John and Rick winners

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.

Mossberg winner Dave BarnesMark 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.

BlastoffThe 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 since our first event over 20 years ago, and with your support we have donated over $10,000 to Children's Miracle Network and the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

Children's Miracle Network Donation from angler entry fees, and Walgreens BBQ $800 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
50/50 Drawing $100
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
    TOTALS 187 4.55 4.4 408.56 1.00 407.56
    AVG FISH SIZE 2.18          

Past Gulf Island Pond Articles

2018 Volkernick-Baker Win 25th Anniversary Open

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2017 Gulf Island Pond Open - Hogue/Hogue Win

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