UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir


Slow and Steady Does it for Janerella

Adam Janerella

Adam Janerella of Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 10 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament of 2016 on the Chesapeake Bay. For his victory, Janerella took home $4,037.

“I was fishing the flats on the upper Chesapeake Bay,” says Janerella, who earned his first career win in FLW competition. “I stayed in one 50 to 75 yard area for the entire day, fishing isolated milfoil clumps. I caught both prespawn and postspawn fish and managed to get nine keepers throughout the day.”

Janerella says that he used just two baits throughout the day – a black and blue Dirty Jigs No-Jack Swim Jig with a black Keitech Swing Impact FAT 3.8-inch swimbait and a Missile Baits D-Bomb with a 3/8-ounce Reins tungsten weight.

“I used the swimjig in the morning with the low tide, then as the tide came up I switched to flipping the milfoil clumps with the D-Bomb,” Janerella says. “My Quantum rods and reels paired with Seaguar line were key for me. I didn’t miss any bites or lose any fish.

“It was also pretty important to fish very slowly,” Janerella continues. “The fish didn’t want a fast bait. You almost had to hit them on the head with your bait to get them to bite. I got lucky and found an area that had the big ones in it – all of my fish that I weighed in were right around 4½ pounds.”

The top 10 boaters:

1st:           Adam Janerella, Jersey Shore, Pa., five bass, 22-10, $4,037

2nd:          Ronald Penders, Rochester, N.Y., five bass, 22-9, $2,019

3rd:          John Schoener, Womelsdorf, Pa., five bass, 21-6, $1,143

3rd:          Michael Sentore, Gloucester City, N.J., five bass, 21-6, $1,143

5th:           Craig Townsend, Columbus, N.J., five bass, 20-12, $807

6th:           Ryan Bauman, Fleetwood, Pa., five bass, 20-10, $740

7th:           Robert Steiner, Middle River, Md., five bass, 20-7, $673

8th:           Reno Regalbuto, Bridgeton, N.J., five bass, 20-2, $606

9th:           Chuck Bellerby, Croydon, Pa., five bass, 20-1, $538

10th:        Robert Parmer, Linden, Pa., five bass, 19-7, $471

Complete results can be found here.

Zachary Cappon of Williamson, New York, caught a 6-pound, 3-ounce bass – the biggest of the tournament in the boater division – and earned the day’s Boater Big Bass award of $545.


Co-angler Bill Naron

Naron wins co-angler title

Bill Naron of Beaverdam, Virginia, weighed in five bass totaling 21 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to earn $1,981 and win the co-angler division.

The top 10 co-anglers:

1st:           Bill Naron, Beaverdam, Va., five bass, 21-6, $1,981

2nd:          Allen Leister, Quakertown, Pa., five bass, 20-4, $991

3rd:          Griffen Hurt, Bound Brook, N.J., five bass, 17-5, $662

4th:           Taurean Relyea, Fairport, N.Y., five bass, 17-2, $462

5th:           Mike Wotanowski, Randolph, N.J., five bass, 16-13, $396

6th:           Greg Rzeplinski, Wellsville, Pa., five bass, 16-12, $363

7th:           Kyle Gabriele, Baltimore, Md., four bass, 16-3, $330

8th:           Humberto Quinones, Dover, Del., four bass, 13-15, $297

9th:           Curtis Glover, Wynnewood, Pa., three bass, 12-7, $531

10th:        Roland Gittings, Perryville, Md., three bass, 11-14, $231

Glover caught the biggest bass of the tournament in the co-angler division, a fish weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces and earned the day’s Co-angler Big Bass award of $267.

The top 50 boaters and 50 co-anglers based on point standings will qualify for the Oct. 6-8 Regional Championship on Kerr Lake in Henderson, North Carolina. Boaters will compete for a top award of a Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard and $20,000, while co-anglers will fish for a new Ranger Z518C with a 200-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.


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