lounsbury||Anthony Dulac||5||9.46||9.46|
|27||Glenn Perra||Mike DeVoe||5||2.70||8.94||8.94|
|28||Dave Parsons||Brady Ouelette||5||8.30||8.30|
|29||Mark Swett||Brenda Swett||0||0.00||0.00|
|30||Edward Forbes||Glen Bruce||0||0.00||0.00|
|31||Peter Benham||Cory Huntress||0||0.00||0.00|
|32||Harold Jones||Tim Layne||0||0.00||0.00|
|33||Skip Hinkley||Mike King||0||0.00||0.00|
|34||John Levasseur||Andrew Perkins||0||0.00||0.00|
|35||Mike Elie||Paul Tate||0||0.00||0.00|
|36||John Farrand||Dave Laflamme||0||0.00||0.00|
|37||Mike Adams||David Williams||0||0.00||0.00|
|38||Steve Wilson||Eric Low||0||0.00||0.00|
|39||Lewis Mendell||Mike Capaldi||0||0.00||0.00|
|40||Bill Rider||Benjamin Carlin||0||0.00||0.00|
|41||Bob Rooks||Tyson Garcia||0||0.00||0.00|
|42||Earl Osborne||Ken Bergyron||0||0.00||0.00|
|43||Stephen Nagy||Mike Iannotti||0||0.00||0.00|
|44||Lou Zammerlli||Greg Harjula||0||0.00||0.00|
|AVG FISH SIZE||2.18|
2017 Gulf Island Pond Open Sponsors
2017 Gulf Island Pond Open - Hogue/Hogue Win
Sunday August 20, 2017
Once again any of the 34 teams competing in the Gulf Island Pond Open had to deal with competting against 2 of the teams known to Maine anglers as "The Hogues".
Since the first event 20 plus years ago it is well known that one of the Hogue teams would be the team to beat. In 2015 and 2016 the team of Mike and Fran Hogue walked away with the win even setting the winning tournament weight of 22.53 for 7 bass, their 5.00 lb largemouth topping out their heavy bag in 2016.
Athough Mike and Fran Hogue did not win in 2017 they did finish 3rd with 19.53, another great finish for them....congrats!
Long time angler Ed Hogue, who at times would compete in the open with his wife when his son Laurence was not available to fish an event, fished with his son Laurence.
The team of Laurence and Ed Hogue usually set up a milk run fishing several areas in a day fishing the entire length of the Gulf Island Pond section of the Androscoggin River. Today Laurence and Ed Hogue weighed in 7 largemouth bass for 19.82 edging out the team of John Volkernick and Rick Baker who managed a mixed bag of smallmouth and largemouth bass for their 7 fish limit of 19.79 on the day. Congrats to the top 3 teams today on another exciting weigh in all within a few ounces of each other.
Other noteables on the day was Laurence and Ed Hogue cashing in on the Portland Yacht Services "Top Finisher" Program. Big smallmouth weighing in at 4.67 was caught by the team of Matt Jannarone and Clayton Grimm. Big largemouth weighed in at 3.85 caught by the team of Delicino and Bill Centra. The 50/50 raffle was won by Rick Baker. The 2018 Free Entry raffle was won by John Volkernick.
Community Credit Union was on hand to supply teams with a complimentsry BBQ lunch, any donations made went to Maine Credit Unions Campaign to End Hunger which through Maine credit unions raised over $600,000 in 2016 and 7 million since 1990!
Several years ago the members of Androscoggin Bassmasters chose the Children's Miracle Network and the Barbara Bush Chikdren's Hospital at Maine Medical Center as the charity to align with the Gulf Island Pond event. Once again a donation from proceeds of the event will be donated bringing the overall total to over $9000 since the tournaments inception.
2018 will be this events 25th Anniversary, members are working hard to bring our supporters one of the biggest and best tournaments we have ever had.
Thank you all for supporting this event not only this year but in the years past years and we hope to see you in the many years to come.
|#||Boater||Co-Angler||# Fish||Big SM||Big LM||Total WT||SM||LM|
|1||Hogue L||Hogue E||7||3.74||19.82||0||7|
|3||Hogue M||Hogue F||7||19.53||5||2|
|TOTALS >>||Avg Fish Size 2.24||175||4.67||3.85||391.54||136||39|